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What $420,000 Buys in the DC Area

by Nena Perry-Brown

For this edition of What X Buys, UrbanTurf is rounding up some options for prospective homebuyers in the DC area with a budget of $420,000.


An Alexandria Rambler Off Route 1

This updated rambler sits on a street that dead-ends at Alexandria's Groveton Heights Park. Past the front porch, the nearly 750 square-foot interior has open sightlines between the front and back doors, with the living room, dining area, and galley kitchen in between. The living room has an accent wall reminiscent of siding, and the kitchen has open shelves beneath the cabinets and a double sink beneath a window. One bedroom has open corner shelving atop and next to the door, and the other bedroom has mirrored closet doors. The house also has a laundry room, and there is a driveway to an asymmetrical detached two-car garage, and the deep backyard slopes upward alongside the driveway and has garden areas, hammock posts, and a shed.

  • Full Listing: 3221 Clayborne Avenue (map)
  • Price: $425,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Square Feet: 748
  • Year Built: 1937
  • Listing Agents: Rolfe Kratz, Todd Kolasch, Samson Properties

Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.


A Two-Level Converted-Church Condo

A block from the Eastern Market Metro station, this two-level condo is part of the converted Grace Church. The unit has south-facing stained glass windows, and the high-ceilinged living room has a corner fireplace with a mirror built into the wooden mantel. Next to an exposed brick wall, a floor-to-ceiling closet has custom shelving and stacked trim above the tall doors. A few steps down, the dining area has original organ pipes on the wall and opens toward the L-shaped kitchen with its white-painted brick backsplash and small trapezoidal pantry door. The open stairway leads up to the loft-like bedroom which has a walk-in closet as well as the unit bathroom with a frameless glass shower and combination washer/dryer.

  • Full Listing: 904 D Street SE, #8 (map)
  • Price: $419,000
  • Bedrooms: One
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Square Feet: 600
  • HOA Fees: $235/month
  • Year Built: 1891
  • Listing Agents: Shelley Gold, Jenn Smira, Compass

A Three-Bedroom House in Silver Spring

This mid-century Cape Cod in Silver Spring sits behind a manicured front lawn. Past the living room and dining room, the U-shaped kitchen has a honeycomb tile backsplash, Silestone quartz countertops, and a hood above the stove. Both bedrooms on the main level have double exposure and ceiling fans, and the shared bath has a glass block window in the tub/shower. The upper level fits the owner's bedroom suite and a family room under the cove ceiling, the latter with carpeted floors and a built-in shelving partition. The house also has a separate laundry/storage room and a spacious backyard with paved patio and shed.

  • Full Listing: 708 Justin Way (map)
  • Price: $419,900
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Feet: 1,224 
  • Year Built: 1951
  • Listing Agent: Lauren Gagne, KW Metro Center

Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.

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