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GDoN “Modern design meets classic elegance” edition

by Prince Of Petworth March 21, 2017 at 12:00 pm 23 Comments

3240 Hiatt Pl NW #5

This unit is located at 3240 Hiatt Place, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Modern design meets classic elegance in these 1 and two bedroom condos. Unique floor plan features quartz countertops, sleek cabinets, and hardwood floors throughout. Dubbed a ~Walkers Paradise~, these condos provide everything from restaurants and bars to museums and shopping all a stones throw away! Parking is available and pets are allowed. More units available.”


You can see more photos here.

This 1404 sq ft. 2 bed/2 bath is going for $750,000 ($305 monthly fee.)

  • JS

    I am amazed that this place was finally finished after all these years, although I wish the brick hadn’t been painted over. That was some nice brick. Hopefully this will spur some movement on the building next door; that thing’s been vacant forever.

  • Three-quarters of a million dollars to haul my butt up and down a spiral staircase every day? Oh, hell no!

    • Tsar of Truxton

      Yeah, I gotta believe that is a deal-breaker for most people. They look cool, but talk about annoying as your only staircase.

      • crispy

        I looked at this building a few weeks ago. If I recall, only 1 unit has the spiral staircase. But there are a lot of stairs to climb, especially if you live in one of the units on the top floor.

        • rIUCH

          In addition, that layout will use lots of energy for heating/cooling.

  • So, Just Sayin’

    How safe would it be to live there, with a vacant property on each side of the building, one of which looks like a firetrap and is rumored to be either crawling with homeless drug addicts or a safe house for the cops (or both).

    • Anon

      I wouldn’t live in Hiatt Pl. Teens seem to keep starting fights and/or breaking into cars. Not at this point in time, and certainly not for $750k.

      • HaileUnlikely

        Agreed. Location has lots of positives for the right buyer, but it has too many big negatives to overlook at this price point.

    • Anon

      The building survived a gas fireplace that was left on constantly for like 8 months in one of the unfinished condos a few years ago. It added a nice ambiance to my walk to and from metro.

  • Guillermo Brown

    Nothing says efficiency like 4 air supply vents running up a 20′ wall

    • JS

      Yeah, the heating and cooling bills in this place are going to be $$$$$.

    • amber

      +1 on heating/cooling costs. Toured this unit a few weeks ago and it’s a unique project but has to meet a very specific buyer. My dog would be frustrated by the spiral staircase…as would I after a week.

  • ehdc

    Prominent “no loitering” signs are de rigeur in every modern home

  • MHillPark

    Why is the second bedroom so small? It’s even labeled a den in the floor plan. I love light and air, but these loft layouts just aren’t worth it for me.

    • crispy

      Many of the rooms in these units are small and strangely shaped. I like the idea of turret rooms, but I don’t know how you put a bed in one of them.

      • MHillPark

        I also like the idea of turret rooms, but I would never find a layout of my furniture that works in a round room. As for the turret rooms, though, at least those are in the historic part of the building. This unit is in the new (rectangular) portion, so there’s really no excuse for a tiny room like that. The great room is huge! Why not give that bedroom another foot of length sideways?

  • BostonToShaw

    The kitchen – really? They could have come up with a million other better layouts. How are you supposed to cook on that stove shoved in the corner? They also have enough room for an island as opposed to the stupid peninsula.

    And the guest room is staged horribly! You can’t open the closet door with the nightstand where it is.

  • condoer

    That doesn’t feel like 1400 sq ft to me. I do like the look of the old and new together though.

  • n3

    I used to walk down Hiatt Place from the Columbia Height Metro for 6 years from 2009 to 2015. This building was empty the entire time. I would ask some serious questions about what type of maintenance and repair went into this unit and building before it went up for sale.

    • anon

      Me too – i walked that stretch from 2009 – 2013. Lamented the state of the building every single day.

    • KBT


  • Monica

    I’m sadly not surprised it’s $750k, but I definitely don’t think it’s worth that much. As others have pointed out the spiral staircase is a no go. Also I know folks love big picture windows – but it also means you’re on display for everyone to see in your window – especially at night when lights are on and it’s dark out.

  • hiattbuyer

    I actually was in negotiations with the bank on the unit above this one. Some general insight:
    This unit is not feasible at $750k. You can see EVERYTHING from the ground floor and would need to keep the shades up at least 50% the height of the windows in order not to.
    I went back and forth on the unit above which has a spiral staircase as well and a slightly better layout and they refused to budge any further then 725k which is crazy given that its still only a 2/2.5 with zero amenities. Whomever is purchasing is in for a rude awakening come spring time when more units come to market.


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