What $840,000 Buys You in the DC Area

  • August 15th 2012

by Shilpi Paul

In What X Buys You this week, UrbanTurf takes a look at properties on the market in the $840,000 range to give readers an idea of what type of homes are available in this price point in the DC area.

What $840,000 Buys You in the DC Area: Figure 1

Bethesda Rambler with Mid-Century Style

This four-bedroom is full of wood paneling on the walls and the ceilings of several rooms, it has a booth in the kitchen, and spirally wallpaper in a bedroom-turned-office. The exterior is correspondingly vintage, with a carport and a low, wide-lidded roof. The house could probably use some updating to bring it into the 21st century, but a retro-minded buyer would feel right at home.

What $840,000 Buys You in the DC Area: Figure 2

Retro in the Palisades

The next home is also a bit of a mid-century time capsule. In 1950, the custom-built house was featured in Home and Garden magazine, and the current owners seem to have maintained the magazine-worthy style. Lime green cabinets, a banquette along the dining room wall and more wood paneling make the listing feel quite retro. The customization comes out in a few cool ways, like an angled roof on just half the house, beautiful built-in shelves and a private artist’s studio attached to the back of the house.

  • Full Listing: 2818 University Terrace NW (map)
  • Price: $839,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Year Built: 1949
  • Listing Agent: H. Margaret Lewis, W.C. & A.N. Miller, Realtors

Update: Homes move quickly these days! This property went under contract early on Wednesday.

What $840,000 Buys You in the DC Area: Figure 3

A Garden Full of Grapes in Chevy Chase

The sweetest aspects of this Chevy Chase colonial are the thick layer of ivy covering the western wall, the bright sunroom and a garden that is full of grapes. At just over 1,200 square feet, the galley kitchen and a few of the bedrooms are quite small, but if a buyer manages to squeeze a couple kids into the house, they will enjoy the Bethesda-Chevy Chase school district. UrbanTurf staff could also see themselves out on the home’s covered patio.

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/what_840000_buys_you_in_the_dc_area/5911.

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