Above Asking: A $61,000 Premium For a U Street Townhouse with a Tesla Accessory

by Nena Perry-Brown

This installment of Above Asking includes two recently-featured listings: one in Silver Spring which sold for $2,500 over listing price, and one off U Street which sold for $61,000 over listing price.

$2,500 Above Asking in Forest Glen

Over in the Forest Estates area of Forest Glen, this three-bedroom Cape Cod sold for $2,500 above asking price, remaining a bargain compared to DC's condo stock. The front lawn slopes upward toward the house, which has a patio-like porch and enters into a wide living room. To the left, two bedrooms with double exposure share a full bath, while on the opposite end of the living room, a double-wide doorway leads into the dining room. A one-wall kitchen sits in the adjacent room and a door here leads to a spacious screened-in porch facing the expansive backyard. The owner's bedroom lies under a cove ceiling on the upstairs level and has closets on two walls. The large basement rec room has a set of inset cabinets and houses the half-bath, along with a separate storage and laundry room. 

  • Full Listing: 1619 Belvedere Boulevard (map)
  • Asking Price: $440,000
  • Sold Price: $442,500
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Square Feet: 1,258
  • Year Built: 1948
  • Listing Agent: Deborah Gerald, GO BRENT

$61,000 Above Asking Off U Street

This two-bedroom corner rowhouse off the U Street Corridor has a parking pad outfitted with a Tesla charging port, and sold for the cost of a luxury car above its original listing price. The house was renovated by Fowlkes Studio, giving it a bright, contemporary interior with an open-concept main level anchored by a white-painted brick wall. A door to the side yard sits between the living area and dining area, and the kitchen beyond has a Quartzite waterfall island and waterfall countertop with a panel-concealed refrigerator, as well as glass french doors that open onto the fenced-in slate rear patio. Upstairs, slatted wood frames a skylight on the landing, and the bedrooms share a skylit bath.

  • Full Listing: 1901 12th Street NW (map)
  • Asking Price: $1,099,000
  • Sold Price: $1,160,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Square Feet: 1,200
  • Year Built: 1900
  • Listing Agent: Matt Cheney, Washington Fine Properties

Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.

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