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Five Figures Above Asking on Capitol Hill and Off U Street

by Nena Perry-Brown

This week's installment of Above Asking features two listings, which each sold for five figures over asking price, on opposite sides of the city.


Open Sightlines, Double Height and Natural Light 

Closing for $41,500 above listing price, this house sits a few steps up from the red-brick sidewalk of Walter Street, a hidden, narrow one-way block near Lincoln Park. The main level of the two-bedroom house enjoys open sightlines from the front to the back, maximizing natural light. Also, despite being a rowhouse, the property is detached at the middle, creating double exposure in the kitchen and dining areas. A small storage space is tucked under the stairs, next to a small breakfast bar that introduces the galley kitchen with its white subway-tiled walls. The dining room has french doors leading out to a bi-level patio/parking pad. The owner's bedroom also has two windows facing the stairwell, creating the illusion of double exposure.

  • Full Listing: 1207 Walter Street SE (map)
  • Asking Price: $789,000
  • Sold Price: $830,500
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Square Feet: 1,220
  • Year Built: 1912
  • Listing Agent: Jenn Smira, Compass

$22,000-Plus Premium for One Bedroom-Plus-Den

Not only did this 888 square-foot one bedroom-plus-den two blocks from the U Street Metro station go under contract in five days, it also sold for $22,700 above asking. The flexible layout tucks the galley-style kitchen nook just to the left past the entry hall, while offering a potential dining nook on the other side of the hall open to the living area. A den, which has an en-suite bath with a herringbone-tiled shower stall, is just beyond a set of french doors in the living area, where two floor-to-ceiling built-in shelving-over-cabinet units flank a white gas fireplace with marble surround and hearth on one wall. The bedroom also has an en-suite bath, and two closets are concealed behind mirrored sliding doors on the opposite wall from a large window, adding to the abundance of natural light. The condo also comes with a garage parking space.

  • Full Listing: 2001 12th Street NW, #213 (map)
  • Asking Price: $589,900
  • Sold Price: $612,600
  • Bedrooms: One
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Feet: 888
  • HOA Fees: $493/month
  • Year Built: 2000
  • Listing Agents: Matt McHugh, Heather Davenport, Washington Fine Properties

Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.

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