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What $1.8-$1.9 Million Buys in the DC Area

by Nena Perry-Brown

This edition of What X Buys gives readers a glimpse of what a DC-area homebuyer can afford with a budget of up to $1.9 million.


Stacked Windows and Plenty of Pairs

A driveway pulls up to the interior two-car garage of this 4,700 square-foot Alexandria home, with stairs leading up to a wrap-around porch. Five doors off the porch open into the open living and dining room; a breakfast bar provides separation from the U-shaped kitchen with a center island, two sinks and subway-tiled backsplash. Paned glass french doors open into a sunroom with a pitched ceiling, stacked windows, and a fireplace with floor-to-ceiling built-ins on either side. The grand owner's bedroom has a sitting area and an extra-tall vaulted ceiling with clerestory windows, along with a custom dressing room with a walk-in closet. The finished basement has two bedrooms, a rec room with wet bar, a full bath, and a tiled den. The house also sits on a massive lot with huge trees framing the backyard.

  • Full Listing: 309 W Alexandria Avenue (map)
  • Price: $1,799,000
  • Bedrooms: Five
  • Bathrooms: 4.5
  • Square Feet: 4,741
  • Year Built: 1982
  • Listing Agent: Christine Garner, Weichert

Photo courtesy of Linen and Lens.


A Two-Bedroom Penthouse at Ellington Plaza

As The Shaw begins delivering just above Ellington Plaza next to the Howard Theatre, we are getting a first glimpse at its units, starting with this two-bedroom penthouse unit. The residence features floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood flooring and three private terraces, two of which have private access from each bedroom. The sleek L-shaped kitchen has Ceasarstone countertops and a concealed fridge, and each bedroom has an en-suite bath with double vanity and a pair of backlit mirrors. The unit comes with the option of purchasing two garage parking spaces.

  • Full Listing: 610 T Street NW, #803 (map)
  • Price: $1,799,900
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Square Feet: 1,354
  • HOA Fees: $718/month
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Listing Agents: Natalie Hasny, Raquel Gutierrez, Capital Residential Properties

A Four-Story Four-Bedroom in Cathedral Heights

This south-facing Tudor in Cathedral Heights has over 3,500 square feet of living space across four floors. The open-concept main level starts with the living room, which has a wide bay window and a white fireplace with restored mantle. Past a set of paned french doors, the dining room and sitting room share a coffered ceiling. The latter is open to the kitchen which features a Carrera marble waterfall breakfast bar island with wine fridge and adjacent butler's pantry. Upstairs, the owner's suite has a private den and a dressing room with concealed storage with a full bath behind a barn door. The second bedroom has double exposure and a wall with built-in shelving between closets. Stairs lead up to a skylit suite with a wet bar and access to two roof decks. The lower level can function as a one-bedroom in-law suite, complete with a galley kitchen, fireplace, and walk-out to the pebble-covered patio beneath a deck which overlooks the backyard.

  • Full Listing: 3823 Cathedral Avenue NW (map)
  • Price: $1,895,000
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: 4.5
  • Square Feet: 3,559
  • Year Built: 1926
  • Listing Agent: Kornelia Stuphan, Long & Foster Real Estate

Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.

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