A friend is renting out their 2-bedroom basement apartment on 7th Street, and it looks pretty sweet with a great location. Here's their description:
Perfectly situated, bright, two bedroom English Basement apartment on 7th and Upshur St in Petworth. Five blocks from the Green/Yellow Petworth metro, and one block off the Upshur Street bar and restaurant row (Timber Pizza, Himitsu, Ruta del Vino, Petworth Citizen, etc...). Two blocks from Yes Organic Market, four blocks from Safeway, two blocks from Petworth Library and two blocks from Georgia Avenue bus stops. So pretty close to lots of good stuff.
Apartment features large living room with built in bookshelves and recessed lighting; full kitchen with brand new countertops; full-length exposed brick wall; washer/dryer in-unit; one carpeted bedroom leading out to back yard, and one smaller room containing washer dryer, that can be used as a bedroom or a den/office; ample closet space.
Completely private and separate front and back entrance. Ample, private back yard shared only with the landlord, who lives in the main portion of the row home upstairs.
Available starting February 1st. No smoking indoors.
$1,800 / 850 square feet