GDoN “expansive private patio” edition

by Prince Of Petworth May 6, 2016 at 12:25 pm 10 Comments

1849 Biltmore Street Northwest

This unit is located at 1849 Biltmore Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Tranquility in the heart of the city! Open concept kitchen w/ granite and SS. Light filled living room w/ wood burning fireplace features beautiful French doors inviting guests to the expansive private patio. w/d in unit, recessed lighting, updated bathroom, crown molding. Very low condo fee! Prime Kalorama location, Walk Score 97! Welcome Home. Open House Sunday 05/08 from 1 – 3!”


You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $350,000 ($145 monthly fee.)

  • Fellow Owner

    I own one of the other condos in this mews, right across from this one. I would have set the asking price a bit higher than this, especially given the prime location, outdoor patio, fireplace. BUT, these units don’t have parking which is a huge pain in that neighborhood. I get about $1900/month rent for mine, and it isn’t updated at all.

  • TropicBird

    Good deal esp if you do NOT require parking or a lot of square footage. The fireplaces are real (so cozy in winter) and the patios are great for BBQ, container gardens, kitties & doggies sunbathing and when your friends who still smoke come over. Crawling distance to everything in Adams Morgan (Rhumba Cafe! Bedrock!) and a short walk to the 42 bus stop, Woodley Metro, 2 playgrounds, grocery, zoo & Rock Creek trails. Small condo fee, nice landscaping, quiet block and unbeatable location. Your friends will be constantly visiting you. We own a unit with a kitchen that is not as nice and sim. units are worth $380K.

  • transplanted

    Yikes, 490 sq ft? I was going to say it’s an outrageously good deal, but at that size it’s just a good deal. Great location but that’s really small for a one bedroom. Hell, that’s small for a studio.

    • Fellow Owner

      I think these units are closer to 700-800 sq ft??

    • Anonymous

      490 is small for a studio? Since when?

  • SilverSpringGal

    I was wondering why it was so cheap considering the location…then I saw the square footage. Still a good deal, just makes me realize how many of those ‘single-family’ looking homes are actually chopped-up condos.

  • Tony

    So cute! This is how I would do tiny living.

  • TropicBird

    We lived in one for many years and even shared a bedroom with Kid #1’s crib. It’s a great place to pre-party…OR stroller to the “fire engine playground” at Walter Pierce Park, Kalorama Park, Tryst etc. There are 2 BR units with a false balcony but at least they have parking and a fireplace.
    Worst part is parking and walking from god knows where you found a spot back to your place in a foot of snow at night. Also there was the neighbor who tried to get away with a tanbark “dog shit garden” in her back patio. That did not last long before the condo association got involved.

  • wpk_dc

    It’s the patio that would excite me if I didn’t just buy a new condo. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a 1BR at only 490 sg feet. Mine is a 1BR at 690 and it’s small. 200 sq feet less? Is that really accurate?

  • lbw-dc

    The square footage looks accurate to me. The kitchen is basically a large bar with a few appliances (no upper cabinets and no dining area). Also, the bedroom is rather small and looks like it’s directly off the living/kitchen area. Still, I say good deal. This place is really cute and could be perfect for a single person that loves “city life” — maybe someone with no car who doesn’t want to spend much time on home maintenance and wants to be right in the thick of things. It’s centrally located to a lot of social stuff and public transportation. That patio is a major bonus and adds a lot to the square footage (that would be my dining area if I lived there, when the weather cooperates). Another bonus, it says it has a W/D. This place also seems like it could be great investment property too — it would be perfect for a rental or AirBNB if the condo docs allow it (could also serve as the owner’s pied-à-terre).


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