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What About $480,000 Buys in the DC Area

by Nena Perry-Brown

This edition of What X Buys highlights three options in the DC area for buyers with a $480,000 budget.


A Renovated, Roomy Ranch in Adelphi Park

This 2,000 square-foot ranch sits a stone's throw from the University of Maryland campus, its pitched roof covering a porch on one side and a carport on the other. The elevated foyer area overlooks the living room, where a center ceiling beam meets the windows stacked on the far wall adjacent to a brick panel fireplace. A dining area on the other side of the beam is just outside the kitchen. Along with the three bedrooms and full bath on the main level, there is another bedroom and bath on the spacious, carpeted lower level, which also has a partially-finished laundry/storage room and paned french doors that walk out to the roomy backyard.

  • Full Listing: 7814 Adelphi Court (map)
  • Price: $479,000
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Feet: 2,010
  • Year Built: 1960
  • Listing Agents: Ben Garner, Kelly Marburger, Monument Sotheby's International Realty

Photo courtesy of Raz Tzameret. 


A Condo-Sized Rowhouse in Alexandria

Located in Alexandria's Jefferson Manor neighborhood, this end-unit rowhouse has an efficient 800 square-foot layout. The living room has double exposure and there's a dining nook between the back door and the kitchen, which has seafoam-colored countertops, off-white farmhouse cabinetry, and a white basin sink. The two bedrooms, both with cove ceilings and double exposure, share a full bath upstairs. There is also a carpeted lower level rec room with a barn door concealing space for storage. The backyard has a large deck and a shed, and in the front, the house also has a parking pad and a porch with bench swing.

  • Full Listing: 6008 Monticello Road (map)
  • Price: $489,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Square Feet: 816
  • Year Built: 1947
  • Listing Agent: Heather Corey, TTR Sotheby's International Realty

A Bedroom and Den in the West End

This one-bedroom condo is located just three blocks from the Foggy Bottom Metro station. Upon entry to the unit, the kitchen has track lighting and also houses the combination washer/dryer beneath the granite-topped breakfast bar peninsula. The living and dining areas are open-concept, and a den just past the living area could serve as a window-lit office. The bedroom has a pair of windows and a step-in closet with a wall of built-in organizers. The building also includes a bike storage room.

  • Full Listing: 1121 24th Street NW, #308 (map)
  • Price: $484,999
  • Bedrooms: One
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Square Feet: 650
  • HOA Fees: $352/month
  • Year Built: 1940
  • Listing Agent: Justin Davey, Long & Foster Real Estate

Photo courtesy of Piers Freezer, with HomeVisit.

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