Bountiful Backyards Under Contract in Nine Days or Less

  • May 28th 2019

by Nena Perry-Brown

This week's edition of Under Contract includes three recently-featured listings from across the DC area which each have impressive outdoor spaces and went under contract in nine days or less.

Indoor-Outdoor Living in Sligo Park Hills

Going under contract nine days after hitting the market, this four-bedroom house in the  Sligo Hills section of Silver Spring enjoys a grove-like setting evocative of its neighborhood namesake. Some of the most impressive spaces of the house offer an indoor/outdoor experience, from the patio-esque front porch to its wooded lot. A rear screened-in-porch has a vaulted ceiling with exposed wooden trusses, with floor-to-ceiling windows framing views of the lush side and rear yards. Just outside the porch, stairs lead down to a deck which stands deeper into the back lot. Down another set of stairs, a third deck has a pergola and direct access to the lower level, which has a rec room and bedroom.

  • Full Listing: 110 Devon Court (map)
  • Price: $579,000
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Feet: 1,758
  • Year Built: 1950
  • Days on Market: Nine
  • Listing Agents: Kathleen Moore, Peggy Lyn Speicher, Long & Foster Real Estate

Seven Days for Solar Panels in Mount Rainier

This solar panel-topped Mount Rainier bungalow is efficient in both energy usage and floor plan, making for an affordable five-bedroom which seems more spacious than its 1,400 square feet. The house has an updated open-concept main level with front-to-back sightlines, featuring a wood-burning fireplace in the living area. Beyond the dining area, the kitchen has a double-basin farmhouse sink and a breakfast bar above an integrated cooktop beneath a chef's hood. The owner's bedroom sits beneath a cove ceiling on the top level,  the ceiling sloping to half its height to fit in a built-in bureau; a semi-elliptical built-in sits midway up another wall. The spacious backyard has an octagonal wooden deck, a shed and a tree swing, and the house also has a lower level with kitchenette, full bath and laundry room.

  • Full Listing: 4306 29th Street (map)
  • Price: $449,000
  • Bedrooms: Five
  • Bathrooms: Three
  • Square Feet: 1,405
  • Year Built: 1934
  • Days on Market: Seven
  • Listing Agent: Jessica Evans, RLAH Real Estate

Eight Days Until Contract in Langdon 

This detached three-bedroom in Langdon offers a similar proposition as its above counterpart in Mount Rainier: a house which offers more potential than its square footage suggests. On the main level, the living and dining rooms share the left side of the house, each enjoying double exposure. A three-wall kitchen shares tiled floors with an adjacent breakfast nook, which has access to a powder room and to the backyard. The heavily vegetated lot creates a leafy backyard with a circular brick-paved patio area, trees and gardens. Each of the three bedrooms also each have double exposure, and the house has both a private driveway and an unfinished basement for additional storage space or eventual expansion. The home found a buyer in just over a week. 

  • Full Listing: 2941 Mills Avenue NE (map)
  • Price: $575,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Square Feet: 1,376 
  • Year Built: 1910
  • Days on Market: Eight
  • Listing Agents: Kymber Lovett-Menkiti, Monique Malabe, Keller Williams Capital Properties

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/under-contract-in-7-to-9-days-for-bountiful-backyards/15449.

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