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GDoN “Gorgeous and bright” edition

by Prince Of Petworth — April 6, 2017 at 12:00 pm 16 Comments

448 Lamont St NW

This house is located at 448 Lamont Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Gorgeous and bright row home in bustling Park View features gourmet kitchen, hardwood floor 2 master bedroom suites w/vaulted ceilings, large living/dining roomw/ gas FP, rec room/in-law suite in basement w/wine bar, tons of storage, newer windows (2016), newer HE w/d & fridge (2016), private rear deck/patio for entertaining. Mins to metro, Columbia Heights shopping/restaurants. Open Sun 1-3.”

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You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3bath is going for $599,000.

  • GBinCH

    Something that really bugs me about the ad is this house is closer to Petworth metro than Columbia Heights. To me it just seems like a way to name drop ColHi, not something substantive to call out in a listing.

    • anon

      The Petworth metro itself is BARELY in Petworth. It’s on the very south edge.

    • anonymous2u

      Closer to the Columbia Heights neighborhood than Petworth

    • Anon

      I read it as minutes to the metro (unspecified) and the restaurants/shopping in Columbia Heights (like Wonderland, Room 11, etc). I do think that still discounts all the new places in Park View (Union Drinkery, Small Fry, Colony Club, Midlands, etc) but…

  • Dash Newton

    Looks like a good deal, also a better setup than the one that was for sale a few doors down awhile back. However, it seems misleading to have the finished basement listed as an extra bedroom without a wall/door. The kitchen is klunky with the fridge and opposing cabinets hanging out in space, but I suppose there wasn’t much else to be done in a smaller space.

  • BPT

    Can I just say that I hate this trend to not have any lower cabinets (other than the ones under the sink) to put pots and pans in? I guess you could store them in the pantry, but that’s still annoying. I know with small kitchens you have to do what you can, but honestly I will never live in a place again that doesn’t have lower cabinets.

    Also, it looks like you have to squeeze by the fridge to get to the stove and the rest of the counter space over there. Seems awkward.

  • Elle

    Ive been inside this house, it’s gorgeous. I wish I was in a financial position to buy it.
    There’s no squeezing around, in response to BPT.

  • anon7

    Um, is this house haunted or something? Seems like a really good deal.

    • Traveler

      My thoughts exactly…

  • DCrealEstate

    Tax records say Columbia Heights. Yes, it’s Park View.
    Wanna talk about nearby “North-End Shaw” now?

  • P

    Nice place, but price actually looks too high to me, severely claustrophobic foot alley, obvs no parking, no front basement entrance, reno is done but it’s a basic flip, no original details, and the low sq footage breaks the deal for me. That’s a tiny home. Rental property, I suppose.

    • anon

      To me, 1700 sqft doesn’t seem that tiny.

      • P

        Yes, you’re right, 1700 sounds big, but actually it’s a 1200 sq ft house with a finished basement. It’s nice enough, but I find it small. There’s no way around it, it’s a small house. Nice though.

  • anon

    Yeah, that’s an cheap renovation to be sure. The awkward kitchen could be worked with – that standing tall cabinet has to go. Then you could either build a peninsula out of the wall there to give you more counter space and lower storage space. You could get a counter-depth fridge and build it in, along with a counter from there to the existing counter, or just place a narrow cart. You could put some narrow-depth, tall glass-doored cabinets on the far wall for storage. The harder problem will be hard to figure out where to place bed(s) and nightstands in the upstairs bedrooms, given the awkward placement of the closets – I’d probably end up ripping them out and moving them eventually. Not to mention that I’d drywall over that exposed brick. Still, if everything was done right with respect to plumbing, electrical, supports, basement drainage (and that’s always a big IF), it is a workable small house. The basement is actually one of the better parts of the house, as it doesn’t appear to be as awkwardly built out as the other two floors are.

  • ET

    This feels like a cheap/fast/lazy reno in the kitchen. That stove/fridge relationship seems awkward and can’t help but think that the developer needed to have someone with more design sense be involved.

    • stacksp

      Truth be told, all you need to do is the basics in a decent location and it will still sell. Someone will surely by this place as is at list or higher. No need to go overboard and cut into your margins

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