Above Asking: $53,000 to $135,000 Premiums in Alexandria

  • July 14th 2021

by Nena Perry-Brown

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The latest edition of Above Asking revisits a pair of recently-featured listings in Alexandria that both recently sold for more than listing price.

$53,000 Above Asking in Del Ray

This two-bedroom bungalow, a block off Del Ray's main drag and abutting a park, went under contract in four days and ended up closing for $53,000 above asking price. Past its nearly-symmetrical façade, the living room has a skylit bonus nook on a raised platform. There is additional bonus space beneath the stairs on the adjacent wall, and the eat-in kitchen has access to the rear brick patio and a spacious yard with a detached shed. The laundry room has enough space, and a built-in ledge, to double as an office. There is another skylight at the top of the stairs, along with built-in shelving, and a family room/sitting room with french doors into the skylit owner's bedroom.  

  • Full Listing: 218 E Oxford Avenue (map)
  • Asking Price: $875,000
  • Sold Price: $928,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Feet: 1,426
  • Year Built: 1920
  • Listing Agent: Ace Werner, Weichert

Six-Figure Premium for Two Units and an Entertaining Accesory

This corner-lot property a few blocks from the Braddock Road Metro was already under contract by the time UrbanTurf featured it, going for $135,000 above asking within two days. The house has open flow throughout, with a bedroom suite and rec room on the recently-renovated lower level and two bedrooms and a bath on the main level. The upstairs can also serve as a separate two-bedroom, one-bathroom rental unit. Outside, the garage was converted into an entertainment space, complete with Vermont-sourced post-and-beam interior, glass accordion doors, and an indoor/outdoor bar top courtesy of a hinged window. The adjacent patio area has a grill and built-in banquette seating around a fire pit.

  • Full Listing: 100 E Walnut Street (map)
  • Asking Price: $1.2 million
  • Sold Price: $1,335,000
  • Bedrooms: Five
  • Bathrooms: Three
  • Square Feet: 2,725
  • Year Built: 1930
  • Listing Agent: Amanda Cutts, KW Metro Center

Photo courtesy of Andrew Balazs, BTW Images. 

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/from-53000-to-135000-above-asking-in-alexandria/18486.

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