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Five Figures Above Asking in Fairlawn and Bethesda

by Nena Perry-Brown

This edition of Above Asking revisits two listings that were featured late last year that went under contract in six days and closed for five figures over asking price.


$81,000 Above Asking in Bethesda

This mid-century split level(ish) house in Bethesda commanded $81,000 above its listing price. The updated interior has an open-concept main level where the  tall, half-cove ceiling has skylights on either side of the stair, above the living/dining area and above the kitchen. The upper landing forms a gallery open to the main level, and houses the owner's suite and a pair of bedrooms with a jack-and-jill bathroom. The lower level has an office/bonus room with exterior access and an additional bedroom suite, a rec room with concrete floors, and a family room with a painted brick wall, recessed fireplace, and sliding glass doors out to the flagstone patio and surrounding yard. 

  • Full Listing: 4522 Traymore Street (map)
  • Asking Price: $799,000
  • Sold Price: $880,000
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: Three
  • Square Feet: 2,910
  • Year Built: 1955
  • Listing Agent: Theresa Helfman Taylor, Keller Williams Capital Properties

Photo courtesy of Xabier Aristu and HomeVisit.


$55,100 Above Asking Near Anacostia Park

Over in the Fairlawn neighborhood, this three-bedroom rowhouse has easy access to Anacostia Park and its trail network. Past the front porch, the house enters into a bright living room where an archway leads into the eat-in kitchen, with a dining area on one side of the breakfast bar island and floating shelves and a farmhouse basin sink on the other. The kitchen also has access to the backyard and patio area. Another archway in the living room frames the stairwell, which has a closet on the landing. The three bedrooms share a skylit bath, and one of the bedrooms also has a nook with closets nearly to the ceiling. The lower level has a second full bath along with a carpeted rec room with built-ins and a separate laundry room. 

  • Full Listing: 1413 18th Place SE (map)
  • Asking Price: $448,500
  • Sold Price: $503,600
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Feet: 1,642 
  • Year Built: 1936
  • Listing Agents: Tom Faison, Justin Tanner, RE/MAX Allegiance

Photo courtesy of RealTour.

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