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Best New Listings: A Brookland Bungalow, A Beachy Cottage and a LeDroit Park Investment

by Nena Perry-Brown

This week’s Best New Listings includes a historic investment opportunity in LeDroit Park, a huge bungalow in Brookland, and a cottage in a lakefront suburb.


A Manicured Brookland Bungalow

Over in Brookland, this nearly 3,000 square-foot bungalow has a tiered and meticulously landscaped front yard and a front porch with tiled floors. The living area spans either side of the front door with a brick fireplace on one side and a cluster of windows in the opposite corner. The open dining area has a bay window with a built-in storage bench, while a U-shaped kitchen is open on the other side. A family room nook beyond has a set of glass doors out to a screened-in porch overlooking a deep backyard with patio area, detached shed and access to a secured parking pad. The house also has a lower level one-bedroom in-law suite with an L-shaped open living room and eat-in kitchen with separate washer/dryer and a bonus room, as well as a separate exit to the backyard.

  • Full Listing: 2009 Lawrence Street NE (map)
  • Price: $950,000
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Square Feet: 2,987
  • Year Built: 1923
  • Listing Agents: Jacob Abbott, Shemaya Klar, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty

A Carpenter's Cottage in a Beachy Suburb

This listing falls outside UrbanTurf's typical locus, in the Gaithersburg suburb of Washington Grove. A 1998 expansion transformed the cottage (originally constructed in 1875), but the house still retains interesting original features, including a shiplap accent wall in the dining room and a wood-planked tray ceiling in the kitchen. The living room has a stone, wood-burning fireplace and a steep pitched, skylit ceiling with exposed beams. The main level owners suite is large enough to accommodate a sizeable seating area and a stained glass bay window. The lower level has an extensive wood-working workshop, and the rear yard has a patio area, a hot tub and a carriage house. An added bonus: Washington Grove has a private beachfront lake.

  • Full Listing: 409 5th Avenue (map)
  • Price: $697,000
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: Three
  • Square Feet: 2,606
  • Year Built: 1875
  • Listing Agent: Susan Van Nostrand, Compass

Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.


Three Historic Units in LeDroit Park

This 6,400 square-foot LeDroit Park property offers three units, making it a prime investment opportunity and a 19th-century example of how missing middle housing can fit into a historic neighborhood. Dubbed the Butterworth Mansion after original owner (and former patent commissioner/Ohio politician) Benjamin Butterworth, the property currently is arranged as a pair of two-bedroom units, each with two baths, and a three-bedroom unit with 1.5 baths. Each residence has a generous kitchen and a distinct aesthetic while enjoying original Victorian architectural elements like bay windows, original hardwoods, fireplaces and fireplace cubbies and turrets. The three-bedroom unit also has access to a roof deck.

  • Full Listing: 421 T Street NW (map)
  • Price: $2,475,000
  • Bedrooms: Seven
  • Bathrooms: 5.5
  • Square Feet: 6,400
  • Year Built: 1875
  • Listing Agents: Matt McHugh, Heather Davenport, Washington Fine Properties

Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/best-new-listings-a-brookland-bungalow-a-beachy-cottage/15649

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