GDoN “2-level condo with approx 1600 SF” edition

by Prince Of Petworth June 10, 2016 at 12:25 pm 18 Comments

138 Quincy Place Northeast

This unit is located at 138 Quincy Place, Northeast. The listing says:

“Open Sun 6/12 2-4! 2BR/2.5BA pet-friendly Eckington 2-level condo with approx 1600 SF of sophisticated modern living. Open floor plan features hardwoods, exposed brick, recessed lighting & gourmet kitchen w/stainless-steel appliances, Italian granite counters & island. 2 master BRS w/ luxurious ensuite baths w/ porcelain tile & spa showers. In-unit W/D, ample storage throughout, & secure parking.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $625,000 ($168 monthly fee.)

  • Anonymous

    Those houses looks like Transformers. Wtf.
    Lots of square footage, though.

  • Formerly ParkViewRes

    Usually I don’t mind the “set back” popups and they work better than typical popups. But here…I don’t know, yeah they look pretty funny. It’s big, but 625k for 2 beds/2.5 bathrooms…meh.

    • textdoc

      And I think the reason these particular set-back popups look funny is that the _living_ portion is set back, but then the roof deck juts out beyond it.

    • James W.

      I don’t think they look particularly terrible, but it’s awkward to spend $625K in a modest neighborhood and end up with only a portion of a property. DC is just not that dense that it needs pop-ups for any reason other than making home-flipping more lucrative for developers. Take a walk down that section of Florida and you’ll need more than two hands to count all the vacant lots.

  • James W.

    It’s a pretty meh renovation in a pretty meh stretch of Florida Ave. That price used to get you a single family home in that area and now you get something that’s been chopped up two or three times.

  • A

    What happened to the less than $400,000 on Friday thing? Is there now more housing in D.C. for under $400,000?

  • Mars

    OMG – that’s gotta be the ugliest popup I’ve ever seen! And waaaay overpriced.

    • Steph

      There are a couple of horrifically ugly ones on T St NE between North Cap and the top of the hill – they don’t fit in stylistically at all (these kiiiinda do?). Maybe someone should orchestrate an Ugly Pop-up Tour like those fancy home and garden tours I hear about?

      • textdoc

        Hahahaha! I would definitely attend an Ugly Pop-Up tour.

  • ET

    I am just hoping those look better when the neighbors on either side do something though I doubt it. The inside looks better than the outside which may be a problem (though someone will buy them no matter how ugly things are) because many people make a decision by driving by and these things don’t have very good curb appeal.

    • textdoc

      “I am just hoping those look better when the neighbors on either side do something” — The thing is, it’s not a “when” — it’s an “if.” And even if the neighboring houses _do_ get popped up, there’s no guarantee that their pop-up aren’t going to look incongruous in relation to the _these_ pop-ups.

  • Gardener

    Agreed, these pop ups are just awful – the design, proportions and materials make no sense, and it looks like there aren’t any windows in the lower unit where I presume the bedrooms are? But I’m sure it will sell quickly.

  • reality

    There are several pop-ups on this stretch of Quincy PL NE — These two are the worst! The rest do a great job of blending with the rest of the house (save one, that looks like its also putting siding on top which is a WTF decision)

  • also anon

    The current owner hasn’t even been in it 3 years and they initially listed it for $650k (bought in 2013 for $570k). $100k profit in 3 years seems ambitious even for DC.

    • HaileUnlikely

      After closing costs on both ends and condo fees paid into building a reserve fund that will benefit the future buyer and the other owner, the profit isn’t anything like $100K. Their bottom-line profit is likely going to be in the ballpark of $30K or so if it sells for the current list price.

    • stacksp

      Sounds like a “what were we thinking, lets get out of this while we can even if we just break even” situation.

  • crin

    I would move if someone built that on my street.

  • Ryan

    Looks like a nice spot for a mojito/coffee


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