Above Asking: The $110,000 Premium in Takoma and Kensington

  • July 24th 2023

by UrbanTurf Staff

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In this week's Above Asking, we highlight two listings that show that homes are still fetching big premiums in the DC region. 

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$108,000 Over For a Kensington Five-Bedroom With Curb Appeal

This five-bedroom with a wide front porch and a storybook exterior garnered multiple offers and sold last week for more than $100,000 above the original list price. The interior gives off a farmhouse feel thanks to the open floor plan, white finishings and warm wood accents. Connected to the kitchen, an octagonal sitting room has doors leading to a flagstone patio. Upstairs, a primary suite includes a walk-in closet and an ensuite bath with brassy accents, a double vanity sink and a large shower. A window seat at the top of the stairs also acts as storage and a reading nook.  

  • Full Listing: 4410 Brookfield Drive (map)
  • Asking Price: $1,249,000
  • Sales Price: $1,357,000
  • Bedrooms: Five
  • Bathrooms: Four
  • Square Feet: 2,544
  • Year Built: 1950
  • Listing Agent: Carolyn Sappenfield, RE/MAX Realty Services

Photo Courtesy Carolyn Homes

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$110,000 North of Asking For a Vintage Bungalow in Takoma 

Takoma is one of the more popular neighborhoods for homebuyers in DC, and this bungalow is a prime example of that, as it recently sold for $110,000 above its original asking price. While the home was redesigned, the previous owners did it with a vintage feel in mind, preserving the original wood trim, dark wood floors, and five-panel wood doors. A large brick fireplace centers the living area, and the formal dining room includes room for a piano and an eight-person table. Upstairs, the primary suite offers a walk-in closet and a huge attic storage space. The fully-finished basement includes its own kitchenette and recreation space, and an expansive, grassy backyard and a front porch await new owners. 

  • Full Listing: 6927 9th Street NW (map)
  • Asking Price: $895,000
  • Sales Price: $1.05 million
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Square Feet: 2,639
  • Year Built: 1920
  • Listing Agent: Dan Metcalf, Perennial Real Estate

Photo Courtesy RealTour

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