Cleveland Avenue’s Oldest Abode
This Spanish-style house was the first to be constructed on Cleveland Avenue in Northwest DC and is a rare example of that architectural style in the city. From the large covered porch at the entrance and exposed beams throughout the interior to the multi-level backyard with decoratively-tiled pool and hot tub, the house is full of character. While the master bedroom features an attached sunroom that can double as an office, expansive built-in shelving lines a wall in the basement to create a library area. The house also boasts garden views of the grounds of the Finnish Embassy.
- Full Listing: 3014 Cleveland Ave NW (map)
- Price: $1,849,000
- Bedrooms: Three
- Bathrooms: 3.5
- Square Footage: 3,400
- Year Built: 1927
Living Large in Chevy Chase Village
Just across Western Avenue, this Chevy Chase Village colonial has a much larger interior feel than its exterior or square footage tally suggests. A double-wide bay window floods the living room with light and adds a feeling of expansiveness to the master bedroom. Additional bays on the front and side of the house add space to other bedrooms above the wrap-around porch below, which leads to a deck and a backyard pool.
- Full Listing: 5 Irving St E (map)
- Price: $1,995,000
- Bedrooms: Six
- Bathrooms: 4.5
- Square Footage: 2,580
No living space was harmed to accommodate the three-bedroom, one-bathroom basement rental unit in this Federal-style house in Crestwood. Sitting on a corner lot, the house sports an abundance of oversized windows that give it a striking appearance from both the exterior and the interior. A grand addition at the entrance adds living space to the house and french doors off the living room lead to a paved patio overlooking a deep rear yard.