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Stylish home in trendy DC area sparks buyer confusion after hitting market with bargain $599,900 price tag

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A new home has hit the market in a trendy area of ​​DC for just $599,900 and buyers are confused about the bargain price.

A new home has hit the market in a trendy area of ​​DC for just $599,900 and buyers are confused about the bargain price.

The house was built on a lot in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, DC, known as one of the city’s trendiest areas, with cocktail bars, beer gardens, vintage clothing boutiques, and modern international restaurants.

Most homes in the area cost more than $1 million, while condos average around $600,000 but can cost up to a million.

This is why buyers are surprised that a new home in the area hits the market for just under $600,000.

Contractor Nady Samnang first purchased the small lot at 1738 Glick Ct. NW with the intention of building a four-story, 15-foot-wide single-family home with his brother.

A new home has hit the market in a trendy area of ​​DC for just $599,900 and buyers are confused about the bargain price.

A new home has hit the market in a trendy area of ​​DC for just $599,900 and buyers are confused about the bargain price.

The house was built on a lot in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, DC, known as one of the city's trendiest areas, with cocktail bars, beer gardens, vintage clothing boutiques, and modern global restaurants.

The house was built on a lot in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, DC, known as one of the city’s trendiest areas, with cocktail bars, beer gardens, vintage clothing boutiques, and modern global restaurants.

The brothers who bought the land to build a property received the shocking news that they could only build a six-foot house.

The brothers who bought the land to build a property received the shocking news that they could only build a six-foot house.

Samnang, CEO of Virginia contractor Omnifics, said the plans were originally approved by the district, but the city made changes to zoning laws after work had already begun.

The brothers received the shocking news that they could only build a six-foot house.

“Unbeknownst to us, the city made changes to the zoning laws after we bought the lot,” Samnang said. PEOPLE. “Zoning laws only allowed a six-foot house plan.”

“At that point, I talked to my brother and the architect and said, ‘Hey, is this viable? Or is it possible that someone lives?” says Samnang.

More than a year and a half after the explosive news, the team had drawn up a plan for “the thinnest house in all of DC,” which was six feet wide and 600 square feet.

The construction process was brutal, according to Samnang, who said no heavy equipment could enter the property because it was small.

All heavy materials had to be carried directly to the property by hand and only two workers were allowed on site at any time.

The bathroom, which looks large but deceptively small, has a large glass shower with cobblestone floor and stunning wood finishes.

The bathroom, which looks large but deceptively small, has a large glass shower with cobblestone floor and stunning wood finishes.

'We have high-end cabinets, quartz countertops, and wall-to-wall porcelain tile in the bathroom. That was very important to us: if you are going to build a very small house, it had better be nice.

‘We have high-end cabinets, quartz countertops, and wall-to-wall porcelain tile in the bathroom. That was very important to us: if you are going to build a very small house, it better be nice,” said the contractor.

The slim home has plenty of natural light pouring in through the large windows on both sides and the modern finishes make the home look elegant and spacious.

The slim home has plenty of natural light pouring in through the large windows on both sides and the modern finishes make the home look elegant and spacious.

It has everything homeowners could want, in a more compact form.

It has everything homeowners could want, in a more compact form.

After carefully considering how to make the most of the little space they had to work with, Samnang said the house feels larger than it actually is.

“We still do bay windows in every living room, so even though the hallway is six feet wide, in the areas where people would live, there’s 100 square feet of space,” he says.

‘We have high-end cabinets, quartz countertops, and wall-to-wall porcelain tile in the bathroom. That was very important to us: if you’re going to build a very small house, it better be nice.’

The slim home has plenty of natural light coming in from the large windows on both sides and the modern finishes make the home look elegant and spacious.

It has everything homeowners could want, in a more compact form.

There is a fully equipped kitchen with all necessary appliances and a breakfast bar style seating arrangement.

The bathroom has a large glass shower with cobblestone floor and stunning wood finishes.

In the bedroom, there is a comfortably queen-sized bed and ample closet space on the clean white walls.

Sarah Noel, a real estate agent with Jennifer Young Homes, which manages the property, says the perfect buyer would be someone who doesn’t need a lot of space and appreciates the convenience of a smaller space in a sought-after area.

In the bedroom, there is a comfortable queen-size bed and ample closet space on clean white walls.

In the bedroom, there is a comfortable queen-size bed and ample closet space on clean white walls.

Although the process of building the house was tedious and challenging, Samnang (the contractor) is proud of the final product.

Although the process of building the house was tedious and challenging, Samnang (the contractor) is proud of the final product.

Sarah Noel, a real estate agent with Jennifer Young Homes, which manages the property, says the perfect buyer would be someone who doesn't need a lot of space and appreciates the convenience of a smaller space in a sought-after area.

Sarah Noel, a real estate agent with Jennifer Young Homes, which manages the property, says the perfect buyer would be someone who doesn’t need a lot of space and appreciates the convenience of a smaller space in a sought-after area.

After careful consideration of how to make the most of the little space they had to work with, Samnang said the house feels larger than it actually is.

After careful consideration of how to make the most of the little space they had to work with, Samnang said the house feels larger than it actually is.

“Not everyone wants to maintain a lot of square footage,” says Noel. “That and other factors like interest rates and loans are why the tiny house movement is becoming so popular.”

‘The right buyer will be that city dweller, someone who doesn’t necessarily want a car because it’s a block from a subway station. They don’t want condo fees or neighbors, and they don’t need a lot of space.’

Although the process of building the house was tedious and challenging, Samnang is proud of the final product.

“We had no margin for error,” he says. ‘If we had made a mistake in the design, it would have been necessary to redo everything. The greatest achievement is that we made use of that space down to the centimeter to pass the code.”

Although he is happy with the result, Samnang is in no rush to build the next little house. ‘The construction itself was not fun at all. My contractors probably insulted me every week. It was a nightmare,’ he said.

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