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Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Buy Me: 1544 Eighth Street

The 1500 block of Eighth Street is a neat community of neighbors: I attended an informal block party last year and was mightily impressed. It is also uber convenient, being just steps away from the O Street Giant (the future site of City Market at O development), the Shaw-Howard Metro Station, the new library, the convention center, and so on and so forth. With the vacant properties at the corner of Eighth and Q slated for rehabilitation under new ownership, the area is about to get a big boost in curb appeal too.

Check out this listing of a house that's for sale on that block. According to the flyer for the property:
Situated on one of the most charming blocks in the historic Shaw neighborhood, resides this wonderfully renovated Federal row house complete with an in-law suite. The upper level main house features two spacious bedrooms plus a large den/office, one and one-half updated baths, beautifully-appointed chef’s kitchen with adjacent open dining area, solid oak hardwood floors, custom stainless steel stair railings, skylight, beautiful front gardens, fantastic deck & backyard area perfect for entertaining as well as secure parking. The renovated lower level is self contained from the main house with separately metered electricity. It has an open living/kitchen area and 1 full bath. Ideally located just 2 blocks to the Shaw Metro, grocery stores, the Convention Center and the hip shops and restaurants of Logan Circle, U Street and Downtown.


¨ Superb Natural Light Throughout (East/West Exposures)
¨ 2 Spacious Bedrooms
¨ Large Den/Office
¨ Spacious Open Kitchen/Dining Area with Stainless Steel Appliances, Gas Range, 42” Cherry Cabinets, Granite Counters
¨ Solid Red Oak Hardwood Floors in Main Rooms
¨ Powder Room on Main Level
¨ Great Deck & Backyard for Entertaining
¨ Secure Parking
¨ Separately-Metered In-Law Suite (updated @ end 0f 2007)
with Spacious Open Living/Dining/Kitchen Area
¨ Currently Rented @ $1350/mo. (month-to-month)
¨ Tax ID – 0397//0014
¨ 2009 Property Taxes (for current owners) – $4861/yr
¨ Year Built – 1900
¨ Owner/Agent

Offered at $749,900


Anonymous said...

How do you spell "over-reach?" They are smoking something if they think they can get anywhere near $700k. I predict $625 at best.

Chris said...

I wish I could afford a place like this and I agree with @anonymous....620K at best...maybe 625.