Best New Listings: H Street, Seminary Condo, Sunny Rowhouse

  • February 15, 2013

by Shilpi Paul

In this week’s edition of Best New Listings, UrbanTurf looks at a rowhouse half a block from the H Street Corridor, a condo in a former girls finishing school, and a sun-filled rowhouse just south of Tenley Circle.


Narrow Rowhouse in the H Street Corridor

At some point, a renovation opened up the floorplan of this H Street rowhouse to make the most of a narrow layout. The living and dining room are in one open space, and the kitchen is tucked away. A skinny upstairs hallway is open to a balcony, lessening the potential for claustrophobia. Aside from the new finishes and appliances, the location just half a block from the epicenter of H Street activity will likely attract attention.

  • Full listing: 813 12th Street NE (map)
  • Price: $499,999
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Year Built: 1900
  • Listing Agent: Robert Williams, DC Home Buzz


Turreted Condo in National Park Seminary

The rare homes in our area that have been converted from schools, churches, or other unusual properties usually garner a great deal of attention. The residences at the National Park Seminary, formerly a private girls finishing school, fit this trend. The campus, near Rock Creek Park in Silver Spring, was converted to residences in 2003 with turreted buildings, a variety of architectural styles, walkways and gardens. This three-bedroom condo is bright, large and full of historic details.

  • Full listing: 9610 Dewitt Drive, #PH 101 (map)
  • Price: $870,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: Three
  • Square Footage: 2,951
  • Condo Fees: $885/month
  • Listing Agent: Dodie Butler, Long and Foster

Photo courtesy of Peter Evans Photography.


End Unit Just South of Tenley Circle

Besides the nice renovation, the best thing about this Tenleytown home is its location at the end of a row, which means that it has windows all along one side and is filled with significantly more light than a typical rowhouse. Other highlights include a walk-in closet, sunroom off the kitchen, carpeted basement office and a fenced-in backyard with stepped gardens.

  • Full listing: 4224 40th Street NW (map)
  • Price: $725,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 1939
  • Listing Agent: Diane Lewis, Long and Foster

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