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Today’s Rental is “Not your standard cookie cutter DC apartment”

by Prince Of Petworth February 9, 2016 at 2:45 pm 17 Comments

2911 Newark Street Northwest

This rental is located at 2911 Newark Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Not your standard cookie cutter DC apartment. This fully renovated 1 bedroom 1 bath unit with period details offers classic warehouse windows, in unit w/d, central air, stainless steel appliances w/gas range, and tons of natural light. Less than 2 blocks from Cleveland Park Metro, grocery stores, restaurants, and major bus lines. Pet friendly. Street parking only. Ready Now. Priced to rent fast.”


You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,995/Mo.

  • wdc

    I hope utilities are included. Those “classic warehouse windows” are so energy inefficient. I had them in California, where it never got below 50 degrees, and hated them. Can’t imagine tolerating them here.

    • Rich

      I had those windows in Atlanta, where it can get colder than the locals like to admit. They were terrible, even w/o one of them being mis-installed. The space looks small and awkward, in terms of the LR/kitchen. the bar space is small and probably difficult to organize for something else. the only period details seem to be the windows and perhaps the parque floors, although those tend to be a post-WWII thing and annoying to maintain.

    • Philippe Lecheval

      That building was gutted about five years ago. They probably replaced the original windows with new, more energy-efficient models.

  • Is that a washing machine in the kitchen??

    • textdoc

      It’s common in the UK and Europe. Not sure why people are so resistant to the idea here — sure, having a W/D in a separate closet would be preferable, but a unit with an in-unit, in-kitchen washer/dryer is still better than one with shared laundry facilities.

    • It’s probably a combo washer/dryer and I’ve seen a lot of those in kitchens lately.

      • Philippe Lecheval

        And I’ve heard that their good at neither washing or drying clothes.

      • emvee

        They’re awful! They wash well enough, but the drying doesn’t work at all. I highly recommend Ikea’s massive drying rack for anyone thinking about life with a combo.

      • SilverSpringGal

        I had one and agree on awful. For one, the unit is TINY so I could only fit in a maybe 5-7 items to wash at once and then it took at least 2 cycles to dry. It just wasn’t very powerful.

      • ***

        Just piling on that yes – they are TERRIBLE at actually drying clothes. The one I had in NY claimed it was a “humid dry” which was “better for your clothing” – what it really meant is that even if it ran all day, everything was going to be damp regardless.

  • textdoc

    I just noticed the URL. Very sly, PoP — very sly!

    • Pixie

      I LOL’.d. Thanks for pointing that out!
      Side-note, when I was looking for a new apartment three years ago, units in this building were advertised all over Craigslist, apartments.com, padmapper etc with these exact same photos! I can’t even tell you how many times I called, emailed directly, or emailed via the management company’s website to view a unit and I never got a response. Weird. I always did like those windows.

    • I put them in all the time – nobody ever notices :)

    • Now I am going to have to start looking at all the URLs!

  • Tony

    I used to live in a prewar building in Cleveland Park when I first moved to DC. I love that area and all the older apartment buildings. Rents have certainly gone up in the past 8 years. This is a beautiful unit, although I’m not a huge fan of some of the kitchen choices.

  • anon

    Anybody else notice the listing has a photo of Politics and Prose, which is probably 2 miles away?

  • almost 2k for a non-elevator building with no utilities included? yikes. also i agree with the comments on those windows, they are the worst in the winter.


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