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Best New Listings: The Alternative Energy Edition

by Nena Perry-Brown

This week’s Best New Listings includes homes in AU Park, Kensington, and Annapolis that all have energy-efficient components.


A Concealed Corner Craftsman in AU Park

A couple of blocks from the Tenleytown Metro in AU Park, shrubbery conceals this five-bedroom corner Craftsman. Inside, the living room has a fireplace with tile surround on one side of the entryway from the hall. The dining area has a doorway to the kitchen on one side, is open to a bar/reading nook with recessed ledges on another, and is open to the family room around the corner. The kitchen has white quartz countertops and a breakfast bar island, white subway tile to the ceiling, a floating hood and pot filler spout above the stovetop, and floating shelves on either side of the window above the sink. Designed by Saltbox Architects, the lower level rec room has concrete floors, exposed and painted beams, and a mudroom with lockers. The house also has a rear patio and spacious lawn, a solar array, and an electric vehicle charger in the interior garage.

  • Full Listing: 4539 43rd Place NW (map)
  • Price: $1,773,000
  • Bedrooms: Five
  • Bathrooms: Four
  • Square Feet: 4,466
  • Year Built: 1921
  • Listing Agent: Liz Ho, RLAH Real Estate

Photo courtesy of HD Bros Company.


Modernity and Hidden Doors in Kensington

This five-year-old "modern farmhouse" sits propped up on a corner lot a couple of blocks from Connecticut Avenue, the Kensington Marc station, and other neighborhood amenities. Past the stairs, a pass-through window looks into the kitchen past the five-eye stovetop with a concealed hood, which is across from a large breakfast bar island with a white farmhouse basin sink. The kitchen is open to a living room where the ceiling extends to double height on one side, allowing for stacked windows. The owner's bedroom has a window-lined hall with an office nook and access to an extensive L-shaped walk-in closet. What appears to be a shelving unit in the second bedroom is also a hidden door to a playroom/bonus room. On the way to the at-grade lower level rec room, a lowercase "m" beneath the stairs creates archway entrances to a reading nook beneath the stairs. The house also has a side patio and a Tesla charger. The architect/owner chronicled the construction of the house on his blog Designed Happy

  • Full Listing: 10200 Frederick Avenue (map)
  • Price: $1,895,000
  • Bedrooms: Five
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Square Feet: 3,804
  • Year Built: 2016
  • Listing Agent: Delilah Dane, Redfin

Photo by Scott Shackleford


Two Bedrooms Near the Annapolis Waterfront

This cute Cape Cod in Annapolis offers alternative energy courtesy of its location a handful of blocks from the waterfront — and steps from a main commercial strip. Through the entry vestibule, the spacious living room has shelves on the walls on each side of the french doors into the formal dining room. The kitchen has butcher block countertops, an island with double basin sink, and white subway tile between the hood and the five-burner stove. The owner's bedroom has three windows, a slanted ceiling, a walk-in closet, and space for a sitting area, and the bathroom has a frameless glass shower with white subway tile going up the walls. The house also has a rear brick paver patio beneath a vegetated pergola, a detached two-car garage, and french drains installed on the lower level.

  • Full Listing: 18 Jefferson Place (map)
  • Price: $599,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Square Feet: 1,032
  • Year Built: 1935
  • Listing Agent: Sandra Libby, Long & Foster Real Estate

Photo courtesy of Kim Kelly.

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/best-new-listings-the-alternative-energy-edition/18342

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