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Above Asking: A $281,000 Premium in Mount Pleasant

by Nena Perry-Brown

This installment of Above Asking revisits three recently-featured listings which sold for four-, five- and six-figures over asking price.


This Week's Find: One of DC's Most Storied Two-Bedrooms: Figure 2

$1,000 Above Asking for Argyle House Unit

This Embassy Row condominium is full of history, occupying two levels of one of the turrets of the Argyle House. The building was designed by acclaimed architect Paul J. Pelz, best known for being a lead architect for the Library of Congress, and later converted into condos by architect Richard Ridley. The two-bedroom unit impresses with a curvilinear living room and owner's suite, as well as attractive details like uniquely-patterned restored lead windows, hand-painted checkerboard and striped flooring and stained pine millwork. The unit also has two fireplaces and a view of the "Mouse House" from the dining room window, famous for once housing art patron and collector Olga Hirshhorn. The condo sold for $1,000 above its listing price.

  • Full Listing: 2201 Massachusetts Avenue NW, #4 (map)
  • Asking Price: $859,000
  • Sales Price: $860,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Square Feet: 1,234
  • HOA Fees: $879/month
  • Year Built: 1900
  • Listing Agents: Jenn Smira, Marc Ross, Compass

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Five Figures Above Asking in Chevy Chase

Commanding a five-figure premium of $84,506, this traditional brick colonial made a leap into million-dollar listing territory, typifying the trajectory of its Chevy Chase neighborhood this year. The main level includes a screened-in porch with shiplap ceiling which leads outside to a slate-paved patio and the deep backyard, framed with shrubbery and mature trees. The owner's suite has double exposure and a deep walk-in closet, while the top floor, with its cove ceiling, could serve as an expansive additional bedroom or bonus room. Additional recreation space is found on the lower level, and the house also comes with a detached garage.

  • Full Listing: 3506 Livingston Street NW (map)
  • Asking Price: $999,000
  • Sales Price: $1,083,506
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Square Feet: 2,653
  • Year Built: 1948
  • Listing Agent: Dominique Rychlik, Long & Foster Real Estate

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$281,000 Premium for Plenty of Space in Mount Pleasant

Whether or not DC is still a seller's market, it was certainly a seller's market for the previous owner of this Mount Pleasant home. The over-3,200 square-foot end-unit rowhouse has a traditional layout, its parquet wood flooring outlined with inlayed borders delineating each of the rooms on the main level. The living room hosts a bay window and a wood-framed fireplace with tiled surround, while the adjacent family room houses the wood-paneled stair with built-in closet. The kitchen has an exposed brick wall, quartz countertops and marble-topped island, and a stainless steel hood above a built-in gas cooktop. A door with transom leads out to a covered wooden deck, the roof of which also doubles as a balcony for the owner's bedroom. The lower level is a mostly above-grade one-bedroom au pair suite. The whole package resulted in multiple offers and the home selling for a $281,000 premium.

  • Full Listing: 1886 Monroe Street NW (map)
  • Asking Price: $1,449,000
  • Sales Price: $1,730,000
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: Three
  • Square Feet: 3,216
  • Year Built: 1910
  • Listing Agents: Loic Pritchett, Kelly Williams, TTR Sotheby's International Realty

Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.

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