Best New Listings: The Accessory Buildings Edition

by Nena Perry-Brown

This week's Best New Listings include three homes in three different jurisdictions, each with a detached accessory building.

Off-Whites, a Skylight and a Spa Bath on Capitol Hill

A pair of mature trees shelter the south-facing porch of this pre-Civil War semi-detached house on Capitol Hill. The open-concept main level is primarily finished in shades of off-white, including a fireplace, the mock apron framing a wood-burning stove, and the painted beams spanning the ceiling. A skylight kitchen/dining area has a white painted brick backsplash, built-in china cabinet, and painted beams floating beneath the slanted ceiling. An office at the back of the level has shelves built into a nook beneath a clerestory window, while each of two other walls have sliding doors opening out to the rear red-brick patio, which also has access to garden areas, an outdoor shower and a detached accessory building. 

  • Full Listing: 640 G Street SE (map)
  • Price: $929,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Square Feet: 1,243
  • Year Built: 1846
  • Listing Agent: Clare Palace, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Scandinavian-Inspired Modernism on the Maryland Border

On the Maryland side of Western Avenue, this ultra-modern house was designed and built eight years ago by architect Tom Shiner. Scandinavian influence is apparent throughout the sleek interior, which has a wall of windows at the rear of the main level adjacent to a wall of shelving. The tile-topped stairs share a ledge with a recessed fireplace carved into a white-painted brick pillar. The ceiling is slightly lower in the open kitchen, which overlooks the dining area and also enjoys light from a rectangular window between cabinets and the double-basin sink. A narrow strip of windows let light in through the top half of the stairway, a window shape echoed in the bedrooms. The master suite has an open bathtub area protruding out next to a private balcony, as well as a closet-dressing room with custom storage. An accessory building attached to a carport offers a studio with full bath and a ladder up to a loft area.

  • Full Listing: 4798 Western Avenue (map)
  • Price: $1.65 million
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Square Feet: 2,400
  • Year Built: 2011
  • Listing Agent: Michael Shapiro, Compass

A Five-Bedroom for Under $500,000

Over in Cheverly, this split-level house sits on an expansive lot complete an accessory building next to the rear fence. A leaded glass archtop window is set into the front door, which leads into an open living area with triple exposure that runs the length of the house. A C-shaped kitchen around the corner has a double sink and lacquered cherry-wood cabinets matching the hardwood flooring throughout the main level. A breakfast bar separates the kitchen from the adjacent dining area, where an exposed brick accent wall transitions into an angled panel housing a wood-burning fireplace with built-in ledge. Stairs walk directly up into the spacious owner's suite, which also has a walk-in closet with storage lining each wall. The house also has a tiled basement with stairs up into the backyard, where red brick and paved patio areas abut and surround mature trees.

  • Full Listing: 3119 63rd Place (map)
  • Price: $449,900
  • Bedrooms: Five
  • Bathrooms: Three
  • Square Feet: 1,918
  • Year Built: 1956
  • Listing Agent: James Thomley, RLAH Real Estate

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/best-new-listings-the-detached-accessory-buildings-edition/15136

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