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Clarence House

4530 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008
(43 Reviews)
$1,600 - $2,850/mo

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4.3 rating

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Resident 611655

Verified Resident 2018 - 2019

3/5/2019

The Clarence House has been an overall positive experience for me. The neighborhood is great, and proximity to the metro and Giant/CVS is convenient for those who don't have a car (like me). The building is clean, and most of my kitchen and bathroom were updated recently. I've had no problems with noisy neighbors, although you can hear things in the hallway pretty well. Package receiving is efficient and prompt, the front desk will email you usually within an hour of your package arriving. The kitchen in the studio is pretty small, but it has a dishwasher which is nice. I'd recommend this place to friends!

    Manager

    3/6/2019

    Clarence House
    Good Morning, Thank you for taking the time to review Clarence House Apartments. We are glad to hear that you're enjoying your apartment and your stay. We value feedback from our residents and look forward to continuing to serve you! Regards, Christine Nesbitt
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    anonymous

    Resident 2018

    10/18/2018

    This is by far the worst apartment building I have ever lived in. I am counting down the days until I move out. With DC rent prices, I recommend spending your hard earned money on anywhere else but here.

      Manager

      10/19/2018

      Clarence House
      Good Morning, Thank you for being open and honest about your experience. Our residents are our number one priority and we are disappointed to hear that your experience at Clarence House was unsatisfactory. My name is Christine Nesbitt and I am from the corporate office. I would like to hear more about your experience. Please contact me at your earliest convenience at cnesbitt@wcsmith.com. I'd like the opportunity to make this right. I look forward to hearing from you. Regards, Christine Nesbitt
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      anonymous

      Resident 2018

      7/31/2018

      Clarence House serves its purpose. It is a very old building that is exceptionally maintained by property management. There are no frills/amenities, so you are getting what you pay for. The staff is attentive and polite. I have not had any bug problems which is a plus. Beware of the thin walls/ceilings. This is the loudest building I have ever lived in which is a huge turn off.

        Manager

        8/2/2018

        Clarence House
        Good Morning, Thank you for taking the time to review Clarence House. We are glad to hear that you're enjoying your apartment and your stay. We value feedback from our residents and look forward to continuing to serve you. Regards, Christine Nesbitt
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        Resident 518490

        Verified Resident 2018

        7/25/2018

        it is not good in the changing police without notifying ...........................................................

          Manager

          7/25/2018

          Clarence House
          Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to review Clarence House. If you have any outstanding questions regarding our recent policy changes please give our Vice President of Leasing and Collections Glenda Walker a call at your earliest convenience. Her phone # is 202-371-1220. We look forward to speaking to you. Regards, Christine Nesbitt
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          Ellensiegelrn1@gmail.com

          Resident 2018

          7/20/2018

          I considered living in Dupont because I like being downtown,but I couldn't afford the high rents. I chose the Clarence House because it was affordable, and now I can't imagine living anywhere else. Rent increases are minimal and it only takes me a few minutes to metro to Dupont. I've made friends and really like the staff.

            Manager

            7/23/2018

            Clarence House
            Good Morning, Thank you for taking the time to review Clarence House. We are glad to hear that you're enjoying your apartment and your stay. We value feedback from our residents and look forward to continuing to serve you! Regards, Christine Nesbitt
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            Resident 471552

            Verified Resident 2017 - 2018

            4/4/2018

            The staff are wonderful. I've had such a positive experience at the Clarence House. Super accommodating staff, lovely apartment and good value for the price. I feel very welcome in the community and have enjoyed my time here!

              Manager

              6/4/2018

              Clarence House
              Good Morning, Thank you for being open and honest about your experience at Clarence House. We are glad to hear that you're enjoying your apartment and your stay. We value feedback from our residents and look forward to continuing to serve you. Regards, Christine Nesbitt
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              Resident 462606

              Verified Resident 2017 - 2018

              3/9/2018

              Amazing sense of community at the Clarence House! I love to come home and feel so welcomed by the staff and fellow renters. The staff is incredibly friendly and always happy to help. Additionally, the floor plans are incredibly functional and better than anything I have found in DC. A friend once called it "a hidden gem!"

                Manager

                3/9/2018

                Clarence House
                Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to review Clarence House. We are glad to hear that you're enjoying your apartment and your stay. We value feedback from our residents and look forward to continuing to serve you! Regards, Christine
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                Resident 441879

                Verified Resident 2017 - 2018

                1/17/2018

                Wonderful common space and terrific staff. We'd recommend 3rd floor or above. Location is close to metro and basic shops so pretty quiet, neighborhood feel. Lots of young families in and around the area.

