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GDoN “in the heart of sought-after Eckington” edition

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


This house is located at 59 T Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“This lovely Semi-detached in the heart of sought-after Eckington Northeast neighborohood.High ceilings and hardwood floorsthroughout.Half bath on first level and basement.Bay window in Living Room.Unfinished space to add additional space on the third level.Great location,conveniently located near metro stations;red and Green lines.Minutes from White House andNational Mall.”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1 full/2 half baths is going for $550,000.

  • Anon

    Definitely some number of minutes from the White House and National Mall!

    I say not good deal. This looks like it needs a ton of work and it is right next to a high school, which means teenagers galore.

  • Anon

    One block due west and this house lists for $200k more. HS teens could be a concern, but I imagine that most people would be at work when they let out. I haven’t noticed any sketchy teen activity around here in the evening hours – I don’t think they linger long after school. (Sports practices notwithstanding – but I’ve found that to not be much of an issue personally. Most kids eligible to play sports aren’t the fuck-ups people fear.)

    • Ack

      … a house like this would really list for 750 on the unit block in Bloomingdale?

      • Anon

        A gut-reno house would likely sell for less, though likely not all that much less. This house seems like it could be livable, so 750 is probably pretty close. (Assuming this house is livable as-is, I’d buy this as an investment in a heartbeat.)

      • anon

        There is a condo on this same block currently selling for $650k. Granted, the condo is probably new and has 3 beds and 3 baths, but I’m sure a lot of people would value having a rowhouse in this high-demand neighborhood, even if it needs some work. This does not look like a bad deal to me.

      • 11luke

        Shells are going for around $650K in bloomingdale

        • Anon

          +1 Can confirm

  • neighbor

    Not a good deal. House appears to be in poor shape and that block looks really strange. Definitely worth under 500k.

    • HaileUnlikely

      I agree with you about the block, but regarding the condition, FYI, if you’re the same neighbor as on the post about 913 11th St NE last week, that house is already under contract, and it’s unlikely that they would have accepted an offer $100K under list that fast. I wouldn’t want a house on this block or this close to a high school, but I’d want to at least check it out before freaking out about the condition.

    • Rich

      What does a livable shell go for these days? And what inflates the price?

      In the early 90s bubble, not so livable shells rapidly escalated (which meant 250K or more in those days) and people holding inflated real estate that slowed the pace of redevelopment–people had difficulty making money off of renovations and sellers kept expecting more than they could get after the boom went bust. This, at a time, when there was an uptick in violent crime. So, now, in an inflated market what is the real floor and what determines it?

  • Former Eckington Resident

    Used to live right across the street in the apartments at 1901.

    Can confirm, kids from the HS, middle school, and charter school are a fixture along the block.

    Not sure if I liked the blatant disrespect of being pushed off the sidewalk when they walked by, the theft and vandalism, or the littering the most.

  • Emmaleigh504

    Now I want a pink sofa.


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