Above Asking: A Twice Converted Carriage House, A Two-Bedroom Cape Cod

  • November 2nd 2020

by Nena Perry-Brown

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This week's installment of Above Asking revisits three recently-featured listings throughout the DC area that each sold for five figures above asking price.

A Five-Figure Premium for Twice-Converted Carriage House

This former carriage house, located in the Capitol Hill Historic District, sold for $13,500 above asking price. The property was originally converted into an office in the 1980s, then into a one-bedroom residence in the early aughts. The interior's 11 foot-tall ceilings are punctuated with deep skylights in multiple rooms, and a den now has a built-in ladder and loft area. The living room has recessed shelving, the full bath houses a laundry area beneath storage, and the carpeted walk-in closet conceals the original stable doors. The house also includes attic storage space, and the walkway outside the front door can serve as a patio area.

  • Address: 1 Walter Houp Court NE (map)
  • Listing Price: $649,000
  • Sold Price: $662,500
  • Bedrooms: One
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Square Feet: 968
  • Year Built: 1900
  • Listing Agent: Joel Nelson, Keller Williams Capital Properties

$35,000 Premium Near Braddock Road Metro

Located in the Rosemont Park neighborhood of Alexandria and a half-mile from the Braddock Road Metro station, this 1,200 square-foot Cape Cod sold for $35,000 above asking. The front porch has a ceiling fan on either end, and the formal dining room has triple exposure and a pass-thru window into a bright breakfast nook. The galley kitchen has a farmhouse basin sink and lateral shelving built into the under-counter cabinets. Both bedrooms upstairs span the length of the house and have triple exposure under a cove ceiling. The partially-finished lower level has a laundry area and ample storage space, and there is a rear deck with steps down to a paver patio and a pebbled seating area in the yard beyond.

  • Full Listing: 103 E Walnut Street (map)
  • Listing Price: $795,000
  • Sold Price: $830,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Square Feet: 1,204
  • Year Built: 1914
  • Listing Agent: Robin Arnold, McEnearney Associates

A $16,000 Premium by Beltway and Trailway

Located in Silver Spring, this three-bedroom colonial sits close to both the Northwest Branch Trail along the Anacostia and the Beltway. Past the deep front yard, the living room has a wood-burning fireplace and shares a chair rail and wainscoting with the formal dining room. The kitchen has tiled floors and black granite countertops, and there is also a bedroom on the main level. Another two bedrooms under cove ceilings share a bathroom upstairs. The second bathroom is on the lower level, which also has painted HVAC and beams in the carpeted rec room. The backyard has a deck built around a mature tree in the yard, next to a shed and a patio area with a fire pit.

  • Full Listing: 9918 Big Rock Road (map)
  • Listing Price: $499,000
  • Sold Price: $515,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Feet: 1,546
  • Year Built: 1946
  • Listing Agent: Cari Jordan, GO BRENT

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/above-asking-a-twice-converted-carriage-house/17477.

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