Best New Listings: A Sears Kit Home in Hyattsville; A Flounder House in Old Town

  • February 23rd

by Ashley Hopko

This week's Best New Listings includes a historic Sears Kit Home, a bungalow with bright pink accents and a 1790s flounder house. 


A Bungalow With a French Flair

This 16th Street Heights bungalow stands out from the crowd thanks to its previous owner, whose passion for crisp and fun detailing can be seen throughout the home's design. A bright pink retro fridge, white quartz countertops, and drop-down lighting fixtures are found in the kitchen - which leads to an open dining room with access to the spacious back deck. There is also a den on the main floor which could serve as an office. The primary bedroom upstairs has a walk-in closet while the shared bathroom includes floral floor tiling, a large waterfall shower, a soaking tub and a double vanity sink. The multi-proposed basement has bright pink storage, wood planking and fun wallpaper, and there is a detached garage out back. 

  • Full Listing: 5103 13th Street NW (map)
  • Price: $1,073,000
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Square Feet: 2,279
  • Year Built: 1917
  • Listing Agents: Claudia Grinius & Maggie Simpson, Compass

Photo Courtesy of TruPlace 


Historic in Hyattsville 

Built as a magazine-ordered Kit Home from Sears in 1926, this three-bedroom offers a straightforward, welcoming floor plan. UrbanTurf's favorite feature may be the colorful accents found on the main floor, embodied in the teal kitchen breakfast bar, bright floral dining room wallpaper and gold accents and warm wood floors also found on this level. Connecting to the kitchen, which has a stark white subway tile backsplash, counters and cabinetry, a sunroom leads to a large back porch. The primary bedroom upstairs has a walk-in closet, an en-suite bathroom, tall ceilings and a finished loft space with a skylight.

  • Full Listing: 4029 Ingraham Street (map)
  • Price: $559,900
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Square Feet: 1,431
  • Year Built: 1926
  • Listing Agent: Simon Sarver, Karta Properties


A Flounder House in Old Town

A flounder house is a home named after the flatfish due to the slope of the home's roof, and this Alexandria two-bedroom is a good example of the property type. Flounder homes were likely built by colonial residents due to their low cost and ease of construction, and rustic wooden ceiling planks in the dining room, bedrooms and kitchen are a visual reminder of the home's history. Though both bedrooms have sharply angled ceilings due to the shape of the home, the shorter wall space is efficiently used to offer recessed shelving and storage. Skylights throughout the house ensure that there's no shortage of sunlight. Along the side of the home, there is a fully fenced area with a stone path that would make a wonderful garden or area for a pet. 

  • Full Listing: 515 Queen Street (map)
  • Price: $685,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Square Feet: 775
  • Year Built: 1790
  • Listing Agent: Nancy Perkins, TTR Sotheby's International Realty

Photo Courtesy of Olek Yaroshynskyi

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/best_new_listings_a_sears_kit_home_in_hyattsville_a_flounder_house_in_old_t/22000.

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