Price Cutter: Two-Bedroom Dupont Condo, Arizona Avenue Modern Home

by Mark Wellborn

In Price Cutter this week, we highlight recent price reductions on a two-bedroom condo in a Dupont Circle brownstone and a three-bedroom modern home reminiscent of Cameron’s house in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

Second Floor Two-Bedroom Condo in Dupont Circle Brownstone


We featured this two-bedroom Dupont Circle condo back in December as a Best New Listing and were surprised to learn that it hasn’t sold yet. Usually when a property of this size in the area is priced below $600,000 these days, the square footage is fairly small or the monthly fees are fairly high. With this listing, on the second floor of an N Street brownstone, neither of those hold true. The 1,000 square-foot unit has high ceilings, hardwood floors and a large set of bay windows, in addition to two fairly large bedrooms. While it doesn’t come with a parking space, the condo fee is fairly modest at $240/month. The recent $40,000 price reduction will likely catch the eye of some buyer out there. For the full listing, click here.

  • Address: 2117 N Street NW, #3 (map)
  • Original Price: $539,000
  • Current Price: $499,900
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Footage: 1,000

A Modern Home Where the Art Collection Does Not Convey


The price of the house that we said was reminiscent of the garage where Cameron’s dad stores his Ferrari in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off was recently reduced by about $45,000. The comparison was admittedly a bit of a stretch, but the three-bedroom property’s design (by a protege of German architect Mies van der Rohe) and its all glass rear wall makes it stand out along Arizona Avenue. As we noted in our original post about the property, the seller has amassed a pretty cool art collection that, unfortunately, does not convey with the property. For the full listing, click here.

  • Address: 3025 Arizona Avenue NW (map)
  • Original Price: $1,295,000
  • Current Price: $1,250,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: Three
  • Year Built: 1961

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/price_cutter_two_bedroom_dupont_condo_arizona_avenue_modern/3043


  1. Mike said at 2:05 pm on Wednesday February 23, 2011:

    the Dupont place is interesting, and a good location, but I struggle with the lack of central air.  The new price will help that.

  1. Buyer said at 5:00 pm on Wednesday February 23, 2011:

    Yep, no central air is killing the Dupont place.  I’m looking in that range in that area, and I told my agent to not even think about showing me a place without central A/C.

  1. Dartagnan said at 10:51 am on Thursday February 24, 2011:

    I did not realize how important central air is to people? I have a 3 floor (2+finished basement) 1930’s rowhome. It has no central air, but I have been very happy with window units. I have better control over the temperature because each is controlled individually plus I believe that it is more cost effective - my electric bill last summer maxed out at $60. All the a/c units are new energy star and are timed to turn on 30 minutes before I get home. As a plus, I am at a corner, so all the a/c’s are on side windows and not visible from the front. Do not rule out a/c units. They are less expensive (running + replacement cost) and now I actually prefer them to central a/c.

  1. Scott said at 1:28 pm on Thursday February 24, 2011:

    The Arizona Ave house was not designed by Mies, but rather an unnamed “protege”.

  1. Mark Wellborn said at 1:40 pm on Thursday February 24, 2011:

    Thanks, Scott. Correction made.

    Mark Wellborn

  1. zcf said at 12:39 am on Friday February 25, 2011:

    I also refused to see places with central AC. It seems ludicrous to pay over half a mil for a place that doesn’t even have it.

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