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Best New Listings: A Silver Spring Sears Kit House, a Rowhouse Hidden off U Street

by Nena Perry-Brown

This week’s Best New Listings includes a one-bedroom Dupont Circle co-op, a rowhouse hidden off U Street, and a Sears kit house in Silver Spring.


A Top-Floor Dupont Circle Co-Op

This one-bedroom co-op sits on the top floor of a building a couple of blocks off Dupont Circle. To the right of the entry foyer, there is a dining/office area with floating shelves beside the living area. The galley kitchen is separated by a breakfast bar island with drawers and also has tiled floors that contrast with the hardwoods throughout the rest of the unit; there is also a white subway tile backsplash, a hood floating above the stove, a farmhouse basin sink, and a nook with cabinetry floor-to-ceiling opposite the fridge. The bedroom has double exposure and direct access to the dual-entry bath. The building is pet friendly and has parking and storage available for rent, and the monthly fee includes utilities, Wi-Fi, and property taxes.

  • Full Listing: 1514 17th Street NW, #602 (map)
  • Price: $520,000
  • Bedrooms: One
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Square Feet: 837
  • HOA Fees: $936/month
  • Year Built: 1917
  • Listing Agent: Molly Branson, RLAH Real Estate

A Silver Spring Sears Kit House

Over in Long Branch, this updated Sears kit house retains some of its traditional trappings, like the stained hardwoods and molding throughout. The formal dining room has a tray ceiling and double exposure, and down the hall with its beadboard beneath chair rail, the kitchen has a white square tile backsplash. The owner's bedroom is functionally two rooms, and its en-suite bath has a standalone tub. Another upstairs bedroom also has a sleeping porch. The lower level has a painted beam ceiling and brick column, along with a full bath with heated floors. The house also has a cherry tree, a front porch, and a driveway.

  • Full Listing: 8816 Glenville Road (map)
  • Price: $515,000
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: Three
  • Square Feet: 2,298
  • Year Built: 1910
  • Listing Agents: Sarah Reynolds, Jesses Griswold, Keller Williams Chantilly Ventures 

A Hidden Rowhouse Off U Street

This two-story rowhouse is hidden on 9 1/2 Street, a half-block off the U Street Corridor. An exposed brick wall runs the length of the open concept main level, where a dining area fits at the base of the stairs. On the other side of the living area, the kitchen has marble-like countertops and matching backsplash, a breakfast bar island, an exposed brick column, a hood above the stove, and a wall of cabinets stacked floor to ceiling. A backdoor opens out to the flagstone paver patio. There is a laundry closet with combo washer/dryer on the carpeted upstairs landing, and the second bedroom has a skylight.

  • Full Listing: 1917 9 1/2 Street NW (map)
  • Price: $845,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Feet: 1,260
  • Year Built: 1900
  • Listing Agent: Warren Kluth, Long & Foster Real Estate

Photo courtesy of BTW Images.

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/best-new-listings-a-silver-spring-sears-kit-house-a-rowhouse-hidden-off-u-s/18021

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