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Today’s Rental is a “Huge Carriage House On H Street”

by Prince Of Petworth January 12, 2016 at 2:49 pm 17 Comments

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This rental is located at 1129 Atlas Court, Northeast. The listing says:

“One-of-a-kind huge newly renovated house with about 2,400 square feet of amazing space in the heart of the Atlas District — a half block from H Street NE. This extraordinary home in a century-old brick carriage house includes a vast first floor open space/garage suitable for your small home business or storing your cars…or both…and a breathtaking second-floor two-bedroom living space. The second story has over 12 skylights that allow in tons of natural light! It\’s breathtaking!


This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $3,295/Mo.


-Lease: 12 months. Residential only. You can have a home artist studio in this location and use up to 60% of the building for this purpose per DCRA with a home occupancy permit.
-Furnished: No
-Location: 1129 Atlas Court Northeast Washington D.C. 20002
-Availability: ~1 March 2016
-Showing after 1 January by appointment.
-Rent: $3295/month
-Utilities: tenant is responsible for utilities.
-Size: approximately 2400 square feet
-Security Deposit: $3295
-Parking: street parking is readily available in the immediate area.
-Can also park in building.

The property includes:

SECOND FLOOR:Completely new kitchen, including: generous cherry cabinets with upgraded pullout shelving and broom closet; top-quality quartz countertops; all new appliances (gas stove, dishwasher, refrigerator with ice maker, garbage disposal, exhaust fan); steel open shelving system on subway tile display wall; cork flooring. Approximate size: 9\’4\” square.Loft-like living area approximately 28\’ by 39\’ at largest dimensions, with newly refinished oak strip hardwood floors and a combination of exposed brick and white walls. There are eight skylights, all new and double glazed for energy efficiency, in the living area and kitchen, plus a fabulous huge industrial-looking fan. Spacious 6\’ wide entry coat closet.Two bedrooms, both with new skylights, new ceiling fans and new large windows, are at opposite ends of the central living area. One is 14\’ x 11\’5\” with a 5\’6\” closet; the other is about 10\’8\” x 11\’3\” with an 8\’ closet; both bedrooms have mirrored closet doors. Refinished oak strip hardwood floors throughout both bedrooms.Bathroom, 9\’ x 6\’6\”, with large shower, new vanity with granite countertop, new stacking washer/gas dryer, tile floor and unique leaded window.New high-efficiency central air conditioning and gas heat throughout the building.

FIRST FLOOR:Vast 28\’ x 43\’ central room with 12\’ wide overhead automatic garage door, high ceilings, painted concrete floor. Abundant lighting and three new ceiling fans in addition to central air conditioning. This huge space can be used as an artist studio, a garage, a workshop, a small home business, etc etc. Additional 12\’ x 9\’ bump-out space at one corner of central room.9\’ x4\’ bathroom with shower. Tiled entrance foyer has separately keyed doors leading to upstairs living space and to first floor workspace/garage. Optional outside off-street parking available (not included in rent).”

  • CHGal

    I’m confused by multiple references to “space can be used for small home business” vs. “Residential only. You can have a home artist studio in this location”. So small business only if it’s an artist studio?

    • neighbor

      I think the answer is “space can be used for small home business” if you are a prospective tenant looking to run a business, but “residential only” if you are DCRA or an immediate neighbor. Just guessing here.

    • My thoughts exactly

    • tim

      I think what the landlord is saying is that if you want to run a business out of the space, in addition to living there, you need to get a Home Occupation Permit from DCRA before doing so. However, with the HOP, certain types of businesses can be run out of the space, with up to 60% of the space being used for that business. That’s how interpret it. Looking up the property on the PIVS website, it has a One Family Rental license, so it appears to be a legal rental. (1129 Atlas Court NE doesn’t work on PIVS; use SSL 0981 0815 instead.)

  • LittleBluePenguin

    How on earth is that possibly considered a “carriage house”? Crappy-looking former garage, yes; carriage house, not so much.

  • That Man A

    there was someone about to grab that space but looking for a roommate/business partner
    i think they wanted to start a bike shop out of it and live in as well

  • shmoo

    house has one small window. no idea how this can be a legal rental.

  • soozles

    cool as it would be to live in a carriage house or renovated old garage, I think I need more windows. Even with skylights, I’d feel boxed in without windows.

  • ***

    “It’s breathtaking!” – as in, breathtaking that someone would pay to rent this glorified warehouse garage?

  • Laura

    Hello! Current tenant of this wonderful space, here! I can assure you that the place is amazing – it has 15 skylights on the second floor 2 bedroom apartment, a huuuuuge garage for cars, motorcycles, wood working (that’s what we’ve been using it for). The location is awesome, super close to all of H Sts bars/restaurants and the only noise is the garbage trucks (but the master bedroom is on the opposite side of the house from them). The thing is a fortress, not a lot of noise. If we weren’t buying a house, we would still be here. The landlord is awesome, casual and lives across the alley for easy access to problems (he works from home so its really easy to get things fixed in the place [which have all been extremely minor]).

    Anyway, it’s awesome. You can see how we’ve made use of the space in these photos:
    https://www.instagram.com/p/3AMnodsVeK/ (the all just got refinished, so its not junky like this)

    • The OP Anon

      Great space, I love it!

    • SilverSpringGal

      It’s certainly a HUGE amount of space.

  • For $3300 a month I want more money spent on the kitchen than the twelve skylights.

  • Harry

    How is this worth so much? The kitchen is small and out of date, the shower a plastic overlay, and so forth. On the plus side, the place looks so dingy on the outside that’s a form of security system in and of itself.

  • Molly

    It hurts my heart when landlords can’t be bothered to put the toilet seat down when taking photos for a real estate listing.

  • west_egg

    Am I the only one surprised to learn that the unit is currently occupied? To me, “newly renovated” means nobody has lived there yet. “Recently renovated” would be more accurate. Same goes for the “new” kitchen appliances, “new” floors, “new” washer/dryer, etc. Or perhaps it’s my assumptions that should be adjusted?

    • west_egg

      Hmm, just realized this post is nearly a month old.


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