Real Estate Fresh Finds: May 3

Real Estate Fresh Finds is a weekly selection of newly-listed properties in the District, brought to you by RLAH Real Estate.

Featured Property of the Week: 7714 13th Street NW

“Rare opportunity to own Van View, an incredible 8 BR/4.5 BA, Second Empire-style mansion and National Register for Historic Places built in the mid 1800’s! Originally located beyond the city limits in rural Washington County, it was a 2nd home for wealthy Washingtonians and is the only surviving country house of its era in Shepherd Park! At over 5,400* sf (not including the bsmt), it is situated on a flat, almost half acre lot (19,007/.44 acre), with an oversized 2-car garage and add’l curb cut circular driveway. The property frontage spans almost the entire block; you don’t get more private than that! A perfect blend of original features and modern updates; there is a mansard roof and Italianate doors; 12-foot ceilings, original oak floors, transoms, 7 fireplaces, expansive rooms, and a private guest wing! The sprawling main floor has a gracious foyer and grand staircase with great flow between the incredible living rm, dining rm, and sunroom on the left; and a private office and spacious yet cozy family room on the right. At the rear of the home is a beautifully updated, expansive eat-in kitchen with a large island, Subzero refrigerator and amazing storage! The kitchen has access to the patio and park-like grounds as well as a mud area with powder room and rear staircase. Take either staircase up to the first landing to access the private guest wing with its 2 lovely bedrooms, full, updated bathroom, and laundry closet! Your guests will never want to leave! On to the 2nd fl, where you’ll find an expansive, light-filled primary suite with dressing area and bathroom with separate shower and tub, double vanity and water closet! There are two add’l bright and roomy bedrooms, each with a fireplace! The 3rd fl has three large bedrooms (one was converted to a huge floor-to-ceiling shelved storage room; a 2nd was transformed into a spacious family room with built-in bookcases); and a full bath. There is plenty of add’l basement and garage storage. The home is located on a quiet, tree-lined street in Shepherd Park, a lovely, “Gold Coast” neighborhood, steps from Rock Creek Park! Close to the Parks at Walter Reed (Whole Foods is scheduled to open this summer); Takoma Park and downtown Silver Spring (restaurants, shopping, and metro), and convenient to commuter arteries to MD and VA. Truly a one-of-a-kind property that checks all the boxes and more!”

Other Notable Fresh Listings:

  • The Most Expensive Home of the Week is a 4 BR/3.5 BA luxury condo that was previously 2 units which are now combined into one and features 2,800+ square feet of high-end additions including floor-to-ceiling windows, a 2,300 bottle wine cellar, gas fireplace and even a 375 sq. ft. terrace with its own putting green — all for just under $6M.
  • “Excellent investment opportunity near Historic Anacostia. Located just a half mile from the Anacostia Metro, this two bedroom, one bathroom rowhome has a fenced in backyard and a basement with a separate entrance. Being sold strictly As-Is.”
  • New construction, 3 bed 3.5 bath, private parking space, washer dryer included. A stunning luxury condo in the perfect location, you don’t want to let this one pass you by. You will love the quick commute and easy access to all the best shops, dining and amenities in the area, walkers paradise and minutes to Georgia Ave-Petworth Metro.”
  • Your REO/Bank-Owned Property of the Week is a gorgeous 3 BR/3 BA interior rowhome with a “new fully gut” renovation.

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