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GDoN “London Inspired” edition

by Prince Of Petworth August 23, 2016 at 12:10 pm 27 Comments

1713 15th Street Northwest

This unit is located at 1713 15th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“PARKING INCLUDED. 3 London Inspired Residences. The lead designer and team took a unique approach to utilize space and incorporate a unique set of fixtures and finishes for a elegant, but simple feel. Large private outdoor spaces with each unit. NanaWalls-Sliding Door Systems. Handmade Amish Vanities/Cabinetry. Viking & GE Monogram Appliances, French Wide-Oak Floors and much much more.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $749,000 ($202 monthly fee.)

Check out Unit 2 here going for $769,000 and unit 3 here going for $799,000.

  • textdoc

    The only way in which these strike me as “London-inspired” is that they have a severe and inexplicable lack of wall-mounted cabinets in the kitchen.

    • textdoc

      Er, this unit.

  • CatieCat

    Out of my price range and also not really my style, but this amount and space AND parking in arguably the best location in the city, someone will snatch these up quickly!

  • OP Anon

    London-inspired is not a compliment. The housing stock in London BLOWS. Worse than NYC.
    This person jumped from restaurant press releases to real estate. Ugh.

  • jcm

    So that’s a $750K basement apartment? Is there a large market for those?

    • Anon

      Yup – in Logan circle. (Though I’m guessing it may take some time for that to move.)

    • Ashy Oldlady

      It’s in a “hot neighborhood,” meaning that there will be nothing rational about the sale price of this place.

  • Mike

    $720 per sq ft? London-inspired indeed.

  • Tsar of Truxton

    The upstairs unit for 799 seems like a pretty decent deal. The basement being only 50k less seems…odd.

  • Susan

    That’s a lot of money to live in a basement.

  • Erin

    This may be the GDoN that convinces me that it is time to leave DC.

    • hillyeah


  • ustreeter

    They’ve played with the listing to show it’s less than a week old. These have been on since June and are not selling. Another case of a greedy flipper. They put nice finishes on a pig but it’s still a pig. It hasn’t even received electrical or final inspection. The top unit is 1,000 sq feet where the second bedroom allows you to roll out of bed into the shower. Not even room for end tables.

    • Anony

      I see they did that, how do they manipulate sites (other than Zillow) to not show previous price/listing?

      • Anony

        It is now a “Hot Home” on Redfin, WTF?

  • So great when places say something-inspired and never explain what the hell that means or how it translates into the space.

  • JS

    Such a unique use of space, duplicating the layout of nearly every single other rowhouse condo conversion. There’s only so much you can do with a rectangle.

  • kittycatbob

    Maybe it’s just me and what styles I respond to, but I would not want to live in a house that is decorated like a mass-produced hotel. I want my home to be warm and inviting, and the trend towards all the gray (and not just the walls) and these hardwood floors leaves little room for that. These aren’t the types of homes that someone can just plop their existing furniture into and have it look cohesive. You’d have to buy all new furniture to work with the bathrooms, kitchens, and finishes.

    • ***

      While I agree the bathroom is a little over the top (but also, glad to see it’s not all white), the rest of the unit is frankly, a neutral palette. A little paint and some rugs will make it feel plenty homey. Not sure what you were expecting? Wall-to-wall carpet and wallpaper?

  • Rich

    It’s next to a church. I can just imagine the noise and parking problems (for visitors on the weekend or when there’s a wedding or funeral.

    No cabinets in the basement kitchen while the ones upstairs put a lot of the storage out of reach? The mottled brick is a bit “distracting” in the top floor unit and the exterior spiral staircase seems like theft or a lawsuit waiting to happen.

    • textdoc

      The exterior staircase is probably a requirement because of the building having multiple units. (And a practical necessity if the upstairs units have parking.)

    • WMM

      I live next to that church on R St. Never a problem noise-wise. Good luck getting out of your private parking spot on Sunday’s though when the goers use the alley for parking.

    • Petworth Landlord

      Darn noisy churchgoers. I’m not religious at all, but aside from the parking issue, I think it’d be neat to live next to a church. More activity, sure. I wouldn’t call it “noise” unless I put “joyful” in front.

      Also: Only a $20,000 price break to live in the basement? eeeeeeek.–enjoy your fancy cave!


    I walk this route quite a bit, and when they applied that black exterior paint job it made the structure look like a massive coffin.

  • soozles

    I think the little window seat off the kitchen in the top unit is dumb. Do you sit there while waiting for the water to boil? And I totally agree, that basement is waaaayyyyy too expensive, especially compared to the other two, which are probably priced about right.

  • 4teenth

    Amateurs! Unit 2 and Unit 3 have their fridge doors on backwards! They open towards the walls. See the links. Hopefully these fridges have the ability to swap their hinges to the other side!

  • J Street

    Horrible. I can’t understand the market for rowhouse condo conversions. Worst of both worlds.


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