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Today’s Rental is a “a beautiful two level loft for $1675”

by Prince Of Petworth April 6, 2017 at 2:15 pm 21 Comments

2400 16th Street NW

This rental is located at 2400 16th Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“At the Envoy Apartments we are offering a beautiful two level loft for $1675! In your new home you will have a fully equipped kitchen to prepare all of your meals! You will also have an ample sized bathroom with updated contemporary hardware. The loft comes with a vaulted ceiling and carpet throughout the first and second level. The Envoy is a beautifully preserved historic property managed by Borger Management, Inc. We are located in Adams Morgan and in close proximity DuPont Circle. This beautiful apartment is available for immediate move in. Join the Envoy Apartments community today!


Community Features:

– 24 Hour Concierge Service
– 24 Hour Laundry Room facility
– 42 Unique Floor Plans
– Bus stop right in front of the building
– Central heat and air
– Ceramic Tiled Baths
– City/Skyline views
– Contemporary Hardware Fixtures w/ Satin Finish
– Controlled Access Building
– Dishwasher
– Fine Dining and Entertainment
– Free bike storage
– Free Wi-Fi
– Vaulted Ceilings
– Walking distance to Harris Teeter
– Walking distance to U Street Corridor

*All utilities included except electricity*”

  • Anonynon

    this is the definition of ‘bland’

  • Mike

    What’s the catch? The photos don’t give many details as to layout, but the description indicates 2 levels and 768 sq ft. It also notes it’s a zero BR 1 BA unit, which makes little sense given the size. If the sq ft is correct, the price seems very low.

  • apartmenthunter

    I went to see this bc it sounds like a great deal, right? It is a scary dungeon. It’s very deep in the basement (photo isn’t of the actual unit). There’s just one little window near the ceiling. And the “loft” area is only about five feet high, so you would have to crawl around your bedroom if you are over 5″. I would love to know if it’s a housing code violation.

    • FridayGirl

      Ick. I hate misleading ads.

    • samanda_bynes

      ugh. CL ads suck. I mean, it will undoubtedly get filled cause housing. but man, i wouldn’t want to live in a building that actively misleads people….

    • anon

      To use photos of a view from a high floor window for a basement apartment ad is unconscionable – it really wastes the time of those looking for a place.

      • If enough people flag the listing CL sometimes takes it down.

  • Anon

    How is this a loft?

  • FridayGirl

    Anyone have experience with Borger as a management company? I’m not looking to live in this particular building (definitely not in a basement unit) but I’m keeping my options open.

    • Pleasanter

      I once managed a small commercial lease with Borger and it was a nightmare. Unresponsiveness, negligence, classic bad landlord stuff.

      • Pleasanter

        It could have just been our particular property manager/representative.

    • L

      I just left a Borger managed building. They were a very hands off company (as long as you paid your rent, they left you alone – which I do miss, my new building has all sorts of rules and restrictions). I only had a few maintenance requests but they were always handled (though not necessarily extremely quickly, it usually took a few days…but none of the requests were urgent). The property manager was extremely unresponsive, but you might have better luck in another building (i didn’t live in this listing).

    • Molly

      I spent 4 years in a Borger building and they were fine.

    • FridayGirl

      Hm, thank you all! Good to know.

      • bean

        I lived in a Borger property for about 4 years and I was pretty pleased with them. The building had been managed by UIP prior to Borger taking over the building, and I was way happier with Borger. They spruced up some of the more dingy parts of the building and eliminated our roach problem. I found that they were pretty responsive to maintenance requests. I appreciated that they kept the same maintenance guys assigned to our building after the transition from UIP to Borger. Mostly hands off as L states above, not a lot of crazy rules in my experience. The most I ever interacted with the property manager was when I was moving out of my place, she was nice just seemed very busy.

  • dcgal

    I’ve heard that this building also has a huge rodent problem.

    • FridayGirl

      I wouldn’t be surprised if many of the buildings along this stretch do. I’ve seen at least two dead rats just sprawled on the sidewalks nearby in the past few days. Ick.

      • maxwell smart

        Part of the reason I fail to see the appeal of Logan Circle… the 17th street bike lane always has several smooshed rats

        • FridayGirl

          Ewwww. I’ve never noticed that but now I’m going to keep an eye out just because I’m curious.

    • Envoy Resi

      No. It doesn’t. But definitely a penny pinching management/owner situation. The building manager changed about a year ago and there has been a significant decrease in clear communications.

      • Anon

        Yeah, I’ll concur that the new manager is definitely a step down from the previous manager. The current manager is kinda disappointing.


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