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GDoN “nestled in trees!” edition

by Prince Of Petworth May 5, 2016 at 12:25 pm 40 Comments

1537 15th Street Northwest

This unit is located at 1537 15th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Gorgeous, large (828 sq.ft.) 1 Bedroom, 1.5 baths in the heart of Logan Circle and 14th Street Corridor, nestled in trees! Gracious Living Room with wood burning fireplace gives the place warmth and creates a beautiful focal point! Panorama of windows filleach room with light and views of a quiet corner of a much sought after neighborhood! Parking included, can fit 2 cars! Pets allowed!!”


You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1.5 bath is going for $570,000 ($383 monthly fee.)

  • jumpingjack

    All of the windows make this a beautiful apartment, and that closet is fantastic. But i have a hard time stomaching almost $600k for a 1BD apartment. I’d also want to budget another few thousand for top-down/bottom-up shades.
    The building was built in 1980, which I feel like isn’t a good vintage for construction.

  • figby

    Wow. Yes. What am I missing here? Because this looks fantastic.

  • CoHi

    This is lovely, although it seems like a lot of space that could be put to better use. This is the same square footage as my 2/2. And I agree, this price for a 1 bedroom is just kind of depressing.

    • ***

      Agreed. Not a fan of seeing the washer/dryer – why isn’t there a door? And why is the fridge separated from the rest of the kitchen?

      • Dognonymous

        It might be a “good deal,” and I know Logan’s the hottest market in the city, but damn. It’s more than I’d pay for any 1-bedroom pretty much anywhere. Also, the closed-off galley kitchen is the one big black mark on the layout for me.

  • that Man A

    I am a fan of the space
    esp with 2 parking spaces ion that area
    expensive, yes… nice space either way

    • GBinCH

      That’s what sells me on the place…2 parking spaces. At 828sqft, its a nice size for a one bedroom and the livingspace/bedroom look handsomely apportioned. I think this will go fast and somewhere north of $600k.

      • I Dont Get It

        The two parking spaces and the additional half bath caught my eye. I don’t see a lot of one bedrooms with a half bath, at least not on here!

        • Rich

          A lot were built in the early 2000s. they mostly seem like a waste of plumbing, esp. in very small units.

        • I Dont Get It

          I’ve heard that at a certain age, one appreciates quick access to a bathroom.

  • anonymous

    Love all of the exposures. Makes the space seems so much bigger- though its a great size for a one-bedroom. Many of the new 2bedrooms are cramped in this much sqft. They can even setup a patio set if they won’t use the parking spaces- but that’s a money maker if they rent the spots out.

  • hillyeah

    really nice space – natural light, cozy fireplace, parking (!) – but seems almost unbearably expensive for a 1BR!

  • Duponter

    I have to think this is priced for a bit of a bidding war. That seems really low for a decent amount of space right in that location with two parking spots?

    The only thing I do not like is the bedroom being directly off the living room and the galley kitchen. I’d rather use the dining space for a kitchen and rework that area. Seems like a good deal though.

    • INWDC

      “…seems really low…”

      Yikes! But I guess if you can that amount for this, by all means..

      • ***

        Right? I can’t imagine thinking “Oh, $2000 is such a bargain!”

      • Seriously! I have a condo in Petworth with 2 parking spaces that’s only slightly smaller than this and would happily sell it to someone for that starting price!

        • DCReggae

          Same here, but in Mt P! I put my 600sq ft condo on Zillow’s ‘Make Me Move’ for $125k over what I paid and got 400 hits overnight.

        • Truxton

          The parking spots along are worth $50-70K in this location.

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  • accendo

    Also just around the corner from the Q Street Barbies, so you can keep tabs on them in person!

  • logandude

    But is it really a quiet corner, right there at 15th and Q? Especially during rush hour?

    • Anon Spock

      I’ve passed by it all times of day any night, and it’s significantly less busy than 14th. Outside of ambulances and such, it’s usually pretty quiet.

      • figby

        It’s quiet and neither street is a bus route.

  • DC1

    $688/sq ft is great deal! I sold my 1 bedroom condo (very nearby) at $730/sq ft and it didn’t even had parking.

  • jcm

    Wow, I really like this place. If it had a den it’d be just about perfect for my next place.

  • Rich

    Nice size, but overpriced for a one-bedroom, even with 2 parking spaces. If you accept a value of 30K/space (they’re “covered” but not in a garage), This still should sell for about 500 or less. The extra bath just seems wasteful and potential source of plumbing bills for me.

    • Truxton

      You honestly think a one bedroom that large in that part of town should be priced at $500K? Look around at what is selling on Church Street right now or on the other side of 14th from this. I’ve seen smaller basement units sell in Logan for more than $500K.

  • DC_KT

    What I don’t get is people who want to live downtown and still have TWO cars. Isn’t the point of living downtown that you don’t need a car? If you love cars so much, move to the burbs and get an entire house for this price? (I never would, but I also don’t have a car, so…) Sigh, rich people things.

    • textdoc

      “Isn’t the point of living downtown that you don’t need a car?” As long as you can Metro or bus to your job, sure, you can get by without a car. But if you work somewhere that’s not convenient to public transportation, you might well want a car.

      • textdoc

        “As long as you can Metro or bus to your job” — Or bicycle, or walk. (Obviously.)

        • Anon

          If your job is close enough to Logan Circle that you can bike or walk it probably has public transit access anyway.

      • jcm

        Yep, and you can always rent the second space, which would more than pay for your single car expenses.

      • Jill

        Exactly. Just because my partner and I can’t get jobs in the city doesn’t mean we should be banished to a place where we’re forced to drive everywhere the rest of the time!

    • Anon Spock

      The point is that you like that area whether its proximity to work, nightlife, or simply as a good investment.
      Some people live downtown and (gasp) frequently travel out of the area such that a car is a necessity. Two ppl in that spot means 2 cars for the household. It’s not as abnormal as you seem to think.

      • Anon

        I think it’s hilarious that this person assumes whoever wants two parking spaces must love cars. You’d have to be a masochist to love cars here. But there are plenty of people who regularly need to travel outside of DC to work or visit family. And other people like realtors who simply need a car to do their job. A car is also handy for people who have kids, pets, or certain hobbies.

    • Jill

      Even if you don’t need a car right away, your situation can change very quickly so it’s nice to have a spot on hand when that day comes. And in the meantime, you can rent it out as others said.

    • Anon

      I know so many DC households where one person works in a public-transit-deficient part of VA and the other in a public-transit-deficient part of MD. Aside from spending enormous amounts of money on Uber the only way for them to both get to work is to own two cars.

    • Braod

      Because everyone that owns a car must love cars and suburban infrastructure and big houses? That’s like saying everyone that lives in the city enjoys taking the Metro and worrying about crime.

    • Duponter

      I live in the city and have a car because I have family I like to go visit a few hours away when I feel like it. And no, I don’t want to rent a car every time I want to leave town.

  • wpk_dc

    I’ve been inside one of these corner 1 BR’s and they really are bright and airy. I’d say it’s a good deal, and maybe even a very good deal.


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