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GDoN “Luxury living at the Historic Dresden” edition

by Prince Of Petworth September 7, 2016 at 12:10 pm 26 Comments

2126 Connecticut Avenue Northwest

This unit is located at 2126 Connecticut Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“Luxury living at the Historic Dresden. Stunning 1,950 sq ft 2BR/2.5BA residence of top designer. Beautifully renovated with marble foyer, double living room ,separate huge dining room. Seller replaced windows. Built in 1910, The Dresden has become a Washington landmark and is featured in”Best Addresses”. 24 Hour desk. Condo fee will be reduced within 18 months by approx. $300 Utilities included”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $1,595,000 (current $1,780 monthly fee.)

  • CHGal

    That home in the pictures is the residence of a “top designer”? Designer of what?

    • CBASSinLogan

      Ceramic parrots with communist inclinations, apparently.

      • MsSunshine

        +1 — and a Mary Kay top seller.

    • Ashy Oldlady

      I’m guessing they designed tops, because they certainly weren’t very good at designing tasteful interiors.

  • Emmaleigh504

    Is that a portrait of Lenin?

    • Anon

      Stop it. I called it first!

    • Colhi

      This is decorated for Zsa Zsa Gabor if she was a union organizer.

    • spookiness

      This is DC now. Apartments with gilded portraits of Lenin selling for 1.6 million dollars.

  • I would have to bomb that room to make sure all the crazy was exterminated. WTF is that?

    • wdc

      Do what you have to do, but please save the portrait of Lenin for me. And the probably custom-made steps to help my yappy little rat-dog get up on my bed.

  • LittleBluePenguin

    I’m so distracted by all the parrots “perched” around the wall near the mirror – what the what?! So many design choices that I can’t believe they made. Are we sure the listing agent didn’t shoo whatever loony old person lives here out of the room and just start taking random pictures?

    • textdoc

      I was so distracted by the parrots that I didn’t even notice the portrait of Lenin.

  • 18th Street

    Imagine being the agent telling the seller that this place needs to be staged.

  • Mike


  • jumpingjack

    This decor gives me anxiety. Everything is unnecessarily distracting, even to the marble floors.

  • Cleveland Park runner

    The decor isn’t my taste, but as to whether it’s a GDON? Not even close–look at that condo fee. But don’t worry, in a year and a half, you’ll pay less (still way too much).

    • anon

      Are you predicting a crash? Because I think this is one of those buildings where wealthy people like to live, where stuff goes for a much higher price than you think it should.

      • FoggyBottom

        I gather Cleveland Park runner was commenting on the following “Condo fee will be reduced within 18 months by approx. $300 Utilities included”

        • Cleveland Park runner


    • Rich

      It’s a large unit, esp. for a 2/2, in classic best address building and may get sold for asking, but it may take awhile……the new coffered ceilings were a mistake–obvious attempt at being modern and updating the lighting (which would have been chandeliers supplemented by floor and desk lamps) but looks odd, and the really busy decorating. My guess is that real estate agent probably made some suggestions for decluttering but the owner wouldn’t hear of it.

      • Cleveland Park runner

        It has beautiful bones and the location can’t be beat. $1.6m doesn’t seem outside the realm of reasonableness, but I just can’t get past that condo fee.

  • jenster8dc


    • textdoc

      Exactly. Those crazy patterned marble(?) floors, the rugs, the wallpaper… I was so relieved to see that one (?) bathroom with plain white tile and nothing to make one dizzy.

  • prgkmr

    can anyone explain why places have low mortgage/rent and enormous condo fees like this? The end monthly price is probably in line for a 2bed/2.5bath in that area, but I don’t understand how that pricing structure happens or for what purpose (if intentional)?

    • Ben

      Lots of reasons: underlying mortgages (such as for previous major repairs to the building), taxes, utilities etc. For reasons like mortgages and taxes, you can deduct that portion of the condo fee from your federal taxes.

  • dappa

    These are dead parrots! These parrots have ceased to exist! These are ex-parrots…


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