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Above Asking: A $110,000 Premium on Capitol Hill

by Nena Perry-Brown

This installment of Above Asking revisits three recently-featured listings that sold for around $30,000 to $110,000 above asking.


$31,000 Above Asking for 816 Square Feet

This two-bedroom Alexandria rowhouse was initially listed for less than a half-million, but it sold for $31,000 above asking, putting it over that mark. Located in the Jefferson Manor neighborhood, the end-unit has double exposure in the living room, and a dining nook between the back door and the kitchen. Upstairs, both bedrooms have cove ceilings and share a full bath. There is also a carpeted lower level rec room with a barn door concealing storage space. The backyard has a large deck and a shed, and in the front, the house also has a parking pad and a porch with bench swing.

  • Full Listing: 6008 Monticello Road (map)
  • Asking Price: $489,000
  • Sold Price: $520,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Square Feet: 816
  • Year Built: 1947
  • Listing Agent: Heather Corey, TTR Sotheby's International Realty

Six Figures Above Asking on Capitol Hill

Not only did this Capitol Hill rowhouse go under contract four days after being listed, it also ended up selling for $110,100 above asking price. The house has a classic early 20th-century exterior, and the updated interior has an open concept-style living/dining area. Sliding glass doors lead out to a platform deck above the gravel backyard, which also has planting areas, two sheds, and a secured parking pad. The owner's bedroom has a skylight and the narrowest of the bedrooms also has pew-like wooden shelves with scroll brackets mounted on a painted brick wall. 

  • Full Listing: 1410 D Street SE (map)
  • Asking Price: $849,900
  • Sold Price: $960,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Square Feet: 1,152
  • Year Built: 1913
  • Listing Agents: Matt McHugh, Heather Davenport, Compass

Photo courtesy of Joe Hodgson.


Five Figures Above Asking for Artsy Interior

This south-facing rowhouse a half-block off the H Street Corridor went under contract six days after being listed for $38,000 above asking price. In the living room, the painted brick panel fireplace creates a nook adjacent to the front bay, and in the dining area on the other side of the fireplace, a mural by artist Bethany Travis sits above a chair rail and picture-frame molding. The kitchen has black-and-white checkerboard tile floors, white subway tile backsplash, grey quartzite countertops, and access to the rear patio. Off the skylit upstairs landing, the owner's bedroom has oversized windows and a built-in closet wall, and the shared bath has a double vanity. The uppermost level serves as a skylit third bedroom/bonus room with drawers built into a bricked window. 

  • Full Listing: 1222 Linden Place NE (map)
  • Asking Price: $849,000
  • Sold Price: $887,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Square Feet: 1,572
  • Year Built: 1905
  • Listing Agent: Jenn Smira, Compass

Photo courtesy of Derek & Victoria.

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