Best New Listings: A Spiral Loft Off 14th Street; A Flounder Home From the 1700s

  • June 7th

by Ashley Hopko

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This week's Best New Listings includes a historic flounder home in Old Town Alexandria, a bungalow with lots of natural wood detailing and a loft with 20-foot ceilings and expansive views of the city. 


An 18th Century Alexandria Flounder Home

A few blocks from the Alexandria waterfront, this flounder home sits on a 4,000-square-foot lot with large brick privacy walls, gardens and ample patio space. The three-bedroom home was renovated 20 years ago to include a number of modern conveniences, but the home's 18th-century heritage can still be seen in the wormy chestnut door frame, the solid brass dolphin door knocker, five restored fireplaces and the original heart pine floors. The kitchen features eccentric detailing including a refrigerator with a locally hand-carved wooden front, a custom steel grill range, a round central island, a wine fridge and a colonial-era fireplace. A primary suite upstairs includes a large walk-in closet, a sunroom that could be used as an office and an en-suite bathroom that includes dual vanity sinks, a separate toilet area and a Japanese steel soaking tub. A garage out back fits two cars. 

  • Full Listing: 511 Queen Street (map)
  • Price: $2,900,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Square Feet: 2,429
  • Year Built: 1800
  • Listing Agent: Kay A. Blemker, Compass


A Downtown Loft With A Spiral Staircase 

With 20-foot ceilings and perhaps some of the most expansive views of downtown DC that we have seen, this 1,300 square-foot condo to the east of Meridian Hill park is not like other units in the city. A black spiral staircase leads to an open loft with two closets and a full bathroom with dual vanity sinks. A bedroom on the main level includes French doors that open to the living area and an en-suite bathroom. A walkout patio with a view of the city beyond has enough space for a table and chairs. Other  amenities include a designated parking space and an in-unit washer and dryer. 

  • Full Listing: 1454 Belmont Street NW, #12 (map)
  • Price: $849,900
  • Bedrooms: One
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Square Feet: 1,322
  • HOA Dues: $572/ Month 
  • Year Built: 2005
  • Listing Agent: Kassie Payne, RLAH @properties

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A Three-Bedroom Hyattsville Bungalow 

Tucked away in a "cul-de-square", this Hyattsville bungalow gives off a cozy country feel - featuring lots of natural light and wood finishes. The entryway leads directly into the living room, which has a brick fireplace with a pellet stove. Off the living room, there are two spare rooms and a bathroom with a teal toilet, tub and sink. The "L-shaped" kitchen, sitting at the back of the home includes white cabinetry and appliances, space for a dining table and a door leading to the wide back patio and yard beyond. The primary suite takes up the entirety of the top floor, with tons of closet space, pine flooring and recessed shelving. Downstairs, the basement is primarily unfinished but offers lots of exciting renovation opportunities. 

  • Full Listing: 4703 Banner Street (map)
  • Price: $479,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Feet: 1,432
  • Year Built: 1919
  • Listing Agent: Ann Barrett, Long & Foster Real Estate

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