Best New Listings: Bonus Rooms, Sunrooms, and Outdoor Space

by Nena Perry-Brown

This week’s Best New Listings includes a turreted cottage in Glen Echo, and two very different colonials in Michigan Park and Foxhall Village.

A Michigan Park Brick Colonial

Two large trees flank this brick colonial in Michigan Park, which has a front porch with a ceiling fan. The open concept main level has a fireplace in the living room, and a breakfast bar island separates the room from the U-shaped kitchen. The back door opens into an enclosed porch/bonus room with oversized windows. The owner's bedroom upstairs has a bay window nook and shares a bathroom with the other two bedrooms. The lower level has a separate laundry room and a full bath, and the generous backyard has a shed, hammock, patio area, and parking pad.

  • Full Listing: 1916 Shepherd Street NE (map)
  • Price: $649,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Feet: 1,893
  • Year Built: 1936
  • Listing Agents: Jacob Abbott, Shemaya Klar, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty

3,000 Square Feet in Foxhall Village

This five bedroom home in Foxhall Village spreads out over 3,000 square feet, and has a bright and airy interior that retains well-defined rooms. To the left upon entry, the living area has a fireplace beneath exposed brick, while the solarium-style family room beyond has a pitched ceiling and triple exposure, including a bowed window with a bench seat. To the right of the stair, the kitchen has a spacious peninsula breakfast bar island and a wine fridge. The owner's bedroom upstairs has a street-facing terrace and an en-suite with a double sink and a marble-tiled shower stall behind frameless glass. The lower level has a wet bar, fireplace, and a bedroom with a full bath, as well as a separate entrance and interior access to the two-car garage. The house also has a rear flagstone patio with a sound system installed.

  • Full Listing: 4611 Kenmore Drive NW (map)
  • Price: $1,789,000
  • Bedrooms: Five
  • Bathrooms: 4.5
  • Square Feet: 3,015
  • Year Built: 1940
  • Listing Agents: Tammy Locher, Sean Bugg, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Premier

Photo courtesy of BTWImages. 

Sunrooms Near the C&O Canal

A couple blocks from the C&O Canal in Glen Echo is this turreted cottage with a wrap-around porch. Inside the home, the turret creates a sunroom-like living area with french windows opposite the fireplace. A sitting area leads into the kitchen, overlooking a sitting room on one side and creating a breakfast bar on the other side. Two bedrooms share a bathroom on the main level, one of which enjoys a bed alcove and extra space from a turret interior, while the other has a pitched ceiling, two sets of floor-to-ceiling built-ins, and french doors out to the rear flagstone paved patio. The owner's bedroom occupies the upper level with a wall of walk-in closets, double exposure, a built-in L-shaped bench and an en-suite bath. 

  • Full Listing: 6102 Bryn Mawr Avenue (map)
  • Price: $800,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Feet: 1,405
  • Year Built: 1918
  • Listing Agent: Daniel Schuler, Estridge Group

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