                  Manager

                  1/17/2018

                  Clarence House
                  Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to review Clarence House. We are glad to hear that you're enjoying your apartment and your stay. We value feedback from our residents and look forward to continuing to serve you! Regards, Christine Nesbitt
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                  Resident 433902

                  Verified Resident 2017

                  12/22/2017

                  The apartment, complex, and neighborhood are great. The staff is very friendly. The apartment building is clean and well maintained. The apartments are nice, mine has an updated kitchen. I feel very safe, both in the building and out walking in the neighborhood.

                    Manager

                    12/22/2017

                    Clarence House
                    Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to review Clarence House. We are glad to hear that you're enjoying your apartment and your stay. We value feedback from our residents and look forward to continuing to serve you! Regards, Christine Nesbitt
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                    Resident 286964

                    Verified Resident 2016

                    11/29/2016

                    Great apartment - very quiet and love that the utilities are included in the rent. The neighborhood is very safe and my unit has a lot of natural light. It's also at a convenient location - Metro station and supermarket being nearby. Also, I haven't had any issues with bugs.

                      Manager

                      12/5/2016

                      Clarence House
                      Hello, My name is Holli and I work at the corporate office for WC Smith. Thank you so much for your comments about the Clarence House. We are so glad to hear you are enjoying the neighborhood. We think it's quite lovely, too! Best, Holli
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                      Resident 273257

                      Verified Resident 2016

                      9/22/2016

                      We have lived in Clarence House for nearly a year and have been very impressed with quality of the apartment the office and maintenance staff. The location is excellent- a seven minute walk from Van Ness metro, and close to many grocery stores, parks, and an increasing number of good restaurants. A great value for the rent we currently pay.

                        Manager

                        9/23/2016

                        Clarence House
                        Good Morning, Thank you for being open and honest about your experience. We are glad to hear that you're enjoying your apartment and your stay at Clarence House! We look forward to continuing to serve you! Regards, Christine Nesbitt

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                        anonymous

                        Resident 2013 - 2016

                        7/15/2016

                        Clarence House is an absolute gem. We lived there for three years and would have stayed much longer had it not been for a move to a new city. Our apartment was spacious, functional, and had plenty of storage and an updated kitchen. The building was well-maintained and featured a laundry room and beautiful rooftop that residents could use. All of this came at an extremely affordable price for the neighborhood, where the location could not be better - just a short walk to Metro, restaurants, supermarket, bookstore...everything you need is in walking distance, plus parking in the neighborhood was very easy. The best part about Clarence House though was the incredible community. Not only did we have friendly and respectful neighbors, but the staff was warm, kind, caring, and responsible. On the rare occasion that we had a maintenance issue, it was always fixed within a few hours. Clarence House is the perfect home in a perfect neighborhood!

                          Manager

                          7/18/2016

                          Clarence House
                          Good Morning, Thank you for being open and honest about your experience. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your apartment and your stay at Clarence House! Regards, Christine Nesbitt
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                          Resident 231366

                          Verified Resident 2015 - 2016

                          4/18/2016

                          The community at the Clarence House is so warm and friendly. The neighbors are all very inviting to the community. Moreover, the apartment building is so close to restaurants, the supermarket, and the metro system. It is a very tranquil and residential area in DC.

                            Manager

                            4/18/2016

                            Clarence House
                            Good Afternoon, Thank you for being open and honest about your experience. We are glad to hear that you're enjoying your apartment and your stay at Clarence House. We look forward to continuing to serve you! Best, Christine Nesbitt
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                            Resident 228779

                            Verified Resident 2016

                            12/11/2016

                            The best building I have found on the Connecticut corridor. I will only leave when I buy a home. Can't recommend this place enough. Everything is perfect. It doesn't have the amenities of brand new buildings but I would rather keep the rents down instead.

                              Manager

                              4/8/2016

                              Clarence House
                              Good Morning, Thank you for being open and honest about your experience. We are glad to hear that you're enjoying your apartment and your stay at Clarence House! We look forward to continuing to serve you! Regards, Christine Nesbitt
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                              dcheartscoffee

                              Resident 2015 - 2016

                              2/2/2016

                              We've really enjoyed living at the Clarence House. Before we moved in, we looked at a lot of Connecticut Avenue apartments, and CH had the unbeatable combination of spacious floor plans, tons of natural light, and a recently remodeled kitchen. This is the quietest apartment building I've ever lived in, and the neighbors are very friendly. There is a good mix of residents, from young families to senior citizens. The front desk staff is wonderful -- they greet us warmly by name and are always happy to help. My one suggestion would be to improve the accessibility of the building. There are stairs at both entrances and the main doors are very heavy -- features which may create problems for the elderly, people with limited mobility or parents pushing strollers. It's an old building, of course, but any adaptation would be nice.

