Monday

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EBDC2

Happy Monday, readers! Today’s sampling has a heavy emphasis on English basements – while some people absolutely refuse to live “underground,” I am finding a lot of beautifully refurnished basements that are certainly a great bang for your buck.

Quick stats:
$1675 / 700 square feet = $2.39 per square foot. Great!
0.6 miles / 13 minutes walk to nearest metro (Union Station)
The drill: Huge fan of this property. At just $2.39 per square foot, and a short walk to Union Station, this listing is a great value but also has some really charming interiors – brick fireplace, stainless steel appliances, and quartz counter tops. The house of which you will live in the basement is also adorable, with a bright red door! Classic Capitol Hill townhouse. Just a 10-15 minute walk to some really trendy areas like Eastern Market and Barracks Row!
Why you might think twice: Not too much, but the kitchen looks to be on the smaller side. If you have a car, street parking is your only option – but knowing this area, this should not be a huge issue.
Quick stats:
$2000 / (square feet not listed in posting)
0.6 miles / 12 minutes walk to nearest metro (Columbia Heights)
The drill: Really stunning interiors here. I love the exposed brick in the living area, the kitchen is newly renovated, and the hardwood floors are really tasteful. Something particularly enticing about this property is that the building has a bike room and a roof top for having friends over or just laying out. Close to a lot fun U Street bars!
Why you might think twice: The post does not provide a ton of information regarding the space (mainly the square footage). I wish there was a bit more detail here on what you are actually getting, as well as a few more photos. Everything that is provided, though, looks great. Laundry in building, but not in the unit.
Quick stats:
$2595 / 850 square feet = $3.05 per square foot. Good, especially for area.
0.4 miles / 8 minutes walk to nearest metro (U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo)
The drill: Check out that shower! I am very impressed with the interiors here, overall – especially that bathroom. With hardwood floors throughout, walk-in closets, private entrance, an updated kitchen, W/D in unit, this apartment appears to have it all. The apartment is not SUPER cheap, but decent – especially for the area. You are a short walk to U Street, the hub all of things happening in DC night life.
Why you might think twice: Personally, I think those double doors (second photo in posting) which lead to a pantry (?) are pretty hideous. Otherwise, not much to hate in this property. Decent price point for a large apartment with everything you could need.
Quick stats:
$2890 / 664 square feet = $4.35 per square foot. High, but comparable with other properties in neighborhood.
1.0 mile / 20 minutes walk to nearest metro (Dupont Circle)
The drill: Really interesting property here. The purple bathroom caught my eye, which I actually really like. What is a HUGE selling point for this property is that private roof-top directly located off the bedroom – how amazing is that?! The kitchen area, which is also stunning, features stainless appliances and granite counters. Finding a space like this in Georgetown for under $3,000 is a rarity – jump on it fast!
Why you might think twice: Expensive, but again – not too ridiculous for the neighborhood. You are farther away from the metros as well – sacrifices one must make to live in Georgetown!
Quick stats:
$1850 / 700 square feet = $2.64 per square foot. Great!
0.2 mile / 2 minutes walk to nearest metro (Mt. Vernon Square/7th St-Convention Center)
The drill: Like the post says, great location! The Mt. Vernon Square metro is literally steps from your door, and you are a short walk away from some really great spots in Blagden Alley/Shaw/Logan Circle. As far as interiors go, there is a nice exposed brick wall, which appears to be in the back entrance of the apartment, and some nice wood floors in the living area.
Why you might think twice: Some of the interiors aren’t the most beautiful (mainly looking at the kitchen, here) but the overall value and location of this property outweigh any design flaws, in my opinion.
Quick stats:
$1975 / 900 square feet =$2.19 per square foot. Excellent!
0.4 mile / 5 minutes walk to nearest metro (Dupont Circle)
The drill: This REALLY spacious apartment is located in a really fun area. I especially love the kitchen – check out those appliances and cabinets. The apartment features outdoor seating space, front and back entrances, a wine fridge (!). It is a bit difficult to tell from photos, but I believe there is an exposed brick wall, as well – see photo #2 in post.
Why you might think twice:
Again, not too much. If you have a car, street parking is your only option – but knowing this area, this should not be a huge issue.
-John

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