GDoN “Old World charm” edition

by Prince Of Petworth — November 7, 2016 at 12:25 pm 14 Comments


This unit is located at 1840 Biltmore Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Old World charm in Kalorama Tri.Elegant & modern 2BR COOP w great light & flow:Renov KIT w granite & SS:LRG foyer, dine RM,MBR w built-ins & bay window:HI ceilings:Beautiful heart pine FLRs:Bike,storage,exercise/common RM:Pets allowed:Retail,dining,gyms,farmers markets,Metro Bus & Rail,Kalorama Park & sought after Oyster-Adams Public School all nearby!Ask for KVS $500 buyer credit.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $479,000 ($1,139 monthly fee.)

  • Anon

    Looks like a pretty cute and cozy place in a nice looking building. But wow, those monthly fees!

  • Ben

    I’m assuming the sale price doesn’t reflect the discount from the underlying mortgage?

    • Anon

      Of course it does. It would be priced much higher otherwise.

  • [rrrrr]

    Looked at a very similar unit on a nearby block — but it wasn’t a co-op — one of the breaking points was lack of in unit W/D which it looks like this one is missing too.

    • Chase

      I never had an issue renting apartments without a W/D but when I purchased this was a must have. Different mindset when you own an apt, I guess

      • ST21

        I had the same mindset as well originally, In-unit W/D was definitely high on my list. The funny thing is I ended up buying a unit that did NOT come with a W/D. Instead my building has a W/D for each floor in the building (5 units on my floor including me) and I have never had a single issue with it in the 18 months I’ve lived there. In fact I prefer the setup the way it is now- I don’t hear the w/d in my condo and I don’t have to dedicate space for it. The w/d on each floor is free (comes with the HOA) and you must have a key- it’s really incredibly easy. If I ever buy a condo again I think I would hope to find this setup again.

        • [rrrrr]

          That doesn’t sound too bad. The AdMo unit I looked at only had one laundry room on the first floor. There were other issues, namely high end as far as budget was concerned, but I’d be lying if the schlepp downstairs wasn’t an off putting thought.

          • ST21

            Ah, yeah that’s tough. Only one dedicated room in an entire building ain’t gonna cut it. Having to go up and down floors is pretty much a deal breaker for me too. Each floor having their own dedicated room is a game changer- mine is right down the hall from my unit and it’s extremely convenient.

          • sbc

            interesting– I would prefer to have one big laundry room (as long as it was accessible via elevator) than a single washer and dryer on my floor. I like the idea of being able to do multiple loads at once, and not having to worry if someone else is taking the only available washer.

            it’s funny how differently people feel about this–my wife is very much in the camp that every place we live should have in-unit w&d.

            the apartment as a whole looks nice and is probably among the lowest-down-payment opportunities to own in the Oyster school district.

          • anon

            I’m with you, sbc. After doing laundry in laundromats for so long, when I bought a place in a very small building with a free one in the basement, it was a pain to only be able to do one load at once – even though I didn’t have to lug stuff to a laundromat, doing the wash took longer. Now, in a large condo building with an elevator and a large laundry room (not free machines, but far cheaper than a laundromat) open 24-7, I far prefer this set up – I can do it all at once again, many loads, don’t have to hear the machines, and I really like not having to lug stuff up and down the stairs anymore.

  • AMDCer

    I saw this on a different site this weekend and was wondering why it was such a good deal – didn’t realize that it’s a co-op. I lived on Biltmore St back in the ’90’s, and one of my life’s ambitions is to live there again one day. Just a fantastic street/location! It looks like you could really do a lot with this space since it looks like one of the bedrooms was probably originally a dining or living room – makes it somewhat flexible.

  • Planner

    I think I’d better not visit this place while house-hunting – I am too likely to splash some paint on the walls before I even bought it. So so very white…..

  • Quotia Zelda

    Prettiest street in DC!

    • AMDCer

      I agree!


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