What (About) $1.4 Million Buys in the DC Area

by Nena Perry-Brown

For this edition of What X Buys, UrbanTurf rounds up some possibilities for prospective homebuyers in the DC area in the $1.4 million range.

2,100 Square Feet in Capitol Hill

Around the corner from Garfield Park on Capitol Hill is this four-bedroom rowhouse. The living room has a narrow bay window and an angled wall-hanging fireplace beneath a floating mantel. Past the stairs, the kitchen also has floating shelves above a wine fridge, and a farmhouse basin sink set into a breakfast bar peninsula; the dining area beyond houses the backdoor and a half-bath. Upstairs, the owner's bedroom has a barn door that conceals a walk-through closet leading to an en-suite bath with double sink opposite a frameless glass shower stall. The lower level has a rec room with wet bar and bay window, a full bath, and a bedroom with a deep alcove cut out of one wall, next to the backdoor with stairs up to the rear brick patio and shed.

  • Full Listing: 531 2nd Street SE (map)
  • Price: $1.35 million
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Square Feet: 2,087
  • Year Built: 1907
  • Listing Agents: Brent Jackson, Robert Sanders, TTR Sotheby's International Realty

Arts and Crafts in Chevy Chase

A block from the DC border, a flagstone path leads up to this recently-renovated Chevy Chase arts and crafts house. The interior is reminiscent of a split-level, with an elevated sitting room to the right of the entry, and on the other side past the stairs, a bonus room/bedroom with bay window. A few steps down, the living room has built-in shelving and cabinets flanking the fireplace. On the other side of the back doors, the eat-in kitchen has tiled floors matching its backsplash, a breakfast bar island, and a dining nook with triple exposure. A laundry room/mudroom around the corner provides interior access to the garage. Upstairs, the owner's bedroom has double exposure, a walk-in closet/dressing room, and an en-suite bath with spa tub and shower nook on either side of a double sink surrounded by cabinetry. 

  • Full Listing: 3202 Cummings Lane (map)
  • Price: $1,425,000
  • Bedrooms: Five
  • Bathrooms: Four
  • Square Feet: 3,100
  • Year Built: 1949
  • Listing Agents: Martin Toews, Jeffrey Brier, Compass

A Falls Church Farmhouse with Wraparound Porch

This Falls Church farmhouse has a wrap-around front porch and sits on a quarter-acre lot. Like the listing above, the interior is also reminiscent of a split-level, entering into a foyer and family/dining room with slate-tiled gas fireplace and loft-like natural light. Downstairs, the eat-in kitchen has a breakfast bar island, two pantries, and a microwave drawer. The open living room abuts the kitchen and has built-in shelving along the wall surrounding the gas fireplace. The owner's bedroom has a tray ceiling, a walk-in closet/dressing room, and an en-suite bath with standalone tub and pentagonal shower stall. The lower level has hardwood flooring, a rec room with a slate panel fireplace and recessed shelf, and a bedroom and full bath. The backyard has a patio, a shed, and tall trees along the fence line. The house is also wired for sound and has two heating/cooling systems.

  • Full Listing: 6621 Fisher Avenue (map)
  • Price: $1,395,000
  • Bedrooms: Six
  • Bathrooms: Five
  • Square Feet: 3,238
  • Year Built: 1954
  • Listing Agents: Stanley Brock, Talmage Amaya, Howard Brock Realty Company

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