The Best Open Houses in DC: Capitol Hill, Logan Circle and West End

by Mark Wellborn

This weekend’s best open houses include a three-bedroom in Capitol Hill with a great master bedroom, a one-bedroom in Logan Circle’s The Castle and a three-bedroom in the West End with expansive views and an extraordinary kitchen.

Master Bedroom Stands Out in Capitol Hill Three-Bedroom


1135 C Street NE (map)

  • Price: $698,500
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 1939

The master bedroom caught our eye in this renovated three-bedroom, but the whole house is worth a look. The bedroom is quite spacious with a sitting area, a skylight over the bed and “master bath to die for,” according to the listing description. The home’s main level is very long and open, the backyard is quite deep (with two parking spaces) and there is an in-law suite on the ground floor. The open house is Sunday, January 17th from 1 to 3pm. For the full listing, click here.

One-Bedroom in The Castle of Logan Circle


1306 O Street NW, #203 (map)

  • Price: $399,000
  • Bedrooms: One
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Year Built: 1890

Located in The Castle in Logan Circle, the one-bedroom unit has a cozy living room with a fireplace, a small dining area next to a brand new kitchen and an in-unit washer/dryer. No parking with the unit, but it is available for rent nearby. The open house is Sunday, January 17th from 1 to 3pm. For the full listing, click here.

The Kitchen Sells This Three-Bedroom Condo in the West End


1099 22nd Street NW, #1003 (map)

  • Price: $895,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 1985

We don’t know what it is, but we really like the kitchen in this West End unit. It may have something to do with the fact that when you are eating breakfast you can be looking out the windows at amazing views of Virginia. This two-level unit has over-sized windows in almost every room, a private roof terrace and three good-sized bedrooms. It comes with one parking space with another available for purchase. The open house is Sunday, January 17th from 1 to 3pm. For the full listing, click here.

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/the_best_open_houses_in_dc_capitol_hill_logan_circle_and_west_end/1678


  1. Anonymous said at 2:12 pm on Thursday January 14, 2010:

    Just a suggestion.  You often feature new or open houses in the same solidly established neighborhoods.  It might be nice if you featured some different, up-and-coming neighborhoods with a larger variety of listing prices

  1. mark said at 3:03 pm on Thursday January 14, 2010:

    looks like the condo in the castle is $399k, not $339k from the listing…or am i missing something?

  1. Annie said at 3:10 pm on Thursday January 14, 2010:

    The second listing is 399K not 339K

  1. Mark W said at 3:15 pm on Thursday January 14, 2010:

    Sorry for the typo! Yes, $399K not $339K. Anonymous, thanks for the feedback, and we will keep it in mind.


  1. Lauren said at 3:57 pm on Thursday January 14, 2010:

    Re: $399k condo: “For someone that makes about $50,000 a year and has a little nest egg set aside”

    Are you joking? Or by “little nest egg” do you mean $200k+?

  1. Spencer said at 4:02 pm on Thursday January 14, 2010:

    ^ I agree with Lauren, no way someone can afford a 400K home/condo on a 50K salary.  Isn’t it purchases like that that got the banks/people/the economy into trouble in the first place?

  1. Mark said at 4:29 pm on Thursday January 14, 2010:

    You will have to excuse me. As caught by the eagle-eyed commenters above, I mistook the $399K price tag as $339K, and based the buyer’s annual income at $50K with a nest egg of between $100K and $125K (savings plus gift that agents tell us many buyers are qualifying with these days). I have made the approp. changes. Thank you for serving as my fact checkers.

    Mark W.

  1. Lauren said at 4:44 pm on Thursday January 14, 2010:

    I see- thanks for the clarification. Still, I’m kindof amazed there are so many people who are making 50k and have that kind of cash.

  1. Concentrist said at 4:55 pm on Thursday January 14, 2010:

    Let face it.  This used to be a fair and balanced blog that has morphed into a revenue generating mouth piece for the local real estate industry and now itself with the new listing feature.  Too bad, I really use to count on this blog for an objective view of the market.  Pump up the volume. Pump up the volume. Pump. Pump. Pump

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