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Best New Listings: The Curb Appeal Edition

by Nena Perry-Brown

This week’s Best New Listings includes a Cape Cod in Brentwood, a colonial in Colonial Village, and a cottage in Takoma Park, all exemplars of curb appeal.


A Two-Bedroom House with a Pub

Less than two blocks from Takoma Park's public amenities (park, dog park, library, community center), this cottage's curb appeal starts with its garden-like vegetation along the front fence. Its erstwhile detached garage was converted into a pub-like room on the main level, with a built-in banquette beside a bar and additional bar seating beneath the turf-covered stairs. The living room has a coffered ceiling, a white painted brick fireplace, and french doors into a carpeted bonus room. The dining area has a built-in corner banquette and sliding glass doors out to the back patio. The owner's bedroom has a closet wall, and the lower level is split between storage space and a bedroom suite.

  • Full Listing: 215 Hodges Lane (map)
  • Price: $775,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Feet: 1,208
  • Year Built: 1948
  • Listing Agent: Liz Brent, GO BRENT

A Condo-Priced Cape Cod

This two-bedroom Cape Cod is located a couple of blocks from a community park and community garden in Brentwood, with easy access to the Rhode Island Avenue and Bladensburg Road corridors. Previously featured on early HGTV show "Curb Appeal", the house sits behind a white picket fence and has a trellis on either side of its front porch. The living room has a hidden staircase that leads to a spacious second bedroom/bonus room with vaulted ceiling. The lower level has a bonus room with a built-in media center/shelving unit, and the rest of the space is partially-finished, with white-painted exposed pipes, ceiling beams, and brick and concrete block walls. The house also has a generous backyard.

  • Full Listing: 4100 Shepherd Street (map)
  • Price: $264,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Square Feet: 1,125
  • Year Built: 1930
  • Listing Agent: Dylan Hanna, Heymann Realty

Photo courtesy of HouseFli.


A Colonial with Garden Spaces

This Colonial Village colonial sits behind a primly manicured lawn. The living room sits through an archway off one side of the foyer, complete with a fireplace and french doors out to the rear deck, and through an archway on the other side, the dining area has double exposure. The kitchen has a mounted breakfast bar peninsula, with a hood floating above the integrated cooktop below, along with marble-esque countertops and matching backsplash. A sunroom has sliding glass door access to the wood platform deck, a couple of steps up from a stone patio and a paver path through planter areas. The lower level has a carpeted rec room, a bedroom and bath, and a laundry room. The house also has a detached two-car garage.

  • Full Listing: 1608 Roxanna Road NW (map)
  • Price: $1,095,000
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Square Feet: 2,220
  • Year Built: 1940
  • Listing Agent: Hans Wydler, Compass

Photo courtesy of Townsend Visuals.

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