Above Asking: A Million-Dollar Listing and a Half-Million-Dollar Listing

  • September 3rd 2019

by Nena Perry-Brown

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The latest installment of Above Asking highlights two recently-featured listings at different ends of the affordability spectrum, both of which sold for five figures over listing price.

A Five-Figure Backyard Pool Premium

Located a few blocks from the Tenleytown Metro station, this 2,800 square-foot detached two-bedroom closed for $85,000 above asking last week. The impressive living room spans one side of the house, with arched windows above french doors on two walls and archtop windows above a wall-to-wall built-in unit on the third. The spacious kitchen with a deep pantry shares parquet hardwood floors with the rest of the main level, and around the corner, a sunroom-like breakfast nook has an accent wall of painted tiles. The backyard has a wooden deck with built-in benches, a heated pool, and a pool house with a sleeping area, shower and dressing room.

  • Full Listing: 3901 Alton Place NW (map)
  • Asking Price: $1,195,000
  • Sold Price: $1.28 million
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: Three
  • Square Feet: 2,800 
  • Year Built: 1921
  • Listing Agent: Margot Wilson, Washington Fine Properties

$25,000 Above Asking for Riggs Park Duplex 

Over in the Queens Chapel area of Riggs Park, this mid-century red brick house, sitting behind a squat red brick fence, also commanded a five-figure premium. In addition to its deep front and back yards, the house enjoys a covered front porch and a covered rear patio. A front living room is open to the dining area and also has a panel fireplace creating adjacent shelving cubbies. The L-shaped eat-in kitchen is a separate room on the other side, also providing access to the back door. The roomy owner's bedroom offers an additional seating area and access to a private balcony, and the backyard also has a brick outdoor fireplace and a parking pad.

  • Full Listing: 1024 Hamilton Street NE (map)
  • Asking Price: $450,000
  • Sold Price: $475,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Square Feet: 1,761
  • Year Built: 1954
  • Listing Agents: Sarah Reynolds, Alison Beach, Keller Williams Chantilly Ventures

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