76°Mostly Cloudy

Good Deal or Not? “upgrades while retaining much of its historic character” edition

by Prince Of Petworth January 13, 2014 at 1:00 pm 14 Comments

4726 5th Street Northwest

This house is located at 4726 5th Street, Northwest:


The listing says:

“This large, lovingly maintained townhouse is located in a charming section of Petworth, across from open space, and 1 block from Sherman Circle. The home offers a blend of upgrades while retaining much of its historic character. Skylights and transom windows help make the second floor bright and cheery. Sitting rooms are provided on the first and second floors. Storage space is in abundance.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $549,900.

  • I would say that well maintained is a pretty apt seeming description. Their little map at the end is kind of cute.

  • Anonymous

    Seems like a decent price for the area?

  • Mike

    Priced for a bidding war. Watch out. Didn’t Fusion close? (Ref’d on map of nearby amenities).

    • Anonymous

      It’s still open & good.

  • Anonymous

    Good deal. A little far from the metro, but a home like this that looks like had renovations done by homeowners vs. flippers will be much easier to deal with after moving in. I think it’ll be under contract pretty much today.

  • Anonymous

    Decent price, but it’s pretty far north from the metro and Chez Billy/new Safeway. I tend to recommend not going farther north than Grant Circle. However, the other side of Georgia has nicer homes overall, but you will pay more. Of course, that’s not a really Petworth.

    • Anonymous

      “I tend to recommend not going farther north than Grant Circle.”

      why not? Just curious, particularly why you consider Grant Circle in particular to be the cutoff point?

    • 16th Street Heights is quite nice, as you say!

    • CPT_Doom

      I live on Delafield between Kansas and 7th and understood myself to be the northern boundary of Petworth, with Emerson being the beginning of Brightwood.

      • Petworthy

        The Petworth border is Kennedy.

  • anonymous

    We moved slightly north from this house last year, being a bit bummed we could not afford closer to the metro station without really straining ourselves which we did not want to do. Now, we are SO grateful to be where we are. The busline is FANTASTIC and something we – ridiculously – did not even think to consider when house hunting. We saved a ton of money compared to friends by buying a mile north, and get around extremely easily by catching the bus to the metro station (maybe 6 min ride) or walking (20 min) if it is nice out. There are multiple bus stops short walks from this house that make being a mile north really a non-issue for people open to all types of transit. And, this area is full of young families as well as older established residents, it has a great feel.

    • Anonymous

      When I moved here one of my friends said, “Get to know the bus routes.” Best advice ever. Metro certainly serves its purpose, but I ride the bus 20x more than metro even though I live very close to a metro station.

      • Anonymous

        +1 on both counts, also a few blocks north and east of here. Fort Totten metro is walkable for me but bus is honestly way faster and more predictable.

        64 bus goes down New Hampshire to Petworth metro, Columbia Heights and U St Corridor

        • petworth res

          love the 64! I used to never be a bus rider until we got rid of our car while living in dupont. Then I discovered the 42, the L buses, etc. When we started looking for houses, bus routes were one of the things we looked at. Now we are within 2 blocks of 3 different routes and use the bus more than metro.


Subscribe to our mailing list