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Arlington “Metal House” Advertised as Great Place for a Kegger

For bros looking for a cool party pad in Northern Virginia, it might not get any sweeter than this.

METAL HOUSE. Photograph via Zillow.

An old house in the Clarendon section of Arlington undergoing a sleek renovation is hitting the rental market, and its owner is hoping to find the right pack of bros to move in. Not only does it have a rooftop party deck, it also boasts a yard that, in the owner’s mind, is perfect for “kegger[s], flip cup, corn hole” and whatever other fratty activity one can think of.

The so-called “METAL HOUSE” (emphasis the landlord’s) is a four-story house revamped with reflective siding. The interior appears to have added just as much metal. The kitchen includes two stainless steel refrigerators, while each of the five bedroom suites are decked out with full bathrooms (complete with “awesome shower”), walk-in closets, and individual washer-dryer units. OK, separate laundry services for five roommates does sound awesome.
And if the well ever runs dry at METAL HOUSE, the owner assures prospective tenants other drinking options are not far away. The house is a “short stumble home from Day’s, Spider Kelly’s, Clarendon Ballroom, Clarendon Grill, Ri Ra, etc.,” which is a nice way to discourage drunk driving of the five cars that can fit in the house’s driveway.
Unfortunately for the owner and anybody who might move in, METAL HOUSE’s neighbors aren’t so jazzed about the prospect of their pocket of Clarendon turning into a nonstop bro-fest. ARLNow reports that some neighbors call the ad “disturbing” and “rather epic.”
The 4,529-square foot METAL HOUSE was purchased last year for $460,000, according to real estate site Zillow. The owner is asking for $7,500 per month, but might be willing to go lower.
“Ouch,” the ad reads after the desired rent.

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Benjamin Freed joined Washingtonian in August 2013 and covers politics, business, and media. He was previously the editor of DCist and has also written for Washington City Paper, the New York Times, the New Republic, Slate, and BuzzFeed. He lives in Adams Morgan.