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What $1 Million Buys You in the DC Area

  • September 11, 2013

by Shilpi Paul

In What X Buys You this week, UrbanTurf takes a look at properties on the market in the $1 million range to give readers an idea of what type of homes are available in this price point in the DC area.


What $1 Million Buys You in the DC Area: Figure 1

Palisades Bungalow With a Deceptive Facade

From the front, this Palisades bungalow looks like a modest, one-story home with a small attic. However, a rear addition added significant square footage to the MacArthur Boulevard listing. On the main level, the addition provided space for a large dining and family room area. Upstairs, there are a total of three bedrooms, two of which came as a result of the renovation. The lower level has a carpeted area that could be a fourth bedroom or family room, and one unfinished room.

  • Full Listing: 5816 MacArthur Boulevard NW (map)
  • Price: $1.175 million
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: Four
  • Year Built: 1932
  • Listing Agent: James Coley, Long & Foster Real Estate


What $1 Million Buys You in the DC Area: Figure 2

Four-Bedroom Rowhouse One Block from Eastern Market

This four-bedroom was last on the market in 2008, and has been well-maintained with historic details like a fireplace and original heart-of-pine floors. The location just a block from Eastern Market is convenient, and makes the two off-street parking spaces both useful and critical. The basement unit, which has exposed brick walls and brick floors, is currently occupied, and the new owners would likely be buying the lease as well (though buyer beware: the unit does not have a separate Certificate of Occupancy.)

  • Full Listing: 424 7th Street SE (map)
  • Price: $1.049 million
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 1890
  • Listing Agent: Kelly Virbickas, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage


What $1 Million Buys You in the DC Area: Figure 3

A Contemporary Home in Cabin John

With its peaked roof and siding, this Cabin John four-bedroom has a facade that seems to fit in to a typical suburban neighborhood. However, built in 1987, the home is a bit more contemporary and adventurous than it first appears. The layout is open and bright, with many two-story areas, and many of the rooms are brightened by skylights. The backyard is lush and private.

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/what_1_million_buys_you_in_the_dc_area1/7540

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