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Best New Listings: A Butterfly House and a Converted School Loft

  • Oct 22nd 2021

by Nena Perry-Brown

This week’s Best New Listings includes a butterfly house and a converted school loft.


A Butterfly House Near Lake Barcroft

A block from Lake Barcroft, this mid-century house is one of architect Charles Goodman's butterfly designs, known for the sloped roof and overhang. The front and side of the home are hugged by an elliptical brick patio abutting walls of windows, with the side patio featuring a built-in grill. The above-grade lower level has a built-in media center/shelving wall adjacent to a painted brick wall with a recessed wood-burning fireplace and cubby. Past the concrete patio, there is a koi pond, lawn space, and terraced steps up to a hot tub and accessory building.

  • Full Listing: 6519 Lakeview Drive (map)
  • Price: $1.05 million
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Feet: 2,142
  • HOA Fees: $34/month
  • Year Built: 1953
  • Listing Agents: Chrissy O'Donnell, Lisa DuBois, RE/MAX West End

Photo courtesy of Nathaniel Renouf, HD Places.

Note: This entry has been updated to clarify the location.


A School-Turned-Loft in the Atlas District

As one of the units converted out of DC's Pierce School a few years ago, this one-bedroom has 26 feet of the school's original chalkboards mounted on the wall beside the entry door, along with extra-tall ceilings, 9 foot-tall windows, and exposed HVAC and conduits. The loft sleeping area is up a series of stairs above a bedroom-sized dressing room/walk-in closet, and the galley kitchen sits above another set of stairs, itself above the washer/dryer. French doors lead into the bathroom, which has exposed brick accents, a standalone clawfoot tub, tiled steps up to the frameless glass shower, and a huge plate glass mirror above double sinks.

  • Full Listing: 1375 Maryland Avenue NE, #D (map)
  • Price: $725,000
  • Bedrooms: One
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Square Feet: 1,200
  • HOA Fees: $402/month
  • Year Built: 1893
  • Listing Agent: Jonathan Blansfield, Long & Foster Real Estate

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