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Under Contract: Van Buren to Independence

by UrbanTurf Staff

In this week’s installment of Under Contract, we take a look at homes that found buyers in Takoma, Manor Park and Capitol Hill.


Under Contract: Van Buren to Independence: Figure 1

A Little House on a Large Lot Finds a Buyer in Four Days

This craftsman cottage near the Takoma Metro found a buyer willing to snap it up a mere 96 hours after it hit the market. The smaller house sits on a spacious lot with a large rear porch and detached garage. Its traditional interior contrasts dark wood trim with original hardwood floors, arched doorways and oversized windows. While there are just two bedrooms, the house also has an attic and an unfinished basement, making future expansion a viable option.

  • Full Listing: 524 Van Buren Street NW (map)
  • Price: $549,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Square Feet: 1,600
  • Days on Market: 4
  • Year Built: 1930
  • Listing Agent: Brian Cusick, Keller Williams Capital Properties


Under Contract: Van Buren to Independence: Figure 2

Under a Week For a Quirky Custom Rowhouse on Capitol Hill

Constructed at the turn of the century, this narrow Lincoln Park rowhouse is full of personality. Beyond the foyer is a checkerboard-tiled hallway with an exposed brick wall, leading to a family/dining room at the front of the house that enjoys a bay window and a set of built-in bookcases on either side of an inset fireplace. At the end of the hall, the brick wall continues into the living room, which also features a custom bar below a rolling library ladder. The home hit the market two weeks ago and was under contract five days later.

  • Full Listing: 1008 Independence Avenue SE (map)
  • Price: $950,000
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Square Feet: 1,708
  • Days on Market: 5
  • Year Built: 1900
  • Listing Agent: Olivia Merlino, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage


Under Contract: Van Buren to Independence: Figure 3

Two Weeks in Manor Park

This south-facing detached farmhouse has a wide-slung porch that wraps around two sides of the house. The main level of the home has a family room with fireplace and an adjoining living room that leads to a bright, tiled kitchen. In the rear of the house, an L-shaped wooden deck walks out onto a manicured lawn. The house, which also contains an attic and a partially-finished basement, went under contract two weeks after being listed.

  • Full Listing: 223 Rittenhouse Street NW (map)
  • Price: $675,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Square Feet: 1,782
  • Days on Market: 14
  • Year Built: 1919
  • Listing Agent: Natalee Snider, Compass

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/under_contract_van_buren_to_independence/12760

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