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GDoN “Urban Cultivator (year-round fresh greens)” edition

by Prince Of Petworth May 19, 2017 at 11:45 am 33 Comments

This unit is located at 2515 Ontario Road, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“One-of-a-kind! Minimalist design, high tech, luxury materials, open space, elegant finishings, outdoor space. Kitchen w mile-long, double-tiered Calacatta Quartz counter/breakfast bar, Bosch appl, Miele coffee station and Urban Cultivator (year-round fresh greens). Porcelanosa bathrooms w heated marble. Private outdoor space–deck, patio and expansive lawn! Garage parking (1-year) included.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $1,995,000 ($225 monthly fee.)

  • Nathan

    Hmm, while that Urban Cultivator seems cool, it also seems like something that’s going to break sooner than I thought and I won’t be able to find a spare part for it.

    • shmoo

      it is also something you can do in your basement with about 8 square feet of space and a few compact fluorescent lights.

    • Florista

      I was just thinking how cool it would be to have that Cultivator – until it got an infestation of some sort (which would be just my luck)!!

  • Bobert

    Shot in the dark: does anyone know where the white living room couch came from?

    • bll

      sooo, this isn’t a definitive answer, but I looked around and the chair might be Wade Logan, and the couch may be as well. the stuff is available on wayfair, which would make sense for staging a condo.

      • Bobert

        Ah, thanks for the tip – I’ll look around!
        .
        Any comment on the quality of the furniture? I’m looking for something Room and Board quality for reference.

        • bll

          zero. I’ve got a lot of time on my hands today, and thought I could take on this search challenge. unfortunately I’ve never ordered anything from wayfair either, so I’m pretty much useless other than nudging you in (hopefully) the right direction. there was another site, though, called allmodern.com which might yield some other brands, or reviews.

          • CatieCat

            All modern and wayfair are the same company.
            For quality, I’de put wayfair on par with West Elm. Better than IKEA for, but still not lifetime quality furniture.

        • maxwell smart

          I’m pretty sure the staged furniture was added in photoshop. That said, I think you could find something similar at Bo Concept. I love my Bo Concept sofa – the beauty is that all their products are modular and custom – you choose the configuration, size, legs, arms, etc and the fabric. It’s overwhelming but it also allows you to get exactly what you want.

          Personally, I would shy away from Wayfair/All Modern as they sell a lot of designer knock-off items that lack the attention to detail and quality of construction as the original. I mean, I get it. You can order a chair on AllModern that looks like an Eames Chair for probably $300-$500 less, depending on model. It will probably last 2 years before it falls apart and you have to buy another. Alternatively, you could invest in the real thing which will last long enough to pass down to your kids.

          • Anon

            Thanks maxwell! This sounds like I’ll want to avoid wayfair/allmodern. I’d rather pay more up-front that will last than buy something more or less disposable. I’ll check out Bo Concept. We’ve had quite a rough time trying to find the perfect sectional due to size/space constraints, so the custom angle is quite appealing.

          • maxwell smart

            The “design” process in store can take some time, so you might try to go before it gets busy on the weekend with window shoppers. They used to have a location in Tysons, which I thought was nicer than the Georgetown location, but I see it has closed. Bring any measurements with you. Also, since it’s “custom” it’s about 12-14 weeks from order until it’s delivered, so don’t expect something in a week or two, which seems obvious, but having worked in a place that would do custom upholstery on select items, people would be outraged it was going to take more than 2 days to get their chair or whatever.

          • MRB

            It is done by photoshop

  • topherrobin

    We’re all just gonna ignore the price that’s pushing close to 2 mil?? for a condo?

    • Bobert

      Eh, that’s so far out of my range that it’s not worth commenting on. I agree that it seems rather ridiculous for a lower level condo in that location.

    • Blithe

      Is the Urban Cultivator pot friendly? I’m thinking that the potential for business deductions and profit might be a factor in the price?

      • Bobert

        I doubt that someone able to spend $2m on a condo is looking to bolster their mortgage by selling pot (which is still illegal). With that said, that’s not really enough space to grow much more than for personal use.

        • maxwell smart

          Still more useful than a dishwasher.

          • Bobert

            Duh! You’re not going to grow much in your dishwasher without a decent light source!

          • wdc

            You’re not going to grow much with 12 inches clearance, regardless. They call it “weed” for a reason.

      • Bort

        It would be good for seedlings and small clones, but one would almost certainly want to move the plants somewhere more spacious under stronger lights and with better ventilation if they were trying to harvest anything substantial.

  • j

    not a good deal at that price, even in this neighborhood, givent hat it’s not a full house. back it up 500K and then maybe.

  • tl

    Can we be done with huge marble islands?

    • Rich

      Probably stuck with them for the next 10 years. Marble is a soft stone which makes it impractical, but that never stops anyone. there’s probably a sealant that doesn’t live up to its advertising.

  • Q

    I’ll never understand those bathtubs. They look lovely, but where do you put the shampoo bottle?

  • textdoc

    $2 million for a condo, in that particular building, on that particular street and alley?!?
    .
    It wasn’t that long ago (maybe 2012?) when that house was bought, and when the construction was going on to pop it up and back. My recollection is that the entire house sold for less than $800K. I can understand individual units going for maybe $800K to 1M, given the pricing trends… but come on, $2M?!? Are entire renovated houses in Adams Morgan even going for that much yet??

  • textdoc

    $2 million for a condo, in that particular building, on that particular street and alley?!?
    .
    It wasn’t that long ago (maybe 2012?) when that house was bought, and when the construction was going on to pop it up and back. My recollection is that the entire house sold for less than $800K. I can understand individual units going for maybe $800K to 1M, given the pricing trends… but come on, $2M?!? Are entire renovated houses in Adams Morgan even going for that much yet??

    • MRB

      Nope

  • Dc

    I think people would be interested in this unit as a small home office/business on the lower level.

  • MRB

    The furniture is virtual staging. Those are computer images. The apartment is actually vacant.

  • It looks like the front windows on the basement and first floor level don’t open. Also no screens on the front doors, so basically, no chance for ventilation on a nice day?

  • HaileUnlikely

    Great URL; no comment on condo.

    • textdoc

      Hah — well spotted!

  • Wendy Testaburger

    Are both front doors the types of doors you find at retail locations (i.e., glass and metal doors)? I noticed the handles/bars and lack of knob/lever. I would have thought they would have put a door that is a little more substantial given the price…

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