Best New Listings: A Home Hidden in a House, a Hidden Block, and Hidden Spaces

by Nena Perry-Brown

This week’s Best New Listings include a condo that seems like a house, a home on one of DC's hidden blocks, and a rowhouse with hidden spaces.

Best New Listings: A Home Hidden in a House, a Hidden Block, and Hidden Spaces: Figure 1

A Dupont Condo with Single-Family Home Flair

Seeing how this stone-clad property blends in with the surrounding Dupont Circle housing stock, you'll be forgiven for assuming this listing is a house. Just past the entry vestibule, the foyer for this two-bedroom unit has a doorway-sized built-in mirror. The high-ceilinged living room is directly opposite, centered around a wood-burning fireplace with built-in mirror alongside a gently curving bay window. The kitchen nook is a few steps away and has floor-to-ceiling cabinetry and a breakfast bar with lateral built-in shelves. A glass-paned door opens onto a bright den with a tiled fireplace and floor-to-ceiling built-ins on either side. The owner's suite has a pair of closets beneath concealed storage cubbies. The unit also has a rear patio with privacy screening.

  • Full Listing: 1723 P Street NW, #102 (map)
  • Price: $899,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Feet: 1,047
  • HOA Fees: $599/month
  • Year Built: 1921
  • Listing Agent: Jason Skipworth, DC Living Real Estate

Best New Listings: A Home Hidden in a House, a Hidden Block, and Hidden Spaces: Figure 2

Fully Renovated on French Street

Tucked on a hidden block in Shaw, the address on this red-brick, fully renovated Federal rowhouse is announced by a stained-glass transom window over the front door. The open-concept main level is styled as a living room in the front, taking advantage of the bay window and a bonus seating nook on the opposite wall next to the stairs. The dining area on this level gives way to a sleek kitchen with a six-eye burner stove and large vein marble backsplash with a matching waterfall island/breakfast bar. The owner's suite upstairs has a bay window seating nook, while the second bedroom has a juliet balcony. The skylit top landing provides a den with a wet bar and sliding glass doors to a roof deck. The lower level is a separate two-bed, one-bath unit with a separate Certificate of Occupancy.

  • Full Listing: 915 French Street NW (map)
  • Price: $1,995,000
  • Bedrooms: Five
  • Bathrooms: Four
  • Square Feet: 3,250
  • Year Built: 1890
  • Listing Agent: Pam Wye, Compass

Best New Listings: A Home Hidden in a House, a Hidden Block, and Hidden Spaces: Figure 3

The Deck That Keeps on Giving

A short walk from Potomac Avenue Metro, this Federal rowhouse lies at the end of a set of stairs lined with flora. French doors lead into the open concept living/dining room, where exposed brick flanks a wood-burning fireplace. The large, bright kitchen has a breakfast bar island, subway-tiled backsplash and a wine rack built into the white cabinetry. A back door leads out to a fenced-in, covered deck with peering plants above a storage cellar. The second floor landing creates a sizeable open den area with a built-in desk-and-shelving nook. The owner's suite has gently sloping, high ceilings and three closets, one of which is built out and creates a small alcove. Meanwhile, the second bedroom sits above the covered deck, which forms the base of a private balcony.

  • Full Listing: 559 15th Street SE (map)
  • Price: $839,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Square Feet: 1,532
  • Year Built: 1890
  • Listing Agents: Jeanne Harrison, Meg Shapiro, Compass

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