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Best New Listings: A Bibliophile’s Dream in Friendship Heights

by Nena Perry-Brown

This week’s Best New Listings features a Brookland Victorian and detached houses in Friendship Heights and Silver Spring, each with screened-in porches.


Bays Abound in a Brookland Victorian

This Brookland Victorian is surrounded by lawn on all sides and has an L-shaped front porch with the front door set back along the side yard. The deep living room enjoys additional space from a bay window, as does the adjacent dining room, which has a painted brick fireplace. The kitchen is in a nook near a breakfast room, which leads out to a screened-in porch overlooking a deep backyard with garden areas and a 250 square-foot detached garage at the back of the lot. The spacious carpeted basement has white-painted brick walls, a full bath, as well as a separate laundry and storage room. The upstairs landing has a bay window nook abutting the staircase, and the house also has a 930 square-foot attic. 

  • Full Listing: 1620 Hamlin Street NE (map)
  • Price: $799,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Square Feet: 2,880
  • Year Built: 1900
  • Listing Agent: Kevin Poist, Evers & Co. Real Estate

Mid-Century Modern in Silver Spring

This Cape Cod-style house in Silver Spring has a mid-century modern style, with an open-concept living area between an entryway and a dining room. The dining room also has a pass-through window to the family room, two steps down with an exposed red brick wall, a wood-burning freestanding fireplace, and a slanted ceiling with exposed beams and clerestory windows. Two sets of oversized window trios unite the family room and adjacent, skylit kitchen, which are also delineated by a breakfast bar peninsula island. A screened-in porch opens onto a landing with a spiral stair winding down to the sloped backyard. There are two bedrooms which share a full bath on the main level, including one with a wall of built-ins surrounding a window. The owner's bedroom and fourth bedroom share a full bath upstairs. 

  • Full Listing: 9207 Wendell Street (map)
  • Price: $625,000
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Feet: 2,500
  • Year Built: 1951
  • Listing Agents: Susan Kirn, Natalie Perez, Donna Kerr Group

A Friendship Heights House with Library Loft

This expanded Friendship Heights house is a bibliophile's dream, starting with the shelving surrounding the entryway to the living room. A bay in the family room features french doors opening onto an angular porch, which wraps around to lead to the octagonal screened-in porch. A custom cherry breakfast bar peninsula sits beneath hand-blown glass pendants, delineating the open galley kitchen with a triple sink on the opposite wall. The owner's bedroom has a wide bay window and access to a balcony, and the third bedroom is nearly double-sized and also has balcony access. The loft-like uppermost level is set up like a library with exposed beams and a series of built-ins lining the walls, as well as an archtop window and a skylit office nook. There is also a bedroom on the finished lower level and a rear yard with a spacious brick patio and detached garage.

  • Full Listing: 4206 Ingomar Street NW (map)
  • Price: $1,595,000
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: 4.5
  • Square Feet: 3,313
  • Year Built: 1936
  • Listing Agent: Susan Van Nostrand, Compass

Photo courtesy of Homevisit. 

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