Under Contract in Five to Eight Days

by Nena Perry-Brown

For this iteration of Under Contract, UrbanTurf revisits three recently-featured listings that went under contract in five to eight days.

Under Contract in Five to Eight Days: Figure 1

Double-Height Spaces and Abundant Built-Ins

After just five days on the market, this center-hall colonial in Woodley Park has gone under contract. Eye-catching details abound, including most impressively the great room where the ceiling reaches double-height approaching the stacked windows. A built-in desk surrounded by cabinetry seamlessly segues into the next room, a bright kitchen with marble backsplash. Along with having a formal dining room, the house also has a similarly-sized breakfast room under a pitched ceiling with another wall of stacked windows on one side and oversized windows bookending a set of french doors leading out to the deck. The top level contains the skylit owner's suite, which has built-ins on three walls, two dressing rooms and a private terrace. 

  • Full Listing: 3220 Cleveland Avenue NW (map)
  • Price: $1,875,000
  • Bedrooms: Five
  • Bathrooms: 4.5
  • Square Feet: 4,355
  • Year Built: 1922
  • Days on Market: Five
  • Listing Agents: Christopher Ritzert, Christie-Anne Weiss, TTR Sotheby's International Realty 

Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.

Under Contract in Five to Eight Days: Figure 2

Six Days for a Single-Family Home-esque Condo

This single-story Dupont Circle condo somehow seems more like a single-family home, especially because of the stone-clad rowhouse exterior and front porch. The unit has an entry vestibule leading to a wide foyer with a doorway-sized built-in mirror, creating the illusion of more space. The high-ceilinged living room directly opposite has a gently curving bay window and a wood-burning fireplace with built-in mirror. Overlooking this room, the kitchen has floor-to-ceiling cabinetry and a breakfast bar with lateral built-in shelves. A glass-paned door opens onto a bright den with a tiled fireplace and floor-to-ceiling built-ins on either side. The owner's suite has a pair of closets beneath concealed storage cubbies. The unit also has a rear patio with privacy screening.

  • Full Listing: 1723 P Street NW, #102 (map)
  • Price: $899,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Feet: 1,047
  • HOA Fees: $599/month
  • Year Built: 1921
  • Days on Market: Six
  • Listing Agent: Jason Skipworth, DC Living Real Estate

Under Contract in Five to Eight Days: Figure 3

Blue Brookland Bungalow with Built-ins

Over in Brookland, this unassuming blue bungalow was on the market for just over a week before finding a buyer. The interior makes efficient use of its 1,443 square feet, with the kitchen using a separate nook to house the oven and containing cabinetry flanked with open shelving at the corners. One of the bedrooms is on the main level and has a sunroom-like sitting room attached, along with french doors leading out to a wooden deck that looks out on the expansive backyard and steps down to a slate patio. The second bedroom has an attached office, while the owner's suite has a cove ceiling and a wall with a series of stepped built-in units sandwiching windows above a built-in bench. The lower level can function as a studio or an au-pair suite.

  • Full Listing: 1507 Irving Street NE (map)
  • Price: $799,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: Three
  • Square Feet: 1,443
  • Year Built: 1917
  • Days on Market: Eight
  • Listing Agents: Jacob Abbott, Shemaya Klar, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/under-contract-in-five-to-eight-days/14447

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