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Above Asking: The Six-Figure Premiums of the DC Suburbs

by Nena Perry-Brown

This suburban edition of Above Asking revisits three recently-featured listings in the DC suburbs that went for five and six figures over asking price.


$101,000 Above Asking in Brentwood

This Brentwood bungalow went under contract six days after hitting the market and ultimately sold for just over $100,000 above asking. Sited on a quarter-acre, the expanded house leads off with a traditional interior layout, including a living room with double exposure, a bedroom, and a full bath. A family room at the back of the main level houses a small play area behind accordion doors and a built-in media center, along with door-sized picture windows on either side of a door out to the pentagonal deck. Another three bedrooms upstairs share a bath, and one of  the bedrooms has a pair of display recesses on two opposite walls. The lower level is split between a rec room and storage space, and the spacious backyard has garden and seating areas.

  • Full Listing: 3505 Webster Street (map)
  • Asking Price: $550,000
  • Sold Price: $651,000
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: 2.25
  • Square Feet: 1,588
  • Year Built: 1912
  • Listing Agent: Silvana Dias, Long & Foster Real Estate

The $146,000 Mid-Century Modern Premium

A short walk from the Holmes Run stream in Falls Church, this mid-century modern ranch sold in under a week for $146,000 above asking. The interior has an exposed wood beam pitched ceiling, with a brick panel fireplace between the front door and an oversized window, and near floor-to-ceiling windows looking out to the rear deck. The owner's bedroom shares a skylit bath with a second bedroom on the main level and also has sliding glass doors out to the skylit screened-in porch. The spacious backyard has a wooden deck a few steps up from a brick paver patio, and the house also has a carport with a shed.

  • Full Listing: 3408 Surrey Lane (map)
  • Asking Price: $767,500
  • Sold Price: $913,500
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Feet: 1,771
  • Year Built: 1954
  • Listing Agent: Earle Whitmore, Long & Foster Real Estate

$76,000 Above Asking in Takoma Park

This 19th century Queen Anne Victorian in Historic Takoma Park went under contract in four days at a $76,000 premium. The house and its surrounding lot boast many tranquil charms, from the wraparound front porch to the stream and koi pond. Inside, the living room has an office nook in one corner courtesy of sets of floor-to-ceiling shelving between the windows, which also create a pair of window seats. The room also has a brick fireplace and a built-in bar, and the family room has a freestanding fireplace and oversized windows on either side of glass french doors beneath a transom, leading out to the wraparound paver patio and the gardens and treehouse beyond. The owner's bedroom has a pitched ceiling, beneath which an archtop window is stacked above a pair of windows, and also has a winding wooden stair up to a loft.

  • Full Listing: 7013 Poplar Avenue (map)
  • Asking Price: $1.4 million
  • Sold Price: $1,476,000
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: Three
  • Square Feet: 2,747
  • Year Built: 1895
  • Listing Agent: Stacey Styslinger, Compass

Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.

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