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What $900,000 Buys in the DC Area

by Nena Perry-Brown

This installment of What X Buys highlights three options in the DC area for prospective homebuyers with a roughly $900,000 budget.


New Construction in Shaw

At the intersection of Shaw and Cardozo, this two-bedroom condo is one of seven units in a new building at 1923 9th Street NW. Floor-to-ceiling windows line the wall of the L-shaped main living area, and the minimalist kitchen also enjoys this natural light, with darker floor-to-ceiling cabinetry concealing the fridge adjacent to white cabinetry surrounding the cooktop and concealed hood. The owner's bedroom has a floor-to-ceiling window and an en-suite bath where the dark tile flooring extends into the frameless glass-enclosed shower stall. The building also has extra storage and bicycle parking.

  • Full Listing: 1923 9th Street NW, #1 (map)
  • Price: $899,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Feet: 1,139
  • HOA Fees: $530/month
  • Listing Agent: Lindsay Reishman, Compass

Adaptive Reuse in University Heights

This semi-detached house in University Heights adaptively-reused its own materials during a renovation. The original hardwood flooring was refinished and is prominent on the main level, and what was once pocket doors between the living room and eat-in kitchen have been transformed into barn doors. Newer flooring behind the breakfast bar island extends into an adjacent laundry nook and a step-down in front of the backdoor. The owner's bedroom upstairs has a skylit walk-in closet and a bathroom with double vanities. The finished lower level has a kitchenette-like laundry area, a bedroom, and a full bath with backlit mirror and beveled subway tiles along the walls and covering the shower stall. The house also has a detached garage at the rear of the backyard, fronting the alley.

  • Full Listing: 4008 12th Street NE (map)
  • Price: $898,000
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Square Feet: 2,304 
  • Year Built: 1918
  • Listing Agent: Mary Magner, Long & Foster Real Estate

Missing Middle on Main Street

On Takoma Park's main drag, this typical four-square house with a front porch actually contains multiple units. The main level houses a 1,050 square-foot two-bedroom, one-bathroom unit, while the second level serves as a 1,000 square-foot unit with the same layout and a private balcony. The uppermost level houses a 600 square-foot carpeted studio with a set of built-ins separating the living/sleeping area from the kitchen. There is also a carpeted 900 square-foot two-bedroom, one-bathroom unit on the lower level with separate entrance, and a storage/laundry room on the lower level is accessible to all. The property comes with one tenant in place, and there is a roomy yard and space to park up to 8 vehicles.

  • Full Listing: 7127 Carroll Avenue (map)
  • Price: $899,900
  • Bedrooms: Six
  • Bathrooms: Four
  • Square Feet: 3,522
  • Year Built: 1927
  • Listing Agents: David Maplesden, Elliot Barber, Long & Foster Real Estate

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