In What X Buys You this week, UrbanTurf takes a look at properties on the market in the $1.35 to $1.475 million range to give readers an idea of what type of homes are available in this price point in the DC area.
Mid-Century Giant in Bethesda
Built in 1963, this four-bedroom Bethesda home has a wholesome quality, and its warm wood and flowery tiles make it feel down-to-earth despite the high price tag. The value seems to play out in the size: it’s huge. Two large family rooms, several dining areas, five bathrooms — the maze of a house probably loses guests all the time. A gazebo structure in the front and a greenhouse-like sunroom made entirely from glass seem like cool places to hang out, and the pool in the backyard is a valued amenity these days.
- Full Listing: 8920 Burdette Road, Bethesda, MD (map)
- Price: $1.35 million
- Bedrooms: Four
- Bathrooms: Five
- Year Built: 1963
- Listing Agent: Alden Byrholdt, Washington Fine Properties
Twice-Renovated in Cleveland Park
In the past century, architects have swept through this 1926-built home twice and renovated it up to contemporary standards (most recently in 2011 by Luis Boza). While the front still looks fairly typical for Cleveland Park, the back reveals a very window-heavy design. Many of the changes seem to have brightened up the house: a skylight shines down on the stairwell and windows now take up entire widths of walls. Some portions of floors were also removed, giving the family room a two-story ceiling. The 2,596-square foot house lives on three stories and is close to the Cleveland Park Metro.
- Full Listing: 3431 Ordway Street NW (map)
- Price: $1.475 million
- Bedrooms: Four
- Bathrooms: Three
- Year Built: 1926
- Listing Agent: Marc Fleisher, Long & Foster Real Estate
Luxury in a West End High-Rise
This 1,571-square foot two-bedroom feels a bit like an art gallery: stark white expanses of wall and clean lines. 22West, where the listing is located, is a very modern building with some swanky amenities, like a rooftop pool that looks like part of an elite club and a doorman. The unit itself has the many windows one might expect from a contemporary home and white cabinetry that disappears into the walls. The curvy design of the building plays out in the condo, where the largest wall is arched.
- Full Listing: 1177 22nd Street NW, Unit 4M (map)
- Price: $1.399 million
- Bedrooms: Two
- Bathrooms: Two
- Year Built: 2008
- Listing Agent: Louis Chauvin, Washington Fine Properties
Images courtesy of HomeVisit.
This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/what_1.4_million_buys_you_in_the_dc_area/5814
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