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Marble countertops, an in-law suite, and a garage for $899,900. By Caroline Cunningham

The home is a century old, but fresh paint, tidy landscaping, and new slate on the front walkway do a good job of disguising its age. The Columbia Heights house has an equally updated interior, complete with slick hardwood floors, modern light fixtures, waterfall-style marble countertops in the kitchen, and more marble in the bathrooms. In addition to four bedrooms and three and a half baths, there's also an in-law suite on the bottom floor. A new deck out back looks like an ideal hangout spot for spring. And until then, you can park your car in the garage to keep it safe from winter weather.

1346 Otis Pl., NW is listed at $899,900. Take a peek inside below, then go to Exit Bennett Realty for more details.

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Posted at 04:40 PM/ET, 01/12/2015 | Permalink | Comments ()
Panoramic views and industrial accents for $749,000. By Caroline Cunningham

This corner condo with industrial touches offers a panoramic view of the 14th Street corridor through a 30-foot-long wall of floor-to-ceiling windows. The two-bed, two-bath space has all the makings of a chic urban residence: new hardwood floors, granite tile backsplash, porcelain-tiled bathrooms, exposed ductwork, and, best of all, garage parking. All that plus ample storage space, access to a shared roof deck, and an organic market on the ground floor has us wishing we could snag this one for ourselves.

2125 14th St., NW #411 is listed at $749,000. Peek inside below, then go to TTR Sotheby’s International Realty for more details.

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Posted at 02:50 PM/ET, 01/05/2015 | Permalink | Comments ()
A new kitchen, a finished basement, and a convenient location for $730,000. By Caroline Cunningham

This four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath rowhouse in Northeast DC's Eckington has seen some serious upgrades. New kitchen with marble countertops? Check. Gorgeous dark hardwood floors? Yep. Exposed brick? You bet. The home is about halfway between the Rhode Island Avenue and NoMa Red Line stops, meaning it's in close proximity to both Giant and Harris Teeter, plus every new homeowner's favorite hangout: Home Depot. It also comes with a spacious second-story deck and secure, off-street parking for two—that's right, two—cars.

317 Todd Pl., NE, is listed at $729,990. Peek inside below, then go to Fairfax Realty for the details.

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Posted at 02:40 PM/ET, 12/29/2014 | Permalink | Comments ()
Three stories on a corner lot for $750,000. By Caroline Cunningham

This four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath home seems to check all the boxes: hardwood floors, open floor plan, Carrera marble in the kitchen, subway tile in the bathrooms, and a finished basement with an in-law suite and its own kitchenette. Throw in a spacious corner lot not far from the H Street corridor, and it's hard to find a reason not to love the 2,500-square-foot rowhouse.

1301 Trinidad Ave., NW, is listed at $749,900. Peek inside below, then go to M Squared Real Estate for more details.

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Posted at 04:13 PM/ET, 12/22/2014 | Permalink | Comments ()
Modern upgrades and historic charm near Logan Circle. By Caroline Cunningham

This house, built in 1890 in the Italianate style of Victorian architecture, comes with plenty of the look’s trademarks, including cupolas and ornamented windows. The home was renovated in 2005, and the new interior, replete with exposed brick and gorgeous hardwood floors, gives modern appeal to the 2,502-square-foot residence. The four-bed, two-and-a-half-bath house includes an open floor plan in the dining and living areas, granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances in the kitchen, and a third-story deck off of the master bedroom. Capping off the great features is the excellent location—in the U Street Corridor, not far from Logan Circle.

The property, at 2245 13th Street, Northwest, is on the market for $1.095 million. Take a peek inside below, then go to TTR Sotheby’s International Realty for the details.

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Posted at 02:36 PM/ET, 12/15/2014 | Permalink | Comments ()
Local architect Robert Gurney designed this six-bedroom, six-bath modern marvel. By Kay Wicker

This Spring Valley home, designed by award-winning local architect Robert Gurney, is a rare contemporary find among the neighborhood’s more traditional styles. Outside, Gurney’s use of rustic stone and clean lines lend a timeless appeal that keeps the house from veering too far from the area’s classic aesthetic—but inside, it’s a modern marvel. You’ll find floor-to-ceiling windows, warm woods contrasted with metal and glass, and plenty of skylights. The home boasts six bedrooms and six baths, plus an indoor pool for year-round use. Other features include five fireplaces, tiered decks, and lots of outdoor entertaining space.

Take a look at the pictures below, then head to Sotheby’s Realty for complete details.

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Posted at 01:13 PM/ET, 12/10/2014 | Permalink | Comments ()
Coffered ceilings, a gas fireplace, and a finished basement for $875,000. By Caroline Cunningham

This 2,244-square-foot Victorian rowhouse got a contemporary redesign to match its hot location between Shaw and Bloomingdale. The makeover includes modern tile work in the kitchen, bathrooms, and around a gas fireplace in the living room, plus gorgeous hardwood floors and coffered ceilings throughout. The four-bed, three-and-a-half-bath residence features exposed brick in the master bedroom, a finished basement with its own kitchenette, and a patio out back. Another perk: It's less than a mile from the Shaw Metro.

219 R Street, Northwest, is listed at $875,000. Take a peek inside below, then go to Regency Realty Co. for more details.

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Posted at 03:49 PM/ET, 12/08/2014 | Permalink | Comments ()
The building’s largest unit, with two beds and two baths, is available for $725,000. By Caroline Cunningham

Already spacious for a two-bedroom condo at 1,311 square feet, this loft has 13-foot ceilings that make it look even larger. The corner unit, in a contemporary building completed in 2005, is decked out with industrial finishes. Steel beams? Check. Exposed brick? Check. Warehouse-style windows? Check. An assigned parking spot and access to a communal roof deck with views of the National Cathedral are two more reasons to love this listing.

1701 Kalorama Rd., NW #313 is listed at $725,000. Take a peek inside below, then go to Re/Max for all of the details.

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Posted at 02:15 PM/ET, 12/01/2014 | Permalink | Comments ()
Four bedrooms, four baths, and a loft for $1.5 million. By Caroline Cunningham

This contemporary family home in Bethesda, featuring an open floor plan and plenty of custom touches, takes suburban living up a notch. The four-bed, four-bath residence has a bright kitchen that gets lots of natural light from the second-story windows. An elegant, gas-lit fireplace warms the adjoining living room. One of three main level bedrooms opens out to a back deck, and a spiral staircase ascends to a loft, where another bedroom and bathroom have access to a second-story deck.

4324 Rosedale Ave., Bethesda, is listed at $1,499,900. Take a peek inside below, then go to Beasley Real Estate for all the details.

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Posted at 02:54 PM/ET, 11/24/2014 | Permalink | Comments ()
Elegant upgrades and a rentable basement for under $735,000. By Caroline Cunningham

This three-story rowhouse is only a few blocks from the NoMa Metro station, and it’s in up-and-coming Truxton Circle, just south of Bloomingdale. Built in 1900, the 2,028-square-foot home had a recent makeover that included vaulted ceilings, exposed brick and hardwood floors throughout, and a kitchen with white granite countertops, a subway-tile backsplash, and stainless-steel appliances. The four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath home also boasts excellent city views from its roof deck and a lower level that could potentially become a separate rental unit.

55 New York Ave., NW, is listed at $734,900. Take a peek inside below, then go to ReMax for all of the details.

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Posted at 03:43 PM/ET, 11/17/2014 | Permalink | Comments ()