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Above Asking: The Six-Figure Shaw Premium

by Nena Perry-Brown

This week, Above Asking will revisit two of the listings UrbanTurf previously featured, both of which sold for well above their asking prices.


Above Asking: The Six-Figure Shaw Premium: Figure 1

The Bonus Indoor and Outdoor Space Premium

Not only did this Takoma Craftsman cottage find a buyer after only four days on the market, it also commanded a premium of $61,000 above its list price. While the house has a petite appearance, its lot is large and includes features like a detached garage, a spacious porch at the rear, an attic and an unfinished basement, the latter providing an easy option to expand the house in the future. The interior also has amply-sized and sunlight-filled living areas with wide-arched doorways and original hardwood flooring.

  • Full Listing: 524 Van Buren Street NW (map)
  • Asking Price: $549,000
  • Sales Price: $610,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Square Feet: 1,600
  • Year Built: 1930
  • Listing Agent: Brian Cusick, Keller Williams Capital Properties


Above Asking: The Six-Figure Shaw Premium: Figure 2

The Six-Figure Shaw Premium

This Shaw row house may have netted a $126,000 premium due to its location and traditional bay-front facade, which is quite characteristic of the neighborhood. However, passing through the interior and to the rear of the house offers a much more contemporary aesthetic. The modern, rectilinear appearance peaks in the backyard, where a lawn runway is surrounded by a flagstone patio with horizontal wood-planked benches and fencing on either side.

  • Full Listing: 1609 8th Street NW (map)
  • Asking Price: $1,199,000
  • Sales Price: $1,325,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Square Feet: 1,904
  • Year Built: 1912
  • Listing Agents: Loic Pritchett and Kelly Williams, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.

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