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Under Contract: 12 Days or Less for Architecturally Interesting Interiors

by Nena Perry-Brown

This installment of Under Contract revisits three recently-featured listings with interesting architectural details that each went under contract within six to 12 days.


12 Days for a Co-Op with Confessional Closet

This Kalorama co-op spent twice as long on the market as the other listings featured today, but arguably has twice the eye-catching architectural details, down to the scrollwork framing the doorjamb. In the spacious hall, a wooden walk-in confessional closet is built-in floor-to-ceiling and sports ornate molding and three archtop doors with leaded windows. A double-sided breakfast bar peninsula turns into the kitchen, which has a cherry-red subway tile backsplash and an exposed brick column in the far corner. Both of the bedrooms are comparably-sized and have stained-glass clerestory windows; the rear bedroom also has a bay window and a closet wall. The bathroom has a stained-glass transom above the door, a set of framed recessed shelving, and a clawfoot bathtub. 

  • Full Listing: 1840 Biltmore Street NW, #23 (map)
  • Price: $595,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: One
  • HOA Fees: $1,225/month
  • Year Built: 1913
  • Days on Market: 12
  • Listing Agent: Leslie Dembinski, Compass

Under Contract in Six Days in 16th Street Heights

This 16th Street Heights house went under contract within a week of being listed. The front porch has a ceiling fan, and past the checkerboard-floored vestibule, the living room has a wide arch that frames an inglenook wood-burning fireplace between built-in shelving. French doors lead from the living room into the formal dining room, and a breakfast room/den off the kitchen has a glass block window and french doors out to a slate patio with a pergola and raised gardens. The owner's en-suite bath has a skylight, and another bedroom upstairs has a sleeping porch with glass block window. The top floor serves as a bonus room, and the lower level has another bedroom, a full bath, and a second kitchen and laundry room. The house also has a detached garage.

  • Full Listing: 4608 15th Street NW (map)
  • Price: $994,608
  • Bedrooms: Five
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Square Feet: 3,190
  • Year Built: 1919
  • Days on Market: Six
  • Listing Agent: David Cox, Coldwell Banker Realty

Six Days for a Mid-Century Split-Level

Over in Bethesda, this mid-century four-bedroom has a pseudo-split level style combined with updated finishes. The open-concept main level has a tall, half-cove ceiling with a skylight above the living/dining area and another skylight above the kitchen, which also has a walnut-topped bar on three sides of the island. Up a handful of steps, the landing creates a gallery open to the main level, and this space houses the owner's suite and a pair of bedrooms with a jack-and-jill bathroom. The lower level has an office/bonus room with exterior access and an additional bedroom suite, as well as a rec room with concrete floors. On the other side of the lower level, a family room has a painted brick wall with a recessed fireplace beside sliding glass doors out to the flagstone patio and surrounding yard. 

  • Full Listing: 4522 Traymore Street (map)
  • Price: $799,000
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: Three
  • Square Feet: 2,910
  • Year Built: 1955
  • Days on Market: Six
  • Listing Agent: Theresa Helfman Taylor, Keller Williams Capital Properties

Photo courtesy of Xabier Aristu and HomeVisit.

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