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Today’s Rental is a “Spacious studio with balcony”

by Prince Of Petworth November 18, 2015 at 2:50 pm 21 Comments

1117 10th Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1117 10th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Spacious studio with balcony overlooking park. HWF, granite counters, large WIC, W/D in unit. Pets considered w/extra rent. Concierge, extra storage unit, fabulous roof deck, exercise room, on-site rental pkg. possible. 2 blocks to Mt. Vernon Sq. Metro. $500 move in fee.Walk score 97, Transit score 100, Bike score 93. Shows beautifully!”


You can see more photos here.

This studio is going for $1,850/Mo.

  • Anonymous

    $1850/month + a $500 move-in fee seems a bit crazy for a studio, even if there is a W/D in-unit.

    • kate

      Yup. The brand new Meridian building at 4th and L charges $1,850 a month for a one bedroom. This is absurdly priced, even accounting for the newness of the building and its location.

      • Not correct – studios in the Meridian start at 1,950 and 1 bedrooms are between 2,000 and 2,300.

  • Count Pheasant

    $1850…LOL NO.

    • FridayGirl

      +1000. That’s even too much for a one-bedroom, imo, unless it’s huge.

      • trebek

        Show me a good number of 1-bds that are up to date anywhere in NW (south of columbia heights) that go for under 2000. They are few and far between.

        • FridayGirl

          This is true — but just because they’re all around $2000 doesn’t mean it’s not ridiculous!
          (Also, Glover Park and Georgetown do have several one-bedrooms that are actually under the price of this studio, if one can give up metro rail access. I used to have one until I downsized for an even cheaper studio, but it was a great deal!)

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  • trebek

    As someone who currently lives in a renovated studio and looked at studios in NW in the past two years – this is a fair price. This will go quickly. People chiming in that this is too expensive really must not be looking at relatively new or newly renovated studios anywhere in NW. Add to that a W/D, concierge and roofdeck – yes, this is not an insane price by DC standards.

    If the 500 fee is refundable, not bad. If it isn’t, that’s a little problematic.

    Looking two years ago, I was hard-pressed to find anything with up to date features for under 1600.

    • AG

      Also, is that a move-in fee in addition to the deposit? Either way, $500 isn’t ridiculous.

      • Anon Spock

        Typically yes. The move in fee goes to the condo association to cover damage to the walls, etc.

    • Anon Spock

      Move in fee is a bit crazy and if rented furnished it’s downright outrageous.
      Beyond that the price is fair for size and amenities. A quick search of rentals in the area will put everything into perspective.
      Because you can’t afford it, doesn’t make it a bad deal. :)

    • Leeran

      What? I looked all over the city this summer at studios. This is obviously not controlling for neighborhood and, metro access, etc, but 1600-1650 was fairly standard for a studio in a better building. This deal is above market, although I wouldn’t be surprised if someone out there took it.

      • Anon Spock

        Genuinely curious: what do you consider a better bldg? Closer to metro, more amenities, bigger unit? This one seems huge with all the bells and whistles, so maybe I’m just out of the loop on what’s considered good vs great.

        • Leeran

          Ahh, I didn’t mean it as in a “better” building than this — just a decent building generally.

          Studios in this city are obviously outrageously pricey, but I think it’s silly to act like 1800 is the going rate except, perhaps, in certain small areas.

          • Anon Spock

            Understood, but I’d argue this is one of those areas. No one is paying that for petworth.

          • fka Shawess

            Agree with Anon Spock. This is a really nice building in arguably the perfect location. It’s a quick walk from basically anything you would want in Logan Circle, Shaw, or downtown. I can see why they would charge a premium for it and bet it will go quickly at this price.

    • textdoc

      If this is a condo building, it’s possible that the $500 move-in fee is set by the condo board, not by the landlord. If so, however, it might’ve made better sense for the landlord to roll it into the rent amount rather than presenting it separately — it certainly induces sticker shock.

  • ShawRes

    Oh my god. We lived across the street from this building for years (Quincy Park – pretty much the same building, maybe not quite as nice but same idea) from 2010-2013. Huge one bedroom with a completely separate den, two baths. Probably 1100 square feet. And paid $2400. I cannot fathom paying $1800 a month for a tiny studio! But I guess times have really changed in these parts!

    • Anon Spock

      560 sq ft isn’t tiny for a studio, maybe a 1bed and even then I’d argue not.


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