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Best New Listings: The Renovation Edition

by Shilpi Paul

In this week’s edition of Best New Listings, we look at an affordable renovated row house in Truxton Circle, a fancy industrial Victorian in Columbia Heights, and a bungalow with an open floor plan in Takoma Park.


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Fancy Renovated Victorian in Columbia Heights

This six-bedroom Victorian is made for climbers. The floating staircases lead up story after story, and the coolest section of the home may be the master bedroom, where a skinny iron ladder leads up to a landing with space for a sitting area. (The ceiling in the bedroom is two-and-a-half stories high.) The pricey renovation — including $20,000 spent on the front landscaping alone — gave the 1909-built home an industrial feel, with exposed duct work, iron railings and a giant faucet in the kitchen sink. There is also a two-bedroom apartment on the lower level.

  • Full listing: 1114 Lamont Street NW (map)
  • Price: $1.25 million
  • Bedrooms: Six
  • Bathrooms: Five
  • Year Built: 1909
  • Listing Agent: Jeremias Alvarez, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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A Renovated Row House in Truxton Circle

The number of for-sale listings in Bloomingdale and Truxton Circle have dwindled quite a bit in recent years as the hipness ranking of both neighborhoods has risen. This three-bedroom home on the southern end of Truxton Circle offers a reasonably affordable way to get in. After the current owners bought the house in 2004, they swept through and renovated everything from the electrical systems to the aesthetics. Now, it has exposed brick, an open floor plan and bedroom carpeting that looks pretty plush. The backyard is lightly landscaped and has a garage.

  • Full listing: 35 N Street NW (map)
  • Price: $499,999
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Year Built: 1915
  • Listing Agent: Thomas Lewis, Redfin Corporation

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An Opened-Up Bungalow in Takoma Park

At some point, someone took down walls in this Takoma Park bungalow. The main living area is open, with exposed beams, and the master bedroom now takes up the the entire top floor, with stairs leading directly into it. The ceiling must have been eliminated, too, because it is peaked in a tent-like manner. There are two more bedrooms on the main level, and a study that could be a fourth bedroom. Takoma Park is filled with lovely old trees, and this house has a back porch that looks out onto many of them.

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