Above Asking: A $40,000 Premium For The Flounder House

  • March 18th

by UrbanTurf Staff

In this week's Above Asking, we highlight two homes in Chevy Chase and Alexandria that recently sold for well above list price. 


An $83,000 Premium For a Chevy Chase Bungalow

Built nearly 100 years ago and then in renovated in 2017, this five-bedroom bungalow in Chevy Chase DC sold in just under a week for nearly $85,000 above the list price. The kitchen is the centerpiece of the main level, with gray cabinets, subway-tiled walls and an 11-foot long natural wood island. A dining area and bar station lead out on to a back deck which is followed by a fenced-in backyard and garage. In addition to three bedrooms on the second level, there is a bonus room flooded with light featuring two workstations overlooking the backyard. The lower level features a spacious rec room, a fifth bedroom, and a renovated bathroom. 

  • Full Listing: 6133 31st Street NW (map
  • List Price: $1.45 million 
  • Sales Price: $1.528 million 
  • Bedrooms: Five
  • Bathrooms: Four
  • Year Built/Renovated: 1927/2017
  • Days on Market: 6
  • Listing Agent: Kimberly Cestari, Long & Foster

Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.


$40,000 Above For A Flounder House 

Alexandria's two-bedroom flounder house -- a home named after the flatfish due to the slope of the home's roof -- was under contract in four days, and sold last week for $40,000 above its asking price. Flounder homes were likely built by colonial residents due to their low cost and ease of construction, and rustic wooden ceiling planks in the dining room, bedrooms and kitchen are a visual reminder of the home's history. Though both bedrooms have sharply angled ceilings due to the shape of the home, the shorter wall space is efficiently used to offer recessed shelving and storage. Skylights throughout the house ensure that there's no shortage of sunlight. Along the side of the home, there is a fully fenced area with a stone path that would make a wonderful garden or area for a pet. 

  • Full Listing: 515 Queen Street (map)
  • List Price: $685,000
  • Sales Price: $725,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Square Feet: 775
  • Year Built: 1790
  • Days on Market: 4
  • Listing Agent: Nancy Perkins, TTR Sotheby's International Realty

Photo Courtesy of Olek Yaroshynskyi

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/above_asking_a_40000_premium_for_the_flounder_house/22087.

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