This installment of What X Buys highlights three options in the DC area for prospective homebuyers with a roughly $900,000 budget.
New Construction in Shaw
At the intersection of Shaw and Cardozo, this two-bedroom condo is one of seven units in a new building at 1923 9th Street NW. Floor-to-ceiling windows line the wall of the L-shaped main living area, and the minimalist kitchen also enjoys this natural light, with darker floor-to-ceiling cabinetry concealing the fridge adjacent to white cabinetry surrounding the cooktop and concealed hood. The owner’s bedroom has a floor-to-ceiling window and an en-suite bath where the dark tile flooring extends into the frameless glass-enclosed shower stall. The building also has extra storage and bicycle parking.
- Full Listing: 1923 9th Street NW, #1 (map)
- Price: $899,000
- Bedrooms: Two
- Bathrooms: Two
- Square Feet: 1,139
- HOA Fees: $530/month
- Listing Agent: Lindsay Reishman, Compass
Adaptive Reuse in University Heights
This semi-detached house in University Heights adaptively-reused its own materials during a renovation. The original hardwood flooring was refinished and is prominent on the main level, and what was once pocket doors between the living room and eat-in kitchen have been transformed into barn doors. Newer flooring behind the breakfast bar island extends into an adjacent laundry nook and a step-down in front of the backdoor. The owner’s bedroom upstairs has a skylit walk-in closet and a bathroom with double vanities. The finished lower level has a kitchenette-like laundry area, a bedroom, and a full bath with backlit mirror and beveled subway tiles along the walls and covering the shower stall. The house also has a detached garage at the rear of the backyard, fronting the alley.
- Full Listing: 4008 12th Street NE (map)
- Price: $898,000
- Bedrooms: Four
- Bathrooms: 3.5
- Square Feet: 2,304
- Year Built: 1918
- Listing Agent: Mary Magner, Long & Foster Real Estate
Missing Middle on Main Street
On Takoma Park’s main drag, this typical four-square house with a front porch actually contains multiple units. The main level houses a 1,050 square-foot two-bedroom, one-bathroom unit, while the second level serves as a 1,000 square-foot unit with the same layout and a private balcony. The uppermost level houses a 600 square-foot carpeted studio with a set of built-ins separating the living/sleeping area from the kitchen. There is also a carpeted 900 square-foot two-bedroom, one-bathroom unit on the lower level with separate entrance, and a storage/laundry room on the lower level is accessible to all. The property comes with one tenant in place, and there is a roomy yard and space to park up to 8 vehicles.
- Full Listing: 7127 Carroll Avenue (map)
- Price: $899,900
- Bedrooms: Six
- Bathrooms: Four
- Square Feet: 3,522
- Year Built: 1927
- Listing Agents: David Maplesden, Elliot Barber, Long & Foster Real Estate