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Where: 23 S St. NW

How much: $949,000

When: Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m.

Why: Still a relative steal for Bloomingdale (although, yikes, anything less than a million is now a steal?), this Victorian beauty still retains some of its tin ceilings and all its hardwood floors. With three bedrooms, three and a half baths, and a rentable English basement, it's positively massive. Plus there's a deck off the first floor and a kitted out roof deck. If nothing else, the mantles in the living and dining rooms won me over.

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Posted at 11:15 AM/ET, 07/24/2015 | Permalink | Comments ()
All for under $800,000 By Hillary Kelly

Capitol Hill East

Where: 1221 C St. SE

How much: $589,000

When: Saturday and Sunday

Why: It’s teeny, but incredibly charming, with central air, an attic, AND a yard. Plus it’s an easy walk to the Eastern Market Metro station, and did we mention it’s a whole house for under $600,000?!?

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Posted at 10:45 AM/ET, 07/10/2015 | Permalink | Comments ()
A schoolhouse loft in Capitol Hill, a charming one-bedroom in Woodley Park, and an über-luxe opening in Bethesda. By Michelle Thomas

Capitol Hill

Where: 724 5th St. SE #24

How much: $879,900

When: Sunday, 2 to 4 PM

Why: We can’t resist a converted schoolhouse. This two-bedroom, two-bath condo is in the historic Lenox School Lofts—highlights include 20-foot ceilings, huge eight-foot windows, a sprawling open layout, tons of exposed brick, and a dramatic fireplace feature.

Woodley Park

Where: 2737 Devonshire Pl. NW #312

How much: $519,900

When: Sunday, 1 to 3 PM

Why: Loaded with charming details, this 1,140-square-foot one-bedroom in a classic 1929 Beaux Arts building features a cute foyer entry, arched doorway, crown molding, a dining room with built-in bookcases, and French doors that lead into a pretty sunroom.


Where: 8101 River Rd.

How much: $3.199 million

When: Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 PM

Why: The grand opening of the model unit for Bethesda’s über-luxe Quarry Springs condo development, this three-bedroom condo features interior design by Akseizer Design Group and some seriously high-end features, including more than 3,200 square feet of living space, almost 2,000 square-feet of outdoor terrace, 10-foot ceilings, garage-to-foyer elevators, vented gas fireplaces with stone hearths, spa-style bathrooms outfitted with Waterworks fixtures and a kitchen decked with Wolfe cooktop and a Sub-Zero wine chiller. Shared building amenities include a clubhouse that includes a library, catering kitchen, game room, bar, fitness center, and spa, plus valet parking and round-the-clock concierge.

Posted at 12:48 PM/ET, 06/26/2015 | Permalink | Comments ()
A dramatic historic condo in Mount Pleasant, a huge home in 16th Street Heights, and more. By Michelle Thomas

West End

Where: 2024 N St. NW #4

How much: $629,000

When: Sunday, 1 to 4 PM

Why: Several unusual features—vaulted, exposed beam ceilings, two wood-burning fireplaces, and tons of raw exposed brick—combine with a renovated kitchen and private rooftop terrace in this two-level one-plus-den condo in a pretty 1930s-era Victorian.

Columbia Heights

Where: 751 Princeton Pl. NW

How much: $899,900

When: Sunday, 1 to 3 PM

Why: This four-bed, four-bath rowhouse was recently renovated, and the new design includes luxe features like coffered ceilings, dark hardwoods, and a chic kitchen outfitted with marble waterfall island, glossy white cabinets, subway tile backsplash and pendant lighting. Upstairs, there’s a spa-like master bath with a soaking tub and rain shower, and there’s an in-law suite on the lower level.

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Posted at 12:20 PM/ET, 06/19/2015 | Permalink | Comments ()
Under $500,000 edition. By Michelle Thomas

14th Street

Where: 1415 Chapin St NW #101

How much: $439,000

When: Saturday and Sunday, 2 to 4 PM

Why: That gorgeous exposed brick! Plus this two-bedroom condo features a slew of other modern-cool design details, including 10.5-foot ceilings, solid oak floors, a sleek kitchen with white Silestone counters and custom walnut cabinets, a curving bay of windows, and a built-in media console.

