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Above Asking: The Premiums for Georgetown, Geometry and Studio Space
In this week's installment of Above Asking, UrbanTurf revisits three recently-featured listings that each boast unusual features and each went for five figures over original listing price.
$55,000 Extra for Wood and Windows
This turn-of-the-century federal rowhouse in Georgetown was thoughtfully renovated by award-winning architect Christian Zapatka and is packed with plenty of character and distinguishing features. While the weathered exposed brick wall just inside the entrance seems prototypical, its aesthetic is interrupted by a modern, wood-paneled wood-burning fireplace and a matching entertainment console with floating glass shelves on the opposite wall. Next is a dining area that also is anchored by the exposed brick and has a nearly floor-to-ceiling door that opens onto the wrap-around deck, which in turn overlooks a rear patio with pond. At the end of the main level, the kitchen intersperses extensive wooden cabinetry with an abundance of windows that create a sunroom-like feel, a style that is echoed in the second bedroom on the floor above. The whole package resulted in the home selling for $55,000 above its list price.
- Full Listing: 2912 Dumbarton Street NW (map)
- Asking Price: $1,675,000
- Sales Price: $1,730,000
- Bedrooms: Three
- Bathrooms: 2.5
- Square Feet: 1,800
- Year Built: 1900
- Listing Agent: Nate Guggenheim, Washington Fine Properties
Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.
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An Additional $13,000 for Geometry
Not only was this Cabin John house a few blocks from the C&O Canal a quick sale, it also commanded $13,000 above asking price — a fact that likely has a lot to do with its unique interior angles. Beneath a pitched ceiling, the hardwood floors throughout the open-concept main level are arranged in a giant chevron that points toward the bright, tiled octagonal kitchen. Just across the hall from the center island, a hexagon-shaped enclosure conceals the skylit master suite, simultaneously creating a separate office vestibule; the suite also enjoys a bedroom-sized custom walk-in closet. The outdoor space is also impressive, with a deck-like front porch and an expansive backyard with a shed and a koi pond.
- Full Listing: 6530 78th Street (map)
- Asking Price: $1,129,000
- Sales Price: $1,142,000
- Bedrooms: Four
- Bathrooms: 3.5
- Square Feet: 2,232
- Year Built: 1913
- Listing Agent: Laura Steuart, Washington Fine Properties
Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.
$90,000 Above Asking for an Artist's Touch
The previous artist-owner of this brightly-colored bungalow in Takoma added an abundance of space to the house, making it easily adaptable to anyone's needs. Bonus spaces include a sunroom that leads to an extra bedroom/studio on the main level and a sizeable partially-finished basement. The house is otherwise full of traditional details: the living room has exposed beams along the ceiling and a fireplace with a heavy wood mantel with built-ins on either side as well as a semi-circular pass-through window to the eat-in kitchen. The kitchen walls are covered with decorative tiles; the room also has heated floors. The backyard has a large brick patio and a detached shed.
- Full Listing: 804 Fern Place NW (map)
- Asking Price: $775,000
- Sales Price: $865,000
- Bedrooms: Three
- Bathrooms: Two
- Square Feet: 2,052
- Year Built: 1923
- Listing Agent: Bonnie Roberts-Burke, David Burke, Evers & Co. Real Estate
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