Tues. Afternoon Rental Option – Adams Morgan

by Prince Of Petworth December 3, 2013 at 3:00 pm 3 Comments


This rental is located at 2405 1/2 20th Street, NW:


The listing says:

“Beautiful 3-level townhouse style condo in quiet Kalorama Place. Inviting living/dining room with gas fireplace, wood floors, large windows and high ceilings. Two master bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. Bonus room on 2nd level for office/den. Large deck w/ great view over Rock Creek Park to watch sunsets. Private secure garage w/storage room. Close to Woodley Metro. Section 8 applicants welcome.”

You can seem more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $3,700/Mo.

  • Anonymous

    fairly skeptical. the layout of the first floor doesn’t match the photos. it could be just a flipped-over reversal, but if you’re going to go through the trouble of including a floorplan in your pics, it should be accurate- and include the front entryway, which is also not indicated. there’s one bathroom pic that is a mirror reflection. there’s no way that deck lets you view sunsets over RCP. it’s on the eastern side of the house for starters – it’s NOT a roof deck (how can it be when it’s on level with the 3rd floor bedroom?), or even on the western side facing toward the park (it’s not visible from that front side of the house – you cna see all 3 levels of windows, suggesting the 2nd bedrooms windows are the front ones). i would guess that’s the reason they don’t actually show the view off that deck. i’ve never stood there, but i’m pretty sure all you can actually see are the backs of the other townhouses in the condo group (it is not a lone house – the whole group of townhouses in kalorama place are all part of an HOA.).

    ANYWAY! it’s not a horrible price for the neighborhood or the space, but all the “embellishments” in the ad would make me think twice about having these owners as landlords.

  • Anonymous

    section 8 applicants welcome in a 3700/mo condo? How the hell can someone that qualifies for section 8 afford to live there. Am I missing something?

    • Anonymous

      The Section 8 reference is basically a standard disclaimer, similar to “equal employment opportunity” or whatnot on job postings. In DC landlords can’t discriminate on the basis of the source of the rent payment–in other words, they’d have to give equal consideration to a tenant who could make rent, regardless of whether the rent comes 100% from the tenant or part from the tenant and part from a voucher (not saying Section 8 discrimination doesn’t happen, just that it’s not supposed to). However, there are ceilings to the amounts that a Section 8 voucher will cover, and those maximums are based on the neighborhood real estate market. There are also income limits for a tenant to be eligible for Section 8. So Section 8 tenants are legally “allowed” to rent this place–but in practice, there is basically no way that a Section 8 applicant would be able to make up the difference between the voucher maximum and this rent (if they could, their income would be too high for them to be eligible for Section 8).


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