GDoN “over 400 sqft of roof top deck” edition (reader request)

by Prince Of Petworth July 26, 2016 at 12:15 pm 31 Comments

This house is located at 3211 Sherman Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“Great location! Over 1800 finished SF. Completely renovated SFH (Tax record is not updated yet). This SFH features over 400 sqft of roof top deck. 3BR, 3.5BA. Master BR and BA are on the 3rd floor of the house! New kitchen with marble Counter tops, SS Appliances, Hardwood Floors. Private parking and private back yard!”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3.5 bath is going for $888,888.

  • B’dale Res

    Roof Top decks are so awesome in DC since we have prime weather all year long to take advantage of a roof top deck.

    • I use mine about 7 months out of the year. And I wouldn’t dream of living anywhere without one now that I’ve had one.

  • JS

    It’s ugly as sin and the pricing seems a bit high, but given what places in Morton Street Mews are selling for, I wouldn’t be surprised to see it go for 800K.

    • Heights Neighbor

      I’ve lived nearby and observed both projects from the start; Morton Street Mews is decent professional quality construction. This house is amateur flipper crap.

    • Yikes

      I don’t live at Morton Street Mews – we bought in the neighborhood 2 years ago – but I’ve toured it. It’s beautiful and really high quality. This is no Morton Street Mews.
      If this goes for anywhere near this price, I’ll be tempted to put my own house on the market. = )

    • anonymous

      Morton Mews are quality and professional this is garbage and amateur

  • Josh

    They didn’t even try to blend the pop-up into the original facade. For me, that’s a huge deal breaker. You could take $200K off the price and I still wouldn’t budge.

    • Nathan

      If they put such little care into that, makes you wonder how good the work is inside.

      • Hill Denizen

        Yeah, for me it isn’t the ugliness I care about, especially if it’s $200k cheaper. I’m more worried about what it means for the rest of work they did if they took such little care on the most noticeable part of the house.

  • loganite

    Wow, the front is ugly. They were too lazy to build into the front window so you lose 80% and then the pop-up, well….the pop up. Like someone else wrote, given the shortcuts they took outside, I wonder what is waiting behind the walls.

    • JS

      Surprisingly enough it looks like this was permitted and passed inspection.

      • tom

        passed inspection? you think to highly of DCRA.

    • textdoc

      “They were too lazy to build into the front window so you lose 80%” — I don’t understand what this means. Can you clarify?

  • J

    I hope whoever buys this and fixes up the pop up to blend in better. It is one of the two ugliest buildings on this stretch of Sherman and sticks out like a sore thumb.

    • anonymous

      With what money after spending $880k on this monstrosity?

  • Anony

    Fugley exterior! Zero attempt at making it somewhat fit into the neighborhood

  • Heights Neighbor

    I live nearby and have watched this go up… A true “WE BUY HOUSES CASH” flipper piece of work. The front walkway is very uneven- they just slapped a thin layer of cement over the old steps. And I’m glad someone else noticed the corners cut with the window bumpout. Buyer beware. Not to mention a terrible pop up/horrible aesthetics.

  • anon36

    Top 5 ugliest pop up in DC. It’s like they tore off the roof and put a pre-fab backyard shed on top.

  • tom

    this must be the developer’s first house. he probably lost a good $200k due to the lack of curb appeal. who knows what other corners were cut.

  • Egad
  • anon

    even if it was attractive and well-built it would be a bad price for those specs at that location.

  • JoDa

    I love the price. No doubt for “luck.”
    However, did anyone else live in/near Columbus, Ohio in the early 2000’s? Yeah, you’re welcome for the old Columbus Dispatch classifieds TV ads now running through your head. I couldn’t find a video so that the rest of you would have the pleasure, but if I get a few minutes later today, I’ll search again.

  • Anon. no. 5

    Nothing like enticing a jumbo loan buyer with bottom of the line kitchen appliances!

  • HaileUnlikely

    Pop-up appears to overhang neighbor’s roof by a few inches; not sure if that is real or if it is just because of the angle the photo is taken from (it is easier to see in the post linked above about ugly pop ups than it is in this post, because of the tree that obscures the relevant area in this photo). If that is more than just an illusion, the neighbor might want to think about requesting a survey.

  • Blueshark

    Who comes up with these ugly facades? I guess it wouldn’t be bad if this is the back of the home.

  • JakeW

    For the love of God, please stop building these disastrous pop-up flips. When is DCRA going to realize that they are single-handedly approving the destruction of our DC streetscapes. I feel for the neighbors who have to live next to such an atrocity. In other news, who on earth would buy such an ugly home?

    • HaileUnlikely

      I bought a home that was at least as ugly as this, probably uglier. I bought it because it at slightly less than one third of the asking price of this house, mine was affordable and budget-friendly. I do not have any idea why somebody would buy something this hideous at this price point; one who is paying $888,888 has better options.

    • Sherman person

      Next door neighbor here. Thank you for your condolences.

      • anonymous

        Check your survey and sue the heck out of these clowns!

      • HaileUnlikely

        Are you in the yellow house? If so, does their pop up actually extend onto your roof by a few inches as it appears in the photo? If so, you might be able to either get the pop-up taken down or get a nice settlement, as they appear to have built on top of *your* house.

  • anon

    $888,888 huh?

    What is this, amateur hour?


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