GDoN “Sigsbee – Brookland’s best-kept secret!” edition (reader request)

by Prince Of Petworth March 17, 2016 at 12:30 pm 32 Comments

1010 Sigsbee

This house is located at 1010 Sigsbee Pl, NE. The listing says:

“Quintessential Brookland Bungalow – Grab one While you Can! Charming and Serene. Screened-in porch.Flowing spaces. Huge windows flooding the space with light. Pine floors, updated kitchen, Central AC, tall-ceiling basement with plenty of space to entertain. Huge gardening yard, garage, all situated on Sigsbee – Brookland’s best-kept secret! OPEN SUN 1-4”


You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/1.5 bath is going for $589,000.

  • petworther

    Good deal. Will go above list.

  • Philippe Lecheval

    I love it. And the price seems fair. I’m hoping that the significantly slowing population growth in DC will make home ownership at least a little more affordable for everyone.

    • Leeran

      That would be nice… seems more likely that the rate of increase will slow, though, rather than us seeing an actual price drop (unless something major changes — recession, height limit raised, etc).

      • Timebomb

        Step 1: pay people to commit a lot of crimes in a neighborhood
        Step 2: buy house at really cheap price
        Step 3: end contract with crime-committers
        Step 4: profit!
        Seriously, though, ending draconian zoning laws so more housing can be built (the height limit is rarely the bottleneck; local zoning kicks in way before the height act), is the best way to relieve the pressure on real estate without basically hoping against your own investment.

  • wdc

    Cute! I don’t know what the neighborhoods are like on that side of Michigan Ave– does this really count as Brookland? If it’s anything like as nice as the area to the south/east of Michigan, it would be a pretty good deal, even as small as it is.

    • Tim

      I think this would technically be University Heights.

    • petworther

      +1 Definitely not Brookland, but a good deal nonetheless.

      • anon

        Depends on what map you look at. Lots of maps have this in the Brookland boundaries.

        • brooklandbabe

          As far as I’m concerned, it’s Brookland. Providence Hospital to the north and the train tracks to the east feel like the real neighborhood boundaries since they literally cut us off from other neighborhoods.

  • I Dont Get It

    Don’t know about the price but it is a cute house.

  • anon

    Super cute house on really quiet block in Brookland. Very close to the metro and Turkey Thicket park. Great neighbors too :)

    • George Guti

      Agree on the excellent neighbors. I’ve never lived in such a friendly place where everyone really does seem to look out for each other.

  • stacksp

    Nice area. Walking distance to Turkey Thicket. Yard, Garage and Taylor St is a low traffic route to NW if necessary.

  • thismoi

    I’m renting just around the corner, and dammit I wish I was a year ahead on my down payment savings plan to be able to take a shot at this.

  • sproc

    Beautiful interior, reminds me of so many California crafstman houses. Love it!

  • bv1837

    Zillow listing says it’s 947 square feet. Can that possibly be right, even excluding the basement?

    • jumpingjack

      I was wondering the same thing. Fitting four bedrooms into 947 square feet is tight.
      Also, a bigger home, but without all of the interesting details, sold on this block in January for $614k – it had been on the market for almost two months before it went under contract.

      • anon

        Yes this house was far less charming on the inside. Also no yard and no garage.

      • sproc

        Jeeez! Our two bedroom condo is about that square footage. It’s perfect for us but the idea of carving it up into four bedrooms seems absurd without almost completely eliminating common areas.

    • JS

      I could see that – the first floor footprint could be something like 20 x 30, and the upstairs is definitely smaller than the first floor.
      It looks like they’re counting the room with the desk as a bedroom, but it’s hard to tell if it could actually be used as one.

    • stacksp

      It does look very small. The dining table is really close to the front door and there is not much more to that room before being led to what one my consider the family/living room which isnt big either. Probably arent getting a king or larger size bed in the MBR.

  • Anon

    That is not Brookland.

    • anon

      Yes it is.

      • George Guti


        • Anon.

          If you can walk to both San Antonio grill and the former colonel brooks (RIP) it’s brookland.

  • YesPlease

    Good deal. This will go above list. It’s on a great quiet block very close to Turkey Thicket and within a reasonable walk to the Metro. May even be a reasonable walk to Yes market, depending on how much you’re buying.

  • K

    This house has so much character. Lately, all I’ve seen are flips and renovations (whether featured on blogs or bought by friends) that look basically the exact same so it is refreshing to see a house like this.

  • anon

    Do window unit air-conditioners count as central AC these days?

    • anon

      I’m guessing that the forced air heat on the first floor may not cover the second, and that those huge units on floor two may provide heating and cooling both. I could be wrong. But if I’m right, perhaps the furnace that provides heat to the main floor also provides central AC to that floor. Though I often see ads with central AC checked when there are clearly window or thru the wall individual units, not central AC.

  • Elle

    I have no idea what sort of a deal this is, but I love this house. I’m a sucker for bungalows, and this one is adorable. Love, love, love.

  • Anonymous

    This is seriously one of the most charming houses I’ve ever seen on PoPville. It’s a friggin gingerbread house. Love it.


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