A bunch of homes have hit the Brookland market recently, which is pretty unusual. All have their own unique qualities. Here is a roundup of some that stood out to us.
This home at 1246 Monroe Street NE looks huge. It has 6 bedrooms and 4 baths and is on the market for $675,000. We really love the bay windows and hardwood floors, and the eat-in kitchen area is super cute and cozy. This house also features a two bedroom in law suite to boot. There will be an open house tomorrow, Sunday July 14th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.
We are really loving this Tudor style home at 3516 South Dakota Avenue NE, on the market for $599,900. It’s a nice blend of traditional elements like the gorgeous floors and a brick fireplace, and renovations, like the super nice, modern kitchen. Also really digging the exposed brick walls. This home has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. There will be an open house tomorrow, Sunday July 14th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.
This farmhouse style home at 1409 Lawrence Street NE, is loaded with great original wood details and has 5 bedrooms and 4 baths. I spied at least two fireplaces with old-school original tile. Looks like it has a huge backyard to boot. It is on the market for $725,000. There will be an open house tomorrow, Sunday July 14th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.
This home was newly constructed in 2008 and is also on the market for $725,000. It has 6 bedrooms and 3.5 baths and is located at 1220 Evarts Street NE. The listing says it has views of the Capitol and Washington Monument. Unfortunately, there is only one picture in the listing.
This renovated home at 3520 Dakota Avenue NE in nearby Woodridge is on the market for $525,000. The home has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, an open floor plan and nice looking hardwood floors. And, wow, I so want that glass enclosed shower in what I guess is the master bath. Huge backyard with a nice deck and off street parking. There will be an open house tomorrow, Sunday July 14th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.
I have been in the home at 1335 Lawrence Street NE, and know the owners – it is really gorgeous. So, I have no doubt it will be snapped up quickly. (I digress, before I jump into all the great things about the home, just be sure to check out the ridiculously awesome video below – now THAT is how you stage and market – not only a home, but our great neighborhood!) Ok, so what I love about this 1920’s era home is that it still has its original charm, and the owners did a two-story addition on the back of the home that is really inspired. They took pains to make the addition blend with the original part of the house, resulting in a seamless flow of gorgeous wood detail and craftsmanship. The addition floods the home with natural light and created two modern-day features so many people love – an open kitchen with a “great room” feel and a master suite with a walk in closet. Probably my favorite aspect of the house, though, is the garden. Over time it has grown into well-designed maturity, with yummy edible aspects like herbs, figs and berries as well as flowering plants and mature trees, it is really a lush garden oasis back there. The open house will be tomorrow, Sunday June 23rd, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. You can read more about this house and see pictures of it at Urban Turf.
Wow! It has been a long time since we have done real estate post! Getting back on track, here.
So, first up is a really nice looking renovation at 1254 Evarts Street NE that just hit the market for $599,900. The home has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, and speaking of baths, if you like white subway tile, this is the house for you! I love that the owners did not shy away from wall color and I am big fan of exposed brick. We also noted that the house comes with a flat screen tv, nice.
This house at 1331 Michigan Avenue NE also hit the market recently for $499,500. This house struck me as very inviting because of the balance between historic charm and new upgrades. You get a big bang for your buck here, with over 2,900 square feet of living and 4 Bedrooms and 2.5 Baths. I love the hardwood floors, wood trim and the large bay window in the living room. I wonder if the garage comes with the kid?
It has been a while since we posted new listings around the neighborhood. Lately there seems to be more real estate stock than usual. Here are some current listings.
This colonial at 3503 15th Street, NE is pretty large at 7 bedrooms and 4 baths. It is on the market for $729,750. Some friends of mine went to the open house and said it would be perfect for someone who wants to open a Bed and Breakast/Inn here in Brookland.
This home at 2917 14TH Street NE has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and 2 half baths and is on the market for $535,500. I really love the bright and airy sun room and the backyard.
This end unit rowhouse at 1004 Upshur Street NE is super cute. It is renovated and has 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. List price is $558,500.
This cottage style home at 1014 Perry St. NE looks nicely renovated, and it is very close to the Metro, to boot. It is on the market for $679,000 and has 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.
