Best New Listings: Two Porches and a Penthouse

  • June 23rd 2023

by Ashley Hopko

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This week's Best New Listings includes an architect's penthouse in Logan Circle, a Kensington home with a welcoming porch and a vintage bungalow in Takoma. 


The Penthouse of an Architect

After helping to remodel and convert the Rainbow Autobody & Painting Company building in Logan Circle to condos in 2004, architect Steven Dickens and his partner bought the penthouse. The open living area is modern - with a stark white interior, and floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlook a wide private patio, which spans the length of the condo. A fireplace is sandwiched by two tall built-in, recessed bookshelves. The primary suite offers two walk-in closets, and a workplace with a wall-length built-in desk space is found just around the corner from the bedroom. 

  • Full Listing: 1445 Church Street NW, #43 (map)
  • Price: $1,399,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Feet: 1,250
  • Year Built: 1929
  • Listing Agents: Ed Carp & William Wilson, Compass

Photo Courtesy HomeVisit

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Curb Appeal in Kensington 

Past a stone walk-up, this five-bedroom home in Kensington greets guests with a wide front porch, outfitted with comfortable amenities including a ceiling fan for hot days and recessed lighting. The interior gives off a farmhouse feel thanks to the reasonably open floor plan, white finishings and warm wood accents. Connected to the kitchen, an octagonal sitting room has doors leading to a flagstone patio. Upstairs, a primary suite includes a walk-in closet and an ensuite bath with brassy accents, a double vanity sink and a large shower. A window seat at the top of the stairs also acts as storage and a reading nook.  

  • Full Listing: 4410 Brookfield Drive (map)
  • Price: $1,249,000
  • Bedrooms: Five
  • Bathrooms: Four
  • Square Feet: 2,544
  • Year Built: 1950
  • Listing Agent: Carolyn Sappenfield, RE/MAX Realty Services

Photo Courtesy Carolyn Homes

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Vintage in Takoma 

This bungalow in Takoma was redesigned with a vintage feel in mind, preserving the original wood trim, dark wood floors, and five-panel wood doors. A large brick fireplace centers the living area, and the formal dining room includes room for a piano and an eight-person table. The kitchen, with bright yellow walls and a retro diner-style breakfast table, opens to a screened porch. Upstairs, the primary suite offers a walk-in closet and a huge attic storage space. The fully-finished basement includes its own kitchenette and recreation space, and an expansive, grassy backyard and a front porch await new owners. 

  • Full Listing: 6927 9th Street NW (map)
  • Price: $895,000
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Square Feet: 2,639
  • Year Built: 1920
  • Listing Agent: Dan Metcalf, Perennial Real Estate

Photo Courtesy RealTour

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