Today’s Rental “Run to The Dore!” edition

by Prince Of Petworth June 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm 5 Comments

This rental is located at 2756 Macomb Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1459 / 430ft2 – Run to The Dore! Top Floor, Studio/Eff for Rent $1,459.00 + Electric!!

Newly Renovated Studio 1 bath 430 sq ft Rent $1,459/month Plus Electric!!
Newly Renovated Studio Bedroom Floor Plan, Top Floor!!!


With Metro and The National Zoo only a few blocks away, and eateries from simple fare to elegant fine dining right on your doorstep, this property is perched on an incredible location able to meet your every need.

Experience the unique appeal of turn-of-the-century architecture, where each apartment features elegant 9-foot ceilings, beautiful hardwood floors, and much more. Coin-operated laundry and free resident storage. Please call for an appointment today.”

  • anon

    While I wouldn’t hire an illiterate real estate agent when buying or selling, I do believe it matters little in renting. (And it likely isn’t a typo, given the “perched on an incredible location” that we see below.)
    If I were to be fair, I’d say a lot of what looks like illiteracy is not necessarily poorly educated, but often the result of those who learn English, a notoriously difficult language to learn for non-native speakers due to its irregularity, later in life.
    Not a bad looking deal if you are looking for a tiny place. It IS in a good location (I can say that with knowledge, as I live nearby.)

    • kd21

      The name of the building is “The Dore” but thanks for the Friday afternoon condescension. I needed some to get me to 5:00!

      • textdoc

        Eh, when I saw the thread title I thought, “Wait… is the building actually named ‘The Dore’? Or is this a worse spelling error than usual?”
        IMO, the Craigslist ad was trying a little too hard to be clever/punny. People who aren’t already familiar with the neighborhood’s apartment building names are likely to miss the joke and assume it’s a spelling error.

    • SouthwestMonster

      I feel sorry for your significant other (if you have one.)

  • VTinDC

    If I were to be fair, I’d say a lot of what looks like douchebaggery is not necessarily poorly educated, but often the result of of those who have not had exposure to people of diverse backgrounds and therefore tend to look down on and pass judgement on others based on a real estate post.

    For the record, there’s an accent on the “E” in Dore. So it’s pronounced “door-AY.”


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