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From $11,000 to $90,000 Above Asking in Northeast DC

by Nena Perry-Brown

For this edition of Above Asking, UrbanTurf takes a look at three listings we previously featured — two in Brookland and one in Lincoln Park — that sold for above asking prices.


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Traditional with a Twist in Brookland

This semi-detached Craftsman may have a traditional interior layout, but it also has a few quirky — and desirable — design features that helped push the final sales price $11,500 above asking. The updated kitchen has rustic and industrial touches, with wood countertops and an exposed brick wall contrasted with an oven hood with exposed exhaust pipe. Bonus space comes courtesy of a large finished attic, a one-bedroom basement apartment with separate entrance, and a multi-level backyard with play area and storage shed.

  • Full Listing: 1817 Kearny Street NE (map)
  • Asking Price: $688,500
  • Sales Price: $700,000
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Square Feet: 1,720
  • Year Built: 1925
  • Listing Agent: Tom Faison, RE/MAX Allegiance


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Boxy Bird House Boasts Charm and Big Backyard

The solar-powered Brookland cottage known as the “Bird House” may seem petite, but beyond its cute curb appeal lie three stories of living space courtesy of a sloped site. The interior is minimalistic and ripe for customization, offset by its varied flooring materials on each level — hardwoods on the main floor, cork on the lower level, and bamboo in the in-law suite-style basement, which also has a kitchenette and a sunroom that leads into the deep backyard. The whole package sold for $57,500 above the listing price.

  • Full Listing: 1348 Newton Street NE (map)
  • Asking Price: $675,000
  • Sales Price: $732,500
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Feet: 1,380
  • Year Built: 1929
  • Listing Agent: Jacob Abbott, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty

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$90,000 Above Asking for Victorian House-Condo

Another solar-powered listing featured this week is the semi-detached Lincoln Park rowhouse-condo, whose over 2,200 square-foot interior has a unique bedroom arrangement. Upstairs, two bedrooms face each other with sets of French doors that open across a breezeway; one of the bedrooms also has a small balcony that sits atop a skylit screened-in rear porch. The third bedroom is more loft-like, occupying an entire floor with double-height ceilings and access from a spiral staircase.

  • Full Listing: 323 11th Street NE, #1 (map)
  • Asking Price: $889,000
  • Sales Price: $979,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Square Feet: 2,267
  • Year Built: 1930
  • Listing Agent: George Olson, Compass

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/from_11000_to_90000_above_asking_in_northeast/12962

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