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Which of These $650K Petworth Abodes Is the Better Buy?

Imagine you have around $650,000 to spend on a place and you've narrowed it down to two Petworth listings. How do you make up your mind? The answer is simple: you shove them into a metaphorical cage and let them battle it out until one emerges victorious. It's time for Real Estate Deathmatch.

Address: 817 Varnum Street NW #1 4423 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Price: $649,900 $649,500
Square Footage: 1,720 1,280
Beds, Baths: 2, 2.5 4, 2

↑ At 817 Varnum Street NW #1, this luxury condo offers recessed lighting, walk-in closet, and hardwood flooring throughout. The kitchen comes with a breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances, and a tile backsplash. Monthly HOA dues total to $275.

↑ For $400 less than the above listing, you can buy this three-story townhome at 4423 New Hampshire Avenue NW. It offers two additional bedrooms and one fewer half bathroom. It features a detached garage and enough parking for three to four cars. According to the listing, the home has "LOTS of potential," which typically means that the property needs some TLC.
Poll results

· 817 Varnum Street NW #1 [Redfin]
· 4423 New Hampshire Avenue NW [Redfin]
· Real Estate Deathmatch archive [Curbed DC]