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Best New Listings: A Converted Library Condo, Amenities on an Alexandria Acre

by Nena Perry-Brown

This week’s Best New Listings includes a studious studio, amenities in Alexandria, and coziness in Lanier Heights.


A Studious Studio in Dupont Circle

This 540 square-foot studio used to be the library in this now-converted stone Dupont Circle rowhouse and the unit remains packed with Victorian charms. The main room is past a set of wooden pocket doors and has 11 foot-tall ceilings with stacked molding, a wood-burning fireplace with marble surround and a tall carved-wood mantle between wooden cabinets with leaded glass doors. The centerpiece of the unit is a wide turret bay window with a pew-like built-in bench. The one-wall kitchen has dark granite countertops and opaque leaded windows, and there is also a stacked washer/dryer in the hall closet. 

  • Full Listing: 1730 New Hampshire Avenue NW, #1 (map)
  • Price: $399,999
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Square Feet: 542
  • HOA Fees: $271/month
  • Year Built: 1908
  • Listing Agent: Chris Fischer, McEnearney Associates

Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.


Amenities on an Alexandria Acre

This 5,500 square-foot house in Alexandria is hitting the market for the first time. A great room is a couple of steps down from the skylit foyer, boasting two panel fireplaces made of Maryland-sourced stone on opposite walls and exposed beams beneath the vaulted ceiling, along with three 20 foot-high dormer-like projections that create a skylight effect. Three sets of paned french doors below open onto the lanai, which has radiant heat and is also accessible from the tiled kitchen and the owner's bedroom. The latter suite spans the width of the house and has built-in shelving on either side of a closet, a raised brick fireplace, and a dressing room-like closet. The lower level has a wood-paneled office, storage, a studio with plate mirrors, and a sauna, and the one-acre grounds includes a kidney-shaped pool.

  • Full Listing: 8226 W Boulevard Drive (map)
  • Price: $2.36 million
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: 4.5
  • Square Feet: 5,448
  • Year Built: 1984
  • Listing Agent: Chris White, Long & Foster Real Estate

A Cozy One-Bedroom in Lanier Heights

This one-bedroom is in a pet-friendly boutique building abutting Rock Creek Park in Lanier Heights. The L-shaped entryway inside the unit has hooks built in beneath a corner ledge, and an archway at the end opens into the main living area. While there are hardwood floors in the living room, the L-shaped kitchen is delineated by its tiled floors and its breakfast bar island, and it also has gray cabinetry and a honeycomb tile backsplash. The bedroom has double exposure and a ceiling fan, and the bathroom has a white subway tile accent wall in the tub/shower and charcoal square tiled floors. 

  • Full Listing: 2801 Adams Mill Road NW, #210 (map)
  • Price: $389,000
  • Bedrooms: One
  • Bathrooms: One
  • HOA Fees: $590/month
  • Year Built: 1926
  • Listing Agent: Kat Wellborn, Compass

Photo courtesy of Linen and Lens.

Disclaimer: The listing agent for this unit is a relative of UrbanTurf editor and founder Mark Wellborn. 

See other articles related to: lanier heights, dupont circle, best new listings, alexandria

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