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GDoN “3 FINISHED LEVELS” edition

by Prince Of Petworth August 25, 2015 at 12:45 pm 30 Comments

This house is located at 2007 Franklin Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“FABULOUS RENOVATION. 3 FINISHED LEVELS, CUSTOM DESIGN, HIGH-END FINISHES THROUGHOUT, AMAZING FRONT PORCH, NEW REAR DECK PERFECT FOR SUMMER ENTERTAINING, GREAT LARGE YARD & 2 PARKING SPOTS! OPEN FLOOR PLAN ON MAIN LEVEL, HARDWOOD FLOORS, NEW WINDOWS, DOORS, HVAC, WATER HEATER AND MORE! A MUST SEE!”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $599,900.

  • The Enabler

    Why is custom design a selling point? One person’s custom design is another person’s fug.

    • Shelley

      1+

    • I always thought the same thing. That’s why we wanted to buy a place that was as much of a “shell” as possible. Paying more for someone else’s idea of nice is just silly if you can avoid it.

  • The stone work on the outside and on the wall in the living area is terrible….

    • Rich

      It looks like a higher end version of formstone and not in a good way.

  • AG

    Was there a sale at the rock store?

    • anonymous

      haha. There’s this rowhouse on 12th and K ST NE, that has one of the best landscaped yards in the area- but they covered the house in with this same stone/rock. I hate hate hate it. Painted brick would have done the job.

    • Big Sad House Full of Rocks

      There was :(

  • Jammin Jimmy

    Not a neighborhood I’m spending $600K for

  • Poor potential buyers, they just missed out on being across the park from Chuck Brown Day!

  • Trip Throckmorton

    Welcome! Walk right in to the living/dining/kitchen. Badly designed open concept.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, that’s a statement wall.

    • AG

      I just realized the TV doesn’t even appear to be mounted and is actually angled up.

      • Anon

        It’s probably a fake TV for staging the house. Hopefully?

  • Eponymous

    Whoa, did someone just transport me to an outer-ring Ohio suburb? Because that’s the only explanation for the finishes on this house. Especially the stone cladding on the front of that house. And that front door. Ho-o-oly hideousness, Batman.

    • dcalikz

      That was a low-blow. Ohio is way too practical to go for this mess.

  • jim_ed

    Mock all you want, but when the Big Bad Wolf comes to Northeast, its the owners of this house who’ll have the last laugh.

  • loganite

    Someone evidently gave this a lot of thought and paid attention to detail and the finishes look nice, but to me it looks like the front walk continues over the porch and up the front wall. Something should have been different….but there’s a lid for every pot.

  • eggs

    I love the plants in the showers hahahahaa

    • Anon

      It’s actually kind of brilliant. I love having plants in the house, but I can never remember to water them and they die. Does soap kill plants?

  • MPinDC

    Bad deal, but that’s because I would never buy this house even for half the price.

  • Mike

    What a terrible renovation. This is just awful taste.

  • Aaron

    Now that it’s been brought up a few times comment-wise, I don’t know whether to love or hate the stone work. I’ve seen it done on houses in other places in DC but in person it seems appealing, I guess its this years trend. Overall its done pretty good I really like the interior colors mostly white but done in a clean way so to speak.

  • anon

    There are houses right by this one of similar proportions going for higher prices. (629.5k for 3008 20th. St. NE and 649k for 3013 20th St. NE). Maybe they decided it was easier to knock 30k off the price than redo some of that excessive stone face?
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    I’m gonna say it’s a good deal; I’d just probably redo some of that stone face with the vinyl that’s already on the back and (it looks like) sides. Maybe just on the covered porch.

  • kate

    $600k for a fully renovated house seems like a good deal (even if it’s not your taste). What’s the catch – is this a bad neighborhood?

    • Anon

      Not a bad neighborhood at all. Its just about a mile and half from the CUA metro, not great walking distance.

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