GDoN “This one is spectacular!” edition

by Prince Of Petworth August 3, 2015 at 12:45 pm 14 Comments

DC8710250 - Exterior (Front)

This unit is located at 1445 Church Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Rarely available 2 bedroom/2 bath condo at Rainbow Lofts in Logan Circle! This one is spectacular! And, it INCLUDES 1 parking space in the price! Stainless steel appliances including GAS cooking, front loading washer/dryer, wide-plank hardwood flooring, lots of natural light with its expansive windows and high ceilings, exposed brick, and more! Community has elevator and common roof terrace, too!”

DC8710250 - Interior (General)

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $915,000 ($580 monthly fee.)

  • Anon

    I mean… I like the unit and think it is unique and interesting (though not my style) but this price seems extremely high for that layout, no?

    • tral

      I agree but I think it’s the high demand for open space industrial lofts and the decided lack of industrial history in this city to supply that demand, so the price gets jacked way too high for what you get. We get the modern faux-industrial look most of the time as a second-rate replacement for the real thing.

      Places with industrial character like this are far more common in cities like Detroit and Baltimore, even Philly and New York.

    • AG

      You’re not just paying for the layout. This location combined with the unique (for DC) architecture also command big bucks.

  • ***

    Man – that is a great looking space. With it’s location, I can see it commanding this price.

  • washer

    For close to a million bucks I don’t want my laundry room in my kitchen! That said, it is a cool space overall. Though I’m a bit confused by the layout – is the second bedroom divided from the master by that fake wall thing?

    • leftcoastsouthpaw

      That was my question as well. Does the second bedroom have any windows?

    • LoLeeDC

      Actually, I don’t think that’s a bad layout. Our TH has laundry in the kitchen and that’s way better IMO than having it either in the basement or in the top-floor bedroom (the other two layouts we commonly saw when house hunting). I don’t have to cart the laundry up and down a billion flights of stairs and the noise doesn’t keep anyone awake. I mean… does it look awesome, no, but I don’t think it’s a bad use of space.

      • ExWalbridgeGuy

        I would have thought the most common spot — also the ideal spot — is in/off of the master bathroom.?

        • Rich

          It’s where ever you have the utilities–this isn’t that complicated. Mine is in a short entry hallway not far from the kitchen. It’s next to the hot water heater and on the back of my neighbors washer/dryer because of the common dryer vent.

  • N

    I’d do unspeakable acts to live on Church St, but my wife has been in these apartments and says:

    “It felt so claustrophobic. I actually felt bad for the couple who lives there, it was so tiny.”

    I’ll stay in Petworth, with my big house and my tiny mortgage. :)

  • Honest Abe

    This one is all about the large open living space and the very generous square footage for a 2 bedroom in that neighborhood. As others have pointed out the second bedroom layout could drag the price.

    Downsides are that the kitchen and baths are unremarkable.

    I’m guessing they will get offers soon and settle around $885k

    • ***

      I’m not bothered by the Kitchen and Bath – I think I’d rather have unremarkable then the usual veiny-granite + dark wood “modern” cabinets

  • Rich

    Overpriced by at least 50-100K. Lots of square footage but the 2nd bedroom seems weird and tiny and the living area seems like it has poor proportions for making good use of the space. I’m surprised the kitchen isn’t bigger given the footprint.

  • J

    The first apartment my wife and I lived in together had the washer dryer in the kitchen. Enjoy cooking and doing laundry together during the summer. I hope you like free flying lint in your dinner.


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