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Under Contract: From a Week to Over a Year

by Nena Perry-Brown

In this week’s edition of Under Contract, UrbanTurf takes a look at two homes which sold within a week — and a Spring Valley mansion that has flirted with the market for over a year.


Under Contract: From a Week to Over a Year: Figure 1

Spring Valley House Becomes a Home One Million Dollars Later

UrbanTurf featured this home back in 2014, and it is under contract after several price reductions. The six-bedroom house, originally built in 1954, was completely renovated and expanded by architect Robert Gurney. While its facade is fairly traditional, there are large panes of glass and indoor/outdoor living spaces from a screened-in porch to an enclosed glass walkway leading to a pool. It’s modernized 8,000 square feet was put on the market in December 2014 for $4.990 million and went under contract recently for $3.95 million.

  • Full Listing: 5063 Overlook Road NW (map)
  • Price: $3,950,000
  • Bedrooms: Six
  • Bathrooms: 5.5
  • Square Feet: 8,000
  • Listing Agent: Ron Mangas, TTR Sothebys International Realty

Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.


Under Contract: From a Week to Over a Year: Figure 2

Seven Days for this Two-Plus-Den

With an unusual two bedroom plus den layout, the 1,360 square-foot home near the H Street Corridor also has a rustic flair, with wood and exposed brick accents on the main floor. Multi-story bay windows also provide nooks in the living room and both bedrooms. The home found a buyer in just a week.

  • Full Listing: 1361 Emerald Street NE (map)
  • Price: $649,900
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 1915
  • Days on Market: Seven
  • Listing Agent: Eric Broermann, Slate Properties


Under Contract: From a Week to Over a Year: Figure 3

Brookland Oasis Goes in Six Days

Built in 1904, this detached Victorian home offers ample outdoor space, from the L-shaped porch in front to the large outdoor deck and deep backyard. The interior features are both modern and practical, with a modernized eat-in kitchen, an unfinished basement that doubles as a laundry and storage room, and stained glass windows in the bathroom.

  • Full Listing: 1350 Newton Street NE (map)
  • Price: $499,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Square Feet: 1,010
  • Days on Market: Six
  • Listing Agent: Jacob Abbott, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/under_contract_a_week_to_a_year/11234

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