Good Deal or Not? “gorgeous brick home on a beautiful tree-lined street” edition

by Prince Of Petworth January 3, 2014 at 1:00 pm 10 Comments

1404 Otis Street Northeast

This house is located at 1404 Otis Street, Northeast:


The listing says:

“Spacious, stand alone, gorgeous brick home on a beautiful tree-lined street. Lovely landscaping in front and rear. Fabulous brick patio. Beautiful hardwood floors. Lots of natural light. Fireplace. Stylish kitchen w/ SS and granite. 1st floor study. Arched doorways. 4 bedrooms upstairs with a real au pair suite downstairs! 1 car garage. 1/2 mile to Metro and all the new developments in Brookland!”

You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/3.5 bath is going for $599,999.

  • Anonymous

    That’s pretty sweet, honestly.

  • anonymous

    Good Deal! This is an easy walk from the metro and on a great block too.

  • Anonymous

    The price is good but for two things: 1) The floors noticeably slope towards the back of the house, so much so I got dizzy 2) The bathrooms are both really odd on the second floor. One has a shower that only a small child could fit in and the other has a bathtub that could only work to bath a small dog.

    • Anonymous

      And no central air.

    • Anonymous

      Am I missing something? I don’t see a stylish kitchen (the one in the pictures is godawful) nor do I see pics of bathrooms.

      • anon

        I think the kitchen in the photos is from the basement au pair suite. It doesn’t look “godawful” to me — just very basic/stripped-down (and lacking in cabinet space, unless there are cabinets not shown in the photo).

  • Jacques

    The foundation was stabilized in 2006… there is notarized documentation available

  • GS

    Looks like the seller has also changed their listing agency. I remember going to the first open house back in August or so, when this place was listed with the Menkiti Group. The listing agent did not have the keys and there was literally a line of people waiting to take a look at the place. Did eventually look at this place at one of the weekly open houses and was alarmed by the extent of sloping floors upstairs.

  • Anon

    Terrible staging job, but cute house.

    • anon

      The staging looks all right to me (though I think almost every item is recognizably IKEA), but what’s with photo #3 — what’s that thing sitting on top of the IKEA KLIPPAN loveseat?


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