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1514 17th St. NW, No. 604
Listed sale price: $189,000
Previous sale price (1994): Undisclosed
Looking to buy, but worried about having to decorate too many rooms? Treat yourself to this sunny Dupont studio in the elegant Copley Plaza building. Long & Foster agent Nicole Reinhardt, who’s listing the apartment, says a recent sale in the building justified the $189,000 list price, and she points to such features as cable TV, high-speed Internet, basement storage, and a nifty closed-circuit TV system to keep an eye on the front door and your laundry. The cozy galley kitchen may not be the perfect place to craft an eight-course degustation, but if you get stir-crazy, you can always relax with your fellow tenants in the laundry room or on the building’s delightful roof deck. With only about 600 square feet to fill in this “charming Old-World retreat,” you’ll have plenty of resources to devote to the futon of your dreams. Or maybe not: With 10 percent down on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, you’ll be paying $1,568 a month, which includes a $273 monthly co-op fee.