Petworth is one of those places in Northwest D.C. that, while filled with mostly residential options, has a few amenities that make it a destination. It's not a nightlife hotspot, but it's not devoid of boozy options. Even without the renewed Safeway, it's got a Yes! Organic Market to keep it from being a grocery wasteland. There are neighborhood spots like Qualia Coffee that allow the folks south of Grant and Sherman Circle to gather together. And remarkably, most of the inexpensive properties on the market there are under $500K. Check out the map to see what's been on the market for half a year, what needs a little TLC and what looks surprisingly chic for its low price.Read More
The Ten Most Inexpensive Properties on Sale in Petworth
Asking price: $187,000
Size: 1-bed, 1-bath apartment, 645 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $290
The skinny: This is a short sale and since it's being sold "as is" and actually name checks that it's "affordable," it's clearly aimed at someone who wants to give it extra TLC.
1BR Apartment at The Cedric
Asking price: $215,000
Size: 1-bed, 1-bath apartment, 559 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $385
The skinny: This building was constructed in 1925 but the kitchen has been nicely updated. It's also pet friendly and there's no sharing laundry. That said, nothing this small should ever be referred to as a "penthouse" whether it's a corner unit on the top floor or not.
2BR Co-Op at Iowa Cooperative
Asking price: $274,788
Size: 2-bed, 1-bath apartment, 723 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $380
The skinny: On one hand, it's a co-op, but on the other hand, it's one of the least expensive 2BR apartments in Northwest DC. Also, we're not sure what's more likable about the kitchen: the desk lamp or the cake.
1BR Condo at The Clayton
Asking price: $279,900
Size: 1-bed, 1-bath condo, 600 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $467
The skinny: There are four inexpensive units available at The Clayton, but the cheapest is this apartment that must not be in the basement (even though it's unit #002) if it has a balcony. The finishes also look more upscale here than in the previous three units.
1BR Basement Apartment
Asking price: $295,000
Size: 1-bed, 1-bath condo, 732 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $403
The skinny: This apartment is in the basement of a renovated home, but there's enough recess lighting (and sufficient natural light) so that it doesn't feel like a dungeon. The built in shelving is also a nice touch.
2BR Condo at The Randolph
Asking price: $325,000
Size: 2-bed, 2-bath condo, 984 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $330
The skinny: This renovated space is pet friendly and includes a private outdoor area. Clearly, it's also suitable for games of Rock Band. Is that what the trophies are for?
3BR Colonial Row House
Asking price: $406,000
Size: 3-bed, 1.5-bath row house, 960 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $423
The skinny: It's houses from here on out. The porch and stairs on this one look a little crumbly and beat up and even the listing language lists it as "Livable -- Barely!"
Mysterious Brick House
Asking price: $425,000
Size: 1,798 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $236
The skinny: Why so mysterious? Because there's very little information about this other than what the photos show. It looks like the attached properties have been converted into condos and while this one has nice finishes in the bathroom, it also has some interior doorways that look like they need TLC. Also, someone thought that red handles on the white kitchen cabinets was a good idea.
3BR Colonial Row House
Asking price: $449,000
Size: 3-bed, 1.5-bath apartment, 1,112 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $404
The skinny: At 180 days on the market, this home has been on the market longer than anything else on this map. The price has also been chopped by $45,000. It could also use minor TLC and some of the finishes are on the tacky side but it has a really nice backyard which is a bonus.
6BR Semi-Detached Federal Row House
Asking price: $550,000
Size: 6-bed, 2-bath apartment, 1,564 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $352
The skinny: Future group house anyone? Either that, or a fixer-upper project since the listing says that the additions scream "potential." With a solarium and a lawn like that, there's definitely potential for house parties.