Best New Listings: Blagden Alley and East Falls Church

by Mark Wellborn

In this week’s edition of Best New Listings, we feature a downtown two-bedroom that caters to a hard-working professional and a five-bedroom renovated Sears bungalow in Falls Church.

Downtown 8th Floor Two-Bedroom With a View


1001 L Street NW, #802 (map)

  • Price: $629,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Footage: 1,300

This two-bedroom unit just to the south of Blagden Alley is a pretty convenient option for someone who needs to live downtown because of a hectic work schedule. The 8th floor unit has 1,300 square feet of interior space and a huge corner of floor-to-ceiling windows that leads out to a balcony. There is an in-unit washer/dryer, building concierge, as well as not one, but two garage parking spaces (a must amenity in this neighborhood if you have a car). All this convenience and luxury comes with fairly high condo fees ($740/month), though. For the full listing, click here.

Renovated and Expanded Sears Bungalow in Falls Church


2103 Quantico Street, North Arlington, VA (map)

  • Price: $845,000
  • Bedrooms: Five
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 1925

The ready-to-assemble Sears home made its debut in the early 20th century and was very popular for young buyers that had about $1,000 to spend. This five-bedroom started off as a Sears home, but has been expanded significantly and almost completely renovated from its original form. There is now a spacious family room and kitchen area as well as a large master bedroom suite. The listing description notes that the sellers are motivated, but probably not motivated enough to take the original price that the Sears model sold for. For the full listing, click here.

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  1. mildred said at 9:44 am on Monday May 17, 2010:

    I love all the windows at the L street condo.  Awesome.

  1. SimonF said at 10:32 am on Monday May 17, 2010:

    Windows and the space in general is great, but those condo fees are def high. That is probably do to the two parking spaces, but still, you are paying a high monthly premium to live there.

  1. lauren said at 10:52 am on Monday May 17, 2010:

    How much would the parking space rent for, assuming the buyer only needed 1? That could be a way to defray the costs, but I agree, this is a pricey unit. I like the design though.

  1. Richko said at 11:25 am on Monday May 17, 2010:

    I wonder if there are 1 BRs at Quincy Park with a similar layout and a similar balcony to this one that appears to be a nice size—and covered.  Looks really good for the lucky person that can afford such a place.  Maybe the soon-to-graduate law student with no debt and a huge down payment would like this one.

  1. former Georgetowner said at 1:17 pm on Monday May 17, 2010:

    That $740 condo fee is beyond ridiculous.  What are you getting for that money? 

    It’s not for the two parking spaces.  The condo price should reflect the two parking spaces, not the condo fee.  At least not in a significant way.

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