Best New Listings: Three Porched Houses in Three Different Cities

  • September 25th 2020

by Nena Perry-Brown

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This week’s Best New Listings includes nearly 3,000 square feet in historic Takoma, a cute Cape Cod in Alexandria, and four levels of space in University Park.

An Original in Historic Takoma

Within a half-mile of Takoma Metro station in the neighborhood's historic district, this five-bedroom house is hitting the market for the first time in 50 years. Past its wraparound front porch, the interior has original woodwork and a stained glass window in the foyer. Wooden pocket doors open into the living room, which has a painted fireplace next to built-in shelving. The formal dining room has stained glass on the bottom half of its windows, and a pass-thru cut-out into the kitchen, in turn providing access to a screened-in porch. Upstairs, each of the bedrooms has carpet and a ceiling fan, and two of the bedrooms have access to a sunroom-like sleeping porch. The top level is the owner's suite under a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and a skylight. The house also has a lower level with a separate entrance and a rear patio that steps down to a generous yard.

  • Full Listing: 520 Aspen Street NW (map)
  • Price: $1.1 million
  • Bedrooms: Five
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Square Feet: 2,952
  • Year Built: 1915
  • Listing Agents: Timur Edib, Ozzy Deniz, Sabrii Realty International

A Convenient Alexandria Cape Cod

A half-mile from the Braddock Road Metro station, this adorable Cape Cod in Rosemont Park has a ceiling fan on either end of its front porch. The formal dining room has triple exposure and a pass-thru window into a bright breakfast nook. The galley kitchen between has a a farmhouse basin sink and shelving built into the side of the under-counter cabinets. The bedrooms upstairs are mirror images of each other, spanning the length of the house with triple exposure under a cove ceiling. The partially-finished lower level has a laundry area and ample storage space. Out the back door, the deck steps down to a paver patio, and the lawn beyond has pavers surrounding a pebbled seating area.

  • Full Listing: 103 E Walnut Street (map)
  • Price: $795,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Square Feet: 1,204
  • Year Built: 1914
  • Listing Agent: Robin Arnold, McEnearney Associates

A Double Lot in University Park

This four-bedroom house sits just a block off Route 1 in the small town of University Park, offering easy access to the conveniences of Riverdale and College Park. Off the foyer, the wide doorframe to the living room creates ledges on either side, and there are floating display ledges on each side of the doorway to the formal dining room. This room has paned glass doors on two sides: one into the U-shaped kitchen with island beneath the ceiling fan and a weathered brick column in the corner, and the other into a bedroom suite/bonus room with backdoor. Upstairs, the angular owner's bedroom is under a tall pitched ceiling and has a walk-in closet with built-ins and an en-suite with pentagonal soaking tub; the other two upstairs bedrooms share a bath with a clawfoot tub. The house also has a front porch, attic storage, a partially-finished lower level with laundry area and abundant space, and a generous fenced-in backyard with patio and shed.

  • Full Listing: 4411 Beechwood Road (map)
  • Price: $619,000
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: Three
  • Square Feet: 1,955
  • Year Built: 1927
  • Listing Agent: Clare Palace, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/best-new-listings-three-porched-houses-in-three-different-cities/17331.

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