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Posted at 12:32 PM/ET, 06/12/2015 | Permalink | Comments ()
A six-bedroom Colonial in Chevy Chase, a charming condo in eastern Georgetown, a contemporary loft in Clarendon, and more. By Michelle Thomas

Chevy Chase

Where: 3805 Ingomar St. NW

How much: $1.495 million

When: Sunday, 2 to 4 PM

Why: This six-bedroom Colonial features four levels of pretty historic details, including heart-pine floors, decorative trims, coffered ceilings, antique radiators, and molded fireplace mantels. Huge windows let in tons of light, the master bath has a vintage-inspired soaking tub and double pedestal sinks, and there’s a quaint front porch.


Where: 1700 Clarendon Blvd. #111

How much: $1.325 million

When: Sunday, 1 to 4 PM

Why: Designed by Akseizer Design Group with more than $100,000 in upgrades, this end-unit two-bedroom loft in Clarendon’s Gaslight Square development combines an industrial style with luxe details such as veined white marble counters and high-end Wolf and SubZero appliances in the kitchen, 19-foot ceilings in the living area, custom storage and desk in the loft, and 450 square feet of outdoor space on two terraces. And don’t miss the amazing geometric wallpaper in the powder room.

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Posted at 01:43 PM/ET, 06/05/2015 | Permalink | Comments ()
Two Church Street industrial lofts, a historic Shaw rowhouse, and a light-filled Adams Morgan condo. By Michelle Thomas

Logan Circle

Where: 1400 Church St. NW #203

How much: $739,000

When: Sunday, 1 to 4 PM

Why: This one-bedroom loft features 25-foot floor-to-ceiling windows, a vaulted concrete ceiling, exposed brick, and a floating staircase. There’s a balcony, too.


Where: 635 Q St. NW

How much: $899,000

When: Sunday, 1 to 4 PM

Why: This historic three-bed, four-bath end-unit rowhouse was renovated to include a luxe design that features dark-stained oak floors, Porcelanosa baths, a high-end kitchen with Bosch appliances, and a finished basement.

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Posted at 12:27 PM/ET, 05/29/2015 | Permalink | Comments ()
Including a modern-minimalist rowhouse, a schoolhouse loft, and a huge corner condo loaded with original 1905 charm. By Michelle Thomas

Capitol Hill

Where: 121 15th St. NE

How much: $1.199 million

When: Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 3 PM

Why: This 1900 rowhouse—in a coveted location two blocks from Lincoln Park—was renovated to a modern, minimalist aesthetic with a sleek, all-white kitchen, floating black steel and wood staircase, and rear glass wall that leads to a manicured backyard. There’s a cedar roof deck, too.

Mount Pleasant

Where: 2853 Ontario Rd NW #302

How much: $885,000

When: Saturday and Sunday, 2 to 4 PM

Why: This two-bedroom corner condo offers plenty of historic 1905 charm—including a fireplace, wood-framed windows, arched doorways, and pocket doors—along with thoughtfully done updates. Some of the best features: More than 1,600 square feet of space, a pretty balcony, built-in display cabinetry, two stylish baths, a butler’s pantry, and a vintage-modern kitchen that features butcher-block counters, white cabinets, subway tiling, and a double-farmhouse sink.


Where: 3609 R St. NW

How much: $2.5 million

When: Sunday, 1 to 3 PM

Why: Though this townhouse sits squarely on the spendy side, the 3,600-square foot home stuns with a dramatic, light-filled modern design and landscaped backyard. Walls of windows join contemporary features such as a floating staircase, a slick master bath, and “state-of-the-art home automation.” The full-floor master suite has two balconies, and there’s a separate lower-level in-law suite.

LeDroit Park

Where: 1853 3rd St. NW

How much: $949,000

When: Sunday, 1 to 4 PM

Why: While this home’s eclectic decor won’t appeal to everyone, the four-bedroom 1914 rowhouse offers plenty of interesting details. Among them: Double-width doors, cool inset nooks, exposed brick, and a sleek contemporary kitchen with glossy white cabinetry, counters and appliances—and an unusual patchwork patterned wall. There’s also a separate in-law suite downstairs, and small deck, brick patio, and yard in the back.

