GDoN “2 blocks from H St, top dining” edition

by Prince Of Petworth March 10, 2016 at 12:30 pm 17 Comments

1128 Maryland Avenue Northeast

This house is located at 1128 Maryland Avenue, Northeast. The listing says:

“OPEN SUN 3/13,2-4pm! This 3BR, 2.5BA home blends modern amenities & classic Capitol Hill charm with a 93 Walk Score. Open plan boasts 9~ ceilings, recessed lighting, & newly refinished hardwoods. KIT offers SS, granite, & deck access. Updated BA & laundry room w/full-size W/D on 2nd floor. Master suite with walk-in, jacuzzi tub, roof deck access. Gorgeous garden. 2 blocks from H St, top dining.”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $699,900.

  • HaileUnlikely

    Seems like an extraordinarily good deal. House is quite narrow, and doubt developer put hardwood under carpet in places were carpet is present, but still, I feel like II must be missing something.

    • Dadric

      My thoughts exactly. Price seems extremely low for this house given what the going rate in that area is.

    • LedroitTigah

      Agree – seems like theyre pricing it there to start a bidding war. But Im sad they took out the brick (lower curb appeal, I reckon)

    • LedroitTigah

      Wait – I just realized its a condo, not the whole rowhouse (see the pesky 1 next to the street address?) Not such a good deal then…

      • textdoc

        I wonder if that’s an error — I don’t see anything in the listing about a condo fee.

      • HaileUnlikely

        I was confused by that, but not sure that is correct. It is clear from the photos that the unit for sale is all 3 floors, it is obvious from the photo that the house is on the narrow-side, interior photos appear consistent with the interior of this unit being about the same width as the exterior of the house, and there is no mention of a condo fee, thus I’m pretty sure that it is just labelled strangely and that this is the whole house.

      • HaileUnlikely

        On another note, though, I do not think this house has a basement.

  • K

    I walked by this house for years and always like it. Great location. It would be perfect for a small family since it is across the street from a playground (one my kids love) and zoned for Ludlow-Taylor ES.

    It has to be priced for a bidding war. Both Zillow and Redfin estimate it at around $800K.

  • anon

    Agree that it’s a good deal, but the allocation of the space wouldn’t be ideal for many folks. An awful lot of the house is bedrooms–living, dining, and kitchen areas are all on the first floor, in about 550 sqft.

  • Jesse

    Ludlow-Taylor for under $700K…don’t show this to my wife.

  • Living Space

    Having living space confined to 500ish sq ft on first floor, unless there’s a basement, is fairly common at this price point in this part of the Hill, though. Most of us w/kids on the Hill are living the family life w/similar floor plans. Sometimes you luck out and get the converted porch to extra living space behind the kitchen, and the sometimes weird heating, cooling, and leaky roof issues that can come w/that. My larger concern w/the house is the carpet issue, which someone else pointed out, and that I’d personally like to have a higher comp than this property. Also, randomly, our home is listed as a condo too in all of the DC records, zillow, redfin… No idea why. It’s not. Indeed, it would be two micro condos for tiny people, were it a condo. Just think of the living space then…yikes.

  • anon

    Seems like a really good deal to me. I’d love to have a roof deck like that. The listing does mention a deck off the kitchen and a “gorgeous” garden- where are the pics of those!

    • The listing mentions deck “access” which means there’s a fire escape like situation in the back.
      Also, the “gorgeous garden” is in the front. Looks like dirt to me.

  • anon50

    the placement of the landing for the stairs is interesting. Did they move the landing to the center of the room? Seems like a good way to create some separation and expand the living room if so.

  • Anon

    This seems like a great deal to me…and I will be annoyed if it goes for this price because I paid more for my similar house half a block away that is smaller and has no roof deck!

  • PetworthAdam

    Who “boasts” about 9 foot ceilings? 9 feet is definitely the most common height for a ceiling.

    • HaileUnlikely

      At this price point you’re probably right, but in general 8 ft is pretty standard.


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