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Up to $195,000 Above Asking, from Hillcrest to Cathedral Heights

by Nena Perry-Brown

The latest edition of Above Asking revisits three recently-featured listings that sold for anywhere between $10,000 and $195,000 over asking price.


$10,100 Above Asking for Sears Bungalow in Hillcrest

Over in Hillcrest, this three-bedroom bungalow sold for about $10,000 above asking price. The front porch has a bench swing, and inside, the formal dining room has archways into the living room and kitchen along with a recessed wall. The kitchen has white cabinetry and a white farmhouse basin sink, black granite countertops, access to the rear porch, and the fridge and additional cabinetry in an archtop alcove. The upper floor serves as the owner's bedroom suite, with a wall of built-in shelving and cabinets at the top of the stairs and several nooks for seating and bonus space, as well as a walk-in closet/dressing room with slanted ceiling. The lower level has tiled floors, a bedroom and full bath, a playroom, and separate rear exit, and the backyard includes a paved patio and a detached garage.

  • Full Listing: 3209 Alabama Avenue SE (map)
  • Asking Price: $749,900
  • Sold Price: $760,000
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: Three
  • Square Feet: 2,447
  • Year Built: 1932
  • Listing Agent: Joan Carmichael, Century 21

$195,000 Above Asking in Section 3

This farmhouse in Section 3 of the Village of Chevy Chase sold for almost $200,000 above asking price. The house has cute curb appeal courtesy of the picket fence and manicured lawn beside the driveway and a front porch. On one side of the front door, the living room has a white brick wood-burning fireplace, while on the other, a breakfast bar doubles as a cut-thru window to the kitchen, where the integrated cooktop has a hood above. The formal dining room has paneled sliding glass doors out to a deck beneath a pergola, overlooking the rear lawn. Upstairs, the owner's bedroom has a sitting nook beneath a cove ceiling, and the bathroom has a deep skylight and marble tiles along the floor and up the walls surrounding the tub. The house also has an unfinished lower level and a detached garage.

  • Full Listing: 3707 Spring Street (map)
  • Asking Price: $925,000
  • Sold Price: $1.12 million
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Feet: 1,650
  • Year Built: 1921
  • Listing Agents: Kate Sheckells, Kelly Virbickas, Compass

Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.


$100,000 Above Asking in Cathedral Heights

This conveniently-located house in Cathedral Heights sold for a neat $100,000 premium compared to its asking price. Bricks and pavers create a path up to the patio-like front porch, and built-in shelving flanks the archway inside the living room on the opposite wall from a fireplace. The kitchen has textured countertops, a hood above the stove, a white subway tile backsplash, a farmhouse basin sink, and a breakfast bar peninsula with a natural wood leg. On the other side, a window-lined family room leads out to the flagstone patio, which has a stone retaining wall abutting yard space. The top floor can serve as the fifth bedroom or a bonus room and has shelving built in beneath the cove ceiling, while the lower level has painted concrete floors, a full bath, a wine cellar, and a rec room with built-in media center. The garage was converted into a workshop/flex space.

  • Full Listing: 3846 Macomb Street NW (map)
  • Asking Price: $1,795,000
  • Sold Price: $1,895,000
  • Bedrooms: Five
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Square Feet: 3,306
  • Year Built: 1935
  • Listing Agent: Justin Kitsch, TTR Sotheby's International Realty

Photo courtesy of Sean Shanahan.

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