Best New Listings: Hidden Diamonds Around the District

  • April 22nd 2022

by Ashley Hopko

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This week’s Best New Listings includes a converted laundromat, a cozy Hyattsville home, and the former Georgetown home of the heiress who owned the Hope diamond.  

The Georgetown Home of a Historic Heiress

This Georgetown home comes with its own private carriage house and historical ties to one of the most popular exhibits at the National Museum of Natural History. The listing once belonged to heiress Evalyn Walsh McLean, who donated the 44.5-carat Hope Diamond to the Smithsonian. One of UrbanTurf’s favorite features is the top level of the home, which has floor-to-ceiling light wood paneling and fascinating architectural angles. The owner's suite has a wall of closets, a fireplace and french doors overlooking the patio. The carriage house has double French doors, a full bath and a kitchenette with a round window that also looks out on the patio. For those who enjoy natural light, the residence gets exposure from the Easterly, Westerly and Southern facing windows. This property also features a garage. 

  • Full Listing: 1689 NW 34th St NW (map
  • Price: $3,495,000
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Square Feet: 3,055
  • Year Built: 1951
  • Listing Agent: Larry Calvert, TTR Sotheby's International Realty

Photos Courtesy TTR Sotheby's International Realty

Laundromat Turned Luxury

This one-bedroom condo near the Potomac Avenue Metro used to be a laundromat before the building was converted into luxury residences. Key features include modern finishes, wood floors and a “private walkout patio almost completely hidden by lush greenery,” according to listing agent Jeanne Harrison. However, UrbanTurf’s favorite feature is the vaulted 11’ ceilings. The kitchen has a breakfast bar island with storage and stainless steel Bosch appliances. 

  • Full Listing: 732 15th St SE #1 (map)
  • Price: $419,000
  • Bedrooms: One
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Square Feet: 549
  • Year Built: 1926
  • Listing Agent: Jeanne Harrison, Compass

Photo courtesy BTW Images

A Cozy Hyattsville Four-Bedroom

Located in Hyattsville, this home offers a balance between the comfort of an established neighborhood and walkability to the nearby amenities. Visitors will notice blue-gray accents throughout the house - including in the kitchen, living room, bathrooms and basement. The front yard looks like a good space for anyone looking to hone their gardening skills. The house has a screened porch overlooking the backyard, and the kitchen features white quartz countertops, a herringbone backsplash, new appliances, a built-in wine rack and an island breakfast bar. 

  • Full Listing: 3922 Madison St (map
  • Price: $563,000
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Square Feet:1,440
  • Year Built: 1943
  • Listing Agent: Karl Operle, McEnearney Associates

Photo courtesy HomeVisit 

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/best-new-listings-historical-ties-within-the-district/19558.

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