Today’s Rental “includes heat and hot water”

by Prince Of Petworth January 3, 2017 at 2:20 pm 9 Comments


This rental is located at 1811 S Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“Our apartment homes at 1815 S Street, NW are conveniently located within easy walking distance to the Dupont Metro station and the Shops, Restaurants, and Night life of Adams Morgan. Great urban location offering generously sized efficiency and 1 bedroom units at very reasonable rates.

Rent includes heat and hot water.

* Wonderful student studio apartment, galley kitchen
* Full bathroom with tub
* Carpeting
* In-window AC unit

**Studio apartment available January1, 2017.**

Professionally managed by FitzGerald Properties Real Estate Management, serving the Washington, DC area for more than 50 years.

*** Pictures may not represent actual unit***”

This 400 square foot studio is going for $1395/mo.

  • textdoc

    Is that a dorm-sized fridge under the counter? And maybe some kind of single-burner cooktop above it?

    • Elkhaert

      Well, at 14k in Dupont, that is about what I would expect. That’s really affordably for the location, but you get what you pay for. Something tells me the target renter for a studio like this won’t really be using the kitchen for much other than storing and reheating leftovers.

      Still, I’d rather pay 1300 or less and get a large room in a row house with roommates somewhere more affordable, but I bet they definitely find someone to take this at that price. Likely a new college grad dead set on living alone.

      • JohnH

        It’s ironic to me that people living on the cheap are presumed to eat out all the time and not cook at home. It’s so much cheaper to cook than to eat out if money is truly an object. I went into a McDonalds for the first time in a while and was shocked how expensive it was.

        • Anon Spock

          I think it’s more people living on the cheap aren’t home much to cook therefore they eat out more often.

        • prgkmr

          maybe they’re always broke because they aren’t fiscally responsible? THINK ABOUT IT

  • emilysquirrely

    “generously sized” 400 sq ft apartment

  • anon

    This has been on the market for as long as I can remember. It seems like it must be even worse than the pictures. Also FWIW I used to live in a different Fitzgerald Properties building and they were a nightmare to deal with

  • Cleo42

    I lived on this block. This property is notorious for its bad management by the owner and lack of general upkeep of the building.

    • ET

      Which puts a whole lot more into the meaning behind the specific inclusion of the phrase “heat and hot water”


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