Best New Listings: Mount Pleasant, U Street Corridor and Del Ray

by Mark Wellborn

In this week’s edition of Best New Listings, we look at a one-bedroom co-op at the intersection of Adams Morgan and Mount Pleasant, a three-bedroom townhome in The Cat in the Hat’s old neighborhood and a two-bedroom bungalow not far from The Dairy Godmother in Del Ray.

One-Bedroom Co-op at Intersection of Adams Morgan and Mount Pleasant


This 650 square-foot co-op sits in a building right at the intersection of Adams Morgan and Mount Pleasant just off of Columbia Road. Most of the square footage is configured in the main living area, and the unit has new windows in addition to an updated bathroom. The monthly fees include taxes and heat, and unlike a lot of co-ops on the market, there is no underlying mortgage. The corner unit is priced well and looks to be a good starter home for a first-time buyer.

1705 Lanier Place NW, #103 (map)

  • Price: $305,000
  • Bedrooms: One
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Square Footage: 650
  • Listing Agent: Thomas Spier, Long & Foster Real Estate

Three-Bedroom Townhome in The Cat in the Hat’s Old Neighborhood


Just over a week ago, we talked with Billy Smith, one of the individuals that helped build the Harrison Square townhouse project in the U Street Corridor back in 2000. He spoke about how different the area was a decade ago and interesting characters like The Cat in the Hat who defined the neighborhood. This three-bedroom listing is one of the townhomes located at the Harrison Square project, and in addition to a multi-level floorplan and three good-sized bedrooms, it has hardwood floors, a gas fireplace, a small deck and an attached garage.

1206 W Street NW (map)

  • Price: $714,500
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 2001
  • Listing Agent: Darrell Allison, DCRealEstate.com

Photo courtesy of HomeVisit

Two-Bedroom Bungalow Blocks From The Dairy Godmother in Del Ray


Anyone that reads UrbanTurf regularly knows that we are big fans of the homes in Del Ray, so this two-bedroom front-porch bungalow not far from The Avenue was a fairly easy choice for Best New Listings. The house has the original pine floors, a fireplace, and a two-car brick driveway, but we would probably spend most of our time in the hot tub on the back deck. For the sweet tooth, the listing is just a couple blocks from famed custard shop The Dairy Godmother.

7 Wyatt Avenue, Alexandria, VA (map)

  • Price: $675,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Year Built: 1925
  • Listing Agent: Paul Anderson, McEnearney Associates

Photo courtesy of Mouse On House

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/best_new_listings_mount_pleasant_u_street_corridor_and_del_ray/3226


  1. Caveat Emptor said at 10:50 am on Sunday March 27, 2011:

    Re the U street place, it’s not in my financial interest to knock the neighborhood, since I own a place just off of U, but anyone thinking about dropping 700k + should know that there are still some marginal, Cat in the Hat type people who roam the streets at all hours. There are also two “schools” in the neighborhood: packs of obnoxious hoodrats roll out of class in the late afternoon and harass residents, as well as leave graffiti all over neighborhood fences, abandoned buildings, and municipal property.  The response from city elected officials and law enforcement after complaining about these aforementioned problems has been tepid at best.  Caveat emptor

  1. Liz said at 11:19 am on Sunday March 27, 2011:

    @ Caveat,

    The problems you mention exist to some degree in almost every downtown DC neighborhood, be it the U Street Corridor or Capitol Hill or Dupont Circle. It’s just a part of city living. 

    on the other hand, that Del Ray house makes me want to leave my Logan condo!

  1. Caveat Emptor said at 11:46 am on Sunday March 27, 2011:

    I rented in Dupont—six blocks west of my current location—for six years.  Huge difference there, not just “to some degree” better.  Stating that “it’s just a part of city living” is obnoxious and a cop out, particularly given how much in taxes DC residents pay.

  1. Rob said at 12:18 pm on Sunday March 27, 2011:

    Yes, problems like this are common in DC.  But we shouldn’t put up with them.  DC police need to do a much better job of cracking down on stuff like this.  Start sending a message that even “little” crimes aren’t acceptable, and that’ll help cut down on the bigger crimes, too.

  1. Maureen said at 8:46 pm on Monday March 28, 2011:

    I am not sure these are the best new listings, but perhaps the best listings overpriced due to location.

    I would love to see more diverse financial brackets represented, not just as a special highlight. Jut because something is priced at $300,000 doesn’t mean the price per sq feet is reasonable.

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