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Above Asking: The Premiums for Hyattsville Climbing Wall, Rappahanock Former Church

by Nena Perry-Brown

The latest installment of Above Asking includes two recently-featured properties that were listed for under $500,000 but sold for over $500,000.


An $84,000 Premium for Room to Play

Located in the Hyattsville Historic District, this ranch-like house has plenty of indoor and outdoor room for play. Past the screened-in front porch, the 900 square-foot interior is deceptively spacious. The living room opens into a bright eat-in kitchen with white and pewter blue cabinetry and under-cabinet lighting, butcher block countertops, a hood above the stove, and shelving across the window above the farmhouse basin sink. Stairs in the kitchen lead down toward the lower level, which has a rec room with a rock-climbing wall, a half-bath, a laundry room, and ample storage space. Those same stairs have a landing where sliding glass doors lead out to the rear deck, attached to an L-shaped bench with a fire pit between. The backyard has a play castle and a sandbox, and there is also a tree swing in the sideyard.

  • Full Listing: 4011 Crittenden Street (map)
  • Asking Price: $425,000
  • Sold Price: $509,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Square Feet: 912
  • Year Built: 1956
  • Listing Agent: Thais Austin, Long & Foster Real Estate

A Six-Figure Premium Off 14th Street

Whether it's the close proximity to Malcolm X Park, the separately-metered lower level, or the separately-deeded parking space, this late 19th-century rowhouse commanded a $138,500 premium above its listing price. A patio is tucked next to the front door, and past the foyer, the living room has a wood-burning fireplace, a wall of cabinets beneath archtop built-in shelving, and a bay window with a built-in seat. The kitchen has two pass-through windows and a brick fireplace-style backsplash, and the adjacent dining room has french doors out to a rear patio with gardens and an elevated seating area. The owner's bedroom has access to two juliet balconies and a spacious dressing room with extensive built-ins, and the second upstairs bedroom has a seating area and a pair of deep closets. 

  • Full Listing: 1459 Florida Avenue NW (map)
  • Asking Price: $1,059,000
  • Sold Price: $1,197,500
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Feet: 2,055
  • Year Built: 1892
  • Listing Agent: Richard Newcomb, Washington Fine Properties

Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.


A $72,000 Premium for Former Church

On a remote 1.44 acres in Rappahannock County, the 18th-century former Battle Run Primitive Baptist Church commanded $72,300 above asking price. Although the exterior retains its monastic simplicity, the recently-converted interior has a sleek style, introduced by the ebony-stained trim and ceiling beams and a floor-to-ceiling mirror in the foyer. The open living/dining room has 17 foot-tall ceilings and the kitchen is built in beneath the stairs and primarily composed of contrasting salvaged barn woodblocks. On the main level, the owner's suite has views of the Blue Ridge mountains, a dressing room closet, and a hotel-inspired en-suite with a spa-like shower and separate water closet. The second bedroom suite is upstairs past the mezzanine-like landing.

  • Full Listing: 160 Ben Venue Road (map)
  • Asking Price: $485,000
  • Sold Price: $557,300
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Feet: 2,019
  • Listing Agent: Jocelyn Lederman, Compass

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