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GDoN “Lovely character mixed with modern touches” edition

by Prince Of Petworth February 14, 2017 at 12:00 pm 9 Comments

1456 Ogden St NW

This house is located at 1456 Ogden Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Beautiful Home in Popular Columbia Heights. Lovely character mixed with modern touches. It boasts a floor plan with good flow, hardwood floors, recessed lights, energy efficient SS appls, newer water heater, many Smart features. Two parking spots in rear. Plenty of street parking. Half a mile to metro; steps to restaurants, shopping, gym & shows. Rock Creek Park a quick walk away.”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3.5 bath is going for $749,900.

  • JS

    This house looks like it belongs in the English countryside.
    It seems to be a pretty fair price. I think it’s priced the way it is because houses in the Oak-Spring/14th/16th quadrangle of Columbia Heights that have more…aspirational…pricing seem to sit for a while.

  • OG

    Needs a new roof

  • MtP

    Unless there is some bad issue with the roof or something, this seems like a VERY good deal. I’d have thought this would be over $800k, easy. Some of those blocks around there aren’t the best, but the location is still very good.

  • Tsar of Truxton

    I dig that dining room table. Anyone know where it is from?

    • I Dont Get It

      Is it Emmerson from West Elm?

      • DF

        Yep, and we have one arriving on Friday! :)

  • Elkhaert

    Weird that it shows so little of the basement. And the price does make me suspicious. Could be the roof, could be they realized they couldn’t get a CoO for the basement?
    From PIVS, seems like it was last sold in 3/14/2014 for $665k.
    I dunno, maybe they just don’t believe it could be worth 200k more than when they bought it? Because I would expect this house in this location to go for something with an 8 in front. My guess is there will be a bidding war, but I hope everyone involved makes sure to leave in an inspection contingency. If there is nothing wrong with the house (big if) that is a hell of a deal at the current price.

  • textdoc

    Even if it needs a roof, the cost a new roof — while a lot in absolute terms (maybe $10K-$12K?) — isn’t that much relative to the purchase price of the house.
    I’d be more concerned if the existing roof is at the point where there have been water leaks or damage — I imagining remedying that would be more complicated that just replacing a roof that’s ready to be replaced.

  • anon

    That nice flow on the first floor is seriously hampered by the difference in height of the kitchen floor. And that hulking big refrigerator that’s not boxed in = though that’s easily changed out for a counter depth one that’s also made to look more built-in. The floor issue is not so simply to fix – I absolutely hate when renovators make such poor decisions, and expect others to pay as if for a properly renovated house. When I see stuff like that floor, I suspect there’s a lot more of that that sort of thing that isn’t so visible in the photos.


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