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Today’s Rental is a “Superb Shaw Hideaway!”

by Prince Of Petworth February 14, 2017 at 2:15 pm 13 Comments

469 Ridge St NW

This rental is located at 469 Ridge St, NW. The craigslist ad says:

“$1925 / 1br – Superb Shaw Hideaway!

Set in a boutique 8-unit building, this adorable one-bedroom unit is perfectly situated in Shaw! Step into a bright living area with recessed lighting and hardwoord floors that has an open layout feel. As you move into the kitchen, there is a small breakfast bar that creates a flexible seating area for you or guests. Modern, stainless steel appliances fill the galley-style kitchen. Down the hall, you’ll find an updated bathroom and a spacious bedroom that can accommodate a Queen-sized bed. A washer and dryer round out the space.


This building has a fenced-in, shared yard that is perfect for lounging or entertaining!

It’s tucked-away location is a bonus in such a vibrant neighborhood. The Mount Vernon Square metro (green and yellow lines) is nearby for easy transportation, but everything you need is incredibly walkable. The O Street Giant is 3 blocks away and so is the 24-hour Safeway on L Street. You can grab coffee at Compass or at A Baked Joint. Casual dining options like Sundevich and Silo are nearby, and so are finer ones like The Dabney in Blagden Alley and Convivial at City Market. You also have some of the neighborhood’s favourite bars on hand on 7th Street, including Ivy & Coney, Dacha Beer Garden, and The Passenger.

Tenants are responsible for electric and gas. One cat permitted with $200 non-refundable fee. Security deposit equal to one month’s rent due upon signing lease.”

  • LedroitTigah

    This seems like a good deal – nice place, laundry in your apartment, really well located.

  • PetworthGuy

    Great deal, great location, great building amenities. If only it was dog friendly (sigh)

  • Effie

    sigh… why are landlords in DC so opposed to dogs and their responsible dog owners

    • Anon Spock

      I’m guessing the erroneous assumption dogs cause more damage by virtue of using being larger. Also a past bad experience could make someone leery.
      I will always keep things open to pets; I know how hard it is to find a good place.

    • Anon

      I am a landlord. I allowed a past tenant with a medium sized dog. Never again – that dog scratched the hell out of my floors, which would cost me thousands to fix/replace.

      I love dogs, but unless I have a cheaper place with non-wood floors I’ll never rent to dog owners again.

      • Elkhaert

        I get the concern, which is sad considering that is such an easy problem to fix (just clip your dog’s nails).

        • Elkhaert

          But to be clear, I think you are justified since you can’t enforce “clip yo nails” in a lease.

      • Tsar of Truxton

        Eh, wood floors need to be refinished every so often anyway. And if you have a good, hard wood, it should not easily get scratched by a dog. I own my place, and my (medium/large) dog has not scratched the floors (I have had her for 3 years) despite running around like a maniac sometimes.

        • Tsar of Truxton

          I will add that if the cost of replacing the floors is truly the only concern, you can charge a pet fee to cover that cost.

    • Ross

      I live in a large building that recently started allowing dogs, and let me tell you: some people are clearly not responsible enough to own dogs. Lately somebody has been allowing their dog to do its business in the hallways, and I see plenty of people who don’t use the little green bags to pick up after their dogs. Yet another case of a few people ruining it for everybody else.

  • anon

    I live in a building that allows dogs and I am a huge dog lover, but having the dogs is a major detriment to my quality of life there because they all bark SO MUCH. There are three on my floor and one starts barking and it sets the other two off and suddenly I feel like I live in an animal shelter. Let me reiterate – I LOVE dogs and want one a lot, but until I own one, I will actively seek out buildings that DON”T allow pets in the future.

  • Kyle

    We just moved out of this apartment! Great location, nice neighbors, landlord was very responsive to any mechanical issues that we experienced over the course of 2+ years. Hard wood floors are nice, but it is required that 80% of the floor be covered by carpet/rugs. We were allowed to have a cat.

    • BMouse

      The building required rugs? That’s a new one on me. Or are you just saying that was your preference?


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