Best New Listings: Bountiful Brick in Bloomingdale; For the Troops in Old Town

  • October 6th 2023

by Ashley Hopko

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This week's Best New Listings includes a historic home used by Union troops during the Civil War, the top two floors of a townhouse near Dupont and a two-bedroom penthouse condo in Bloomingdale.


Bountiful Brick in Bloomingdale 

This two-bedroom condo a block from The Red Hen in Bloomingdale features lots of exposed brick and white detailing that gives a clean and crisp feel. The open kitchen connects to the living space over a half wall and includes warm wood cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and a window with views of the Capitol. The uniquely shaped primary suite includes a rounded corner and ceiling fan. A secondary bedroom is staged as an office. 

  • Full Listing: 150 Rhode Island Ave NW #403 (map)
  • Price: $599,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Feet: 975
  • Year Built: 1910
  • HOA Dues: $334/Month
  • Listing Agents: Jeff Chreky & Margaret Babbington, Compass

Photo Courtesy of Derek and Vee


Once a Home For the Troops in Alexandria

Home to Union soldiers during the Civil War, this double-lot property in Old Town Alexandria gives a nod to its history by preserving the original gasoliers, early pier mirrors and window cornices, according to Virginia's Department of Historic Resources. Eleven fireplaces throughout the home are still functional, although the ones in the rustic workout center and entertainment rooms have been covered for aesthetic purposes. The multiple sitting rooms on the main floor include elaborate crown molding, floor-to-ceiling windows and chandeliers that frame the room. Upstairs, a gold-embellished primary suite includes a massive walk-in closet with mirrored armoires and a central marble island dresser - along with an en-suite bath that has dual vanity sinks, a large classical tub and a separate shower area. The backyard is carefully landscaped with lots of alcoves for a garden party.

  • Full Listing: 811 Prince Street (map)
  • Price: $8,000,000
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: 4.5
  • Square Feet: 8,600
  • Year Built: 1854
  • Listing Agents: Wetherly Barker Hemeon & Karen Barker, TTR Sothebys International Realty

Photo Courtesy of Sean Shanahan

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Top Two Floors in Dupont 

Previously featured in Better Homes & Gardens magazine, this two-floor condo includes a 30-foot-tall atrium and a spiral staircase that connects the two levels. The living room features white brick and a fireplace, and reclaimed heart of pine hardwood floors can be found throughout. The primary suite upstairs includes a small deck with sliding glass doors overlooking the street below. A bonus office space has a built-in desk and shelving. A back parking area with an open-air garage door could be converted into a backyard, and the rooftop, though unfinished, could be made into a private getaway.

  • Full Listing: 1518 Swann St NW #3 (map)
  • Price: $1,050,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Square Feet: 1,256
  • Year Built: 1928
  • HOA Dues: $249/Month
  • Listing Agent: Alexandra Boucher, TTR Sotheby's International Realty

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