Best New Listings: A Jungle Bungalow and a Capitol Hill Cottage

by Lark Turner

In this week’s edition of Best New Listings, UrbanTurf checks out a jungle-like bungalow in Takoma Park; a wide, semi-detached Capitol Hill rowhouse; and an updated Kalorama condo.

Best New Listings: A Jungle Bungalow and a Capitol Hill Cottage: Figure 1

A Takoma Park Bungalow with a Jungle Outside

This Takoma Park bungalow needs some work on the inside and functions more like a two-bedroom than three-bedroom, but the garden’s already been taken care of for the eventual buyer. The shingled bungalow has an attic space and an unfinished basement, as well as a charming exterior the looks like it belongs in northern California. The home has plenty of outdoor space with a generous front porch, and a gravel walk out back bounded by garden beds, plus a garage and a large patio. The price isn’t too shabby either.

Best New Listings: A Jungle Bungalow and a Capitol Hill Cottage: Figure 2

A Kalorama Condo with a Balcony and Plenty of Updates

Given its price and layout, we can’t see this Kalorama condo, located in a small Federal-style multifamily building, lasting on the market much past the weekend. There are two nicely-sized bedrooms sharing one bath, and the large combined living and dining room has a wall of built-in bookcases that add character to the space. The unit has a charming balcony that wraps around the side of the building and an assigned parking space.

  • Full Listing: 2013 Kalorama Road NW, #6 (map)
  • Price: $615,000
  • HOA Fee: $265/month
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Square Footage: 1,300
  • Listing Agent: Cheryl Kurss, Long & Foster Real Estate

Best New Listings: A Jungle Bungalow and a Capitol Hill Cottage: Figure 3

An 1806 Capitol Hill Rowhouse

This cottage-like home was built in 1806, and it’s wider than the typical Capitol Hill rowhouse. Improvements have been added over time that make the interior pop. Inside, the layout also differs from the traditional set-up of a similar house on the Hill. There’s a separate living room with a fireplace on the first floor, with a combined kitchen-and-dining room in the back leading onto the patio. Upstairs are two generous bedrooms and a laundry room.

  • Full Listing: 816 G Street SE (map)
  • Price: $748,500
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Year Built: 1806
  • Listing Agent: Thomas Faison, RE/MAX Allegiance

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/best_new_listings_a_jungle_bungalow_a_cap_hill_cottage_and_a_kalorama_condo/8813


  1. Jan said at 8:36 pm on Friday August 1, 2014:
    That is one heck of a description/lyrics/poem on the MRIS listing for the Capitol Hill row house, "Lump in my throat. Game changer. Conjures cottage, an easy peaceful farmhouse feeling centered in a splintered world. Set-back in balance with its lot stop shopping houses, seek synergy tween work, play and personal lives. You need feeding. Chicken soup for your inner-homebody. Betsy Ross put on her party dress, left pie on the sill, hit the strip chasing men in uniform. See me re steel structure."
  1. Lark Turner said at 8:46 pm on Friday August 1, 2014:
    Hi Jan, That's the inimitable Tom Faison, DC's Poet Realtor! Read more about him here: http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/dcs_poet_realtor/6265 Lark
  1. Tom F. said at 2:05 am on Saturday August 2, 2014:
    Gobbledygook. What’s interesting about this place is that more than 200 years ago, when Thomas Jefferson was on horseback surveying land for the Navy Yard and Marine Corps Barracks, he pointed at a few shacks swaying in the breeze by the river and directed, 'Get those out of here. They were hitched to teams of horses and dragged on their joists like sleighs up and away from the Anacostia to this location…not sure what Betsy had to do with it.

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