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Under Contract: The Greenest Home, A Bungalow and A Penthouse

  • April 9, 2013

by Shilpi Paul

In Under Contract, UrbanTurf looks back at properties it has featured recently that were snatched up by DC’s alert buyers.


Under Contract: The Greenest Home, A Bungalow and A Penthouse: Figure 1

Cute Del Ray Bungalow With a Peaked Roof

Featured as one of our Best New Listings two weeks ago, this Del Ray bungalow has a cute exterior and a generous number of rooms inside. The sellers transformed a few of the bedrooms into an office/music room and a nursery, and there is also a screened-in porch. Perhaps their clever usage of the many rooms inspired the eventual buyer: the home went under contract in just under a week.

  • Address: 8 Custis Avenue West, Alexandria, VA (map)
  • Price: $739,000
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Year Built: 1935
  • Days on Market: 6


Under Contract: The Greenest Home, A Bungalow and A Penthouse: Figure 2

The Greenest Capitol Hill Home on the Market

We know the title “The Greenest Capitol Hill Home on the Market” is semi-bold, but we think it is warranted: this is the home of a realtive of the principal of GreenSpur, a DC-based building and design firm that specializes in making sustainable homes. As one might expect, the rowhouse is kitted out with green design features. Extensive insulation brought utility costs down to $20-$30 per month, a green roof absorbs heat, and 24 solar panels create plenty of electricity. One lucky tree-hugger snapped this home up last week.

  • Address: 1430 Independence Avenue SE (map)
  • Price: $749,900
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Square Footage: Approximately 2,000
  • Days on Market: 8


Under Contract: The Greenest Home, A Bungalow and A Penthouse: Figure 3

Two-Bedroom in Columbia Heights Condo Conversion

Last year, this rowhouse at 1480 Harvard Street NW was purchased by a developer. Now, the home is a condo conversion with four units. Featured last week in What $700,000 Buys You, this penthouse takes up the top two levels of the home. The developer had a stylish eye, putting in oversized windows, a shower for two, and a large private rooftop deck. The recent nice weather drew the attention of an eager buyer: the home went under contract in just 3 days.

  • Address: 1480 Harvard Street NW, #4 (map)
  • Price: $699,900
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Footage: 1,050
  • HOA Fees: $172/month
  • Days on Market: 3

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