Above Asking: A $250,000 Premium for an Architect's House

  • December 6th 2021

by Nena Perry-Brown

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This latest installment of Above Asking includes a recently-featured listing that ended up selling for over a quarter-million above asking price.

Four Figures Above Asking for a Sears Kit Cottage

This Sears kit house in Cheverly went under contract in four days, for a $5,650 premium. Its interior retains some of the original details, like the hardwood floors throughout and the decorative wall columns in the formal dining room, but juxtaposes these with interesting updates like the recessed glass shelving and built-in cabinets in the same room. The sunroom-like kitchen has a pass-through window and a shiplap half-cove ceiling, and the house also has an attic bedroom/bonus room; a lower level with a rec room, bedroom, and full bath; and a P-shaped rear deck and a detached garage.

  • Full Listing: 6011 Kilmer Street (map)
  • Asking Price: $565,000
  • Sold Price: $570,650
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Feet: 2,232
  • Year Built: 1941
  • Listing Agent: Tim Barley, RE/MAX Allegiance

$256,000 Above Asking for an Architect's House

Originally designed by Austrian-American architect-builder Leopold Boeckl as his personal residence, this house in Chevy Chase DC sold for over a quarter million above asking earlier this month. Windows run the length of the back of the winged mid-century house, nestling a flagstone patio at the center. The kitchen has a 1965 light fixture and stained wood grain lower cabinets, honeycomb tile floors, an integrated cooktop beneath a hood, and a white arabesque tile backsplash beneath white upper cabinets. 

  • Full Listing: 3721 Huntington Street NW (map)
  • Asking Price: $1.65 million
  • Sold Price: $1,906,000
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: Four
  • Square Feet: 2,900
  • Year Built: 1965
  • Listing Agent: Brent Jackson, TTR Sotheby's International Realty

Photo courtesy of HD Bros.

Six Figures Above Asking for Butterfly House

A block from Lake Barcroft, this butterfly-style mid-century house fetched $111,500 above its original asking price. A patterned brick patio frames the front and side of the home, abutting walls of windows and housing a built-in grill. Around the back, there is a koi pond, lawn space, and terraced steps up to a hot tub and accessory building. This rear space is directly accessible from the above-grade lower level, which has a built-in media center/shelving wall adjacent to a recessed wood-burning fireplace with storage cubby.

  • Full Listing: 6519 Lakeview Drive (map)
  • Asking Price: $1.05 million
  • Sold Price: $1,161,500
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Feet: 2,142
  • HOA Fees: $34/month
  • Year Built: 1953
  • Listing Agents: Chrissy O'Donnell, Lisa DuBois, RE/MAX West End

Photo courtesy of Nathaniel Renouf, HD Places.

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