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Today’s Rental is a “European style penthouse”

by Prince Of Petworth March 16, 2016 at 2:45 pm 15 Comments

3336 Cady's Alley Northwest

This rental is located at 3336 Cady’s Alley, Northwest. The listing says:

“Located on Georgetown’s fashionable Cady’s Alley. This European style penthouse has a spectacular view overlooking the canal. Special features include high ceilings, recessed lighting, fireplace, 3 large bedrooms and 3 baths by Water Works, Gourmet chef’s kitchen opens to living/dining room, french doors that open to terrace with sunset views! No co-signers. Section 8 applications welcome.”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3 bath is going for $7,200/Mo.

  • Los

    Section 8 living in a penthouse in Gtown? Please explain? If Trump gets word of this…

    • That Man A

      yup, thats what caught my eye
      if that is intentional i wonder how that works

      • sbc

        Many landlords just put that on everything so they can’t be accused of source of income discrimination, which is illegal in DC.

        But you can’t really use a section 8 voucher for a $7200/month apartment. HUD issues “payment standards” based on the fair market rent in an area. The maximum the DC Housing Authority can pay for a section 8 3-bedroom is $2787 a month.

        • JoDa

          I think I’ve gotten “investigation” inquiries on some of my rentals (which would, largely, work for someone using a voucher, price-wise, though the largest one would have to be a 3-person family, I think). They simply ask if I’ll take a housing choice voucher (usually with few other details). When I say yes and offer to set up a showing, they never respond back. I suppose a statement would be a way to avoid answering such emails, though I agree the optics of saying that for something this extreme are a bit off-putting. Fuels the “people living off the gubmint are living better than me” attitude that is, in turn, fueling people like Trump.

  • Clueless

    What an exquisite space. My imagination is running wild!

  • Shaw


    • anon

      smart brokerages put this in all rental ads – so they can show they aren’t discriminating illegally. they do know that no section 8 voucher will pay enough to rent this place – that’s not the point.

    • anon

      My thoughts exactly. How would someone receiving section 8 vouchers be able to afford a $7K + per month apartment? Do they just have to say that knowing full well that it’s not even a reality?

      • annonny

        Pretty much. It’s like Donald Trump saying he doesn’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, or national origin. Legal disclaimer only; since Section 8 pays only up to the voucher face value, any tenant using it for this rental would be liable to pay the $thousands in unsubsidized rent. Wouldn’t be possible unless they’re scamming the Section 8 system.

  • EvilStevie9

    Low-income families welcome. College kids with wealthy cosigners need not apply. :)

    • LittleBluePenguin

      I did kind of get a chuckle out of that!

      • los

        I’m kind of slow today…didn’t read between the line, but now I see the doublespeak

      • Angry Parakeet

        I got a chuckle out of that silly sink.
        Also for that price the unsuspecting tenants will not like that the canal is an empty muddy mess a lot of the time.

      • JoDa

        HAHA…didn’t think of it in this context, but I can see where they’re coming from with the college kid thing. This place is big enough that I could see some rich G’town students trying to go 6-deep in here and getting daddy to co-sign. $1200/each/month isn’t all that bad for 3K ft2, even if you’re sharing bedrooms.

  • Pixie

    What an awesome space! I’ve always admired this building whenever I walk along the canal and I’m happy I got this peak inside one of the units. I’m swooning over that terrace.


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