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GDoN “GLORIOUS PENTHOUSE w/ FABULOUS Large Private Roof Deck” edition (reader request)

by Prince Of Petworth May 5, 2017 at 12:00 pm 13 Comments

1309 Park Rd NW #302

This unit is located at 1309 Park Road, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“SHOWSTOPPER – GLORIOUS PENTHOUSE w/ FABULOUS Large Private Roof Deck! Deeded GARAGE! 2BR + 2 Beautifully Renovated Baths, and AMAZING LOFT for Study/Den, Surrounded by Windows! In the Heart of Columbia Heights – Steps to METRO, Red Rocks, Farmers Market! Dramatic & OPEN! STUNNING Kitchen w/Large Granite Island. Balcony off DR. New Wood Floors in 2015. Master BR w/MBA. Exposed Brick. Open Sun 1-4”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $739,000 ($284 monthly fee.)

  • Josh Fatzick

    I used to walk past this place everyday when I lived on that block and it was being built. It looked cool. I always wondered what it looked like inside. Now I know.

  • dcd

    Hmm – we sold a place last year for the same price 2 blocks away. It was about 600 sq. feet bigger than this, had a half bath, and our den was an actual room, not a repurposed landing. The living/dining area here is really tight, as are the bedrooms. On the other hand, the private terrace is awesome (where do you suppose they hid the grill for the photos – you know they have one), and deeded secure garage parking is sweet (we had an non-secured parking pad that was both a PITA to access and maneuver into). Plus, a year has passed. I’m inclined to say this is reasonable, but I’m interested in others’ opinions. I do still gulp at $626/sq. foot in Columbia Heights.

    • dcd

      Holy cow, just realized we sold our place two years ago, not one. Yikes. (Probably time I stop calling it “our place,” but it’ll likely always be my favorite home.)

    • JS

      I think it’s reasonable – there have been a couple $1 million plus sales of pop-up condo units in the past year or so near here. It’s kind of crazy that’s the market, but here we are.

    • Formerly ParkViewRes

      I too used to walk past this all the time and wondered what they were like. Yeah, it seems crazy, but for the area it’s reasonable. You have to really want to be in this area though. And there are a lot of great restaurants and bars just outside your front yard. Buttttt you could go closer to Georgia Ave and get a rowhome for this price without the monthly fee.

      • asdf

        I just bought an entirely renovated two bedroom rowhouse closer to Georgia for about $200K LESS than this. Front yard with porch, back yard with patio, off-street parking, and no HOA fees. This place on park road is way overpriced. Ugly building and outdated interiors to boot. Lots of nice natural light though, I”ll give it that.

        • Anonymous

          I live in a rowhouse in Park View that’s probably worth at least as much as this place if not more. (I bought it for much less.) I have a porch, back yard, fenced in parking pad and no HOA fees. But I still regularly consider selling my place to move to a condo or co-op so there would be less for me to take care of. The point is that comparing a rowhouse to a condo or co-op is an apples to orange comparison. There are people who don’t want or need to live in a SFH.

        • mmm

          closer to georgia makes your place less expensive, not more.

          • mmm

            assuming it is east of Sherman / NH

  • CH

    Very reasonable for CH. It’ll sell.

  • JTL

    Seems like a reasonable price for all the amenities, which probably means it’ll go for way over list (shakes head). I used to live a few blocks away and can’t believe how this area has changed.

    That roofdeck is absolutely bonkers though…I’ve lived in apartments with less square footage.

  • That mural on the corner always annoys me with the ultra lame “dad joke.” But it also always cheers me up by making me remember my dad – with his endless supply of lame “dad jokes.” (Like when a waiter says “My name is Bob if you need anything.” Dad always asked – “And what is your name if I don’t need anything?”

    • dcd

      I have fully embraced lame dad jokes. My 10 yo feels like you do about them – I get a lot of eye rolls, but she secretly loves them. Or so I tell myself.


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