What $385,000 Buys You in the DC Area

by Shilpi Paul

In What X Buys You this week, UrbanTurf takes a look at properties on the market in the $383,000 to $400,000 range to give readers an idea of what type of homes are available in this price point in the DC area.

What $385,000 Buys You in the DC Area: Figure 1

Two-Bedroom Condo with a Tiered Garden

This condo is in an eye-catching stucco row house sitting amidst sea of brick homes in Mount Vernon Square. There is more curb appeal: a tiered garden and patio are hidden behind a short brick wall in the front. If you want to have a roommate, this unit would allow for some privacy, with the two bedrooms on opposite sides of the layout. The one downside, perhaps? This is the basement unit in a four-unit condo.

  • Full Listing: 456 M Street NW #1 (map)
  • Price: $397,500
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Footage: 920
  • Listing Agent: Rachael Abramson, Capitol Asset, LLC

What $385,000 Buys You in the DC Area: Figure 2

Steps Lead to a Tub in Mount Pleasant

With a metal fireplace in the corner of the living room and huge windows that look out onto brick-laden neighboring buildings, this Mount Pleasant condo has a grounded, industrial vibe. The features go beyond the typical: a metal structure hangs from the middle of the kitchen ceiling allowing pots and pans to dangle, and a couple steps into the bathroom will lead you to an extra-deep, jetted tub. The HOA fees are also pretty low, at $145 per month.

  • Full Listing: 2526 17th Street NW, #201 (map)
  • Price: $384,900
  • Bedrooms: One
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Square Footage: 760
  • Listing Agent: Kelly Virbickas, Coldwell Banker

What $385,000 Buys You in the DC Area: Figure 3

Four-Bedrooms in Montgomery County

This four-bedroom, 2,788-square foot family home is a potential short sale, which may explain its lower-than-expected price. The house is family-centric and typically suburban, with trimmed shrubbery, a two-car garage, and a few different places to settle into a cushy couch to watch TV. The home is also on almost half an acre, much of which can be seen from the sunroom currently stocked with more cushy furniture and a ceiling fan. Though the address says Silver Spring, the house is well past the Beltway.

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  1. The Other Jason said at 4:30 pm on Wednesday August 1, 2012:
    Yeah..and the "Mt. Pleasant" apt is actually in Adams Morgan on the "other side" of Columbia Road. There's a Harris Teeter right down the street, though you'd have to walk by the famous Bennett house to get there. Google "Bennett family 17th and Euclid".
  1. Andi said at 9:44 pm on Wednesday August 1, 2012:
    Or you can get a great 3 BR row house in a neighborhood like Brookland.
  1. Jules said at 9:55 pm on Wednesday August 1, 2012:
    @Andi, Are there any three-bedroom row houses in Brookland listed currently for $385K? I have been looking and can't find anything like that right now.
  1. mona said at 1:29 pm on Thursday August 2, 2012:
    Is the Bennett family still there? I remember reading an article about that whole situation years ago. I would have thought they would have gone by now.
  1. Tom A. said at 3:22 pm on Wednesday August 1, 2012:
    Funny! The "Silver Spring" house is closer to Laurel than downtown Silver Spring! Great deal though!

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