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What (Around) $1.5 Million Buys in the DMV

  • June 29th

by Ashley Hopko

The latest edition of What $1.5 Million Buys includes a Falls Church home reminiscent of an Irish castle, a modern townhouse in the Capitol Hill Historic District and a five-bedroom Chevy Chase find. 


A Castle in Falls Church

Reminiscent of the builder's love for Ireland, this castle-esque home in Falls Church used to be a hub for Halloween parties and community events. Timeless features such as the chandelier in the hallway and wallpaper throughout the house were actually imported from Ireland as a tribute to the owner's heritage. UrbanTurf also loves the stained glass throughout the listing. Other unique features include rustic stonework around the circular staircase, a Victorian-era-inspired library with built-in shelving and large entertainment spaces on the bottom floors. The kitchen features dark wood cabinetry, white countertops and a center island, and the main living room has a lofted ceiling and a center fireplace. The fenced backyard backs up to the Washington and Old Dominion Trail bike trail, for extra green space.

  • Full Listing: 310 Shadow Walk (map)
  • Price: $1,450,000
  • Bedrooms: Three 
  • Bathrooms:  Five
  • Square Feet: 3,844
  • Year Built: 1988
  • Listing Agent: Julianne Hamilton, KW United

Photo courtesy John Mosley


A Renovated Capitol Hill Townhouse 

In the Capitol Hill Historic District, this spacious townhouse features modern details thanks to a top-down remodel six years ago. Consistent finishes throughout the home include white subway tile backsplashes, marble counters, light wood floors, white trim and cabinetry and silver/black hardware. On the top floor, a private roof deck overlooks the Capitol building and the indoor mini kitchen with a wine fridge means that hosts won't have to carry refreshments up three flights of stairs. The open floorplan on the main floor includes enough space for a full kitchen, living room and formal dining area. Off the side of the dining area, French doors open to a small, tiled courtyard. A basement, finished with carpet, is currently staged as a play place but could also serve as an office or living room.

  • Full Listing: 421 9th Street SE (map)
  • Price: $1,594,500
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Square Feet: 2,340
  • Year Built: 1900 
  • Listing Agent: Dorie Glass, Long & Foster Real Estate

Photo courtesy Howard Starrett/Realestaged


A Chevy Chase Find for a Family 

Less than a 15-minute walk from Rock Creek Park, this Chevy Chase colonial offers clean finishes and four stories of living space. On the main floor, there is a walk-in pantry, a dining room, living room and office - along with a modern kitchen. The basement could be used as an in-law suite since it has a private entrance, living space and bedroom. The attic is completely finished and offers ample storage space, with over six closets. One of UrbanTurf's favorite features is the partially covered back deck - which is large enough to gather with the whole family. One of the main bedrooms on the second story also features a screened-in porch. Light hardwood floors are found throughout the house. 

  • Full Listing: 5449 Nebraska Avenue NW (map
  • Price: $1,495,000
  • Bedrooms: Five
  • Bathrooms:  3.5
  • Square Feet: 3,238
  • Year Built: 1929
  • Listing Agent: Kira Epstein Begal, Washington Fine Properties

Photo courtesy Homevisit 

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