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What (Just Under) $900,000 Buys in the DC Area

by Nena Perry-Brown

This installment of What X Buys highlights three options for prospective homebuyers looking to stay under $900,000.


A Convenient Cottage in the Palisades

Over in the Palisades, this cottage-like two-bedroom is packed with charms and has easy access to the neighborhood's amenities. The home has a wide screened-in front porch with a ceiling fan and painted beams. Wood beams also float beneath the ceiling throughout the living and dining rooms, fanning out from the corner that delineates the two. The living room has a pair of skylights and a fireplace between windows, and the angular eat-in kitchen has a skylight, along with a hood above the stove and a white subway tile backsplash. The owner's bedroom has a wall of built-ins surrounding a door, a double closet, and an en-suite bath. The attic can be a spacious bedroom or a bonus room, and the house also has a partially finished basement and a backyard deck. 

  • Full Listing: 2420 Chain Bridge Road NW (map)
  • Price: $899,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Feet: 1,472
  • Year Built: 1937
  • Listing Agent: Judy Cranford, Cranford & Associates

Photo courtesy of RealTour.


Mid-Century Modern in Holmes Run

Over in the Holmes Run Acres area of Fairfax, an offer was already accepted for this mid-century modern house within four days of it being listed. The open-concept main level has an exposed wooden beam ceiling with a painted I-beam and two skylights. The living area has a quartet of floor-to-ceiling windows, and the kitchen has tiled floors, a breakfast bar island, and a wide box window. A brick partition houses a gas fireplace with cubby beside a built-in bar, separating the living room from the hall and the skylight dining room, where sliding glass doors open to a flagstone patio. The owner's bedroom suite has triple exposure, exposed beams, and room for a sitting area. The lower level has a rec room with brick panel fireplace, two wood-paneled bedrooms and two baths, along with access to a platform deck and stone patio.

  • Full Listing: 3315 Elm Terrace (map)
  • Price: $875,000
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: Three
  • Square Feet: 2,679
  • Year Built: 1952
  • Listing Agent: Franci Bissett, Keller Williams Capital Properties

A Chevy Chase Center Hall Colonial

Located on a corner lot in Chevy Chase, a flagstone path leads up to this brick Colonial. Through a doorway to the left, the living room has a fireplace, and the formal dining room has a chair rail and a french casement window. The main level has a sunroom with a wall of built-in shelving, and the eat-in kitchen has brick tile floors. A screened-in rear porch leads out to the brick-paved backyard. The owner's bedroom and the third bedroom both have built-in shelving surrounding a window, and the partially-finished lower level has exposed beams, a freestanding fireplace with a brick hearth, and a workroom converted from the former garage.

  • Full Listing: 5724 Nebraska Avenue NW (map)
  • Price: $899,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Square Feet: 2,076
  • Year Built: 1932
  • Listing Agent: Sarah Howard, Compass

Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.

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