UrbanTurf is taking a week-long look back at the best that DC’s residential real estate market had to offer in 2010. From the best deals to the best renovations to, of course, the best listings, we believe we have sussed out the cream of the crop.
2255 12th Place NW
This year’s best listing is a two-bedroom house on 12th Place that, with its yellow paint and red trim, seemed most fitting for a hardcore Redskins fan.
12th Place is a short two-block street known for its colorful houses that is just around the corner from the Florida Avenue Grill. Aside from the renovations, hardwood floors and exposed brick, the things we liked about this house were the second bedroom, which has a cool office area attached to it, and the fenced-in patio off the kitchen.
The seller priced this house well, particularly considering an almost identical home down the street was listed for about $530,000 and had been sitting unsold for over a month when this home hit the market. The only downside for this property was that it didn’t have a parking space, however buyers didn’t seem to mind that it lacked that amenity: Originally listed for $485,000, the competition was so intense for the home, that it sold for $22,000 above the listing price.
- Address: 2255 12th Place NW (map)
- Asking Price: $485,000
- Sale Price: $507,000
- Bedrooms: Two
- Bathrooms: One
- Square Footage: 954
- Year Built: 1890
Next up: The Best Real Estate Idea That Could Fail Miserably.
Previous Best Of 2010 entries:
- Best Real Estate Resurrection of 2010: 425 Mass
- The Best Listing of the Year (For Well-Paid Lobbyists)
- Best Use of a Magic 8-Ball: The Neighborhoods of 2015
- Best Real Estate Mistake of the Year: The White House is For Sale
- Best Re-Use of a Restaurant as a Home: Tilden Gardens
- Deal of the Year: The Architect’s Three-Bedroom
This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/the_best_listing_of_the_year_for_mere_mortals/2780
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