Thursday, June 21, 2012

Your Next Place


I have to say, these huge loft-style units might be my favorite type of place, and not just because you could potentially lie in wait up on the top elevated level and dump a trashcan full of water down onto your significant other as soon as they walked in the door, after you hacked their email and found the "missed connection" they posted on Craigslist.  Though you have to admit that would be extremely satisfying, potentially. (As an alternative, you could just act normal but then email them, pretending to be the missed connection.  Which is what I did.)

With a 20-plus foot peaked ceiling, this penthouse loft has an epic feel to it that you could never get in a place with boring old "rooms."  As soon as you enter through the private entrance, you can tell you're in a place in which the designers paid great attention to every last detail.  The kitchen, tucked discreetly under the loft, features high-end Bosch appliances, fantastic lighting, and there are really cool cutout panels of exposed brick throughout the place.  Upstairs, there's a low wall of translucent glass partitioning off the loft, and both baths feature five-star hotel style finishes.  (Check out the showers.)

It's also close to everything and right next to Chinatown, where I'm convinced you can buy literally anything, from an Ann Taylor Loft flower-print bucket hat to one of those canes that unscrews into a sword.  (Not even kidding - those two items are sold within a block of each other.  And yes, I bought a sword cane.)

1002 M Street NW #4
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$659,900






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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

These units have been on the market forever -- not sure why. Tough at that price point when there is no parking and street parking is difficult. Also they had quite an aggressive opening on the pricing.

Anonymous said...

Nice unit and building but they need to clean up the weeds and tree boxes on either side of their building. The empty building on the left and the two horribly maintained yards on the right made me not even want to go inside and view this unit.

Anonymous said...

They probably would move faster if they staged the units with furniture etc. They stripped the building bare and it looks a lot colder than they could be.

Anonymous said...

Franklin,

Your posts are funny as hell. Keep 'em coming.

Anonymous said...

Very nice except the guardrail is a clear code violation. Children can climb on the molding and go over the rail!

Anonymous said...

The bedrooms are tiny even by DC standards. Unit looks very promising in pics and then once you see the bedrooms you soon realize why it has been on the market for close to 5 months. This should really be marketed as a one bedroom and den with a significantly lower price.

Anonymous said...

I recently bought a unit nearby. I visited the building after reading your article. I think each unit is designed and finished with great care. The loft unit is incredible. We need more of these in DC. I wish I had seen it before I purchased my unit.

Anonymous said...

The developer seems pretty shady, almost untrustworthy. The bedrooms are very small and the storage room is non-existent.

You have to wonder why these units have been under contract and then relisted.

Anonymous said...

Who is the developer please? Who are the architect and constructor?

 

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