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GDoN “Cool renovated 1 BR condo” edition

by Prince Of Petworth July 8, 2016 at 12:15 pm 5 Comments

400 Evarts Street Northeast

This unit is located at 400 Evarts Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Cool renovated 1 BR condo, nestled in the heart of Brookland w/nice LR/DR, Kit w/ss appl , BR w/large closet, & full BA w/finished floors throughout & in-unit W/D. Pet-friendly building with exercise room/bike storage & community courtyard. Less than a mile to Catholic U & Metro. Steps to markets, cafes, park & Trinity College.”


You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $209,900 ($168 monthly fee.)

  • Brooklander

    Two things:
    1. I like how this is listed as the “heart of Brookland” despite being nearly a mile from the metro and clearly in Edgewood according to GoogleMaps.
    2. The tiniest one bedroom I’ve ever seen. It’s basically just a studio with a wall. It’s nice, but at $485 a square foot? It also seems that the W/D is one of those combo deals which are notoriously terrible, and I don’t see a dishwasher (though maybe it’s not in the photos). The finishes that they’ve chosen make it look extremely dark in the already very small kitchen space.

    Not a terrible condo, just misleading for a number of reasons.

    • Anonymous

      It’s not the far of a walk to the Metro, though I would definitely not consider this the “heart of Brookland”. Other than the general appearance issues that you brought up, I’d also like to add that being so close to the Edgewood Terrace apartments is not a bonus by any stretch of the imagination. If this home has anything going for it, it’s that the entire Forman Mills complex is slated to be redeveloped, which should increase property values unless the whole project is bungled.

    • anon

      Yeah; it’s not Brookland. It’s Edgewood. But, it’s very close to the metro; just a different metro. Thanks to the (relatively) new pedestrian walkway, it’s a pretty pleasant walk to the metro. Of course, construction from the MRP Realty project will intervene, but I assume there’ll be provisions for pedestrians since only some of the lot will be under construction at a time and many people walk from the Edgewood Terrace to the metro (and the bridge was essentially built for them to do that just recently).
      All in all, I think this is a pretty good location. Maybe it’s small and not that great; but you’ll build enough equity with all the nearby development and growth in the neighborhood to upgrade the appliances at least over time.

  • CS

    I looked at the unit above this one last year – and while a nice space for the price level and the building seemed nice albeit low frills, it was on this little courtyard type thing which prevented it from getting natural light. If the house next door was ever popped back, it would be closed in even more. Since this unit is on the ground level (and the windows are even smaller), I imagine it’s even darker. But to someone who doesn’t care about natural light, has a low budget, and doesn’t mind being on the ground floor, it could be a deal. There are fewer and fewer units in the low 200’s these days around the city.

    • CS

      I should say, I ~believe~ it’s the unit below the one I looked at – this is 103, I looked at 203.


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