What Around $500,000 Buys in the DC Area

by Nena Perry-Brown

In this week's installment of What X Buys, UrbanTurf takes a look at what is available for local buyers with a $500,000 budget.

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

A Stanton Park Two-Bedroom

The priciest of today's options is this two-bedroom condo in Stanton Park. The unit has hardwoods throughout and enters into a long hallway leading into the living room, which has a fireplace alongside a corner set of built-in shelves above a cabinet. The dining room in the opposite corner has double exposure and floating shelves; the L-shaped kitchen beyond has granite countertops and white cabinetry with white-and-copper handles. The unit has a washer/dryer adjacent to the bathroom and the building also offers extra storage. 

  • Full Listing: 520 E Street NE, #103 (map)
  • Price: $535,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Square Feet: 784
  • HOA Fees: $406/month
  • Year Built: 1908
  • Listing Agents: Damian Buckley, Catriona Fraser, Long & Foster Real Estate

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

An Award-Winning One Bedroom

Coming in just below the half-million dollar mark, this spacious one-bedroom is located in the Schafer Mansion, a boutique condo building that won the Historic Mount Pleasant Design award in 2012. The ceilings soar as high as 11 feet in the unit, which recalls Victorian architecture in some rooms and contemporary architecture in others. The living room has a rounded bay with leaded windows above a built-in bench and wood-paneled wainscoting on either side; on another wall, an ornately-framed wood mantel surrounds a green-tiled fireplace. The kitchen has a more stark finish and has the conveniences of a breakfast bar and a pot-filling spout. The bedroom has double exposure and closets outfitted with Elfa organizers. The unit also comes with a parking space.

  • Full Listing: 3324 18th Street NW, #3 (map)
  • Price: $499,900
  • Bedrooms: One
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Square Feet: 780
  • HOA Fees: $330/month
  • Year Built: 1909
  • Listing Agent: Avi Adler, Long & Foster Real Estate

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

Four Bedrooms Near Four Corners

In Silver Spring, just north of Four Corners and a short walk from Sligo Creek, this four-bedroom house offers a generous alternative to city condo living. The living room has a giant picture window and a wood-burning fireplace, while the kitchen has a U-shaped counter and an exposed brick wall. Two of the bedrooms are on the main level, as is a sunroom under a pitched shiplap ceiling. Both upstairs bedrooms also have pitched ceilings and enjoy walk-in closets; there is also a private sitting room in the master suite. Additional storage space runs along the upper level, parallel to the bedrooms. There is a slate patio in the rear and a detached storage shed, while the ample lawn beyond slopes upward.

  • Full Listing: 1001 Robin Road (map)
  • Price: $479,000
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Feet:  2,113 
  • Year Built: 1952
  • Listing Agent: Carolyn Jordan, GO BRENT

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