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The 4 Best Open Houses This Weekend: April 11-12

Newly converted condos in a historic Beaux Arts building in Dupont, a loft in Eastern Market, and more.

Columbia Heights

Where: 1322 Monroe St. NW #1

How much: $699,999

When: Sunday, 1 to 4 PM

Why: This is a rather large two-bed, three-bath for this location and price, and it’s loaded with design-friendly features, including hickory floors, a wood and steel-capped staircase, exposed beams, and sliding barn doors in the bedroom. The contemporary kitchen is a particularly strong draw, with custom elmwood cabinetry, marble counters, subway tile backsplash, Bosch appliances, and Grohe fixtures.


Where: 1801 16th St NW #711

How much: $899,500

When: Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 5 PM

Why: There are 17 new units ranging from studios to two bedrooms up for sale at Somerset House, the condo conversion of the historic Wardman building, and the renovation looks pretty luxe. The developers retained much of the building’s 1917 grandeur, including the original moldings and hardwood floors, and there are lots of other highlights: bay windows, French doors, chic bathrooms, and a gorgeous kitchen designed with two-tone counters, black cabinetry, a lovely gray backsplash, and high-end appliances from Miehle and Electrolux. Plus the building offers a gym—and better yet, a climate-controlled wine room with rentable bottle storage.

Eastern Market

Where: 528 13th St SE #B

How much: $898,800

When: Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 3 PM

Why: Loft-style homes can be tough to find in Capitol Hill, so this 1,900-square foot condo stands out for its sleek city vibe. Design elements include a center steel-capped staircase, glass-front cabinetry in the kitchen, and a cute little balcony.

Capitol Hill

Where: 1234 C St NE

How much: $938,500

When: Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 3 PM

Why: This four-bedroom, three-bath rowhouse features exposed brick, bay windows, hardwood floors, and a nicely updated kitchen complete with modern design like subway tiling, white cabinets, and marble counters. Bonus: The home also offers a backyard, garage, and separate in-law suite.