Best New Listings: A Rock-Climbing Wall in Historic Hyattsville

by Nena Perry-Brown

This week’s Best New Listings includes over 2,000 square feet of living space in Brightwood Park and Columbia Heights, and a playful house in Hyattsville.

Bonus Rooms in Brightwood Park

This 2,100 square-foot Brightwood Park rowhouse offers a lot of bonus space. The formal dining room has a paned glass door between two identical windows, leading out to a den. This den is also accessible from a mud room with a storage bench built in beneath a window-framed open shelving unit separating the room from the kitchen. The galley kitchen has subway tile backsplash and a pass-through window to the dining room above cabinetry on the kitchen side and above a bar ledge on the other. Upstairs, the second bedroom has a sleeping porch/bonus room, and the full bath has a hinged roof window. The lower level has a rec room, a laundry area, and ample storage space. The house also enjoys a rear parking pad/patio and a porch overlooking the front yard.

  • Full Listing: 5107 Illinois Avenue NW (map)
  • Price: $699,900
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Square Feet: 2,120
  • Year Built: 1925
  • Listing Agents: Ed Carp, William Wilson, Compass

Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.

Room to Play in Historic Hyattsville

With 900 deceptively spacious interior square feet, this house in the Hyattsville Historic District has a lot of room to play, both inside and outside. Through the screened-in front porch, the living room opens up to a bright eat-in kitchen with white and pewter blue cabinetry, butcher block countertops, a hood above the stove, under-cabinet lighting, and shelving fit across the window above the farmhouse basin sink. Stairs in the kitchen lead down to a landing where sliding glass doors provide access to the rear deck, attached to an L-shaped bench with fire table, and an ample yard with a play castle and sandbox. At the bottom of the stairs, the lower level has a rec room with a rock-climbing wall, a half-bath, a laundry room, and plenty of storage space. The house also has a parking pad and a tree with a swing in the side yard.

  • Full Listing: 4011 Crittenden Street (map)
  • Price: $425,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Square Feet: 912
  • Year Built: 1956
  • Listing Agent: Thais Austin, Long & Foster Real Estate

Updated 19th Century Just Off 14th Street

Steps from Malcolm X Park in Columbia Heights, this late 19th-century rowhouse has a patio tucked next to the front door. The living room has a wood-burning fireplace opposite a wall of cabinets beneath archtop built in shelving, adjacent to a bay window with a built-in seat. The kitchen has two pass-through windows and the oven is set in front of a brick fireplace-like backsplash. The owner's bedroom has a pair of glass doors out onto juliet balconies and a spacious dressing room with extensive built-ins. The carpeted lower level is separately-metered and has another bedroom, full bath, and laundry room. The rear patio has garden areas and a separate elevated seating area, and the house also comes with a separately-deeded one-car garage.

  • Full Listing: 1459 Florida Avenue NW (map)
  • Price: $1,059,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Feet: 2,055
  • Year Built: 1892
  • Listing Agent: Richard Newcomb, Washington Fine Properties

Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/best-new-listings-a-rock-climbing-wall-in-historic-hyattsville/17139

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