With another $100k knocked off the asking price this week, this new build in DC is now listed at $2,599,999.  Time to act? Or are you waiting for under $2.5?

Check out some photos below, then leave your rating of this home by selecting “yes” under the gallery.  Once you’ve rated, see how this home compares to others in the area here.

(Update: Closed 1/4/21 at $2.475)

Background

It’s been a gradual climb down for this 2020 build since August, when it was originally listed at $2,999,999.  Even after shaving $100k from the asking each month, it comes in significantly higher than the median sale price of about $1.1 for the neighborhood (Chevy Chase-DC).  Homes in the neighborhood on average sell in 30 days.

Located on a cul-de-sac on McKinley Street, the home has 6 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, and sits on a 0.27 acre lot.  Amenities include a two-car garage and a wine room.

I couldn’t find any information on the builder, but based on similar features, I’m thinking it’s the same firm who did this home in Bethesda.  Let us know if you have any info.

Our Thoughts

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Exterior – 3.2
On first glance, I thought this was a listing for a condo unit.  It looks like a mash-up of multiple homes… A lot of similar houses you can look at and say “Alright take out this part and it would be fine.” I struggled to do that here.

Interior – 6.4
Spacious and on-trend enough to impress most of your friends.  May overstep the trendiness in areas such as the family room (the wood ceiling feels forced).

Kitchen – 5.7
If it is the same firm mentioned above, they learned their lesson by not putting gold on the vent hood.  It made that whole kitchen look cheap.  Next best decision: the glass uppers.  It spaces out all the white a bit, though there’s still more of that than I’d personally want.

Bathrooms – 6.7
The primary flows well from the bedroom.  I like the light blue paint, and it creates some nice contrast with the mirror & window frames.  On the downside, it gets a little messy with all the marbly patterns between the floor, counters, and shower.  Nice vanities in the secondaries.

Amenities – 4.1
I can see why no one wanted to bite at $3 mil for that patio/yard combo.  At least put in a home theater or something to make up for it.  This house is big/expensive enough where I don’t think that’s unreasonable.

Still Overpriced? – CCDC
Average Exterior Rating4 Votes4.5
Average Interior Rating4 Votes7.4
Average Kitchen Rating4 Votes6.8
Average Bathrooms Rating4 Votes6.4
Average Amenities Rating4 Votes6.0
6.21
Overall

4 Comments

  • breecheese says:
    6.5
    Distracted by the staging

    I’m having a hard time being subjective on the house because I was a bit distracted by the staging. With such an open concept and clean colors and lines, the staging had the opportunity to really bring some warmth to it and demonstrate to potential buyers how to turn this new construction into a real home feel – I think this led to my lower score in general on interior. The fixtures to me also didn’t make sense…some were so plain for such an upscale feel (e.g. bathroom faucets), yet some were too over the top (e.g. staircase “chandelier”) – just wasn’t consistent. I actually didn’t mind the exterior as I think with the white it will really draw your eye to it and make it stand out on the block of maybe more traditional homes. For whoever ends up buying, I think that will be an appeal. However, the lack of yard/outdoor entertaining space is definitely a con for a house that I assume will host a lot.

    Breakdown
    Exterior4.9
    Interior7.1
    Kitchen6.2
    Bathrooms5.9
    Amenities8.4
    +1
  • DillyDilly says:
    5.7

    Modern yet simple. I need more for the exterior. Interior seems fine, looks to be cramped in some areas. They paint white to open it up and seem larger than it is. A little too open for me, could use more walls for coziness/privacy. Def overpriced still, good luck in this economy!

    Breakdown
    Exterior4.1
    Interior7.4
    Kitchen6.1
    Bathrooms6.2
    Amenities4.9
    +1
  • thedonc says:
    7.4
    It’s all about the insides

    Interior: beautifully coordinated. The color schemes of the kitchen and the common areas are amazing. The bathrooms are pretty but leave something to be desired. Overall this is a gem on the inside.

    Exterior: McMansion from Arlington misplaced in a DC cul-de-sac. Less acreage than one would want. A little long and lacking depth. Obviously a lot of money put into this, but a little architectural insight is needed.

    Breakdown
    Exterior5.8
    Interior8.8
    Kitchen9.1
    Bathrooms6.7
    Amenities6.5
    +1
  • Baron says:
    5.2
    Possibly

    See “Our Thoughts” above.

    Breakdown
    Exterior3.2
    Interior6.4
    Kitchen5.7
    Bathrooms6.7
    Amenities4.1
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