An Under Contract Double Take

  • March 5th 2018

by Nena Perry-Brown

This week's edition of Under Contract may look awfully familiar, as another trio of recently-featured listings all went on the market and sold within days of each other.

An Under Contract Double Take: Figure 1

Painstakingly Modernized in Mount Pleasant

This Mount Pleasant rowhouse strikes a harmonious balance between the traditional bones throughout its 3,500 square feet and its unique contemporary finishes, which may be why it found a buyer in just a week. Eye-catching details abound, from the latticed hardwood flooring and artfully-patterned bathroom tiling to the stained hardwood staircase with cable-and-post rail that traverses each story and creates frosted glass landings on each level. In both the family room and a second-floor bedroom lies a set of accordion doors beneath transom windows, each set opening onto an outdoor terrace. An additional living room on the second floor sits behind a set of sliding doors and takes advantage of a bay window. The house also adheres to the typical style of the neighborhood, with a full one-bedroom English basement.

  • Full Listing: 3114 18th Street NW (map)
  • Price: $1,495,000
  • Bedrooms: Five
  • Bathrooms: Five
  • Square Feet: 3,510
  • Year Built: 1910
  • Days on Market: Seven
  • Listing Agents: Kelly Williams and Loic Pritchett, TTR Sotheby's International Realty

An Under Contract Double Take: Figure 2

Four Levels of Living in Five Days

Going under contract after just five days on the market, this four-bedroom Craftsman sits steps up from one of Takoma Park's main avenues. A wide porch frames the front door, which opens into a deep living room that ends at the base of the stair. The classic kitchen has a tray ceiling and bright blue accent tiles. A short series of steps lead up to a tiled-floor Florida room surrounded by oversized windows, with a deep rectangular bay nook perfect for an office space and sliding glass doors that open onto a patio. Upstairs, the master bedroom has a cove ceiling and also enjoys the bay nook; both this room and its en-suite bath have skylights. The uppermost level offers a finished bonus room with dormer windows, while the finished basement has a full bath and a mudroom just inside the separate entrance.

  • Full Listing: 305 Philadelphia Avenue (map)
  • Price: $774,900
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Square Feet: 2,150
  • Year Built: 1923
  • Days on Market: Five
  • Listing Agent: Bruce Werber, Long & Foster Real Estate

An Under Contract Double Take: Figure 3

Double the Bedrooms and Double Exposure 

Also selling a week after going on the market, this two-bedroom condo sits in a mid-century cooperative building in Lanier Heights just steps from Rock Creek Park (and the National Zoo). The building has a stepped design that creates double exposure for many units, including this one. The 1,100 square-foot unit has a wide entry hall that leads to a completely open main living area that has the hallmarks of a contemporary renovation. The kitchen area sets itself apart by incorporating commercial-style finishings, like a stainless steel hood and matching cabinetry, alongside granite countertops and a waterfall island with mirrored base. Each of the comparably-sized bedrooms has a walk-in closet.

  • Full Listing: 3025 Ontario Road NW, #306 (map)
  • Price: $499,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Feet: 1,115
  • HOA Fees: $686/month
  • Year Built: 1949
  • Days on Market: Seven
  • Listing Agent: Avery Boyce, Compass

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/an-under-contract-double-take/13641.

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