Real Estate

The Three Best Open Houses This Weekend: February 18-19

Take your pick of side porches and fireplaces in red, white, and blue.

The Three Best Open Houses This Weekend: February 18-19

Silver Spring

Where: 1908 Rockwood Rd.

How Much: $799,000

When: Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4 pm

Why: This stately four-bedroom Tudor is a house-hunter’s wish list realized. New renovations like a slate roof and gourmet kitchen are obvious checkmarks. You’ll also find heated floors, French doors that open onto a sunny sitting room, and built-in shelves along the dining room and–fun surprise–the upstairs hallway. It’s located on a quiet, tree-lined street in North Woodside.



Where: 8614 Mount Vernon Hwy.

How Much: $590,000

When: Sunday, 1 to 3 pm

Why: This sweet four-bedroom Cape Cod sits on nearly half an acre and is deceptively large, with a behemoth backyard that gives it a country club vibe. The wood-burning fireplace and cozy pine-walled office invite you to work from home and steal a break on one of the side porches.


Where: 6500 6th St., NW

How Much: $799,900

When: Sunday, 2 to 4 pm

Why: Behind that cheerful red door is a fully renovated four-bedroom Center Hall Colonial with an open floor plan that stretches from the living room (with a fireplace!) to a kitchen with breakfast bar on your right. The side screened porch has direct southern exposure and a ceiling fan for enjoying long summer days. Bonus: it’s a 15-minute walk to the Takoma Metro stop.

Kim Olsen

Kim Olsen ([email protected]) is a freelance writer in Alexandria.