                                Manager

                                2/11/2016

                                Clarence House
                                Good Afternoon, Thank you for being open and honest about your experience. We value and appreciate suggestions from residents like you and will pass along your feedback! We look forward to continuing to serve you! Best, Christine Nesbitt
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                                Resident 192372

                                Verified Resident 2015

                                10/21/2015

                                The building itself looks a bit old, but my apartment was renovated recently and me and my family are very happy here. Not too noisy as we are not directly on Connecticut avenue, a lot of light (4th floor), very friendly staff. Close from the metro, several restaurants and shops in the area.

                                  Manager

                                  10/21/2015

                                  Clarence House
                                  Good Afternoon, Thank you for being open and honest about your experience. We are glad to hear that you're enjoying your stay and your apartment at Clarence House! We look forward to continuing to serve you! Best, Christine Nesbitt
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                                  Resident 143483

                                  Verified Resident 2012 - 2015

                                  3/27/2015

                                  This is a great building: it's offensive to use the words "clean" & "well run" because those are completely the norm here & the staff wouldn't have it any other way. But there you go: great front desk coverage, great response rates. Check it out

                                    Manager

                                    3/27/2015

                                    Clarence House
                                    Good Afternoon, Thank you for being open and honest about your experience. We are glad to hear that you're enjoying your apartment and your stay at Clarence House! We look forward to continuing to serve you! Best, Christine Nesbitt
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                                    Resident 143324

                                    Verified Resident 2013 - 2015

                                    3/26/2015

                                    This was the biggest studio I could find in my price range when moving to DC from NYC. Everything is pretty decent, nice sized closet and kitchen and normal 'studio-sized' bathroom. I have a porch on my apartment and it sometimes floods, but it's nice to have an outdoor space, too. Walls are a bit thin and there are no extra amenities (besides laundry). It's a nice place, though. The grounds are always kept immaculate and the Van Ness neighborhood is very beautiful. There's a trail entrance to Rock Creek about 2 blocks away and you can walk to Van Ness Metro in 5 minutes, Tenleytown in about 12.

                                      Manager

                                      3/26/2015

                                      Clarence House
                                      Good Morning, Thank you for being open and honest about your experience. We look forward to continuing to serve you! Best, Christine Nesbitt
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                                      Resident 143261

                                      Verified Resident 2012 - 2015

                                      3/25/2015

                                      The Clarence House is amazing and incredibly superior to other apartment complexes. We seriously think it is a gem. We feel so fortunate to live here! We realize more modern buildings have smaller rooms and are overall worse bang for your buck.

                                        Manager

                                        3/26/2015

                                        Clarence House
                                        Good Morning, Thank you for being open and honest about your experience. We are glad to hear that you're enjoying your apartment and your stay at Clarence House! We look forward to continuing to serve you! Best, Christine Nesbitt
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                                        Resident 138739

                                        Verified Resident 2013 - 2015

                                        3/5/2015

                                        Noisy, dirty, unsafe community. Neighborhood is fine, but the building - yuck! Management doesn't care and is never around. Maintenance has no clue what it's doing. The building is basically secured by elderly people who live in the building and "work" at the front desk.

                                          Manager

                                          6/4/2018

                                          Clarence House
                                          Good Morning, Thank you for being open and honest about your experience at Clarence House. We are sorry to hear that your experience was unsatisfactory. Please give John Ritz the asset manager for Clarence House a call at your earliest convenience to discuss any outstanding issues. His phone # is 202-371-1220. We look forward to hearing from you. Regards, Christine Nesbitt
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                                          Resident 138701

                                          Verified Resident 2012 - 2015

                                          3/5/2015

                                          The building is well-situated near the metro, the neighbors are relatively quiet, the front desk staff is very helpful, and management is almost always responsive to concerns in a timely manner. Overall, it's been a good apartment experience.

                                            Manager

                                            3/10/2015

                                            Clarence House
                                            Good Morning, Thank you for being open and honest about your experience. We are glad to hear that you're enjoying your apartment and stay at Clarence House! We look forward to continuing to serve you! Best, Christine Nesbitt
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                                            Resident 136784

                                            Verified Resident 2013 - 2015

                                            2/25/2015

                                            I really enjoy the large space of my apartment, and the ample space available on the roof. Everyone that works here is extremely polite and helpful, and the building is maintained very nicely. Cheapest parking in the neighborhood, too! Really have enjoyed my experience here so far.

                                              Manager

                                              2/25/2015

                                              Clarence House
                                              Good Afternoon, Thank you for being open and honest about your experience. We are glad to hear that you're enjoying your apartment and your stay at Clarence House! We look forward to continuing to serve you! Best, Christine Nesbitt
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                                              Resident 136138

                                              Verified Resident 1999 - 2015

                                              2/20/2015

                                              I have enjoyed living at the Clarence House these past 24 years. The staff is friendly and attentive, and the value for money is excellent. I've grown very comfortable there, and enjoy the hassle-free lifestyle of renting. There have been recent upgrades to the grounds and rooftoop that I particularly appreciate. My only wish is that the elevators were a little more moderna and quicker.

