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Under Contract: 11 Offers For an Entertainer’s Backyard

by Nena Perry-Brown

This edition of Under Contract features three recently-featured, recently-back-off-the-market listings, one of which received 11 offers.


One Week for 2,100 Square Feet in Woodridge

This detached brick house in Woodridge spent a week on the market before finding a buyer. Past the quaint, stone-chimneyed exterior and the set-back front porch, the interior has room to spare. The main level retains some old charm with the weathered hardwood floors and the stone fireplace in the living room. The kitchen/dining room is distinct but not separate from the living room, and it is split by a breakfast bar waterfall island with drawers. The carpeted owner's bedroom is upstairs beneath a cove ceiling; it has a seating nook with a stained glass window and two nearly floor-to-ceiling built-in sets of drawers. There's a third bedroom and full bath on the lower level, which also has separate access to the spacious backyard and two sheds.

  • Full Listing: 3947 19th Street NE (map)
  • Price: $699,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: Three
  • Square Feet: 2,125
  • Year Built: 1935
  • Days on Market: Seven
  • Listing Agent: Sarah Brown, Compass

11 Offers for an Entertainer's Backyard

Over 100 inquiries and 11 offers later, this updated mid-century modern ranch house in Silver Spring went under contract. The property is full of custom features, from the shelves and industrial pipe coat rack built into a nook next to the front door to the welded and fire-treated barn doors throughout the house. The living area includes a fireplace wall, oversized windows to the floor, and a wine closet behind sliding glass doors. However, the main attraction is the backyard, which has a media area under the home's overhang with a mounted TV, built-in outdoor speakers, and concrete-bench seating surrounding a fire pit. Across the deck is a heated figure 8-shaped pool, whose users can take advantage of an outdoor shower just outside the owner's en-suite bath. There is also a concrete-topped bar and a sunshade-covered patio.

  • Full Listing: 10402 Gilmoure Drive (map)
  • Price: $555,555
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: Three
  • Square Feet: 1,478
  • Year Built: 1951
  • Days on Market: Nine
  • Listing Agents: Andres Serafini, Yasmin Niktash, RLAH Real Estate

Slow and Steady for an Anacostia Rowhouse

This semi-detached rowhouse a half-mile from the Anacostia Metro station may have spent the longest on the market of today's listings, but it also has the most bedrooms and the lowest price. Past the front porch, the entryway is L-shaped, creating is room for a seating area at the base of the stairs. The living room abuts the stair and also has a chair rail that continues down a hall with a half-bath and a bedroom suite. At the end of the hall, the kitchen has color-blocked tiled floors and mosaic-tiled backsplashes. The chair rail also lines the hall of the upstairs landing and continues into the bedrooms, including the L-shaped owner's suite with sitting area. The house also has a painted, paved rear patio surrounded by a stepped, brick-topped wall.

  • Full Listing: 1385 Morris Road SE (map)
  • Price: $429,900
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Square Feet: 1,182
  • Year Built: 1910
  • Days on Market: 55
  • Listing Agent: Majida Zouine, RLAH Real Estate

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