84°Mostly Cloudy

GDoN “9 windows & 2 skylights” edition

by Prince Of Petworth — November 29, 2016 at 12:10 pm 9 Comments


This unit is located at 3881 Newark Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“An incredible deal in highly desirable McLean Gardens! This lovingly cared for top floor unit is flooded w/light from 9 windows & 2 skylights. Just shy of 1000 sq ft, this one bedroom lives like a house with open floorplan, cathedral ceilings, large bedroom, living space & loft. Updated appliances, washer/dryer in unit, tons of storage & deeded parking space! Pet friendly amenity rich community!”


You can see more photos here.

This 999 sq. ft 1 bed/1 bath is going for $375,000 ($487 monthly fee.)

  • Nupe

    This Condo is located in McLean Gardens not far from Fannie Mae. It’s a very nice area of the city and is a mostly safe area. I am fed up with no law and order at the property where I currently live. The quality of life here appear to be deteriorating due to bad tenants and overcrowding. This area is in Ward 3 and the 2nd police district. Maybe I will win the Powerball or Mega Millions soon to help with a down payment. LOL

    • derp derp

      FYI Fannie Mae is moving downtown soon. They are the ones building in the old Washington Post spot.

  • B

    “The quality of life here appear to be deteriorating due to bad tenants and overcrowding.” Kinda curious where you are referring to. I have lived in DC almost 20 years, and can assure pretty much everywhere in the city things have not deteriorated. I do, however, agree that the location of this condo is very nice – and I think, while a bit dated in some ways, it’s a wonderful looking place.

    • Nupe

      I am talking about the apartment building where I currently live in Ward 4. The property is going downhill and management have allowed overcrowding. How can you allow 6 or more people to live in a 1 bedroom apartment. I’ve lived in D.C. all 55 years of my life and many of the apartment buildings in Wards 1 & 4 are overcrowded and have deteriorated because some tenants don’t care and live like animals. I agree, many of the new apartments and Condos will not allow this to happen because the wealthy white tenants will complain to management.

      • Anon Spock

        Or the wealthy white tenants are creating the mess or the poor black or brown tenants complain. Side note: you’d be surprised how much some ppl spend on rent. I’m sure most of those white tenants aren’t rich by any stretch of the imagination.

        I’d give dcra a call. There is a max number of people per unit and 6 in a 1 bedroom is too much.

        The question really is why don’t you look in 1 of the 6 other wards if you’re so unhappy? I’m guessing the rent is cheap, but maybe there is more to it.

        • Nupe

          I take pride in where I live. If you were to visit me, the first thing you would say, wow, your place is very nice. People should want to live in a nice clean environment regardless of their race or class. There’s no DC. law stating how many people can live in an apartment building. Councilmember Anita Bonds, Chairwoman on the D.C. Council Housing committee have proposed legislation to address overcrowding in apartment buildings. Overcrowding could and often does present a health hazard. Therefore, the legislation would affect that situation.

          • Anon Spock

            They should, but your post heavily implied some races/income levels are the root of the problems while others solve them.

            To my knowledge, the housing code caps the number of people in a given unit. If the landlord knows 6 ppl live in a 1 bedroom, they’re probably violating the housing code unless that 1 bdr apt is very large. This is why I suggested you contact dcra for guidance.

  • also anon

    $500 monthly fee??? Hopefully that includes utilities, a gym and an olympic sized pool otherwise that’s a little steep.

    • soozles

      I believe they do have a pool and a community center and other amenities as well as a lot of green space that has to be maintained.


Subscribe to our mailing list