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GDoN “Roses & a gracious porch welcome you” edition

by Prince Of Petworth — November 18, 2016 at 12:30 pm 12 Comments


What can I say, I’m a sucker for Bungalows…

This house is located at 904 Hamlin Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Great opportunity in super hot Brookland. Near shops & restaurants, this freestanding home has convenient access to Catholic University, Inspired Teaching School & metro. Roses & a gracious porch welcome you to sunny home. Cozy fireplace warms LR & sunlight fills master BR. Deep backyard has room for vegetable garden, a swingset & parking. Partially finished LL w/half bath & separate entrance.”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1.5 bath is going for $549,555.

  • Hookdntx

    I read that as “Guns & Roses”… 1) I may need an afternoon cup of coffee and 2) to change my radio station at work

    • Elkhaert

      Haha, also read that too.

    • soozles

      Me too! Hah!

  • anon

    Pretty good deal. I would’ve said great deal, but the target demo is prob gonna want to at least build a parking pad in back. And probably figure out a way to add a second full bathroom. Still, given the proximity to the metro (and a couple bonus amenities like Dew Drop Inn and the MBT), and the ability to move in right away and delay some of those improvement expenditures, pretty good deal.

  • Elkhaert

    It’s livable, but it will need major renovations. Also, that third bedroom off the dining room is really awkward. Not sure how someone is gonna feel about walking through the dining room, living room, and upstairs in a towel to take a shower. Seems like you could take the renovations in stages though.

  • nathaniel

    How do they advertise this as 1800 square feet when tax records have it at 1032? Even if they are including a basement, which there are no pictures of, that is nowhere near accurate.

    I wish there was some ways to punish agents who blatantly lie in their listings. Especially when you are trying to find a comp, agents who list bedrooms that are not bedrooms or wildly inflate the square footage is real frustrating.

    • anon

      There’s a full map of all three levels and the shed on Zillow if you want to crunch the numbers (I didn’t bother doing this myself, since I don’t think exact square footage really matters that much). There’s no sales history, so it’s possible (probable?) there simply hasn’t been a tax assessment since the last time it was expanded.

      • nathaniel

        I take your point, but since there has never been an addition I bet the tax records are right. Even if you add in 600 square feet for the lower level, which I doubt is finished as they did not include pictures, you still come in short of 1800.

        You are right square footage does not matter for the person who buys this house. It does matter for every person who is forced to use this as a comp to get financing on their purchase or tries to sell a house in the area.

  • MadMax

    I thought having no upper floor, or at a minimum no bedrooms on the upper floors, is what led to a house being called a bungalow?

    • MadMax

      (part of, I realize there are other reqs)

    • anon

      My impression is that a classic bungalow has an attic bedroom as it’s second floor.

  • stacksp

    Two homes less than a few blocks away that are in far better condition for the same price.


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