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Wed. Afternoon Rental Option – Adams Morgan/Kalorama

by Prince Of Petworth January 29, 2014 at 3:00 pm 10 Comments

1900 Biltmore Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1900 Biltmore Street, Northwest:


The listing says:

“A renovated and furnished efficiency located on the main floor of a four-story condominium building in Kalorama Enter the apartment into the living area (17×14) with hardwood floors. Renovated kitchen comes with stainless steel gas range, refrigerator and dishwasher along with granite countertops and space for a small table. Renovated bathroom located off of the LR. Laundry rm in basement.”

You can see more photos here.

This efficiency is going for $1,450/Mo.

  • JF

    this is a good deal. well sized, good location and nice kitchen. i personally feel that a studio should cost less than a 1br and you can’t find a 1 br for $1450. the people paying $2k for studios in the new buildings…i just don’t get it.

    • Anonymous

      You can find a 1br for less, though not in this neighborhood. Personally, I find this to be overpriced, both the quality of the apartment, size, and location….But I rely on the metro for everything and have *almost* impossible standards for rentals.

      • Anonymous

        I think it’s a good deal so to speak because any single occupancy housing in this neighborhood for under $1500/month is hard to come by. It’s definitely no frills, so the person who lives here is going to be motivated by the location and the price. —— Yes, maybe you can get a nice 1 bedroom for “only” 30% more, but some people don’t want to spend $2000.

        • Anonymous

          If I were in the market for a single-occupancy apartment I would definitely choose this over a 1-bedroom that’s “a little bit” more.

  • carlosthedwarf

    Unfortunately, a pretty decent deal. God, DC residential real estate is insane.

  • Fred

    It’s an inflated price that represents the norm within Adams Morgan and the rest of the city. An efficiency near Kalorama & Columbia went for $675 in 1998; today that same apartment rents for $1,500.

    Here’s an interesting exercise: search historical Washington Post classified ads for a given address to observe rental prices over the past 100 years (courtesy of the DC Public library – you just need to enter your DC library card id to do it). Site URL: http://search.proquest.com/advanced?accountid=46320

    Here are the historical rental prices for 1900 Biltmore that I could find:

    Date of ad, # br, $ rent
    08/11/1985, 1br, $470
    09/09/1983, 1br, $435
    03/27/1981, 1br, $385
    09/22/1979, 1br, $355
    01/19/1940, 2br, $45
    10/27/1929, 2br, $58.5

    Based on other searches it appears that rental prices started to dramatically increase during the early 80’s, a trend that has continued to the present day.

    • Anonymous

      if someone rents it, the price is market rate. if the price is market rate, its not inflated.

    • Anonymous

      It could have do with overall higher wages, population increases (creating a greater demand for housing), and improved quality of life (i.e. lower crime, better transit access, more neighborhood amenities).

    • Bobo


      Might want to check that out. So if the apartment rented for $475 in 1985, then it’s value, solely accounting for inflation would be $1,017/month. You also have to factor in things like living in DC was less desirable before probably around 2001, and all of the other amenities that have moved into areas like Adams Morgan. I’d say $1500 is actually pretty reasonable.

  • Anonymous

    Pretty good deal…I pay $1600 for an unrenovated (thank God) 1 bedroom basement on this street. Its a great location and no Im not a college frat guy.


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