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By: Mary Clare Glover

What $500,000 buys in . . . DC’s Mount Vernon Square

List price: $490,000

Bedrooms: One

Bathrooms:One full, one half

Interior:954 square feet

Date built: 2008

Condo fee: $517

Distance to the White House: 2 miles

At Fourth Street and New York Avenue, Northwest, Yale Steam Laundry Condominiums is made up of a restored 1902 commercial laundry facility and an adjoining new high-rise. A two-story loft almost identical to the model shown here (which already sold) is one of 16 units in the historic building. It comes with the laundry’s original glazed brick plus ceilings up to 20 feet high, hardwood floors, and an open kitchen. The building has a fitness center, a billiard room, and a rooftop deck with a pool. A space in the underground garage goes for $37,000.

Click here to browse pictures and descriptions of five other $500,000 homes around Washington. Plus, what can you get for $1 million in Potomac or Arlington? And what does $2 million get you in Clifton?