What $469K Buys You in DC?

by Mark Wellborn


In this week’s installment of What X Buys You, we look at a two-bedroom row house in Shaw that is listed for $469,000. The home was gutted and renovated in 2000 and then updated with a number of green enhancements in 2006, including Energy Star appliances, On Demand water heater and no VOC paint. The home has a pretty large living area and a backyard that, if some work is put into it, would be a pretty good summer entertainment spot. More details and photos below.

Update: The property is under contract after six days on the market.

Living Room
Second Angle of Living Room
  • Address: 1525 Marion Street NW (map)
  • Price: $469,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • For the full listing, click here.

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  1. Emil Ali said at 5:56 pm on Wednesday March 10, 2010:

    Decent price for the exposed brick and green features….but not amazing considering some of the recent problems on 1500 & 1600 blocks of Marion

  1. Robert Oriole said at 6:06 pm on Wednesday March 10, 2010:

    What are “some of the recent problems on 1500 & 1600 blocks of Marion”?

  1. Matt L. said at 11:07 pm on Wednesday March 10, 2010:

    Why do listing agents advertise no-VOC paint? Even if the paint applied in 2006 had a VOC content of 350 g/L, it would have off-gased by now.

    Note to Eco-brokers: don’t greenwash. Most folks that are interested in purchasing a green home will see through the bullshit and be skeptical of other “green” claims.

  1. kurt said at 9:04 am on Thursday March 11, 2010:

    Last I heard, there was a break-in and rape on the 1500 block of Marion St. last year. The stuff nightmares are made of.

  1. ajp said at 12:09 pm on Thursday March 11, 2010:

    I looked at this place - pretty nice reno, and materials were pretty solid. Not sure it’s worth the price on that block though…pass for me

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