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Best New Listings: Wood Slats, Glass Floors, and Quirky Kitchens

by Nena Perry-Brown

This week’s Best New Listings includes a pair of mid-century houses in northern Virginia and a bungalow in Historic Hyattsville.


Classic and Quirky in Hyattsville

This Hyattsville bungalow has both classic and quirky charms. The living room has a cove ceiling and a corner wood-burning fireplace while the kitchen has Spanish tile floors, bright blue cabinets, forest green countertops, exposed knotty pine ceiling beams, an embossed copper dual sink, and blue stained-glass window panes. The owner's bedroom has parquet floors and an attached sitting room with a bay reading nook, and another of the bedrooms has wood-paneled walls and floating corner shelves. The house also has an unfinished basement with a laundry area and storage space, and the garden-like backyard has a raised patio.

  • Full Listing: 3918 Livingston Street (map)
  • Price: $550,000
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: Three
  • Square Feet: 1,722
  • Year Built: 1930
  • Listing Agent: Silvana Dias, Long & Foster Real Estate

Glass Floors and Glass Walls in Old Town

Barely a block off King Street, this mid-century rowhouse, customized by architect Ziad Demian, looks like the neighboring homes from the front and more like a lantern in the back. A plexiglass floor beneath glass ceiling panels sits between the floating stair and the limestone waterfall island, complete with a breakfast bar and integrated cooktop beneath a floating hood. The dining area beyond has a wood slat wall and a railing overlooking the family room and the wall of windows beyond. Off the skylit upstairs landing, the owner's bedroom also has a wall of partially-frosted windows adjacent to a wood-slat accent wall. The lower-level family room has a two-toned accent wall and french doors leading out to a slate patio space with stairs up to a secured parking pad and a path to the grilling area outside the dining room.

  • Full Listing: 121 N Peyton Street (map)
  • Price: $1,195,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: Three
  • Square Feet: 2,244
  • Year Built: 1943
  • Listing Agents: Sheena Saydam, Andrew Nugent, Keller Williams Capital Properties

Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.


A Rambler with a Rocky Pool Terrace

A block from Marymount University, the focal point of this mid-century rambler lies down a set of floating stairs where the lower level has a wood slat ceiling in a parquet-esque pattern above a living area, and on the other side of a beam beside the kitchen, the dining area sits under a chevron wood slat ceiling. Three sets of sliding glass doors on this level lead out to a stone patio with a vegetation-covered pergola across from a built-in grill, and a pool deck beyond. The lower level also has a carpeted bonus room with decorative fireplace, and the house has a circular driveway and a detached two-car garage.

  • Full Listing: 3212 N Glebe Road (map)
  • Price: $1.15 million
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: Four
  • Square Feet: 2,900
  • Year Built: 1953
  • Listing Agents: Jane Morrison, Geva Lester, Keller Williams Realty

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