What $415K Buys You in DC

by UrbanTurf Staff

In What X Buys You this week, UrbanTurf takes a look at properties on the market for $415,000 to give readers an idea of what type of homes are available in this price point in DC.

Two-Level, Two-Bedroom Unit With Patio in Logan Circle


This two-level condo is located in the Logan Park Condominums just south of Logan Circle, and has a fenced-in back patio and a fairly large living area. The 920 square-foot unit also has access to the building’s roof deck and community grounds, and rental parking is available. The listing is FHA-approved and the monthly fees include all utilities.

  • Full Listing: 1245 13th Street NW, #107 (map)
  • Price: $414,900
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Footage: 920
  • Listing Agent: Jeffrey Wilson, Long & Foster

Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.

Renovated Four-Bedroom Row House in Petworth


Like many homes in Petworth, this four-bedroom, three-level row house has been fully renovated, but the original hardwood floors have been preserved throughout. The home now has a light-filled main level, a chef’s kitchen, a large backyard and deck, and parking. The basement is also now finished and leads out to a covered patio in back.

  • Full Listing: 617 Farragut Street NW (map)
  • Price: $414,900
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 1927
  • Listing Agent: Elizabeth Hughes, DCRealEstate.com

One-Bedroom Unit at the Yale Lofts


This one-bedroom unit is on the 10th floor of the Yale Lofts project on New York Avenue. The story of Yale Steam Laundry is fairly well known. Formerly one of the largest steam laundries in the city, the property was converted in recent years into luxury lofts and condos. This 812 square-foot unit has a set of double doors that lead out to a private balcony, and an open living room set-up. The unit comes with garage parking, and the building has a roof deck and pool, a gym and even a billiards room.

  • Full Listing: 437 New York Avenue NW, #1005 (map)
  • Price: $415,000
  • Bedrooms: One
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Square Footage: 812
  • Listing Agent: Andrew Biggers, Weichert Realtors

Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.

Just for comparison purposes, here are some pretty cool lofts that UrbanTurf Chicago recently reported are available in the $275,000 range in the Windy City…

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/what_415k_buys_you_in_dc/3391


  1. Rayful Edmond said at 10:46 am on Wednesday April 27, 2011:

    Week after week there are comparisons of condos to fee simple homes. Despite the same listing price, condos are more expensive due to additional fees, taxes withstanding.

    Best deal above: Petworth home.

  1. Elbow said at 11:00 am on Wednesday April 27, 2011:

    i would still choose the condos above for their location over the petworth home.

    P.S.—those Chicago lofts make me jealous!

  1. Jason said at 11:04 am on Wednesday April 27, 2011:

    One could make the same argument that fee simple homes are more expensive due to more maintenance, repairs, year round upkeep, etc… I think the point of this series is to give buyers an idea of what is out there in this city within their price range, not necessarily to see which is the better deal..

  1. JM said at 3:05 pm on Wednesday April 27, 2011:

    @Rayful - If you really only need a 1BR to live why buy a 4 or 5BR house? I don’t need more sqft to furnish, higher utility bills, no off-street parking all in a lesser location. Petworth may be convenient to Green Line locations but it’s not convenient to Virginia. Why don’t you just be happy Petworth works for you rather than trying to preach superiority.

  1. Kim said at 3:56 pm on Wednesday April 27, 2011:

    I would go with the Petworth one, too. I do agree that “best deal” is in the eye of the beholder and differs from person to person, but that’s the one that would best suit my needs, so, for me personally, it would be the best deal. If living with roommates is doable, I also think that location offers the potential for some rental income to someone who might only need a one-bedroom.

  1. Jay said at 4:29 pm on Wednesday April 27, 2011:

    Wow, JM - what a hater you are.  Take a legitimate comment about comparisons, and make it into more than it is.  To each, his own regarding opinions about the topic at hand.  Let’s not forget that the comment section is designed for that purpose.

  1. rachel said at 4:40 pm on Wednesday April 27, 2011:

    I love the Yale Lofts. My friend lives there and the building has a lot of cool amenities…translation, I spend a lot of time on the roof in the pool.

  1. Richko said at 12:11 am on Thursday April 28, 2011:

    Mark, et al., UrbanTurf is one of my favorite blogs/sites in… the known universe, but please raise the level of your proofreading.  The title of this blog post is not a question. It would read better—and correctly—as “What $415K Buys You in DC” or as “What Does $415K Buy You in DC?”

    Otherwise, I am very appreciative of the hard work you put into this site for all of us to consume for no admission fee. Thanks.

  1. Mark Wellborn said at 7:10 am on Thursday April 28, 2011:

    Hey Richko,

    Thanks for the comment and the compliments. The headline has been corrected.

    Mark Wellborn

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