Thursday

AUTHOR:

Great finds this morning for those seeking unique units with all the charm historic D.C. buildings have to offer.  Those seeking October first move-in dates should act quickly, as my counterparts mentioned earlier this week, apartments are moving rapidly!


favorite
$2250 / 1br – Ideal locale features walkable distance to Whole Foods and Trader Joes (Shaw)

Why this place is perfect: Packed with charm like the massive brick fireplace featured above, at an affordable price — this apartment is such a gem! If you are working on an Oct. 1 deadline, get on that application, places like this in Shaw do not stay open for more than a few days. Might I add, there is not one, but two amazing brick fireplaces! Another cute element is the small rounded front door, I’d certainly be happy walking home to that everyday.

Why you should keep looking: The second bedroom is described as a den. I will say that I lived in a “den” for nearly two years and it felt no different than a true bedroom.

pots

$2800 / 3br – Available October 1st – 3 Bedroom Row House, Capitol Hill East (1638 G Street S.E, Washington D.C )

What makes this great: There is so much to love about this Capitol Hill rowhouse. I chose a to feature a picture of the kitchen, because I’m obsessed with the look of hanging pots, but you need to click through and see the gorgeous rooms and charming details. Another small, yet important detail,  is the work the owners put into making the basement less dungeon-y. I loathe doing laundry in my basement, and am convinced some creature will jump out at me. This laundry room/basement area is painted a bright white and is incredibly clean.

Why you should think twice: I really can’t think of a reason to not love this place, but some find Capitol Hill isolated (I do not share that sentiment).

foxhall
$3195 / 2br – 1200ft2 – 2 Bed 1.5 Bath – Foxhall Duplex – 3 Parking Spaces – W/D in Unit (Foxhall)

What’s to love: Gleaming hardwood floors throughout, and three parking spaces make this place immediately attractive. Another added bonus is the private patio in the back. Another nice element is a cozy fireplace in the main room.

Why it might not work: I don’t know Foxhall well, but I hear the area is  beautiful, quiet, and safe. That being said, there is no metro nearby, so it is a good thing the property includes three parking spots.
Entry
$3350 / 3br – 1700ft2 – Lots of light in 3br, 2ba Capitol Hill row house – open Sunday (1617 D St., SE)

What makes this place great: With older homes, you typically get window A/C units, but not here. Knowing how hot D.C. summers are, the fact that this house has central A/C is a top reason for you to take a look (plus it’s new and apparently dropped the electric bill by 40%). We obviously love exposed brick here, and this house offers plenty of it. The upstairs bathroom has also been beautifully restored with classic finishes. Another added benefit is the spacious backyard and patio, perfect for hosting your fantasy football team on Sundays.

Why you should think twice: Yes, you get nice cool air in the summer, but the heat is generated by radiator in the winter, during the open house (this Sunday) you should ask if it gets noisy, as some can be.

georgetown
$2150 / 2br – Rent-Controlled Georgetown 2bed! (Washington)

What’s to love:
While the post says this apartment is in Georgetown, it appears to be on the edge of where Dupont and Georgetown meet, meaning you get the best of both neighborhoods (quiet and convenience). Aesthetically, this apartment is like a blank canvas, with light gray walls and classic wood floors to work off of. Another reason to love this apartment, is that it is rent controlled. $2150 for two rooms in this area is already a steal, but you’ll be able to stay here for a while knowing the prices won’t skyrocket year over year.

Why you should keep looking: No word on square footage, so not sure how much room you’ll get here.

KalromaPark

$3315 / 2br – 1317ft2 – Looking for a beautiful space? You’ve come to the right place! (Adams Morgan)

What makes this place great: Kalorama Park is one of those buildings you walk by and wonder what it must look like inside. Well, now we know! It is as stunning on the inside as the outside. Just imagine how nice it will be to lounge on your couch, with your French doors open overlooking bustling Columbia Road. I am pleasantly surprised at how modern the interiors are (the exterior looks very European).

Why it might not work: The price is on the higher-end, but worth it in my opinion. I rarely see this building have openings.

Until next week,
Cara

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