I have admired this house at 1517 Jackson St. NE several times and have wanted to feature it on the Our Favorite Brookland Houses Series but haven’t been able to get good photos of it because it sits high up and has a lot of very nice landscaping. So I am a little surprised that these aspects aren’t a little more played up in the listing. Nonetheless, this looks to be a great home. I just love the bold color use, the porch, and the sweet old pot belly fireplace. This home was built in 1905, so I bet it has wonderful old bones and maybe a few secrets up its sleeve.
It’s been a little quiet on the real estate front lately, but alas, here are some interesting happenings.
We are seeing the upper reaches of Brookland’s residential market prices with this colonial style home at 1409 Kearny St, NE, going for $775,000, but look at what you get for your money. Wowza – a theater room, a 3-tier deck and loads of modern updates, including 2 master suites and a total of 7 bedrooms and 5.5 baths. Yes, you read that correctly. I literally gasped when I saw one of the master baths. It is the size of my bedroom. Kidding…sort of. [An interesting note, this property is zoned C2A, which is a commercial type of zoning. This would allow low-density development, (like offices, a store or housing) up to a maximum height of 50 feet. Update: the listing mentions that the property is zoned C2A, which seems to be in dispute, please see the comments.] It also comes with a Certificate of Occupancy, meaning that the city of DC has approved the property for a rental unit(s). Something tells me this home is not likely to end up with a Brady Bunch family.
This nicely renovated end-unit rowhouse at 1328 Taylor St. NE just hit the market at $549,900. I really love the brick fireplace, and the not-too-open floorplan. Very sunny and welcoming. This home has 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and off street parking.
We have kept our eye on this gorgeous, modern house at 3201 15th St., NE, since it hit the market back in early January, first listed at $649,000. It actually caught our eye when it was on the Garden Club’s Home and Garden Tour 2 years ago, and it is a beauty. Some lucky new neighbor snagged it for $660,000.
This cutie pie bungalow at 1330 Hamlin St. NE just hit the market and it is loaded with charm. It sports lots of windows and a huge backyard surrounded by mature trees and a play area just waiting for kids. I’m sure the finished attic and basement space will appeal to a lot of buyers and who doesn’t swoon over a porch swing? There is an open house at this home from 1:00 – 3:00 pm today.
This colonial at 2821 12th St. NE just hit the market for $579,900. We watched this home being renovated over the last few months and it looked like they removed and remodeled everything from soup to nuts, and completed an addition to boot. This is the third renovation job on this block in recent memory. It has 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths and lots of nice touches. I especially like the french doors that open to the backyard.
In other news, two models at the Chancellor’s Row development have gone up in price recently. The Barton model increased from $616,900 to $634,900 and the Dupont Model jumped more than $20,000 from $704,900 to $724,900. The development really seems to be selling well, as there was an increase in price for these two models in August.
It has been pretty slow on the real estate front around here lately. I’m guessing most people aren’t interested in buying or selling their home around the holidays. But things are starting to pick up again, and here are two fine homes that just hit the market to that effect.
Check out this amazing Bauhaus style home at 3201 15th St. NE, listed for $649,000. I just love the modern style, especially the staircase, kitchen and the large pumpkin orange accent wall. The listing says that the home is owned and renovated by an architect, and it definitely shows. The home has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and will be having open houses both today and tomorrow. (Incidentally, this home is in a pocket of Brookland, around 15th and Jackson Streets, NE that is seeing some pricey renovations. You may recall this large beautifully renovated home near there that sold in September for $685,000.)
This home, at 1437 Irving St. NE has that classic huge Brookland back yard. On the market for $679,000, it boasts 6 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. If you are a fan of open floor plans, this home is right up your alley. I love the hardwoods throughout and the dark cabinets with the light granite in the kitchen. Really though, what I am digging the most are these huge french door that open the dining area to the back yard. This home was built for entertaining. There will be an open house tomorrow.
I found the description for this new listing hilarious. For example – ‘So big the bedrooms have bedrooms. Moon-Bounce back yard. Rockwellian.” Rockwellian? OK. Anyway, this home at 1843 Monroe St. NE looks very nice to me. I like that it has kept defined living/dining rooms, while having some openness. Nice floors, huge backyard, and the all important off-street parking. Open house tomorrow.
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