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Which of These Renovated Row Houses Would You Buy?

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Imagine you have around $650,000 to spend on a place and you've narrowed it down to two row houses. How do you make up your mind? The answer is simple: you shove them into a metaphorical cage and let them battle it out until one emerges victorious. It's time for Real Estate Deathmatch.

Address: 725 Emerson Street NW 1300 Emerald Street NE
Price: $649,000 $649,500
Square Footage: 1,368 1,324
Beds, Baths: 4, 4 3, 2

↑ First up, this newly renovated row house features an open floor plan, gas kitchen, and custom wine storage. It was last purchased in August 2009 for $219,500 and now features granite countertops and a breakfast counter in the kitchen. For those who need some outdoor space, the French doors in this row house lead to a deck and small garden. The finished basement also comes with a wet bar.

↑ This H Street row house at 1300 Emerald Street NE sports exposed brick walls, hardwood flooring, a wood-burning fireplace, and a fenced-in rear patio. The listing was last sold in September 2009 for $422,000 and later experienced a renovation that updated the kitchen and bathrooms. Other highlights to this home include its solar panels on the roof and incredibly vibrant color scheme.
Poll results

· 725 Emerson Street NW [Redfin]
· 1300 Emerald Street NE [Redfin]
· Real Estate Deathmatch archives [Curbed DC]