Today’s Rental has “12 huge windows on 3 exposures” (reader request)

by Prince Of Petworth August 16, 2016 at 2:35 pm 23 Comments


This rental is located at 1317 Shepherd Street, NW. The listing says:

“Beautiful new condo on the top floor, perched above neighboring houses. Tall vaulted ceilings, 12 huge windows on 3 exposures, great views. Friendly neighbors in this 8-unit building on a quiet, tree-lined street in a central location.

– New construction, energy efficient appliances, low utility bills, dual flush toilets
– Central HVAC
– Large in-unit washer and dryer
– Gas cooking, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances
– Solid oak hardwood floors throughout
– Built-in iPod dock and speaker system
– Water / sewer included, you pay gas and electric
– No pets, no smoking
– Easy street parking, ZipCar behind building
– Unfurnished
– 1 year lease, available August 27

Perfect Location – 5 to 15 minute walk from:
– Transportation: Petworth or Columbia Heights Metro, buses on 14th, 16th, or Georgia
– Shops: brand new Safeway, Yes! Organic Market, Annie\’s Ace Hardware, Target, CVS
– Bars / restaurants: Red Derby / Taqueria Habanero, Petworth Citizen / Slim\’s Diner / Timber Pizza, Qualia Coffee, Pho Viet, The Coupe / Meridian Pint
– Neighborhood amenities: library, dog park, pool, 2 community gardens
– One block from Rock Creek Park

Live close enough to walk to it all but just far enough to avoid the city noise and traffic!”

rental inside

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $2,800/Mo.

  • SonnyBoy

    It’s a lot of money, but looks nice and unique (in my opinion, a factor too often overlooked). If a parking space was included, $2,800 would seem about right.

  • stacksp

    More for the money it seems than the 2 br apt advertised in the luxury buildings.

    • Ben

      Where, even in petworth, can you get a 2br top floor apartment for under $2800?

      • Anon

        Shhh, don’t let the peanut gallery hear you say that!

      • renter

        I rent a more centrally located 2br house in CH/Petworth/ParkView for less than that. but to each their own.

        • Anon

          LOL what did I say.

          • SonnyBoy


        • anon

          Yes, but according to the typical house lease, rather than apartment or condo lease, are you responsible for fixing a lot more stuff in the house than one would be in an apartment – and taking care of more stuff inside and outside? And do you have really high ceilings, windows with sky views, and central AC?

          • observer

            Anon- you’re welcome I guess. anon- no (inside), yes (outside), yes, yes, and yes.

        • JS

          So…..you live in the CVS? Either that or you live Schrödinger’s house, simultaneously existing in three neighborhoods.

          • textdoc

            The poster probably lives in the part of northern Park View that is technically Columbia Heights (according to the “legal subdivision” category in the tax records) and is close enough to Petworth that it’s mistaken for Petworth and/or is convenient to the various establishments in southern Petworth.

        • Ben

          Understood, but the comment I was referring to said luxury apartments. Does your house have a gym, 24/7 concierge, roof deck, game room etc that is typical with luxury apartments?

          I guess I should have said 2br top floor luxury apartment with a lease signed today….

    • textdoc

      Aren’t the luxury buildings closer to Metro than this house would be?

  • anon

    why not just use an 3.5 mm input instead of an ipod dock?

    • JoDa

      Accept all audio inputs? Commoner.

    • textdoc

      My guess is that the time this renovation was being planned, an iPod dock seemed like the apex of cool/gimmicky technology that a developer could offer.
      Yep, a regular aux input would be a much better idea.

  • Angry Parakeet

    Wasn’t this formerly a school, and its development into condos was featured in PoP

  • anon7

    Kinda interesting how well the third level blends into the rest of the block even though the house next door only has two levels.

  • Guillermo Brown

    The debate rages: this is not Petworth. Look at any historical map of the area, and Petworth’s western boundary was Georgia. I think this area should be annexed into “14th St. Heights.”
    Having said that, great neighborhood: close enough to walk to (Petworth!) metro, Upshur restaurants, Annie’s Ace Hardware, Rock Creek Park, etc… Good deal!

  • Brentwood

    I wonder why you’d advertise that it’s close to a dog park, if you don’t allow pets.

  • Renter

    I visited this place. The light is beautiful and you can do a lot with the living room layout but I found the price on the high side for the location, which I found inconvenient as a Metro commuter (taking the bus downtown in rush hour seems very unpleasant). The second bedroom would work well as an office but probably would not comfortably fit a queen-sized bed.

    If you’re a car commuter might be worth taking a look.

    • Shepherd neighbor

      I disagree. I live on this block and know lots of neighbors who take the 70 buses (GA Ave), 50 buses (14th St, 1 block away), and even S buses (16th St) to both downtown and northbound work locations. It’s a 10-minute walk to GA Ave/Petworth Metro. That doesn’t spell inconvenient to me unless your walking is somehow physically limited. Plus the Safeway is on the way — bonus groceries on the way home! I take the Metro to Silver Spring when I don’t bike, and it’s no problem.


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