                                                Manager

                                                2/22/2015

                                                Clarence House
                                                Good Afternoon, Thank you for being open and honest about your experience. We are glad to hear that you 're enjoying your apartment and your stay at Clarence House! We look forward to continuing to serve you! Best, Christine Nesbitt

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                                                Resident 136081

                                                Verified Resident 2014 - 2016

                                                7/18/2016

                                                Wonderful staff and pleasant neighbors. Online rent and maintenance request portal is helpful. Garage is kept clean as well as the surroundings. It is a pleasure to see the same faces and not a high-turnover in staff. Clare R. can be singled out as the best!

                                                  Manager

                                                  7/19/2016

                                                  Clarence House
                                                  Good Morning, Thank you for being open and honest about your experience. We are glad to hear that you're enjoying your apartment and your stay at Clarence House! We look forward to continuing to serve you! Best, Christine Nesbitt

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                                                  Resident 136036

                                                  Verified Resident 2014 - 2015

                                                  2/20/2015

                                                  We were pleasantly surprised at how nice the space was, especially compared to some of the places in the same neighborhood. The only issue we had moving in was a persistent ant problem (better than cockroaches which other buildings had). Since moving in we have been very happy with our new apartment which is spacious, has lots of natural light, and does not have nearly as much noise from the street or from other neighbors as our last apartment.

                                                    Manager

                                                    2/22/2015

                                                    Clarence House
                                                    Good Afternoon, Thank you for being open and honest about your experience. You're right we can do that better. My name is Christine Nesbitt and I work in the corporate office for WC Smith. Please give me a call or sent me an email at your earliest convenience so that I can set up for the exterminator to come this week. My phone # is 202-465-7049 or cnesbitt@wcsmith.com I look forward to speaking with you soon. Best, Christine Nesbitt

                                                    Floor Plans & Pricing

                                                    Studio

                                                    Studio B

                                                    Studio, 1 Bath | 480 sq. ft.

                                                    $1,600

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                                                    Studio A

                                                    Studio, 1 Bath | 500 sq. ft.

                                                    $1,650

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                                                    1 Bedroom

                                                    1 Bedroom A 10 Tier

                                                    1 Bed, 1 Bath | 710 sq. ft.

                                                    $1,800

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                                                    Features & Amenities

                                                    Laundry
                                                    • Laundry On-Site
                                                    Parking
                                                    • Garage
                                                    • Off Street Parking Available
                                                    Pets
                                                    • Cats Allowed
                                                      Pet Limit: 2
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                                                    • 24-Hour Management Availability
                                                    • Air Conditioner
                                                    • All Utilities Included
                                                    • Cat-Friendly Community
                                                    • Ceiling Fan
                                                    • Concierge
                                                    • DishWasher
                                                    • Disposal
                                                    • Elevator
                                                    • Gas Range
                                                    • Gated Access
                                                    • High Ceilings
                                                    • Large Closets
                                                    • On-Site Maintenance
                                                    • On-Site Management
                                                    • Online Payments Accepted
                                                    • Package Receiving Service
                                                    • Premium Flooring
                                                    • Refrigerator
                                                    • Sundeck
                                                    • Window Coverings
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                                                    Leasing

                                                    Looking for a studio, one or two-bedroom apartment? Want to live in the Van Ness neighborhood? Start your apartment search at Clarence House! Living at Clarence House means coming home to a spacious apartment with beautiful hardwood floors, high ceilings, large closets, and a community with a variety of amenities. On-site maintenance and management, on-site laundry facilities, a rooftop deck, and a concierge are just a few things that you will love about the building. All utilities in your rent adds to the worry-free feel of living here, and that is just the beginning. Whatever your interests are, the Clarence House will bring you closer to them.The housing provider will not refuse to rent a rental unit to a person because the person will provide the rental payment, in whole or in part, through a voucher for rental housing assistance provided by the District or federal government.
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                                                    Office Hours

                                                    • Sunday: Closed
                                                    • Monday - Friday: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
                                                    • Saturday: Closed
                                                    This community is managed by

                                                    William C. Smith & Co.

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                                                    Clarence House is a 480 - 1,355 sq. ft. apartment in Washington in zip code 20008. This community has a 1 - 2 Beds, 1 - 2 Baths, and is for rent for $1,600 - $2,850. Nearby cities include Mount Rainier, Brentwood, West Hyattsville, Arlington, and Hyattsville.

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