Best New Listings: Two Unique Rowhomes and a Cleveland Park Co-op

by Lark Turner

In this week’s edition of Best New Listings, UrbanTurf looks at a tin-ceilinged rowhouse along the H Street Corridor; a Capitol Hill home with a unique remodel, including a skylit bathroom; and a large one-bed co-op in Cleveland Park.

Best New Listings: Two Unique Rowhomes and a Cleveland Park Co-op: Figure 1

Tin-Ceilinged Rowhouse on H Street

This home on the H Street Corridor boasts antique wooden floors, tin ceilings and period doors — all of which are extolled in the listing description by DC’s one and only Poet Realtor. Upstairs, one bedroom boasts a built-in bed surrounded by bookshelves. Outside, a deck leads to a parking pad. The basement, which looks like it currently houses the home’s laundry, is unfinished.

  • Full Listing: 1236 G Street NE (map)
  • Price: $668,500
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Year Built: 1925
  • Listing Agent: Tom Faison, Re/Max Allegiance

Best New Listings: Two Unique Rowhomes and a Cleveland Park Co-op: Figure 2

Capitol Hill’s ‘Shangri-La’

The listing proudly proclaims this home the “Shangri-La on the Hill.” We’re not so sure about that, but the house has been meticulously re-done to an exacting standard (whether or not it will be to the buyer’s taste is an open question). It’s hard not to love the living room’s exposed beams, and a modern upstairs bathroom has a ceiling almost entirely made up of skylights. Exposed brick in the updated kitchen leads out to a patio with a closed-in dining area that might look more at home in Tuscany.

  • Full Listing: 624 C Street NE (map)
  • Price: $1,099,500
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 1900
  • Listing Agent: Gary Jankowski, Coldwell Banker

Best New Listings: Two Unique Rowhomes and a Cleveland Park Co-op: Figure 3

Cleveland Park One-Bed with a Reasonable Price

This one-bedroom sits on the top floor of a Cleveland Park Beaux Arts co-op about a block from the Metro. The unit’s price is reasonable overall, especially for the 750 square feet of living space. The HOA fee is on the high side, but because it’s a co-op that fee includes property taxes and most utilities. The bedroom has two walls of built-in storage and the living room, which leads into the kitchen and dining area, looks spacious.

  • Full Listing: 3600 Connecticut Avenue NW #402 (map)
  • Price: $335,000
  • HOA Fees: $355/month
  • Bedrooms: One
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Year Built: 1928
  • Listing Agent: Nathan Guggenheim, Washington Fine Properties

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/best_new_listings_two_unique_rowhomes_and_a_cleveland_park_condo/8263


  1. Unotres said at 5:55 pm on Friday March 21, 2014:
    I love the wine fridge in the bathroom of that "Shangri La" property..lol
  1. Mike said at 6:41 pm on Friday March 21, 2014:
    $355 per month for the co-op's monthly maintenance fee is not high. Based on the city's property assessment database and knowing that there are 28 units in the building, each unit pays (on average), $78 a month in real estate taxes (less than $1,000 per year)! That's the equivalent amount one would pay for a unit assessed at $108,824. Find a condo that pays as little in monthly HOA fees plus taxes. That means that the balance of the fee ($277) covers utilities, trash pick-up, and other miscellaneous expenses! That is a bargain! People have so many misconceptions about market-rate cooperatives. Dollar-for-dollar, a cooperative is a better value for your money if you intend to make it your long-term residence. But, if you want to become an investor and rent out your unit later, then a cooperative is not for you. Check out the Co-ops 101 booklet at www.CoopsDC.org for a compare/contrast of condos and co-ops.
  1. Mitch said at 12:38 pm on Monday March 24, 2014:
    @Mike: While this co-op has low fees, most in DC are well north of $500/month. The so-called advantage you get by paying taxes as part of your fee is not much of an advantage at all. And remember, co-op fees nearly always go up as the building ages and improvements are required.

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