What Between $525,000 and $550,000 Buys in the DC Area

by Nena Perry-Brown

For this installment of What X Buys, UrbanTurf rounds up a few options for prospective homebuyers in the DC area with a budget of $525,000 to $550,000.

A Converted Loft in Penn Quarter

Sixteen years ago, an office-to-residential conversion in Penn Quarter birthed Mather Studios where this listing is located. The two-bedroom unit enjoys the industrial finishes and loft-like aesthetic restored from the retrofit, including exposed concrete ceilings, polished concrete floors, and exposed ductwork. A brick wall lines the entry hall and houses the windows along the living room and into the first bedroom, which sits behind a frosted barn door and has a deep walk-in closet. The one-wall kitchen is in its own room, leaving a wall open to customize additional storage. 

  • Full Listing: 916 G Street NW, #502 (map)
  • Price: $525,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Square Feet: 885
  • HOA Fees: $534/month
  • Year Built: 2003
  • Listing Agent: Amy Wease, RLAH Real Estate

A Semi-Circular Kalorama Condo

This 1,000 square-foot Kalorama condo takes advantage of abundant original finishes, like chestnut wood and trim, 10-foot ceilings and semi-circular bays with extra-tall windows. The bays create a rounded living room with an ornate wood fireplace with tiled and mirrored panels. The second bedroom is currently styled as the dining room and also has rounded edges. The bathroom is largely finished in white and grey marble with frameless glass surrounding the tub, while the kitchen has a wrap-around island. 

  • Full Listing: 2220 20th Street NW, #3 (map)
  • Price: $549,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Square Feet: 1,000
  • HOA Fees: $521/month
  • Year Built: 1901
  • Listing Agent: Vince Hurteau, Continental Properties

A Deceptively-Spacious Cape Cod in Takoma Park

Over in Takoma Park, this detached home has a petite street presence that belies its expanded footprint. Upon entry, the kitchen overlooks the dining room to the right, while the living room sits to the left with a black-and-white fireplace. The first bedroom has a Murphy bed surrounded by trim, and the second bedroom has built-in shelving surrounding the window. A generous bonus room has exposed beams traversing the ceiling. The above-grade lower level has a second kitchen and a rec room that opens up to a spacious Florida room. The spacious backyard has a shed and a mature tree.

  • Full Listing: 1009 Hopewell Avenue (map)
  • Price: $525,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Feet: 2,330
  • Year Built: 1941
  • Listing Agents: Kristin Gerlach, Abebi Wolfe, Gerlach Real Estate

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/what-between-525000-and-550000-buys-in-the-dc-area/14966

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