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GDoN “Rare 3 bedroom” edition

by Prince Of Petworth June 5, 2017 at 12:00 pm 9 Comments

This unit is located at 2633 Adams Mill Road, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“OPEN HOUSE SUN. 6/11 1PM TO 4PM ASSIGNED parking and low fee! Rare 3 bedroom located on a quiet, tree lined street steps from Adams Morgan. Fully updated, gourmet kit.-SS appli.&quartz counter-tops,Carrara marble FB,custom W/I closet,new W/D&recessed lights thru. Near perfect walk score&assigned spot included. The Pasadena is a charming, pet friendly building located across-Walter Pierce Park….”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1.5 bath is going for $649,898 ($385 monthly fee.)

  • Vermonster

    Feels a little cramped, but that’s what you’d expect at 3/1.5 in that square footage. Still feels like a good deal though given location and low fee?

  • anon

    Great location, looks nice – (if you can consider buying a place where it appears that all of your windows look out at brick walls, which I can’t, but I know somebody buys these.) I’d have to evaluate it as a 2-bedroom, as when I’m buying something of that size, I expect to have a nice dining room (or dining area) for my big table, and no, I don’t consider a foyer/entryway away from any windows as a suitable dining area, as I like the table to be near windows (assuming a place has any windows with direct light and views) and not surrounded by doorways leading to every other room in the place, as that’s a foyer to me – so the bedroom off the living room would be functioning as either my dining or living room here – too bad it is the one with the big master closet (and the closet space in the next largest bedroom is not shown) – but it would likely work for me just fine anyway to have a large closet NOT in my bedroom. I think they know this reads like a two-bedroom, which is why it is priced like a 2-bedroom is around there.
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    That refrigerator looks like it encroaches on the space in front of the sink too much – which is a place I tend to spend a lot of time working, even with a dishwasher. (The sink looks a tad small, but it is hard to tell in photographs.) So I’d want to look into whether getting a counter depth fridge (if that isn’t one) would make the space roomier (a few inches makes a really big difference, as I realized when I gained just a few inches in the entryway passage to my kitchen last year when I got a new fridge that just happened to be a tad less deep in the same old model of fringe that died (that’s all that would fit in the space), which was now made it a slightly smaller depth), or whether there is a closet behind there that I could steal space from to recess the fridge into.

    • lanier heights owner

      almost every condo buildings in lanier heights is garden style (1-5 floors), so you are either looking out onto the street, into the alley/dumpster area or at your neighbors building and windows. i love going into open houses to see the old features and details and most units i’ve looked at in this area are a combo of those options. it may be a deal breaker for some but for others I think it’s just what you come to expect living in this area in one of these garden style condos.

  • theharleyquinn

    I don’t know, 3/1 and 3/1.5s feel really common around here. It’s actually getting 3/2 or 3/3 that’s rare.

    • anon

      It’s due to the age of the buildings in the area, many of which have renovated units, but which were not wholesale renovated throughout at one time, when rental buildings were turned into condos, such as to move lots of walls and add water and waster lines and more bathrooms.

  • ST21

    Not sure how everyone else feels but I’d much rather have a 2 bed, 2 bath condo with larger living space in the kitchen/living room. Kind of odd to not have 2 full bathrooms with 3 bedrooms too.

    • anon

      That’s why I’d use many of these smaller 3’s as a 2-bedroom, with a “bedroom” used as living/dining space for more living area.
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      This isn’t and odd configuration to see at all – in newer buildings, you’ll see 2-2’s a lot – but in the really old ones, it would have to be spectacularly large (more than 1500 sq ft.) or (likely and) really luxury housing when it was built, to have 2 bathrooms – most homes only had one bathroom total before mid-century, no matter how large or how many bedrooms.

  • MC

    Parking and a low condo fee definitely helps…can’t beat the location (especially if you have parking!).

    • Admo res

      Parking is HUGE in this neighborhood. I’ve spent many hours of my life circling Lanier heights looking for a spot! Out of curiosity, how much does parking add to a condo or house? I’ve heard anywhere from 25-50k but that was years ago and don’t know what is reasonable now. I know most of my neighbors rent for around 200-250 a month to park in this area.

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