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Best New Listings: Sears Catalog, Restored Starter, and Affordability

by Shilpi Paul

In this week’s edition of Best New Listings, we look at a Sears kit home in the Palisades, a restored starter home in Shaw, and an affordable row house in Rosedale.


Best New Listings: Sears Catalog, Restored Starter, and Affordability: Figure 1

Sturdy Sears Kit Home in Palisades

Back in the early decades of the 20th century, Sears Catalog homes become fairly popular. These homes were quite diverse, with about 370 different layouts to choose from; this one in the Palisades is a three-bedroom, colonial style. The heavy wooded trim around the doorways and windows and the strong staircase and banister give the home a surprisingly sturdy feel for a place that was delivered by train. There are also some cool surprises, like a cabinet that has two “fronts” and is accessible from both the kitchen and the dining room. UrbanTurf’s favorites rooms are the sunroom off the kitchen and the super-sized master bedroom that spans the entire width of the house.

  • Full listing: 5839 Sherier Place NW (map)
  • Price: $865,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Year Built: 1920
  • Listing Agent: Juliet Zucker, Long & Foster Real Estate


Best New Listings: Sears Catalog, Restored Starter, and Affordability: Figure 2

Restored Starter Home in Shaw

In 2009, the current owners of this row house bought what was essentially a shell. They turned it into a comfortable, modern home with clean lines, lively paint and a great backyard. Now that they’ve outgrown the 1,080 square feet, the federal-style home is on the market again and would be a good fit for a couple looking for a starter home. The two bedrooms are reasonably sized, and the owners created an office area in the upstairs hallways. It’s also located close to the Shaw Metro and the development happening all around it.

  • Full listing: 1611 5th Street NW (map)
  • Price: $449,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Square Footage: 1,080
  • Listing Agent: Nate Guggenheim, Washington Fine Properties


Best New Listings: Sears Catalog, Restored Starter, and Affordability: Figure 3

Affordable Row House in Rosedale

Located at 18th and E Street NE, this home is a few blocks to the east of the action on the H Street Corridor, Lincoln Park and Eastern Market. The distance may explain the relatively low price, because the home is quite lovely for just $273 per square foot. It was renovated in 2005, and has some finishing touches, like a comfortable basement and a landscaped backyard, in addition to the typical restorations, like a new HVAC system and windows.

  • Full listing: 1821 E Street NE (map)
  • Price: $419,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Year Built: 1939
  • Listing Agent: Thomas Spier, GreenLine Real Estate

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