What $1 Million Buys You in DC

by Shilpi Paul

In What X Buys You this week, UrbanTurf takes a look at properties on the market in the $995,000 to $1.1 million range to give readers an idea of what type of homes are available in this price point in the DC area.


Capitol Hill Victorian Built During Ulysses S. Grant’s Presidency

This three-bedroom Victorian has been around since 1870, 30 years before the first building of the Library of Congress was built. UrbanTurf likes the cozy nooks everywhere: a brick divider creates a second living area upstairs, and the back porch is surrounded by wood fencing, overhanging tree branches, and many potted plants. The home was renovated in the 70’s (the 1970’s), has polished bathrooms and a gourmet kitchen and comes with a parking space.

  • Full Listing: 12 4th Street NE (map)
  • Price: $1.075 million
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 1870
  • Listing Agent: Gary Jankowski, Coldwell Banker


Four-Story Georgetown Row House for Able-Bodied Stair Climbers

Located on the east side of Georgetown very close to Rose Park, this three-bedroom row house makes innovative use of its four stories. The master bedroom sits alone on the top floor and the kitchen and the dining room are on the lowest level, sandwiching two floors that contain the living room and den and the remaining two bedrooms. The top three floors get plenty of sun, but the kitchen and dining room could use more light and some renovating to warm them up. The deep backyard and terrace behind the house add appeal.

  • Full Listing: 2802 P Street NW (map)
  • Price: $1.1 million
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 1900
  • Listing Agent: Heidi Hatfield, Washington Fine Properties


Spacious Craftsman in Del Ray with a Pool

Built in 1960 in the post-Victorian Craftsman-style, this 3,046 square-foot Del Ray home has four bedrooms and an open floor plan on the first floor and extra-wide staircase that make for a very wide visual feel. UrbanTurf likes the indulgent shower with multiple heads in the master bath and the swimming pool in the back. The large, U-shaped kitchen has many cabinets and an eat-in area that the current owners filled with cushy couch seating. Half a block from the action on Mount Vernon Avenue, the house emerged on the market on October 13th and dropped its price by $100,000 a few days ago.

  • Full Listing: 211 E Duncan Ave (map)
  • Price: $995,000
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Square Footage: 3,046
  • Listing Agent: Sue Goodhart, McEnearney Associates

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/what_1_million_buys_you_in_dc/4487


  1. StringsAttached said at 7:54 am on Sunday November 6, 2011:

    Del Ray home is amazing. Love everything except that “pool”. With 3000 sq ft you’re going to attract families with kids and that is not the pool they would want. If you got rid of that, the home would be an instoppable force. Regardless, it’s priced extremely well for the area. Wish I had a cool mill $ to drop.

  1. cynsue said at 5:07 pm on Wednesday November 9, 2011:

    That’s an Endless Pool, looks like.  Personally, I’d love to have one of those!  Not really looking to move out of DC though.  Love the car-free life too much.  Pity…

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