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GDoN “Stunning Hill East renovation” edition

by Prince Of Petworth September 30, 2016 at 12:10 pm 22 Comments


This house is located at 114 18th Street, Southeast. The listing says:

“Stunning Hill East renovation w/ spacious open floor plan, wood floors, high, coffered ceilings. Main floor from living to dining to bright kitchen with marble countertops and stainless appliances. Upstairs hosts a master BR with a private bath, along with two additional BRs and full bath. Finished basement has great space plus add’l bed and bath. Back yard boasts big deck and secure parking.”


You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $799,900.

  • french streeter

    serious deja vu looking at this house. There is a developer whose renovations are identical and this is the newest one, it appears.

    • kanon

      +1. I was going to say the same thing. Still quite nice, if that’s your taste.

  • I wouldn’t say stunning, but in the world of flips it certainly looks nicer than most.

  • textdoc

    The coffered ceilings seem overdone, and I don’t like the modern railing for the stairs, but at least there’s no exposed brick and no vessel sinks.
    It’s interesting to me that there are some doors with transom windows in what looks like it was probably a gut renovation. I wonder if they deliberately sought out new, modern-looking doors that came with transom windows.

    • cam

      Take another look, one of the bathroom sinks is a vessel sink.

      • textdoc

        D’oh! You’re correct. It looks like there are TWO vessel sinks — one in the non-master bathroom upstairs, and one in the basement bathroom.
        IDGI, avert your eyes!!

    • Jesse

      Ceilings look terrible. Definitely overdone.

  • Kingman Park

    Love the hardwood floors on the main and upper levels. But I can’t stand the countertops.

  • Line Park SE

    Love the floors and the reno. This is a good deal on a nice block. Parking is off a wide alley area, and out your back door is less than a block walk to Stadium Armory Metro. Many houses getting renovated/flipped in this area and property values will only increase after the new development goes in on the DC General/DC Jail property two blocks over.

    • Anon

      I agree. Cute block, cute house, very convenient location for anyone who commutes to downtown. My only gripe would be that it isn’t really walkable to anything besides parks

  • DeanWillow

    I like how it looks, but don’t like the price. Is $799,000 the going rate for renovated row houses? We have to be entering another housing bubble, right?

    • stacksp

      +1 on the pricing thing, not sure about the bubble thing

      • Anon

        I don’t think a newly-renovated four-bedroom house for $800k indicates a bubble in a metro area with median incomes as high as DC’s

        • anonymous2u

          In Hill East with the crime and lack of surrounding amenities. ..yes

          • dcgent

            10-15 minute walk to the craziness of H St, 15-20 to Barracks row, easy access to great biking, a block or two from will likely be restaurants and much more once Donatelli starts building at the south exit of Stadium Armory–that’s lack of amenities? It’s no 14th St certainly but you get quiet residential with great metro, bike access. I wish the crime would go away faster but it will slowly (he says hopefully)

    • Kingman Park

      A house on the corner of 16th and D streets NE just sold for $1M with another across the street expecting to go for about the same. It’s a brave new world.

    • Jesse

      Love the dopes who perpetually predict a bubble and are always wrong.

  • ***

    I can’t even with these ceilings. Why? WHY!?!?!

    • anonymous

      I think they do it because they can hide the structural supports in them, ac ducting, and pipe work and still push up in spots to appear to have a higher ceiling.

      but i’m with you, they look awful.

  • ET

    I like coffered ceilings but for the most part DC row houses don’t have the ceiling height or room size for them and in my opinion, most house aren’t “grand” enough for them. They just end up crowding the visual space which seems to be the opposite of what flippers want when they take down all the walls.

    • ***

      Exactly. The scale is all wrong. It draws so much attention to the ceiling, that it makes the space feel smaller.

  • llucas

    Agree. I hate the ceilings! And I hate the fact that I backed out of a house on nearby Bay Street 15 years ago because the area was so rough and sketchy at that time. By the way, the house on Bay which was move-in ready was priced at $169000. And that was considered for that area back then.


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