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Best New Listings: Deceptive Facade, High Tech Renovations and a Beautiful Backyard

by Shilpi Paul

In this week’s edition of Best New Listings, we look at a Takoma Park bungalow with a deceptive facade, a North Cleveland Park colonial with high-tech renovations and a row house near the H Street Corridor with a beautiful backyard.


Best New Listings: Deceptive Facade, High Tech Renovations and a Beautiful Backyard: Figure 1

A Takoma Park Bungalow That’s Bigger Than it Looks

This four-bedroom bungalow in Takoma Park DC is bigger than it appears. First, it has a deceptively small facade and is much longer than it is wide. The first floor is three rooms deep and two rooms wide, with two bedrooms joining a dining room, living room, family room and kitchen. What was once an unfinished attic is now an expansive floor with the master suite, another bedroom and the coolest part of the house: an open loft space that is currently being used as an office. The renovation also brought in new doors, windows, fencing, and an upgraded kitchen that opens up to a deck.

  • Full listing: 704 Butternut Street NW (map)
  • Price: $539,900
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 1925
  • Listing Agent: Nadia Nejaime, DC Living Real Estate


Best New Listings: Deceptive Facade, High Tech Renovations and a Beautiful Backyard: Figure 2

High Tech Renovation in North Cleveland Park

Like the house above, this listing’s modest facade betrays a grand interior. The master suite in the North Cleveland Park colonial illustrates the grandeur, with vaulted ceilings, a sitting area, a his-and-hers walk-in closet the size of some bedrooms, and a bathroom with heated floors, dual shower heads and river rock floors. The home underwent a recent renovation in 2010, and is now wired for an audio system that can be controlled with an iPhone. The kitchen was designed by local architect Thomas Ahmann, and there is a finished lower level with a wired entertainment center and au-pair suite, and several extra areas like a mud room and screened-in porch.

  • Full listing: 4534 Reno Road NW (map)
  • Price: $1.149 million
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 1922
  • Listing Agent: Kimberly Cestari, W.C. & A.N. Miller, Realtors


Best New Listings: Deceptive Facade, High Tech Renovations and a Beautiful Backyard: Figure 3

A Landscaped Patio Near the H Street Corridor

This four-bedroom federal-style row house not far from the H Street Corridor, has a renovated, open interior with enough wood trim to feel traditional. While many of the areas in the home are fairly typical, there are a couple standouts: the family room with its two walls of windows, which make it almost feel like a sun room, and the master bedroom, which has a walk-in closet with an extensive organizational system. UrbanTurf’s favorite area is the backyard. The deck has seating along its edge and the rounded stone patio is surrounded by trees and landscaped shrubbery. The finished lower lever could be used as a guest room, and the garage is currently the home gym.

  • Full listing: 1300 F Street NE (map)
  • Price: $779,000
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 1925
  • Listing Agent: Roby Thompson, Long & Foster

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/best_new_listings_deceptive_facade_high_tech_renovations/5496

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