Best New Listings: Stacked Terraces, Polygonal Rooms, and Bonus Spaces

  • June 25th 2021

by Nena Perry-Brown

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This week’s Best New Listings includes a Victorian-esque house with wraparound terraces, a converted condo at the Helicopter Factory, and a hidden Bethesda house with mid-century millwork.

Stacked Wraparound Terraces in Cherrydale

A short walk from Old Dominion Drive in Arlington's Cherrydale neighborhood, this grand corner Victorian-style house has a wraparound path barely a step below a wraparound porch. The living room has a corner fireplace beside french doors out to a screened-in porch, also accessible from french doors in the eat-in kitchen which has a Palladian window with a bench seat built-in beneath. The family room walls are lined with various configurations of built-ins, and there is also a corner fireplace and french doors into a bonus room with a bay window. The large upstairs landing has french door access to a wraparound terrace, also accessible from the spacious owner's bedroom with a standalone fireplace and wet bar. The loft-like, skylit uppermost landing also has access to a terrace. This level includes a bathroom, a bedroom with two walk-in closets and terrace access, and an octagonal bedroom beneath the cupola. The carpeted lower level has a theater area.

  • Full Listing: 2101 N Stafford Street (map)
  • Price: $1,925,000
  • Bedrooms: Six
  • Bathrooms: Five
  • Square Feet: 5,390
  • Year Built: 2004
  • Listing Agent: David Abrams, Claire Angela Abrams, Compass

Photo courtesy of Jaren Horsley. 

A Two-Level Two-Bedroom in Pleasant Plains

Over in a former factory in Pleasant Plains (The Helicopter Factory), this 1,325 square-foot unit offers a house-like layout in a multifamily building. The unit enters into a wide horizontal hall space that looks like it could serve as the dining area or an office. The galley kitchen has quartzite countertops and open shelving affixed to pipes mounted on a white subway tile backsplash. A ceiling beam delineates the kitchen from the living room, where another ceiling beam is affixed above the sliding glass doors out to a private patio. The lower level has a hall bath with white subway tile and the first bedroom has a built-in storage-flanked murphy bed. The owner's bedroom has an en-suite bath behind a barn door, where a white subway tile accent wall extends past the double sink into the shower stall.

  • Full Listing: 770 Girard Street NW, #3E (map)
  • Price: $799,500
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Feet: 1,325
  • HOA Fees: $279/month
  • Year Built: 2016
  • Listing Agent: Andrew Riguzzi, Kevin Carlson, Compass

Photo courtesy of HDBros.

Geometry and Millwork on Bethesda Cul-de-Sac

On a Bethesda cul-de-sac, this spacious mid-century home is packed full of custom millwork and unusual shapes. The interior has wood plank ceilings with matching millwork stacked both beneath the ceiling and above the floors, framing the Mondrian-like array of windows surrounding the front door. This theme continues in the living room, which has a fireplace and irregularly stacked windows on the adjacent wall, and is separated from the dining room. A door leads out to a pentagonal screened-in porch with a ceiling fan and framing reminiscent of the window arrays. The kitchen has stacked cabinets that extend to create a built-in corner office in an adjacent sitting area, complete with a bar/display hutch on the opposite wall with a floor-to-ceiling window array between. The hall has access to a deck on the way to the hexagonal owner's bedroom with bay-style window sets. The carpeted lower level rec room walks out to the partially-covered patio and the vegetated lot beyond. 

  • Full Listing: 7309 Broxburn Court (map)
  • Price: $1.85 million
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: 5.5
  • Square Feet: 4,577
  • Year Built: 1960
  • Listing Agent: Jeanne Kersting, Washington Fine Properties

Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/best-new-listings-stacked-terraces-polygonal-rooms-and-bonus-spaces/18421.

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