GDoN “highly desired section of Petworth” edition

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


This house is located at 305 Rock Creek Church Road, NW. The listing says:

“FULLY RENOVATED 3-level row-home in highly desired section of Petworth. OPEN FLOOR-PLAN includes hardwood flooring, gourmet kitchen w/ granite, s/s appliances, & island. Main level also has 1/2 bath & walkout deck. Gorgeous upstairs master suite includes vaulted ceilings w/ exposed brick. W/D upstairs. Lower level has in-law suite walks out to OFFSTREET PARKING!”


You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $774,900.

  • JS

    Since this place has been on the market a month with multiple price drops (Redfin has it for $749K), it’s not a deal. I’m surprised it’ snot selling for 750K, though – it’s a nice location, not too far up the hill and across from the Soldier’s home.

  • BlueStreak

    Is this really that “highly desired” a location? It’s nice enough and near the soldier’s home, but it’s not like it’s that close to the Metro or to the 9th and Upshur Corridor.
    Or am I wrong? I would be interested to see what others think.

    • eva

      It’s a pretty quiet, friendly and stable area. Many of the neighbors have been in the neighborhood for a decade or decades. Very little crime on the surrounding blocks and the H8 is a convenient cross town transit option.

      I would prefer to live in a bit from RCC Road because traffic there is pretty unsafe, but it’s a pretty nice part of the neighborhood.

      • jonah

        We are working with DDOT on some traffic calming solutions. This stretch of RCC is going to get curb bulb outs at the intersections to make crossing distances shorter. DDOT thinks this will create some speed reductions. This was a finding of the Rock Creek East Livability recommendations.

        • eva

          Jonah for President!

          Seriously, you’re the best ANC commissioner we’ve had yet (and we’ve had some pretty good ones).

    • Anon

      It’s a busy street and a little isolated for my taste. I would imagine that properties closer to the metro and the commercial strips on Upshur and Georgia do a little better.

  • ZetteZelle

    I like the location very much, but if you check on Google Maps you’ll see that it has basically no back yard. For me (and I would suspect for most people who have/plan to have kids), that’s an absolute deal-breaker.

    • andy

      we have almost no yard, but a park a block away is better in many ways. For some people it could be good for kids depending on public park access.

  • P

    Nice looking work, I like those cathedral-style master BRs with the bonus windows, and the large doors to the patio off the kitchen are sweet.

    I think it odd that there is no real exit to the back alley except though the in-law, which has no front entrance, but I suppose with no kitchen you wouldn’t be renting it out anyway, and so you’d enter exit through the basement back door everyday.

    Nice staging and all, but it’s just a small place. Listing doesn’t seem to mention sq. footage. But I do like it, beautiful house really.


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