Above Asking: The Five-Figure Premium for Original Wood and Abundant Windows

by Nena Perry-Brown

In this edition of Above Asking, UrbanTurf takes a look at two recently-featured, three-bedroom listings and a one-bedroom in Georgetown which each sold for five figures over listing price.

$12,000 Above Asking for Frank Lloyd Wright Inspiration

This Bethesda three-bedroom has a bright, contemporary style that combines angular spaces, wood paneling and expansive windows in an ode to Frank Lloyd Wright. The living room has nearly a full wall of windows, a built-in bench bisected by a shelving unit, and a recessed fireplace next to a dining nook, with hardwood flooring complementing wood-paneled walls. A sunroom also has wood-paneled walls and slate tile floors, with a fireplace recessed into a brick accent wall. The owner's bedroom has triple exposure and a built-in dresser, while the other bedrooms and a lower level bonus room also have built-in shelving, dressers and/or cabinets. The home recently sold for $12,000 above asking price. 

  • Full Listing: 6528 Wiscasset Road (map)
  • Asking Price: $928,000
  • Sold Price: $940,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: Three
  • Square Feet: 2,259
  • Year Built: 1950
  • Listing Agent: Robert Jenets, Stuart & Maury

Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.

Windows Abound in Brookland Three-Bedroom

Sold for $32,000 above asking, this Brookland colonial combines original charm with multiple sunroom-like spaces. The main level has its original hardwood flooring and stained molding, and the living room has a red brick fireplace and leads to a sitting room surrounded by windows on three sides. French doors in the bright formal dining room open onto a sunroom-like enclosed porch, currently styled as a breakfast room. The three bedrooms are located on the upper level, and the owner's bedroom has both a sitting room and a sleeping room, one of which also has an abundance of windows that lend it a sunroom-like aesthetic. The spacious lower level offers a rec room and full bath, and the house also has a deep, bi-level fenced-in rear yard with parking pad and lower level patio.

  • Full Listing: 1519 Otis Street NE (map)
  • Asking Price: $789,000
  • Sold Price: $821,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Square Feet: 1,892
  • Year Built: 1929
  • Listing Agents: Jacob Abbott, Shemaya Klar, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty

This Georgetown one-bedroom is located in the Sheridan Garage on the edge of the neighborhood. Listed last month, the 550 square-foot unit garnered six offers and will close for $43,000 above its original list price. The condo, which was updated last year, features 10-foot ceilings and hardwood floors throughout as well as a gourmet kitchen with neolith countertops, and stainless steel appliances. 

  • Full Listing: 2516 Q Street NW, #Q206 (map)
  • Asking Price: $399,000
  • Sold Price: $442,500
  • Bedrooms: One
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Square Feet: 550
  • Condo Fees: $370/month
  • Listing Agent: Courtney Abrams, TTR Sotheby's International Realty

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