Best New Listings: A Tobacco Warehouse, A Metro Center Loft, A Sunny Cottage

  • September 29th 2023

by Ashley Hopko

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This week's Best New Listings includes a home near the Alexandria waterfront that used to be a tobacco warehouse, a sunny Metro Center loft and a four-bedroom Silver Spring cottage.


Tobacco Warehouse Turned Luxury 

Located just steps from the Alexandria waterfront, this four-bedroom home has historic roots as it was formerly a tobacco warehouse. Original wooden beams and hardwood floors are baked into the renovations, and traditional fireplaces and aged brick walkways allude to its history. The primary living room has soaring ceilings with skylights, painted friezes from an old nearby court building, an exit to a balcony and a tilted brick wall section that may have been part of a fireplace chimney. The home's top floor has been retrofitted into an attic bedroom with soaring views of the river. A sunroom on the main floor looks onto the enclosed backyard, featuring a brick patio space, a gazebo and a lawn area. 

  • Full Listing: 2 Swifts Aly (map
  • Price: $3,400,000 
  • Bedrooms: Four 
  • Bathrooms: 4.5 
  • Square Feet: 5,312 
  • Year Built: 1780
  • Listing Agent: Heather Corey, TTR Sotheby's International Realty 

Photo courtesy Oleks Yaroshynskyi


A Sunny Loft Near Metro Center

This downtown DC loft-like one-bedroom includes floor-to-ceiling windows, light wood accents and a balcony with views of the surrounding streets. The primary suite, located in the loft, includes a walk-in closet with a giant mirror, and a modern bathroom with a double sink, light-up mirrors, textured walls and a soaking tub. The unit's living space includes an open kitchen with waterfall marble counters, light wood cabinets and floors, recessed lighting and a glass stairwell. Building amenities include a reception area and gym. 

  • Full Listing: 912 F Street NW, #1100 (map)
  • Price: $799,900 
  • Bedrooms: One 
  • Bathrooms: 1.5 
  • Square Feet: 1,105 
  • Year Built: 2006 
  • HOA Dues: $633/Month
  • Listing Agent: David Bediz, Keller Williams Capital Properties

Photo Courtesy of Bediz Coup LLC 


Four Beds in Silver Spring 

With large arched doorways and black trim throughout, this Silver Spring home has a clean and crisp feel. An open living room includes a large back brick fireplace, a ceiling fan and a multitude of windows. The kitchen with dark counters and light cabinetry flows into a dining area over a half-wall breakfast bar. A half-finished attic space would make for ideal storage. Downstairs, the basement is half-finished and includes a bathroom and an additional living room. An enclosed backyard features a large shady tree and room for activities. 

  • Full Listing: 203 East Franklin Avenue (map
  • Price: $650,000 
  • Bedrooms: Four 
  • Bathrooms: 2.5 
  • Square Feet: 1,985 
  • Year Built: 1939 
  • Listing Agent: Donna Kerr, Donna Kerr Group

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