Thurs. Afternoon Rental Option – U Street

by Prince Of Petworth January 16, 2014 at 3:00 pm 14 Comments

2000 16th Street Northwest

This rental is located at 2000 16th Street, Northwest:


The listing says:

“Fantastic Location! Corner of 16th and U! The Balfour Building! 2 nice size bedrooms! 2 full baths. HW Floors. Full Kitchen w/dishwasherWasher/Dryer. Central HVAC. TONS of natural sunlight. Windows looking directly down at 16th/U. Across the street from Starbucks, Local 16, and Vida Gym. Blocks from green/yellow line metro, bustops, restaurants, shops and so much more! Don’t pass it up!”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $2,600/Mo.

  • dc_mike

    Seems like a good price for that location – it’s hard to say how big the apartment is, however, from the photos.

  • ash

    Great price, good location, nice apartment.

  • alpinepaq

    Nice price for the location (although beware traffic noise depending on floor and exposure), and good amenities with the W/D and DW. That said, DAMN, these old buildings so rarely put any effort into their spaces – that kitchen is so depressing.

  • sproc

    Hmmm… Seems really cheap for a 2BR/2BA with in-unit laundry in that area ($2999 seemed to be about the bottom end for something nice when we were looking last summer). No square footage listed and no photos of the bathrooms. Probably worth a look, but I’m guessing you get what you pay for.

    • ash

      I’m not sure about this building, but it may be rent controlled, hence the price. Or maybe it’s haunted. Who knows. But yeah it is a good deal. Especially for folks that are willing to sacrifice shiny new appliances to pocket some extra cash every month.

      • hungeegirl

        It’s not rent controlled. It’s entirely condos with individual owners for each unit.

  • hungeegirl

    So, I live in this building. I’ve been in a unit that looks exactly like this (every unit in a tier is identical). This is a good deal. The condo fee (obviously included in the apt price) includes water, sewer, trash, so the tenant will have to pay electrical. Also, our building is pet friendly, but I’m guessing this owner has restricted that since it’s not mentioned.

    Anyway, based on the kitchen photos, all the cabinets and appliances are from when the building was turned into condos in the 80s (I know this because my cabinets are identical). I’ve upgraded my oven and dishwasher, however.

  • stcohi

    How loud is it in south facing units? Local 16’s rooftop in the summertime can get quite loud, and the fire station is right there…

    • Anonymous

      They are screwed. I lived in the rowhouse on the corner of 17th/U, with my bedroom window facing the intersection. That sh#t is LOUD. If you’re a light sleeper or easily annoyed by noise, don’t take this place.

  • An ex lived there. SO EFFING LOUD. Have fun not being able to sleep with the kids shouting on the Local 16 rooftop until 2am, and police sirens (next door) and ambulances, etc. His was a (much nicer) corner unit so you got the additional joy of 16th St traffic (lots of buses). Seriously, it was so bad that we would just lie in bed and start laughing and mimicking siren noises. It made me feel like I was slowly losing my mind.

    • hungeegirl

      It isn’t loud anymore. Last year all the windows in the building were replaced – the old windows were very drafty/loud. I live in a unit right near Local 16 and it doesn’t bother me at all.

  • Anonymous

    That is an amazing building. The character is stunning and I would love to be able to afford to live there where I could walk to any type of restaurant I want; any type of club I want; and also convenient to downtown. #jealous!!

    • Anon

      # buildingmanagement

      • hungeegirl

        Although it may be the unit owner, again, this is all condos, we don’t have building management. The condo board actually would prefer it if people were resident owners, and not renters, so yeah. This actually is a good, historic building with a great central location (hence why I bought a unit here).


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