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The 5 Best Open Houses This Weekend: May 9-10

A schoolhouse condo in Capitol Hill, a modern redesign in Dupont, a 1905 rowhouse in Mount Pleasant, and more.

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.

Capitol Hill

Where: 901 D St. NE #102

How much: $839,000

When: Sunday, 1 to 4 PM

Why: This 1,300-square-foot two-bedroom is in the converted schoolhouse Edmonds School development, and it features the building’s covetable original detailing, including 10-foot ceilings, exposed brick, huge windows, and luxe finishes.

Mount Pleasant

Where: 1715 Newton St. NW

How much: $799,000

When: Saturday and Sunday 1 to 3 PM

Why: With a ton of space—four bedrooms and more than 2,300 square feet of it, in fact—and plenty of historic charm, this rowhouse pairs original 1905 details with modern updates. Favorite features include the original tiling in the entryway, stained glass detailing in the bay window, a vintage bathtub, and a refreshed kitchen that features high-end stainless appliances, a farmhouse-style sink, and exposed shelving. Plus: there’s a balcony and a large private deck.