Best New Listings: More Than Meets the Eye

  • March 3rd 2023

by Ashley Hopko

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This week's Best New Listings includes a condo that used to be a school gym, a quaint townhouse in Alexandria and a home with sweeping views of the National Cathedral.

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Five Bedrooms With Cathedral Views

This five-bedroom home in Observatory Circle boasts careful detailing and several welcoming living spaces. The top floor is UrbanTurf's favorite area, offering a wet bar, a skylight, a multitude of curved windows and French doors that open to a large roof deck with views of the National Cathedral. Hardwood floors are found throughout the home with the exception of the kitchen, bathrooms and basement, which has its own movie area. In contrast to sparkling white walls and detailing primarily found throughout the house, the dining room stands out with jungle wallpaper and bright teal accent walls. The primary suite offers a walk-in closet with pre-installed storage, a steam shower, a soaking tub and access to its own terrace. Through the back sunroom, there's a basketball court, an expansive stone patio and a greenhouse in the yard.  

  • Full Listing: 2818 36th Place NW (map
  • Price: $3,295,000
  • Bedrooms: Five
  • Bathrooms: 4.5
  • Square Feet: 4,164
  • Year Built: 1925
  • Listing Agent: Keegan Dufresne,RE/MAX Allegiance

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An Old School Gym Converted to a Condo

This 1,300 square-foot one-bedroom loft on Capitol Hill was formerly the gym at an old elementary school. Red brick walls and Brazilian cherry floors stand out amongst other, more subtle interior design choices. Exposed ceiling piping and wooden beams that have been painted white allude to the space's former life. Overlooking the open floor plan, the bedroom space, walk-in closet and full bathroom can be found in the loft space, and a private patio connects to the living room. 

  • Full Listing: 1315 Independence Avenue SE, #8 (map
  • Price: $719,000
  • Bedrooms: One 
  • Bathrooms: 1.5 
  • Square Feet: 1,286
  • HOA: $525/Month
  • Year Built: 1906
  • Listing Agent: Meg Shapiro, Compass

Photo Courtesy BTW Images

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Two Stories in Alexandria 

Guests visiting this Alexandria rowhouse will immediately be welcomed by the marble subway-tiled fireplace hearth with a rustic wooden mantle in the living room. Finishes throughout the house were carefully curated and include reclaimed wood flooring, dark soapstone counters, exposed brick walls and textural grasscloth wallpaper. UrbanTurf is particularly fond of the sliding farm-style doors in the primary suite. The home has a deceptively large backyard, which includes a garden, a fire pit, a place for a large outdoor dining table and a cute back gate leading to private parking. 

  • Full Listing: 820 Wolfe Street (map
  • Price: $779,900
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Square Feet: 1,040
  • Listing Agent: Wendy Santantonio, McEnearney Associates

Photo Courtesy Old Town Home

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/best_new_listings_more_than_meets_the_eye/20699.

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