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Above Asking: A $40,000 Premium for a Rare Gessford Rowhouse

by Nena Perry-Brown

In this installment of Above Asking, UrbanTurf revisits two recently-featured listings that went under contract within five days for five figures over listing price.


$27,000 Above Asking for Brightwood Park Four-Bedroom

Past the covered front porch of this Brightwood Park rowhouse is an expanded interior with front-to-back double exposure on the main level. Where the stairs turn the corner, a stainless steel-and-stone fireplace sits below a display recess and also forms a built-in media shelf in the living area. The galley kitchen beyond has an L-shaped breakfast bar island and a hood above the stove. Next, the dining area has glass doors leading out to a partially covered deck, patio and lawn areas a few steps down, and a two-car parking pad. Recessed shelves surround the closet door in the owner's bedroom, and behind pocket doors, the skylit en-suite bath has a spa-like shower with travertine tiles and teak floors. The walk-out lower level has a rec room, bedroom, and full bath. The house sold for $27,000 above asking price five days after being listed.

  • Full Listing: 615 Hamilton Street NW (map)
  • Asking Price: $773,000
  • Sold Price: $800,000
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Square Feet: 1,909
  • Year Built: 1927
  • Days on Market: Five
  • Listing Agent: Samuel Dweck, TTR Sotheby's International Realty

Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.


$40,000 Premium for a Rare Gessford Rowhouse

In addition to going under contract within a day of hitting the market, this 400 square-foot rowhouse also sold for $40,000 above its asking price . The premium may have something to do with the one-bedroom's history as one of the last five remaining workforce rowhouses architect Charles Gessford designed in Lincoln Park, but it could also have something to do with the house's deceptively efficient layout. There is an 11 foot-tall, skylit tray ceiling in the main living area, along with a pair of door-framed mirrors facing each other on opposite sides of the glass front door. The galley pass-through kitchen has ample storage among its stacked square cabinets, and the bedroom is a real treat with its combo washer/dryer and sliding glass doors that lead out to a fenced-in patio with access to a parking pad. 

  • Full Listing: 1345 C Street NE (map)
  • Asking Price: $390,000
  • Sold Price: $430,000
  • Bedrooms: One
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Square Feet: 407
  • Year Built: 1911
  • Listing Agent: Sherri Anne Green, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/above-asking-a-40000-premium-for-a-rare-gessford-rowhouse/17113

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