Capitol Hill

Where: 440 12th St. NE #103

How much: $589,000

When: Sunday 1 to 4 PM

Why: Part of the schoolhouse-turned-condo development Lovejoy Lofts, this two-bedroom apartment’s standout feature is its original 14-foot ceilings and 15 windows—including a pretty arched version in one bedroom. Other highlights: The exposed and painted brick walls and concrete floors, and a plum location a few blocks from H Street hotspots.

Posted at 12:52 PM/ET, 05/15/2015 | Permalink | Comments ()
A schoolhouse condo in Capitol Hill, a modern redesign in Dupont, a 1905 rowhouse in Mount Pleasant, and more. By Michelle Thomas

Mount Vernon Square

Where: 437 New York Ave. NW #1201

How much: $499,000

When: Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4 PM

Why: In the historic Yale Steam Laundry development, this 650-square-foot top-floor corner unit boasts three sides of windows, including floor-to-ceiling in the living area—plus a small balcony, new hardwood floors, and custom built-ins. Bonus features include private storage and garage parking, and the building shares a pool, game room, and fitness center.


Where: 1865 Mintwood Pl. NW #6

How much: $799,000

When: Sunday, 1 to 4 PM

Why: This 1,400-square foot top-floor two-bedroom combines an airy, open layout with pretty details, including the arched trio of windows, built-in shelving, light-flooding skylights, and a modern kitchen that features white cabinets and appliances offset against black counters and a stainless vent hood. The master bedroom opens to a private 400 square-foot terrace.


Where: 1330 New Hampshire Ave. NW #407

How much: $449,000

When: Sunday, 2 to 4 PM

Why: On the hunt for slick modern design in a condo setting? This place will appeal: Though a petite 608 square feet and in an older building built in the early ‘60s, this one-bedroom has been totally revamped to feature an futuristic aesthetic that includes a sleek kitchen with marble counters and backsplash—including an 8-foot waterfall marble island—plus LED lighting, heated marble floors, custom built-in storage, glass walls, and a luxe rain shower. A desirable Dupont location and rooftop pool round out the selling points.

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Posted at 12:15 PM/ET, 05/08/2015 | Permalink | Comments ()
A minimalist Shaw condo, a Brookland bungalow, a Logan Circle loft, and more. By Michelle Thomas


Where: 505 Quincy St. NW

How much: $849,000

When: Sunday 1 to 4 PM

Why: Just blocks from the metro and the Petworth business district, this four-bedroom, five-bath rowhouse was beautifully renovated with a high-end design that includes trendy details such as marble counters, a farmhouse sink, luxe pendant lighting, dark-stained wood floors, and upscale baths. Other highlights: three balconies, tons of windows, a small backyard, and a legal, rentable basement apartment.


Where: 1837 Kalorama Rd. NW Apt. E

How much: $995,000

When: Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 PM

Why: This two-level, two-bedroom condo features a sophisticated contemporary design, with high ceilings, dark wood floors, and finishes from luxury brands such as Porcelanosa. The sleek kitchen includes modern white cabinetry, marble counters, trendy industrial-style Viking appliances, and a small wine chiller. But the best part? The top-floor master bedroom leads to a huge private rooftop terrace.


Where: 2250 11th St. NW #202

How much: $415,000

When: Saturday 1 to 3 PM and Sunday 1 to 3:30 PM

Why: This contemporary condo may be teensy at 595 square feet—but what it lacks in size, it makes up for with a killer location and an unusual, minimalist-zen aesthetic. Floor-to-ceiling windows let in ample sunlight, and the bedroom is partioned with cool sliding glass walls that lend the illusion of a larger space. Bonus features: A slender private balcony, and a shared rooftop deck.


Where: 4203 12th St. NE

How much: $849,000

When: Sunday 1 to 4 PM

Why: Built in 1921 but recently renovated, this large four-bedroom bungalow on the border of Brookland and Michigan Park includes plenty of desirable amenities such as wood floors, crown moldings, and updated kitchen and baths.

Logan Circle

Where: 1225 13th St. NW #104

How much: $539,900

When: Sunday 1 to 4 PM

Why: A modern loft-style layout is the main appeal of this two-bedroom condo, with a double-height 18-foot ceiling, wall of windows, and spiral staircase that leads to the master bedroomwhich features a striking glass wall outfitted with custom shades. Luxe upgrades include Macassar ebony vanities and Marmara marble showers in the two bathrooms.

Posted at 12:10 PM/ET, 05/01/2015 | Permalink | Comments ()