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Today’s Rental was “Built in 1900”

by Prince Of Petworth December 16, 2015 at 2:50 pm 13 Comments

619 FLorida

This rental is located at 619 Florida Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“Newly renovated TH across the street from Howard Theater in historic Shaw Neighborhood. Built in 1900, this TH has 3levels and features 5 BR, 3 full BA, a large living room, 3 fireplaces, dining room and a 6th room which could be a study, guest room, office, etc. Private patio space. Close to Shaw Metro, shops, restaurants, movie theater and MORE! Option for Lvng Rm and Dining furnishings.”

Ed. Note: I’ve always wondered what it looked like inside:


You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/3 bath is going for $5,900/Mo.

  • anon

    seems a little on the high end, i would say 1100 tops per bedroom here, really 1000 per room would be best.

  • Harry

    Someone took a lovely old house and turned the inside Boring Modern Beige with cheap cabinets. Boo.

  • Bdale Res

    It was renovated about 5 years ago, after the funeral home next door sold this portion off. This used to be a part of the funeral home. I remember when they painted it those McDonalds colors…it was a lot brighter in the beginning and sat on the market for a few months.

  • idontgetit

    What’s up with the dinky kitchen cabinets?

  • chasscott

    Well, at least the neighbors are quite on side!

    • chasscott

      Too late for typing. Meant to say : Well, at least the neighbors are quiet on one side!!!

  • crin

    Built in 1892 actually. 1900 probably comes from tax assessment which is consistently wrong (they say everything is built 1900).

    This map is more fun for building dates. Click a building, see the original permit date and number: http://jmt.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=8000c0e9458d402c99147e46e8b27ec5

    • Lisa

      Wow thanks for that link.

    • Anonamom

      Thank you for the link! That is really cool.

  • Kate

    Who would really pay nearly $6,000 a month to rent? I know PoPville loves to point out the roving bands of rich diplomats, but are there really that many of them to justify the amount of $3,000+ rentals I see everywhere?

    • sbc

      5 young adults paying $1000 each, plus one paying $900 for the “office.”

  • Shaw

    For 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths, this is a really good deal for a group of millennials.


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