What Around $500,000 Buys in the DC Area

  • October 17th 2018

by Nena Perry-Brown

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For this edition of What X Buys, UrbanTurf rounds up a few options for DC-area homebuyers looking to spend up to $500,000.

What Around $500,000 Buys in the DC Area: Figure 1

A Renovated Ranch in Benning Ridge

In DC's Benning Ridge neighborhood, the front lawn slopes upward to this renovated ranch house. The living room has a pitched ceiling and a bay window seating nook, along with a slate fireplace. The U-shaped kitchen has a breakfast nook with side-yard access, a five-eye gas stovetop and polka dot tiled backsplash above granite countertops, along with a pass-through window that creates a breakfast bar in the living room. Three bedrooms share a full bath on this level, while the basement offers a spacious rec room, a bedroom and a full bathroom. The house also has a mudroom/laundry room and an attic. The backyard has a detached deck and is bordered by mature trees.

  • Full Listing: 725 46th Street SE (map)
  • Price: $489,900
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Feet: 1,156
  • Year Built: 1957
  • Listing Agent: Jerry Jewell, REALTYFORCE

What Around $500,000 Buys in the DC Area: Figure 2

A Unique One-Bedroom in the Historic Altamont

The Beaux-Arts Kalorama co-op building that houses this one-bedroom unit was designed by renowned architect Arthur Heaton. This south-facing unit boasts 10-foot ceilings and the living room features crown and picture molding throughout, centering around a tiled wood-burning fireplace and enjoying light from a trio of original Palladian windows, a finish unique to the sixth story of this building. The narrow kitchen runs parallel to the living room and has a built-in electric cooktop and a pass-through window to the living room. The bedroom also has a pair of Palladian windows and a walk-in closet; the bathroom is an en-suite. A second walk-in closet sits off the entry foyer. A reserved parking space is also available for purchase, at $40,000.

  • Full Listing: 1901 Wyoming Avenue NW, #60 (map)
  • Price: $499,900
  • Bedrooms: One
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Square Feet: 710
  • HOA Fees: $728/month
  • Year Built: 1917
  • Listing Agent: Sammy Dweck, TTR Sotheby's International Realty

Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.

What Around $500,000 Buys in the DC Area: Figure 3

A Rustic Colonial Near Hyattsville Arts District

A few blocks from the Hyattsville Arts District, this Dutch colonial has a full-sized porch and a rustic exterior. The house has oak flooring and enters into a living room with a brick fireplace sandwiched between built-in shelving units beneath windows. Through an archway is the dining room with double exposure, with a china cabinet floating above a cupboard built into a corner nook. The adjacent U-shaped kitchen is partially open to the dining room and has a half-pitched ceiling along with a garden window and back door. A stair walks directly down into the family room with giant garden window, and an upstairs bonus room under pitched ceiling can serve as a fifth bedroom. The house also has a detached wooden shed.

  • Full Listing: 5601 42nd Avenue (map)
  • Price: $490,000
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Square Feet: 1,755
  • Year Built: 1923
  • Listing Agent: Ann Barrett, Long & Foster Real Estate

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