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Above Asking: Big Premiums From Northeast to Silver Spring

by Nena Perry-Brown

This week's edition of Above Asking revisits three recently-featured listings that sold for $10,000-$74,000 over listing price.


$19,000 Above Asking for House with Carriage House

This turn-of-the-century Brookland house has a porch with a bench swing in front and a 700 square-foot surprise in the back. Inside, the living room has a decorative fireplace mantel, and on the other side of a wide doorway, the dining room is open to the staircase. The eat-in kitchen has an off-white tin press ceiling, checkerboard floors, and a subway tile backsplash, along with a set of built-in display shelves and a sunroom-like sitting nook with access to the rear deck. Upstairs, the owner's bedroom has french doors leading out to a sleeping porch, and the tiled-floor lower level offers a sizable rec room, a small kitchenette, a full bath, and a sleeping nook. In addition to a brick patio and space on two sides of the house, the backyard also includes a two-story, partially-finished carriage house. The property sold for $19,000 above asking.

  • Full Listing: 1619 Irving Street NE (map)
  • Listing Price: $839,000
  • Sold Price: $858,800
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Square Feet: 2,252
  • Year Built: 1900
  • Listing Agents: Jacob Abbott, Shemaya Klar, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty

$10,000 Above Asking in Woodridge

This brick house in Woodridge may have a quaint exterior, but it has ample outdoor space and a spacious interior. Past the set-back front porch, the main level retains its weathered hardwood floors and a stone fireplace in the living room. The kitchen/dining room is steps away and divided by a breakfast bar waterfall island with drawers. Two bedrooms share a bath on the main level, and upstairs, the carpeted owner's bedroom sits beneath a cove ceiling and has a seating nook with stained glass window and two built-in sets of drawers. The lower level also houses the third bedroom and a full bath and provides separate access to the backyard and two sheds. The house sold for $10,000 above asking price.

  • Full Listing: 3947 19th Street NE (map)
  • Listing Price: $699,000
  • Sold Price: $709,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: Three
  • Square Feet: 2,125
  • Year Built: 1935
  • Listing Agent: Sarah Brown, Compass

$74,000 Above Asking in Silver Spring 

Between its mid-century modern bones and its customized amenities, this Silver Spring ranch house ended up selling for a $74,445 premium. The interior includes finishes like an industrial pipe coat rack built into a nook beside the front door, welded and fire-treated barn doors throughout the house, and a wine closet behind sliding glass doors. The living area boasts a fireplace wall adjacent to a series of oversized windows to the floor. The backyard, meanwhile, is an entertainer's dream, with a mounted TV and built-in speakers next to a fire pit framed by concrete-bench seating, and a heated figure 8-shaped pool. There is also an outdoor shower with access to the owner's en-suite bath, a concrete-topped bar, and a sunshade-covered patio.

  • Full Listing: 10402 Gilmoure Drive (map)
  • Listing Price: $555,555
  • Sold Price: $630,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: Three
  • Square Feet: 1,478
  • Year Built: 1951
  • Listing Agents: Andres Serafini, Yasmin Niktash, RLAH Real Estate

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