Deal of the Week: The Enemy of the State Coop

by Mark Wellborn


For this installment of Deal of the Week, we find a two-bedroom co-op in the Lanier Heights neighborhood that makes us wish we were in the market for a new home. At 1,300 square feet, the price per square foot ($392) comes in about $50 less than the neighborhood average putting it solidly in deal territory. In addition to having large, open rooms, the building where the unit is located has an interesting cinematic history: The Stafford was in a scene in the Will Smith political thriller Enemy of the State. The only downside we see to the unit is the lack of a parking spot. More details and photos below. For the full listing, click here.

Dining Room
Master Bedroom
Second Bedroom

1789 Lanier Place NW, #21 (map)

  • Price: $510,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Square Footage: 1,300

Here are some monthly payment calculations based on a 20 percent down payment and a 30-year fixed rate mortgage at 5.1 percent.

  • Loan Amount: $408,000
  • Principal and Interest: $2,215
  • Coop Fees/Taxes: $468/month
  • Total Monthly Payments: $2,683

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/deal_of_the_week_the_enemy_of_the_state_coop/2080


  1. BR said at 11:26 am on Tuesday May 18, 2010:

    That’s in Adams Morgan.

  1. Esther said at 11:41 am on Tuesday May 18, 2010:

    Lovely place! By the way, this is not Adams Morgan, it is Lanier Hts like the article says. I have lived in the area for years and it is often referred to as Adams Morgan these days, but long-time residents still call it by its true name.

  1. nick said at 4:23 pm on Tuesday May 18, 2010:

    Am I reading the Redfin listing correctly, that the place has to be owner occupied?

    What does that do to a homes ability to sell, if true? Seems to me like it would be a huge deterrent, especially in such a “transient” city like DC.

    I know that I am looking to buy with an eye towards being able to escape by renting if needed and that is one of the only reasons I am willing to buy in this city.


  1. Input said at 4:58 pm on Tuesday May 18, 2010:

    It’s a small, well-maintained co-op that doesn’t allow rentals to preserve the quality of the building. Rentals can obviously lead to deterioration as renters without a vested interested have less incentive to take care of the place than owners. If you need to rent your home it’s likely not the place for you.

  1. Lisa said at 11:30 am on Wednesday May 19, 2010:

    This coop is a great deal. I wish I was in the market to buy right now. The large dining room is wonderful.

  1. Citi said at 2:38 pm on Wednesday May 19, 2010:

    Beautiful rooms and I love the built-ins, but having just one bathroom is not such a great deal to me.

  1. Heather Elbert said at 3:26 pm on Wednesday May 19, 2010:

    Its unfortunate that more people do not understand coops. This is a beautiful unit and building with pride of ownership. To learn more about coops and enrich your knowledge please visit http://www.edmundjflynn.com. They have been handling the transfer of D.C. coops for years and their website helps explain the benefits of ownership.

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