Today’s Rental is 1 bed/1.5 bath rowhouse by H Street, NE for $2350

by Prince Of Petworth August 17, 2015 at 2:50 pm 29 Comments

1311 Linden Court Northeast

This rental is located at 1311 Linden Court, Northeast. The listing says:

“1BR/1FB/1HB. Cozy 2-Lvl rowhouse on quiet alley behind Atlas Arts Ctr. Open floorplan. Main: Kit w/plentiful cabinets, granite countertops; LRDR combo; Powder Rm; W/D closet; rear entry to quiet backyard patio; H/W flrs. Upper: MBR; FB; vaulted ceilings; north/south exposures; H/W flrs. Steps to vibrant nightlife on H St, Easy alley parking. Will rent furnished or unfurnished”


You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1.5 bath is going for $2,350/Mo.

  • Anonymous

    Is this listing a joke?

    • Caroline

      The price seems fair to me, since it’s a bit better than a 1-bedroom apartment. It would be ideal for a couple, I think.

      • N

        How do you think it’s better? It seems more like a loft than a true one bedroom

        • Caroline

          Well for starters you get a backyard and an extra half bath. You don’t have to worry about noisy neighbors above you, and you can step right out of the house onto the street. The 2nd level makes it feel more spacious, IMO. Plus you can probably have pets in there without added expense or hassle.
          Some of these things are personal preference, but I don’t think you can compare a 1 bedroom house to a 1 bedroom apartment.

      • ***

        Massively over-priced IMO. Unless this is what things on H Street are going for these days.

        • brookland_rez

          I rented a house very similar to this on Parker St (near the 300 block of H St) back in 2006 when it was still an awful area for $1200.

    • Mike M.

      Seriously. I mean, it’s a cool space and I like the feel. But $2350 for a 1 bedroom in NE (even on H St) is crazy.

      Shouldn’t be a dollar over $2000, and even that is too much.

  • HaileUnlikely

    Those stairs seriously need a railing on the open side.

    • textdoc

      I was just coming here to say the same thing!!

    • Caroline

      Yeah, they obviously did not follow the proper procedures and get this inspected by DCRA.

      • HaileUnlikely

        Yes, permit history for the house only shows a postcard permit to repair a fence in 2009. Not that this was necessarily done yesterday, but I think it looks like the house has been renovated in the past decade or so, in which case there should be evidence of permits and inspections online unless there just weren’t any.

        • Anony

          Ha, good luck getting DCRA to do anything, I mean ANYTHING! The agency is a joke and corrupt (allegedly) up to its interim Director Melinda Bolling

          • anon

            I think anyone who’s ever rented out a home would tell you that DCRA takes inspections of rental properties seriously. I mean, I didn’t attempt to pay them off when they forced me to install a thumblock on my door cage. Nor did a friend when her battery-powered smoke detector that worked fine for eight years wasn’t good enough because they required it to be hard-wired. So maybe they’re corrupt and I’m just bad at corruption.
            But it would’ve come up.

    • sproc

      Doesn’t code require it? That would drive me nuts.

      • DC Landlord


      • Caroline

        Yes, if they got it inspected by DCRA like they were supposed to they would have had to put a rail up.

  • textdoc

    It also looks like this is one of these one-bedroom houses where the stairs go directly into the bedroom — no door or anything. Do not like.

  • I Dont Get It

    This stairs scare me!

    • I Dont Get It


  • jd

    a fool and his money…..
    and we get LOLs for a 1 bedroom next to cleveland park metro for $500 less.

  • Anonymous

    I’m confused by the photos. Are there 2 sets of photos of the living room, one with a dark brown sofa and one with a light brown one? And does the sofa extend into the kitchen area?

    • textdoc

      Yeah — there are two different sets of photos. One set has a dark sofa and (mostly) closed blinds. The other (with the MRIS stamp, and a lot more attractive) has a light-colored sofa and a Persian-style rug on the floor. The second set generally looks more light-filled and attractive.

      • anon

        Also, one set has drywall abutting the stairs and the other has exposed brick? Which one is it?

  • thunder

    That alley is far from quiet. It’s behind the H street County Club…

    • Anonymous

      And the parking sucks.

  • northeazy

    OMG. Is that even technically Linden Court? It’s an offshoot of Linden. I cut through there all the time on my bike. Horrible ally. How it was included in Bowser’s Alleypalooza is beyond me. Besides being a very active mechanics parking lot, tons of people cut through there and there must be a ton of rats scurrying around with all the trash from the bars and restaurants. Anyone who pays $2300 deserves everything they get.

  • northeazy

    *not included in Alleypalooza

  • smn-dc

    Wow, I’m surprise any landlord can get away with charging that much considering it’s no where near a metro and a 1 bedroom? We have an updated rowhouse 2 blocks from NOMA that’s updated 2 floors, 2 bedrooms each w/their own baths & another 1/2 bath on the bottom fl. and that’s exactly how much we’re charging our tenants. They’ve lived there forever and I guess it’s a good enough deal they don’t seem to be moving out anytime.

  • kjeter

    I guess all that matters is if they can find someone dumb enough to rent at this price.


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