Best New Listings: Double Wide Cottage, Top Floor Condo and Pocket Doors

by Shilpi Paul

In this week’s edition of Best New Listings, we look at a double-wide cottage on Capitol Hill, a top-floor unit in Mount Pleasant, and a Bloomingdale Victorian with pocket doors.

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Double Wide Capitol Hill Cottage

Perhaps the most interesting listing featured today is this short, wide brick cottage nestled between the tall, skinny row houses of Capitol Hill. Because of its unusual layout, the 842-square-foot listing is about twice as wide as its neighbors. The home was gutted and restored a couple years ago and while its bedrooms are small, there is a fairly deep rear patio with room for parking. Since this is a listing from the Poet Realtor, we’ll let him have the evocative final word: “Think French Bull Dog, hard not to smile.”

  • Full listing: 1351 C Street NE (map)
  • Price: $468,500
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Footage: 842
  • Listing Agent: Thomas Faison, RE/MAX Allegiance

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Top-Floor Unit in Mount Pleasant With Low Fees

For buyers looking for a condo where maintenance fees won’t break the bank, units in converted row houses often require only a low monthly outlay. For example, this one-bedroom in a transformed Mount Pleasant property has monthly fees of just $132. As for the condo, the kitchen is particularly large for a one-bedroom, and the sunken family room is cozy. A back balcony has enough space for a small table and a grill.

  • Full listing: 3409 Brown Street NW, #2 (map)
  • Price: $274,900
  • Bedrooms: One
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Year Built: 1903
  • Listing Agent: Brent Roberts, Tristar Realty Inc.

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Stately and Victorian in Bloomingdale

Steps from Boundary Stone and the new Grassroots Gourmet, this Bloomingdale Victorian is big, stately and comfortingly wood-filled. Many of the old features have been maintained, like a living room fireplace with columns and a mirror, and pocket doors separating the living room from the dining area and kitchen. The ceiling of the master bedroom has been opened up to reveal beams and a cathedral ceiling, and a ladder offers access to extra storage space. Also notable is the au pair suite downstairs, accessible via a spiral staircase.

  • Full listing: 136 Rhode Island Avenue NW (map)
  • Price: $674,900
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 1909
  • Listing Agent: Christopher Suranna, Real Living At Home

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  1. Brown st said at 5:39 am on Sunday January 20, 2013:
    Brown st resident here. Thought it may interest potential buyers to know how we keep monthly maintenance fees so low.. We (the unit owners) keep condo fees extremely low because we manage the building ourselves and do all the chores ourselves (I.e. garden maintenance, cleaning the common areas, filing taxes, etc) .
  1. Leo said at 2:31 am on Monday January 21, 2013:
    Is slumlord Vincent Abell still associated with any of the units at this address? Seem nice on the surface but if he was involved for any length of time here I'd have to be a little leary...Brown St, any issues to date? And how do you find living in a self managed building?
  1. Leo said at 2:36 am on Monday January 21, 2013:
  1. Brown St said at 5:29 am on Monday January 21, 2013:
    Vincent Abell is a slumlord, and he still owns the basement unit (as far as I know). We did end up suing him and settling out of court. (thank goodness for legal plans) It was like pulling teeth, but we got him to make the necessary repairs. As for living in a self-managed building... Well it's annoying for sure, but since the alternative is to have a much higher condo fee, it's something that we all put up with.

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