Monday, February 04, 2013

100 Bryant Street NW listed at $1,295,000

See this listing for 100 Bryant Street NW, which has been renovated into three units:

$1295000 / 7br - 4356ft² - Historic Victorian 3 Unit (Bloomingdale/Ledroit Park)

Joseph C Mascio | Coldwell Banker | (202) 415-1951
100 Bryant St NW, Washington, DC
Exquisite Bloomingdale/Ledroit Park 3 unit Victorian!
7BR/5+1BA Multi-Family, 3 units
offered at $1,295,000
Year Built1900
Sq Footage3,261
Bathrooms5 full, 1 partial
Lot Size1,632 sqft
HOA/Maint$0 per month


Million Dollar Dream Come True! Pristine 3 unit, '09/'10 Reno w attention to original woodworks and high end finishes (pocket doors, wood floors, framing, etc). MUST SEE! Make a profit on day 1 or move in and nearly cover your entire mortgage! $8400/mn + 5% increase built into the leases, CofO, sep systems and elec. An easy condo conversion! Get in Bloomingdale/Ledroit Park while you still can!
see additional photos below

- Attic- Basement- Bonus/Rec room
- Breakfast nook- Dining room- Family room
- Laundry room- Living room- Master bath
- Mother-in-law unit- Mud room- Office/Den
- Pantry- Storage space- Walk-in closet
- Dishwasher- Dryer- Garbage disposal
- Microwave- Refrigerator- Stainless steel appliances
- Stove/Oven- Washer- Balcony, Deck, or Patio
- Garden- Lawn- Yard
- Air conditioning- Ceiling fans- Central A/C
- Central heat- Double pane windows- Cable-ready
- Wired- Guest parking- Off-street parking
- Granite countertop- Hardwood floor- High/Vaulted ceiling

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Contact info:
Joseph C Mascio
Coldwell Banker
(202) 415-1951
For sale by agent/broker


  1. So, can this building qualify under current zoning to be three condo units, or only two?

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  4. Only two units would be allowed--rare is the property in Bloomingdale that can have 3 separately owned units (or three rental apartments as far as that goes).

    I was looking at the listing for this property and fuming over the realtor's claim that they can have 3 units in the building, which is NOT accurate! And the owner knows better, or should.

    In fact, at the time the building was renovated a few years ago, and under intense scrutiny and pressure from concerned neighbors--who repeatedly warned the owner/developer that the property was zoned for two units maximum--the top floor was specifically designed with an interior stairway from the second floor so that the dishonest and owner could skirt the two-dwelling rule, by claiming the 3rd floor was an in-law suite, and thereby get it past the DCRA inspectors who neighbors had in hot pursuit of the developer. Afterwards he fraudulently proceeded to offer for rent three units (with the 3rd floor being accessed by an outside staircase--basically the fire escape). Totally illegal!

    According to DC Zoning's webpage
    (, R-4 is defined as:

    Permits matter-of-right development of single-family residential uses (including detached, semi-detached, row dwellings, and flats), churches and public schools with a minimum lot width of 18 feet, a minimum lot area of 1,800 square feet and a maximum lot occupancy of 60% for row dwellings, churches and flats, a minimum lot width of 30 feet and a minimum lot area of 3,000 square feet for semi-detached structures, a minimum lot width of 40 feet and a minimum lot area of 4,000 square feet and 40% lot occupancy for all other structures (20% lot occupancy for public recreation and community centers); and a maximum height of three (3) stories/forty (40) feet (60 feet for churches and schools and 45 feet for public recreation and community centers). Conversions of existing buildings to apartments are permitted for lots with a minimum lot area of 900 square feet per dwelling unit. Rear yard requirement is twenty (20) feet.

    Thus the regs clearly limit the number of dwellings (condos are apartments for these purposes):

    "Conversions of existing buildings to apartments are permitted for lots with a minimum lot area of 900 square feet per dwelling unit."

    Note that this is the size of the lot and not the building's floor space. Acc/to the real property database the lot in question is only 1,632 sq. ft.!

    So I would urge anyone with an interest to make it understood loud and clear to the realtors that the property is zoned for 2 units, period.

    For that matter, anyone in B'dale should be mindful of this when they see new construction and renovations. Any buildings that you see about you in B'dale that seem to violate the zoning rule were likely slammed in when no one was paying attention, something which happened too often in the fairly recent past. Sometimes there were permits issued--erroneously!--for 3- or even 4-unit condo conversions. In other cases, it was done outside the scope of the actual permits.

    If you see construction in your area, check out the permits in the window--one hopes they even have them posted! If the builders are clearly putting in more than 2 units in a standard B'dale rowhouse with typical lot size--no matter how many floors it has--please call DCRA ASAP and report "illegal construction" or "working outside the scope of the permits" as applicable.

    It’s in the greater community’s long-term interests.