Under Contract: From Timeless to Tiki

by Nena Perry-Brown

For this installment of Under Contract, UrbanTurf revisits three recently-featured listings that went under contract in seven to 19 days.

A Weeks for Mirrors in Lanier Heights

Over in one of the more prominent Beaux Arts buildings in Lanier Heights, this 945 square-foot one-bedroom co-op went under contract a week after being listed. The upper-floor unit has ten-foot ceilings and the floors, doors and trim throughout are restored original pine. In the living room, a wood-framed fireplace with a polished black surround sits beneath an oversized mirror, across from near floor-to-ceiling windows and a paneled glass door out to a balcony. The formal dining room is through a wood pocket door, and a narrow U-shaped kitchen contains a wine fridge. Frameless glass surrounds the tub in the bathroom, which sits alongside a giant mirror rather than having a tiled wall. The bedroom has a deep customized walk-in closet. 

  • Full Listing: 2853 Ontario Road NW, #421 (map)
  • Price: $649,000
  • Bedrooms: One
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Square Feet: 945
  • HOA Fees: $1,089/month
  • Year Built: 1905
  • Days on Market: Seven
  • Listing Agent: Catherine Czuba, Compass

Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.

Exposed Industrial Retrofit in Penn Quarter

In the heart Penn Quarter, this two-bedroom unit is in the office-to-residential conversion known as Mather Studios. The unit retains the industrial finishes and loft-like aesthetic restored from the retrofit, boasting exposed concrete ceilings, polished concrete floors, and exposed ductwork. Exposed brick lines the entry hall and houses the windows along the living room and into the first bedroom, which sits behind a frosted barn door and has a deep walk-in closet. The one-wall kitchen is in a separate nook, leaving a wall open to customize additional storage. The listing found a buyer in just over a week. 

  • Full Listing: 916 G Street NW, #502 (map)
  • Price: $525,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Square Feet: 885
  • HOA Fees: $534/month
  • Year Built: 2003
  • Days on Market: Nine
  • Listing Agent: Amy Wease, RLAH Real Estate

A Hilltop House Near 12th Street

This Kearny Street colonial sits a short walk from Brookland's 12th Street drag with a terraced front garden and full-length front porch. The living room has a white brick fireplace and the doorway to the dining room is framed with pillars above built-in shelving. All three bedrooms have double exposure, although the bedroom on the lower level is the only one with a private bath. The lower level also has a rec room with white painted stone covering the lower half of the walls, as well as a Tiki-style bar nook. The full-length rear deck is one step above the ample fenced-in backyard. The house went under contract a day after the listing price dropped by nearly $50,000.

  • Full Listing: 1408 Kearny Street NE (map)
  • Price: $599,900
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Feet: 1,736
  • Year Built: 1923
  • Days on Market: 19
  • Listing Agent: Lee Goldstein, RLAH Real Estate

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