Best New Listings: A Spacious Mid-Century Retreat, A Classic Co-op and A Colorful Cottage

  • September 1st 2023

by Ashley Hopko

This week's Best New Listings includes a mid-century modern retreat in Alexandria, a co-op in Adams Morgan and a Takoma Park cottage. 


A Spacious Mid-Century Retreat

This custom mid-century modern home in Alexandria spreads out over 4,500 square feet, with an elevator and more than 1,200 square feet of porches, patios and private decks. One of UrbanTurf's favorite parts of the home is the kitchen area, which features a spacious breakfast bar with an adjacent fireplace and parlor area. Floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the house mean that the new owner will have unobstructed views of the surrounding forest. Take the elevator or glass stairs up to the second level, which offers more open living space. The home also comes with a two-car garage. 

  • Full Listing: 7828 Southdown Road (map)
  • Price: $1,699,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Square Feet: 4,595
  • Year Built: 1972
  • Listing Agents: Britt Patterson & Phyllis Patterson, TTR Sotheby's International Realty

Photo Courtesy Craig Westerman / Hometrack


A Classic Co-op

This two-bedroom co-op along Biltmore Street is a good option as a starter spot for a new city dweller. The kitchen, which is attached to the bright living area, offers eggshell-colored cabinetry, recessed nooks, bronze hardware, a painted wood backsplash and a pop-out breakfast bar area. The primary suite has large exterior windows and glass French doors that open to the hallway. Natural wood floors are found throughout the unit, and there is a balcony accessible from the living room. The monthly dues cover property taxes, gas, water and heat. 

  • Full Listing: 1840 Biltmore Street NW, #32 (map)
  • Price: $575,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: One 
  • Square Feet: 1,148
  • HOA Dues: $1,410/month
  • Year Built: 1913
  • Listing Agent: Petra Glimaker-Socolovsky, Compass


Lofted and Colorful in Takoma Park

This three-bedroom in Takoma Park sits near the neighborhood's commercial strip and has a garden-like front yard that conceals a patio beside the front door. The main living area features lofted ceilings, wooden beams, tilted skylights and a large brick fireplace. An exposed spiral staircase leads up to a primary suite with a walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom. The kitchen has blue countertops, terra cotta style floors and a ceiling fan. Off the main floor, a screened porch is perfect for lounging on summer evenings. The unfinished basement offers expansion opportunities and contains the laundry area. 

  • Full Listing: 7221 Spruce Avenue (map)
  • Price: $850,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Feet: 1,288
  • Year Built: 1923
  • Listing Agent: Sheryl Blank-Barnes, Compass

Photo Courtesy HomeVisit 

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