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GDoN “a deck and so much more” edition

by Prince Of Petworth November 16, 2015 at 12:40 pm 23 Comments

100 Tuckerman Street Northwest

This house is located at 100 Tuckerman Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Fabulous renovation and ready for your buyer. This semi-detached home features an open floor plan with lots of light, hardwood floors, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 full baths, finished walk out basement, a deck and so much more. Close to Takoma metro and easy access to downtown DC.”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $464,700.

  • rockyartdc

    Is it just me or is that kitchen layout really funky and the weird patches of backsplash unappealing?

    • KM

      I have no idea what the person who designed this kitchen was thinking. They’ve turned the windowed wall into dead space and didn’t take time to actually plan for the appliances (the fridge sticking out is driving me crazy!!).

      • jaybird

        I would have at least put the counter with the sink under the window. Sheesh.

      • thinking, “oh, this isn’t as expensive, lets do that!”

      • AMDCer

        …and the refrigerator doors open on the wrong side. HUGE pet peeve of mine!

        • Oh yeah that’s a major “we just DGAF” renovation sign.

    • Mark

      Looks unfinished. There are other things too, like missing vent registers and such.

    • Harry

      Not just you. About the only thing that’s right about the kitchen is that the sink/stove/fridge are in a triangle. The rest makes it uncomfortable, unattractive, and hard to work in. And you have to wonder about someone who puts the fridge in with the doors on the wrong side.

      The rest of the place isn’t so great looking either – gray, gray, gray everywhere. The hallways look narrow, too, which – and I speak from experience – is surprisingly annoying over time.

  • petworther

    Not where I would want to live, but you won’t find a nicer house for under 500k.

  • HaileUnlikely

    I like this house a lot and this neighborhood quite a bit, and this is considerably nicer than most of the houses in the area, but the price still strikes me as kind of ambitious. I have some skepticism that it would even appraise for this much – I’m not sure comps would support it today. Honestly, if I were on the market today, this neighborhood is one of about three that I’d have my eye on (along with parts of Takoma and Fort Totten), but I’d likely go for an unrenovated or much less expensively renovated house of this same style for about $375K or so.

  • hiphop anonymous

    I’m digging the gentrification gray exterior color.

    • Gray Ghosts

      So. Much. Gray. on the interior, too. I realize it’s an easy thing to change and not a factor in choosing a house, but I do hope they got a bulk discount on that paint.

      • AG

        It’s basically the new beige.

  • anonymous

    That kitchen cabinet layout looks like a jigsaw puzzle. Then I hate how the wood floors are layed, and don’t get me started with all of that carpet. My first house I remembered how I wanted carpet in my bedrooms- and after 2 months I had it all ripped out(knowing I had hardwood underneath). Much rather have area rugs that can easily be replaced and or cleaned.

    • anon

      Agree on all points! We had a similarly awful layout and ended up ripping out our “redone” kitchen to the studs and relocating every single thing in it. Also glad I’m not alone in being bothered by how they laid the hardwood :D

  • Zero photos of said deck…?

  • jumpingjack

    This house sold in February for $260k as a 3BD/1.5BA. I’m surprised they would add a full bath but not put in hardwood floors upstairs.
    Also, take up the nasty floor covers for the listing photos. Sheesh.

  • ET

    I am not sure that what they have put in for the renovations is worth almost doubling the price but then most of that is profit for the flipper. The kitchen layout is not good and the tiling is odd. I don’t like seeing the side of the fridge especially since they went with the cheap stainless option. On another note that isn’t the flippers problem, can I just say how much I hate that small and utterly useless cabinet above the fridge. I don’t understand why they even make that one because it makes the top of fridge useless as a storage spot because the cabinet is too small to really use but takes up half that space.

    • anonymous

      They actually make deeper and taller cabinets for over the fridge. But they should have moved the fridge to the end of the cabinets and use a wall panel to finish it off.

  • Rich

    Weird, inefficient kitchen—-I would imagine that the cost of a better layout (e.g., moving some plumbing and perhaps s some electrical) would have been tiny in the bigger scheme of things–yet they did spend a bit on that awkward backsplash.. Carpet in the hallway, not really. Carpet in the bedrooms perhaps more sensible because it insulates and absorbs noise., and would do these tasks better than area rugs.

  • chellefish

    FWIW, Redfin notes that there’s a lead-based paint disclosure. If I were shopping around for a family home I would certainly want details on that – although the fact that they disclosed is actually a good sign.

    • Anonoline

      Isn’t that the basic disclaimer that almost every house in DC has because of their age?

    • JS

      Any house built before the 70s is going to have this. It’s nothing out of the ordinary.


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