Welcome to another week of Real Estate Death Match! Last week's battle of the Nightlife Destination condos is one of the closest we've ever had. However, the two bedroom at the converted Edmonds School location by H Street NE barely squeaked out with the win over the two level condo right off U Street. We've upped the stakes and the prices for this week, looking at 4 bedroom houses that veer near or over the million dollar mark. So put your wishful thinking caps on and prepare for Real Estate Death Match: Capitol Hill vs. Tenleytown Home Edition!
? Address: 1328 A Street SE
Square Feet: 1,688
Beds, Baths: 4/4
It's halfway between the Eastern Market and Potomac Avenue metro stops but that may make no difference. The enormous detached garage may be the most exciting feature about the whole home. Yes, it's currently got Miller Lite and Pabst Blue Ribbon neon signs in the window, but it also has space for everything an archivist could possibly hold, even if there's no vehicle involved. Also, take note of the stained glass skylight over the stairwell and the fact that there are two spots to eat outdoors.
? Address: 3704 Yuma Street NW
Square Feet: 1,674
Beds, Baths: 4/2
With a backyard that includes a porch swing under the deck and ample space between neighbors, this house might seem downright suburban if it weren't halfway between the Van Ness and Tenleytown metro stops! It's a little less pricey than the Capitol Hill competitor, but what this place really offers is one of the cleanest basements in the history of basements. You could eat off the floor, but there's no reason to do that considering the elaborate kitchen.