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What (Around) $1.25 Million Buys in the DC Area

by Nena Perry-Brown

For this edition of What X Buys, UrbanTurf takes a look at what prospective homebuyers in the DC area can afford on a $1.25 million budget.


Five Bedrooms in the One-Acre Wood

In the Alexandria neighborhood of Moore Hill Estates, this five-bedroom ranch-style house enjoys an acre-sized wooded lot. There are pathways winding around the house and its yard, and a wrap-around porch which connects to a spacious wooden deck which creates a carport. Most of the main level is beneath an exposed wood beam ceiling, and the living room and family room both have fireplaces recessed into brick accent walls. Beneath a series of clerestory windows, interlocked wood paneling creates a den-like partition between the living room and the formal dining room. Four of the bedrooms, including the generous owner's suite, have sliding glass doors opening onto the outdoor space.

  • Full Listing: 5071 Polk Avenue (map)
  • Price: $1,275,000
  • Bedrooms: Five
  • Bathrooms: Four
  • Square Feet: 4,286 
  • Year Built: 1965
  • Listing Agent: Abuzar Waleed, RE/MAX Executives

A Converted Cleveland Park Carriage House 

Constructed in 1900 as a carriage house, this Cleveland Park listing is an over 2,100 square-foot two-bedroom. The exterior is largely characterized by stucco and ivy, and the interior is full of quirky details like the cobblestone-floored entry hall, stained glass windows and the ornately-carved molding surrounding the arched entryway into the open living/dining room. The living room also has an iron standalone corner fireplace, and two small closets are tucked beneath the stairs. A few stairs down from the eat-in kitchen, a family room has a deep bay windowsill bench. The owner's suite sits beneath a cove ceiling and has an archtop picture window with cottage-style french doors as shutters. If you count the skylight, the second bedroom has quadruple exposure. The house also has a backyard with brick patio area and detached shed.

  • Full Listing: 3320 36th Street NW (map)
  • Price: $1,249,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Square Feet: 2,185
  • Year Built: 1900
  • Listing Agents: Tammy Gale, Anne Weir, Washington Fine Properties

Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.


Three Bedrooms and Three Private Terraces

Located in Near Northeast, this condo offers over 1,800 square feet of living space across two levels and has a reasonable condo fee to go with its seven-figure price tag. A minimalist white-and-stainless steel, U-shaped kitchen has a commercial hood and backsplash, as well as a wine fridge, and a waterfall breakfast bar overlooking the shared living and dining room. Both the main level and the upper level have comparably-sized owner's suites with private balconies. The landing doubles as a sitting room and has access to a private roof terrace. The unit also has access to a shared rear patio/parking pad behind a garage door.

  • Full Listing: 1127 7th Street NE, #2 (map)
  • Price: $1,275,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Square Feet: 1,842
  • HOA Fees: $379/month
  • Year Built: 1910
  • Listing Agents: Gerard DiRuggiero, Trish DiRuggiero, Urban Land Company

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