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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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/five-figures-above-asking-in-fairlawn-and-bethesda/17769.
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