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GDoN “Utterly charming” edition

by Prince Of Petworth — March 23, 2017 at 12:25 pm 15 Comments

301 17th St SE

This house is located at 301 17th Street, SE. The MRIS listing says:

“Utterly charming 2 bedroom/2 bath corner town-home perched high above the street. Three sides of windows with light pouring in. Open floor plan on the main level with separate dining space and mudroom/laundry area. Wonderful side and rear yard and well cared for garden spaces. Bonus huge storage shed! All only blocks from orange/blue line on METRO! Open Sun 1-4pm.”

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You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $569,000.

  • Anon NS

    Good price. The corner unit – light on three sides is really nice.
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    Not my colors/decor, but for the most part fixable with paint. I like the color of the floors.
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    Two small nits – I would have put the washer/dryer behind a door if it needed to be in the dining room. And I’m not sure the deal with the closet/narrow space in front of the window in the bedroom; I’d need to see in person, but I looks like would have been better off shortening the closet or even taking out the window an making the closet longer.

  • skaballet

    It’s really cute and would be the perfect amount of space for me if it were in my price range.

  • B

    Not much counter space; I don’t like the washer-dryer exposed in the kitchen; and the second room looks small. That said, this is otherwise an ADORABLE house, with real charm, and looks really well-priced. I love the exterior, and just about everything inside.

  • HillEast

    what’s up with the sink directly on top of the dishwasher? how does that work?

    • kapitolhill

      Wondering the same thing.

    • Anonymous

      I was curious about that too, and after a Google search found that GE (among others) has several under-the-sink dishwashers:
      http://www.geappliances.com/ge/dishwashers/under-the-sink-dishwashers.htm
      They seem to run from $850 to $950.
      GE Appliance under the sink dishwashers are designed to be installed beneath your kitchen sink. Under the sink dishwashers are built-in, allowing room for your pipes, while still offering cleaning power and enough room for up to 10 place settings.

  • Stacey

    What on earth is going on with the placement of the dishwasher? I didn’t know it was even possible to install one like that! Where is the sink plumbing?

  • Kingman Park It

    Well, it’s very small, and that kitchen wouldn’t be all that fun to work in… But that lot is wonderful, and the neighborhood is very nice. I’d guess this goes over asking based on the last two factors.

  • Paul

    Wow! What an incredible house! So much charm and a corner lot! That makes it feel so much bigger and brighter. That should go fast, and over asking.

  • Elkhaert

    The kitchen is small, but maybe someone looking for a two bedroom won’t mind. Kinda odd to match that kitchen with planters out back though, usually the kinda people who want to grow their own food also like to cook. The interior is very yellow too, counters and cabinets.
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    But overall, not bad.

    • HaileUnlikely

      Not everybody has the cash flow to redo their kitchen. My wife and I love to cook (her more than me). Our kitchen blows. We’re building raised garden beds in our back yard this weekend, yes, to grow food. We’d love to renovate our kitchen someday, but it won’t be soon.

      • bruno

        Not everybody cooks much or cares about kitchens…. I always head for the bookcases.

  • J used to be in DC

    Great property and for not that much money you could make it far more livable – open the kitchen/dining, hide the laundry (or move it upstairs, even better), and opening up that smaller room – redoing that bathroom to be considerably more functional and get rid of the dead space in the ‘sitting area’. It could easily be done for 60k probably with middle of the road fixtures assuming everything else is up to snuff (plumbing, for example). It’s adorable and with those fixes, awesome for a young family.

  • Commentator

    It has some weird layout quirks, but there is a cupboard under the stairs if you have to take in your nephew.

    • anon

      I took in my nephew once … never again.

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