Kevin McCarthy Claims He Pays Fair Market place Price for a Home in a Penn Quarter Penthouse. What Will $1,500 Hire Actually Get You in DC?

Photograph by using iStock. House Minority Chief Kevin McCarthy uncovered this week that in the

Photograph by using iStock.

House Minority Chief Kevin McCarthy uncovered this week that in the course of the pandemic he rented a place from Republican pollster Frank Luntz—in the company adviser’s lavish 7,000-sq.-foot Penn Quarter apartment. An anonymous McCarthy spokesperson explained to the Each day Wire that the home is about 400 square toes and cost the congressman $1,500 a month to rent—supposedly comparable to the going fees of close by flats. Truly worth noting: McCarthy’s space is in a rental that is basically the melding of four penthouse units. The constructing boasts facilities like a rooftop pool, private film theater, and fitness center.

But what can $1,500 actually get you in DC? Even though some digs are wonderful, we’d absolutely like to join with McCarthy’s genuine estate agent stat. Here’s a seem at what is on the Craiglist industry:

4BR Group Home in Mount Enjoyable 

How a lot: $1,400 as well as $130 for utilities.
The row property comes with two roommates and a shared rest room. The bedroom is only about 165 sq. toes, but the residence boasts a again patio with a hearth pit—still a hot commodity.

3BR Team Property in Kalorama

How substantially: $1,495
McCarthy seems to be neat with sharing a room with his landlord, so lodging with the proprietor should not be a difficulty in this home. Created in the 1920s, the home has three bedrooms and a person and a 50 percent bogs, which the tenant would share with a third roommate.

2BR Shared Rental in Mount Vernon Triangle

How a lot: $1,400
Dropping all-around $100 off of McCarthy’s selling price tag will get you a spot in this cozy rental in Mount Vernon Triangle. The house is undoubtedly additional comfortable than McCarthy’s present-day digs—and incorporates a shared bathroom—but there is nonetheless access to a rooftop pool.

4BR Team Household in Bloomingdale 

How significantly: $1,450 moreover $195 for utilities
Overlook a condo conditioning center: this house has a Peloton! The furnished shared abode also features a solo lavatory with a Jacuzzi-jet tub. Additionally, there’s the extra reward of a puppy roommate named Bogey.

Studio in Adams Morgan

How significantly: $1,421
If McCarthy is searching for a house sans roommates, this entire condominium clocks in at 402-sq.-feet—around the identical dimensions as his current room. It lacks quite a few facilities, but laundry is accessible on-website and utilities are integrated.


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Daniella Byck joined Washingtonian in August 2018. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison in which she analyzed journalism and digital tradition.