Friday, December 2, 2011

Own a piece of Shaw: 1806 8th Street, NW

This series will focus on properties for sale in the Shaw / MVT / Logan areas. Want to see your house on here? Email with a link to the listing and let us know.

All photos in this post courtesy of Redfin and MRIS
1806 8th Street, NW has been on the market for 27 days. This single family townhouse has just had a nice (though fairly bland) renovation, and does feature both off-street parking in the rear (or a beautiful garden, if you have a jackhammer and a green thumb) and a location less than a block from the Shaw Metro station. Would you live in this house? Is it worth the money? Tell us in the comments.

Bedrooms: 3
Bathroom: 1.5
Levels: 2
Price: $565,000

This room just doesn't look like it ought to be the
living room of a $500,000+ house. Cheap 85-cents-a-foot
baseboards, cheap looking hardware on the door, and
the killer - cheap fake wood floors... 
Decent appliances, stainless & granite as expected...
but for just about $3,000 more, they could have put in
a Viking stove and a SubZero fridge and really made it
sparkle. Why be so cheap on something you're trying
to sell for so much more?

The lighting under the cabinet at the minibar
is a nice touch
The $30 fan from Home Depot and the cheap looking carpet
just doesn't scream "I'm in a half-million dollar house!" to me...

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