Under Contract: From an Eckington Loft to an Affordable Option in Friendship Heights

  • October 29th 2018

by Nena Perry-Brown

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In Under Contract this week, UrbanTurf catches up with three previously-featured listings that found buyers in times ranging from five days to nearly five months.

Under Contract: From an Eckington Loft to an Affordable Option in Friendship Heights: Figure 2

Six Days for a Shaw Rowhouse

This Victorian rowhouse in Shaw spent six days on the market before going under contract. A set of French doors off the hall open into a narrow living room with a brick fireplace and bay window, all of which is edged in dark-stained trim. This contrasting trim continues into the formal dining room, where it also highlights a chair rail and a series of frame molding. The kitchen has subway-tiled accent walls, an integrated gas cooktop with hood, a farmhouse sink and stacked built-in ovens. The owner's bedroom and third bedroom have exposed brick walls and built-in shelving; the latter also has access to a private balcony. There is also a bi-level rear patio surrounded by horizontal wood fencing and a seamlessly built-in shed.

  • Full Listing: 1526 5th Street NW (map)
  • Price: $1,049,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: Three
  • Year Built: 1890
  • Days on Market: Six
  • Listing Agent: Boris Miric, Fathom Realty MD

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Under Contract: From an Eckington Loft to an Affordable Option in Friendship Heights: Figure 1

A Former Find in The Old Eckington School

This former This Week's Find found its buyer after more than 4.5 months on the market and two price reductions. The loft hit the market in the spring for the first time since it and three other units were carved out of the old Eckington School by a group of artists in 1981. With multiple private entrances, 15 foot-high ceilings, 16 original oversized windows and roughly 3,800 square feet of space, the condo offers endless possibilities. It is currently configured as a two-bedroom unit with a kitchen on the lower level and a loft spacious enough to accommodate a bonus sleeping area. Ownership of the unit also comes with access to a separate storage space and to a portion of the adjacent lot and garden.

  • Address: 111 Quincy Place NE, #3 (map)
  • Price: $1.05 million
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Square Feet: 3,800
  • HOA Fees: $250/month
  • Year Built: 1895
  • Days on Market: 142
  • Listing Agent: Steven Cline, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Under Contract: From an Eckington Loft to an Affordable Option in Friendship Heights: Figure 3

Five Days for Affordability by Friendship Heights Standards

Just a couple of blocks from the Maryland border in Friendship Heights, this semi-detached house is a relatively affordable option in a neighborhood known for higher-price real estate, and this likely contributed to it finding a buyer in five days. A floor-to-ceiling open grid partitions the bright living room off from the entryway. The formal dining room beyond has a galley kitchen with checkerboard flooring on one side and a den with checkerboard flooring and white-painted brick accent wall on the other. The owner's bedroom enjoys double exposure and a seating nook. The other two bedrooms are joined by a jack-and-jill bathroom; one of these also has an attached den/playroom. The basement offers a large rec room, while additional recreational space is found in the backyard, with its patio area and paved path winding through an ivy-rich garden.

  • Full Listing: 4427 Garrison Street NW (map)
  • Price: $799,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Feet: 1,885
  • Year Built: 1927
  • Days on Market: Five
  • Listing Agent: Taylor Carney, Compass

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