$35,000, $45,000, and $55,000 Above Asking

by Nena Perry-Brown

This installment of Above Asking revisits three recently-featured listings that sold for $35,000, $45,000, and $55,000 above asking price.

A $35,000 Premium on South Dakota Avenue

This detached brick house in Woodridge has a stately, yet understated character hinting at its 2,300 square feet of space. Past the front porch, most of the interior has stained wood trim and frames throughout, although not along the archway from the entry hall leading into the living room, which has double exposure and a white-painted brick fireplace. An archway on the opposite wall leads into the open dining area/kitchen, which has white subway tile backsplash walls and a pair of gas cooktops under a stainless steel hood. Paneled french doors open into the deep sunroom, which has a white painted brick accent wall and opens out to a deck. A narrow yard wraps three sides of the house, and there is also a detached garage next to a two-car parking pad.

  • Full Listing: 4009 South Dakota Avenue NE (map)
  • Asking Price: $700,000
  • Sold Price: $735,000
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Square Feet: 2,319
  • Year Built: 1935
  • Listing Agents: Trent Heminger, Tommy Hart, Compass

$45,000 Above Asking in Mount Pleasant

This Mount Pleasant rowhouse essentially offers more than one unit, so it comes as no surprise that it got more than one offer and ended up selling for $45,000 above asking. Tiered gardens line the stairs leading up to the front porch and down to the covered patio at the front door of the two-bedroom lower level unit. The open-concept interior of the main level has picture-frame wainscoting, and the living room area has a tray ceiling and display recesses surrounding a fireplace. Glass doors in the eat-in lead out to the rear deck above a secured parking pad/patio. The exposed brick-lined stairs lead up to a skylit landing, where the owner's bedroom has a partial double-height ceiling with two rows of windows and the other two bedrooms share a skylit bath. 

  • Full Listing: 1813 Kilbourne Place NW (map)
  • Asking Price: $1,385,000
  • Sold Price: $1.43 million
  • Bedrooms: Five
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Square Feet: 2,600
  • Year Built: 1912
  • Listing Agents: Megan Conway, Dana Rice, Compass

$55,000 Above Asking in Cleveland Park

This Cleveland Park home was initially listed a week before the public health emergency was declared, but the fact that it still ended up selling above asking price speaks to how high-demand the DC housing market continues to be despite the pandemic.

Past the porch and through the foyer, the living room of this Cleveland Park home has a white painted brick fireplace. The kitchen has floating shelves, a farmhouse basin sink, and a hood floating above the stove on a peninsula that faces a wall with windows. These windows create a sunroom-like atmosphere in the dining area and add light to the open family room beyond. The angular owner's bedroom has a sunroom-like office attached and two dressing rooms which include features like oversized windows, extensive built-in cabinets and drawers, and plate mirrors. The house also has a lower level rec room with laundry room and temperature-controlled wine closet, a rear patio surrounding a lap pool, and a detached one-car garage.

  • Full Listing: 3409 Lowell Street NW (map)
  • Asking Price: $2,195,000
  • Sold Price: $2.25 million
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: Four
  • Square Feet: 3,246
  • Year Built: 1918
  • Listing Agent: Nancy Taylor Bubes, Washington Fine Properties

Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.

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