Above Asking: Selling at a Premium From Mount Rainier to Friendship Heights

by Nena Perry-Brown

For this week's installment of Above Asking, UrbanTurf revisits three recently-featured listings which each sold for five figures over asking price.

Best New Listings: Bright Blues, Bay Windows and Abundant Built-Ins: Figure 3

$55,000 Above Asking for Chevy Chase Seven-Bedroom

This seven-bedroom home in Chevy Chase sold for $55,000 above asking price last week. The house has plenty of curb appeal, with a landscaped front lawn and a front porch with a bench swing. Off the foyer, a set of French doors open onto the living room, where the inserted gas fireplace has windows above square built-ins on either side. The family room has an L-shaped built-in which frames the base of what serves as a desk in the abutting breakfast room. The kitchen has a double Viking stove beneath a hood, concrete countertops and a stainless steel island. The owner's bedroom has a cove ceiling, bay window and built-in media console, while the en-suite bath is split in two, with the sink area open to an adjacent dressing area; the shower is tiled floor-to-ceiling and the tub is separately enclosed behind glass.

  • Full Listing: 3748 McKinley Street NW (map)
  • Asking Price: $2,095,000
  • Sold Price: $2,150,000
  • Bedrooms: Seven
  • Bathrooms: 4.5
  • Square Feet: 2,331
  • Year Built: 1916
  • Listing Agents: Claudia Donovan, Pam Wye, Compass

Best New Listings: A Hidden One-Bedroom off H Street and a Victorian in Shaw: Figure 1

$86,000 Above Asking in Friendship Heights

While this semi-detached Friendship Heights house was priced affordably for the neighborhood, it ended up selling for $86,000 above its asking price. Upon entry, a floor-to-ceiling open grid partitions off the adjacent bright living room. The next room is a formal dining room with chair rail and has a galley kitchen with checkerboard flooring on one side and a den with checkerboard flooring and white-painted brick accent wall on the other side. Upstairs, the owner's bedroom has double exposure and a seating nook. The second and third bedrooms shares a jack-and-jill bathroom, and one of the bedrooms also has an attached den/playroom. The basement offers a large rec room and the backyard has a patio area connected to a path that winds through an ivy-rich garden.

  • Full Listing: 4427 Garrison Street NW (map)
  • Asking Price: $799,000
  • Sold Price: $885,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Feet: 1,885
  • Year Built: 1927
  • Listing Agent: Taylor Carney, Compass

Best New Listings: A Barn in Brookland; A Mod Kitchen in Mount Ranier: Figure 3

Moderately-Priced in Mount Rainier

Despite selling for $35,000 above its listing price, this five-bedroom Mount Rainier bungalow was still purchased at an affordable price by DC-area standards. Its front porch spans the length of the house, and while the main level doesn't have an open concept layout, it does have a flow which creates open sightlines from the front door to the back, where a series of windows converge in the corner. The kitchen was given a mod remodel which pairs its stainless steel farmhouse sink and wall-mounted oven with color-blocked Marmoleum floors. The main level also has two bedrooms and a full bath and a sunroom which serves as the laundry room. On the upstairs landing, a built-in shelving unit creates a partition and a separate nook provides bonus space for an office or play area. The lower level is a junior one-bedroom in-law suite with L-shaped kitchen, separate laundry room and separate side entrance.

  • Full Listing: 3109 Varnum Street (map)
  • Asking Price: $439,000
  • Sold Price: $474,000
  • Bedrooms: Five
  • Bathrooms: Three
  • Square Feet: 1,624
  • Year Built: 1920
  • Listing Agent: Ann Barrett, Long & Foster Real Estate

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/35000-above-asking-in-mount-rainier-to-86000-above-asking-in-friendship-hei/14711

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