The ultimate fixer upper has landed on the market. In Washington, D.C.’s Brightwood neighborhood, a single-family home without a roof has listed for $499,999.
According to Washingtonian, this gutted property was posted by D.C.-based agency Real Living at Home as “a rare opportunity.” Preliminary drawings are offered along with the house.
Brian Galvin, a Real Living at Home real estate agent, told Washingtonian that the owners were juggling other projects at the time before offering it up for sale.
On the owners, Galvin said, “Sometimes, you have to make tough decisions.”
Washingtonian further reported that the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs issued a stop work order on the Brightwood building for “illegal construction/working without a permit” in July 2016.
The owner’s address corresponds with Taja Investments, LLC, whose contractor, Taja Construction, made headlines in 2012 after the Frozen Tropics local blog posted a list of social media links that described “a true tale of a rude developer breaking the law, and thumbing his nose at neighbors.”
For a little under the price of this unfinished property, homebuyers can nab a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home for $489,999 or a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home for $475,000, both in Brightwood and with roofs.
The current owner of the home purchased the property in October 2015 for $332,168. According to Redfin, the median listing price for a home in Brightwood is $535,000.
• 7110 9th Street NW [Real Living at Home]
• There Is a Roofless House for Sale in Brightwood for $499,999 [Washingtonian]