Under Contract: Four-Bedroom Steal in Takoma; Architect’s H Street 3-Bedroom Sells

by Mark Wellborn

Not too many homes that we have featured have gone under contract over the last week, but two popular properties were sold, including the much-talked about three-bedroom architect home near the H Street Corridor that we featured a few weeks ago.

Four-Bedroom Steal in Takoma


We selected this three-bedroom home in Takoma as last week’s Deal of the Week and it appears someone agrees with us as it went under contract in 11 days. The home actually has a large finished lower suite that could be used as a fourth bedroom, part of the reason we considered it a good deal. It also has a large living room with a fireplace, a kitchen renovated this year and a large patio and backyard. The house is just a few blocks from the Takoma Metro station on the Red Line.

401 Aspen Street NW (map)

  • Price: $629,000
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 1924
  • Days on Market: 11

An Architect’s Three-Bedroom Near the H Street Corridor


The three-bedroom row house in the H Street Corridor that received a fair amount of fanfare on UT (and subsequently got seven offers) was sold this week for $40,000 above the asking price. The home was completely rebuilt by the architect owner Amanda Clarke, and now features a wide-open main floor that sweeps from the living room into the dining area and then to a new kitchen and a back deck, giving the first level the feel of a loft. The second level has two bedrooms, each with their own full bathroom and the third floor is essentially a large master suite with a walk-in closet and a deck off of the bedroom. There is also off-street parking in the back of the property.

1524 Gales Street NE (map)

  • Listing Price: $449,900
  • Sale Price: $489,900
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Square Footage: 1,797
  • Year Renovated: 2009

A New Hampshire Avenue One-Bedroom


In early March for a What X Buys You post, we featured a one-bedroom unit in a Victorian row house in Dupont Circle. That unit just sold this week for slightly more than it was listed ($399,000), which was just $4,500 more than what it was purchased for in 2007. The thing we liked most about the unit was that the living room has a nice nook with numerous windows that, as evidenced by the photo above, fits a sectional couch pretty well.

  • Address: 1822 New Hampshire Avenue NW, #3 (map)
  • Listing Price: $399,000
  • Sale Price: $401,499
  • Bedrooms: One
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Square Footage: 669

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This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/under_contract_four-bedroom_steal_in_takoma_architects_h_street_3-bedroom_s/1936

1 Comment

  1. underwood said at 9:30 pm on Thursday April 1, 2010:

    I saw the house in Takoma last Sunday. It is lovely. I wish I could afford it. I’m not surprised that is is already under contract. Great house, great street, great location, great space.

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