This Week’s Find: A One-Bedroom for Loft Lovers

by Mark Wellborn


In This Week’s Find, we find a 1,250 square-foot unit on the eastern edge of Adams Morgan with wide open living space. This unit will likely appeal to any buyer that pines for that elusive property type in the District: the loft. The majority of the 1,250 square feet exist in the main living area where one wall consists of four sets of French doors that open up to a 20-foot patio area. The cool thing about the loft is that not everything is out in the open as the kitchen is fairly separate from the rest of the loft. At $505,000, it is more expensive, but also quite a bit more spacious, than your typical one-bedroom in the city. More details and photos below.

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  • Address: 2428 17th Street NW, Unit GSW (map)
  • Price: $505,000
  • Bedrooms: One
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Square Footage: 1,250
  • For the full listing, click here.

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  1. emerald said at 4:59 pm on Friday July 9, 2010:

    Ok.  Why weren’t walls installed?  This is a very large studio and not a 1 bedroom.  There’s really not much privacy given that the kitchen and living room are directly over the short wall.

  1. Belie said at 9:29 am on Saturday July 10, 2010:

    @ emerald—doubt many would describe this as a studio. and you probably wouldn’t buy it if you were interested in privacy.

  1. Diane said at 7:04 pm on Saturday July 10, 2010:

    I have to agree that bedroom walls would be nice, although they could probably be added.  Given the size and price range, couples will likely make up a good portion of the buyer pool… and sometimes 1/2 of a couple needs to sleep and the other half wants to watch TV, cook, to some other noisy activity.

  1. swester said at 10:06 am on Sunday July 11, 2010:

    When I think of my “sleeping area” as being merely a part of my living room, I think studio - no matter how much total square footage.

    And for $505k, I don’t want a studio. That sleeping area looks miniscule.

  1. Rob said at 12:00 pm on Sunday July 11, 2010:

    I definitely like having walls between my bedroom and the other parts of the unit.  And I think most people agree with me.  So I definitely wouldn’t buy this place, and neither would most people. 

    But there are some people who like this set up, and one of them will wind up buying the place—and being pretty happy with it, I expect.

  1. paul said at 11:16 am on Monday July 12, 2010:

    condos are priced by the amount of square footage…this is a nice place at a good price. Walls can be added or removed easily ( as long as the walls are not load bearing.

  1. DupontGuy said at 12:53 pm on Monday July 12, 2010:

    You have to think of the movies when you think about the design & space of this place. The movie with the artist or musician who lives in this huge loft(all one room) in a warehouse.  This is moreso a true loft like you see in a movie.  This is definitely for a particular buyer. A studio apartment/condo is one that is of smaller space, most likely less than 600sf.

  1. DC said at 12:01 pm on Thursday July 15, 2010:

    Not only is it not a studio apartment by any definition, but that much space is sometimes chopped up into a two-bedroom in a traditional design. Walls weren’t installed BECAUSE IT IS A LOFT - a FLEXIBLE, OPEN plan! Sheesh! If you need a room to be clearly identified as a “bedroom” so you know where your bed goes, then this isn’t the one for you. Tho a bit out of my price range, seems like a great deal.

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