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Best New Listings: Bonus Rooms, Built-ins, and Sleeping Porches

by Nena Perry-Brown

This week’s Best New Listings includes a historic district Victorian, a Beaux-Arts co-op, and a bungalow with a sleeping porch sunroom.


A Classic Turn-of-the-Century Victorian

Located in Kensington's historic district, this three-bedroom Victorian has a number of classic features, like the wraparound porch and the turret that creates a bay nook on three levels, and clever updates like the concealed television above the living room fireplace. The main level has a narrow office/bonus room with a box window and a small, but cute kitchen with a long window providing good light. The lower level has a series of bonus nooks off its rec room. At the top of the house, there is a room with a vaulted ceiling with a brick column at the center, salvaged floors, and window seats built into a series of nooks.

  • Full Listing: 3915 Washington Street (map)
  • Price: $1,199,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Square Feet: 2,458
  • Year Built: 1898
  • Listing Agent: Kirstin Whitaker, Long & Foster Real Estate

Photo courtesy of Eddie Arossi, EAPHOTO.


Beaux-Arts in Lanier Heights

The pet-friendly co-op building that houses this unit has a personality of its own, from the terrazzo-floored lobby to the ample roof deck. The entry hall of the two-bedroom co-op has a chair rail and leads directly to the kitchen which has a powder blue glass subway tile backsplash, concrete countertops, and a stainless steel bonus backsplash behind the stove. The living/dining room has dual access, as does the second bedroom, which has a walk-through closet from the hall. The owner's bedroom has a pentagonal shape and closet space of its own.

  • Full Listing: 2707 Adams Mill Road NW, #405 (map)
  • Price: $550,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Square Feet: 1,000
  • HOA Fees: $780/month
  • Year Built: 1927
  • Listing Agent: Jeremy Browne, TTR Sotheby's International Realty

Photo courtesy of Struxture Photography.


Display Nooks and Bonus Rooms

In this Brookland bungalow, the mantle above the white brick fireplace in the living room has a dip in the middle creating a display ledge, and on the opposite wall, the doorway to the dining room has pillar cut-outs on either side that could also serve as display shelves. The skylit owner's bedroom has a cove ceiling with built-ins flanking a window seat and a private den/office. A bedroom on the main level opens to a sunroom-like sleeping porch with access to the outdoor deck, itself steps above a patio with firepit.

  • Full Listing: 1507 Irving Street NE (map)
  • Price: $849,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: Three
  • Square Feet: 2,391
  • Year Built: 1917
  • Listing Agents: Rebecca Weiner, Dillon Babington, Compass

Photo courtesy of Will Hinostroza at Photo Up.

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