What $675K Buys You: 2,700 Square-Foot Loft in Shaw

by Mark Wellborn

Kitchen Area

In this week’s installment of What X Buys You, we look in the $675K range and find an enormous three-bedroom loft space in Shaw. Originally built in 1900, the property used to be an artist’s loft and was completely gutted and renovated in 2007 by local firm HRY Design. Almost every room in this unit is enormous. There are two master suites, a massive kitchen with a separate dining area and a large living area. There is also a small patio area. Nearby rental parking for the unit has been paid for the next two years, but the loft is just a block from the Shaw-Howard U Metro on the Green Line. Lastly, the unit’s price has dropped $125K since the last time it was listed. More details and photos below.

Master Bedroom
Living Area
  • Address: 1605-1607 7th Street, #2 (map)
  • Price: $675,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: Three
  • Square Footage: 2,700
  • For the full listing, click here.

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  1. Richard said at 8:34 am on Thursday June 3, 2010:

    Incredible! Love the kitchen and the little patio area.

  1. Larson said at 10:35 am on Thursday June 3, 2010:

    Very cool. I remember when this listing was on for closer to $1 million…

  1. Davey said at 3:10 pm on Thursday June 3, 2010:

    That is like the weirdest listing.  It’s a huge amount of space and looks really nice—but it’s in a total no-man’s land and it’s a very odd, haunted-seeming building.  On the one hand, $250 per square foot is dirt cheap.  On the other hand, $675k is still an awful lot to live in that not-quite shaw, not-quite convention center neighborhood.  As nice as it looks, I"m just not sure who this condo appeals to.

  1. KstreetQB said at 3:41 pm on Friday June 4, 2010:

    Great great $/sqft. I love that building although 7th street is a little seedy around it because it’s zoned commercial, however the residential streets surrounding it are fantastic.

    7th & Q is right in the middle of shaw. It’s not no man’s land. There is a tremendous amount of development around there that is already ongoing and even more that is planned (Addison Square, O Street, Shaw north station - who knows if theses ever move).

    Some sec. 8 housing surounding that really hurts the area, but some have been purchased by companies that historically have ended the subsidies and flipped the properties. Here’s hoping.

    I’m in love with that bathroom.

  1. Scott said at 3:30 pm on Sunday June 6, 2010:


    listing link is to the wrong property

  1. aj said at 10:24 am on Monday June 7, 2010:

    so apparently the owners can’t be bothered to put away their laundry, make guest bedroom beds or hang their towels neatly before taking photographs that will be used to SELL the place. also, what’s up with the crazy “laugh” in the corner of one room’s wall, and that green thing - is it a fish?  why is all the woodwork painted dark brown?half the brick is also painted. what a waste.

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