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This Week’s Find: House Hunting for John Wall

by UrbanTurf Staff

This Week's Find: House Hunting for John Wall: Figure 1
715 6th Street NW, #603

The Washington Post did a big profile on Washington Wizard John Wall recently, offering a glimpse into the first-round draft pick’s life in DC, his cooking habits and diet, his tight relationship with his mom and inner circle, and — what naturally caught our eye — his taste in real estate. The article mentions how Wall considered living in Arlington but ultimately opted to be closer to work, renting a place just a few blocks from the Verizon Center. The project itself is conspicuously unnamed, but it is clearly a new, high-end downtown apartment building.

Knowing that new, luxury apartments in this area of DC can command $4,000 to $5,000 a month in rent, we decided that This Week’s Find should be dedicated to the Wizard’s star player to let him know that there are less-expensive options close to his office that he could invest in, if so inclined.

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Bedroom

This Week’s Find is a 1,200 square-foot two-bedroom condo in The Cosmopolitan, which sits on the same block as the Verizon Center. The living space is fairly long and spacious with a large set of windows, a gas fireplace and a small seating area next to the kitchen. The 46-unit building has a fitness center, a roof deck and a front desk, among its amenities, but does not offer parking. (However, the lack of parking may be a good thing, given the grief Wall has been given for driving to work.) According to Google Maps, Wall’s daily commute would be just under a minute by foot.

Monthly payments (with 20 percent down) would come to just over $3,000 a month (condo fees included). Of course, Mr. Wall could likely make it an all-cash transaction if he wanted.

More details and photos below.

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Exterior of The Cosmopolitan

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Living Room

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Roof Deck

  • Address: 715 6th Street NW, #603 (map)
  • Price: $624,900
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Footage: 1,200
  • Listing Agent: Terrell Carter, DC Real Estate
  • For the full listing, click here.

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This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/this_weeks_find_house_hunting_for_john_wall/2941

6 Comments

  1. Wiz Fan said at 9:20 pm on Wednesday February 2, 2011:
    DC sports hasn't had the best week so far, so yes, John, please buy and give our city's sports scene something to look forward to!!
  1. Paul S said at 9:24 pm on Wednesday February 2, 2011:
    I love DC. But when you're a celebrity who would just get hounded for autographs anytime you stepped outside the walkability of the district isn't an asset you can truly enjoy. If I was a high profile athlete in town I'd probably go for one of the large spaces at Turnberry Tower in Rosslyn with the private elevators and great views.
  1. JT said at 9:35 pm on Wednesday February 2, 2011:
    i think from some of the pictures / video of the view of 395 from John Wall's place he lives in Mass Court.
  1. Paul said at 10:20 pm on Wednesday February 2, 2011:
    @JT - actually, I think it's more likely the newer Ashton Judiciary building immediately next to Mass Court. Kitchen finishes, including a double oven, seem too nice for Mass Court.
  1. Sam said at 12:43 am on Thursday February 3, 2011:
    I would love a one-min commute...
  1. Terry C said at 3:34 pm on Thursday February 3, 2011:
    The link for the full listing doesn't work, so you can pull up a virtual flyer with more photos and listing info here: http://tcarterva.vflyer.com/home/flyer/home/3612372

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