GDoN “Duravit and HansGrohe bathroom details” edition

by Prince Of Petworth January 21, 2016 at 12:35 pm 24 Comments


This unit is located at 1474 Belmont Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“New boutique condominium of only 4 residences nestled between U Street and Meridian Hill Park. Abundant natural light throughout these meticulous homes. #2 features a nicely sized balcony w beautiful views! Bosch stainless steel appliances in the gourmet kitchen with island, plus cerused wide-plank wood flooring, Bosch washer & dryer, Duravit and HansGrohe bathroom details, low condo fee and more!”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $519,900 ($221 monthly fee.)

  • pcat

    I have Duravit toilets. I don’t like them. They have broken more than all my other toilets.

    • jcm

      Wow, I really liked my Duravit bathroom fixtures at my last house. I never had any trouble at all with them.

    • JohnH

      I’d be slightly worried if the toilet brand is one of its selling points in a short real estate listing…

      • Anon

        Yea, it’s kind of like all those gaudy KATE SPADE or Louis Vuitton bags you see all over downtown. Just screams desperation.

        • derp derp

          And what exactly are these people “desperate” for in your opinion? It sounds more like you are just opposed to designer bags, which is fine, but calling everyone who has one desperate is a bit much. That’s like me saying everyone who posts a negative comment online is an a-hole hiding behind a computer.

          • Anon

            “And what exactly are these people “desperate” for in your opinion?” – Status and attention.
            I have nothing against designer (read: expensive) bags per se, just bags that ostentatiously flaunt the designer brand.

          • derp derp

            Sounds more like you had a bad experience with someone who had a one of those bags and now label everyone who has one as desperate.

      • Rich

        Esp. when these were probably discontinued items from Union Hardware and therefore not that expensive.

  • transplanted

    This seems a little high, but more importantly: is that what we’re calling wide-plank?

  • jcm

    I think this is a nice apartment, but living in a 4 unit building worries me. It seems like one bad apple could really cause a problem, and the low condo fee doesn’t seem like a great idea either.
    I’d like to move into a condo within the next 5 or 10 years, but I think I’m too chicken for anything other than a large building.

    • Anon Spock

      Agree. I won’t do a small building again. No bad apples, but money is tight with so few people.

    • nightborn

      +1. I lived in a 4-unit building for 5 years… I wouldn’t do it again. And this super low condo fee may seem attractive to some, but it means there is no reserve for when big things go wrong.

  • Philippe Lecheval

    Whenever I’m a guest in someone else’s home, I’ll just hold it until I get home if they don’t have HansGrohe fixtures in the bathroom.

    • Anon

      Hallo, mai naime is Haans. Can I halp you with ze bathroom?

      • HaileUnlikely

        Tom Faison, is that you?!

        • LittleBluePenguin

          ha! Nice one!

        • Tom Faison

          Is it me, you’re looking for?

    • John McClane

      Hans? I’m going to blow up that toilet at your housewarming party.

  • Rich

    The rooms all look tiny. I like the porch, but think the building is kind of ugly and doesn’t fit well with its neighbors.

    The fee is all about qualifying for a mortgage. It’s probably not realistic for the long run unless the owners want to pay as you go with assessments.

    I’ve always been concerned that a small building (i.e., big townhouse turned into small units) needs just one person who is a little out of touch with reality to go very badly.

  • Realtor

    I looked this property up in the MLS and I find it interesting that the 1 bedroom unit is going for $699K and the 2 bedroom only $519K. They don’t list the square footage of either, which leads me to believe they must be tiny. Also, the more expensive 1 bedroom has the washer and dryer under a shelf in the living room. Very odd. Much better deals exist in this area.

  • Dislike. Probably not a deal either.

  • K

    All the pictures in the posting are very tightly framed implying that this unit is tiny. The porch and view are awesome. But not $519,000 awesome. This seems like a bad deal.

  • soozles

    That’s a pretty scrunchy kitchen and dining area. Kinda hard to have a dinner party. Nice deck though. Too bad it’s not off the living room.

  • Anonny

    it looks nice but TEENSY


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