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Which $900K Capitol Hill Townhome Is the Better Buy?

Imagine you have around $1 million to spend on a place and you've narrowed it down to two Capitol Hill townhomes. 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: 535 5th Street NE 302 North Carolina Avenue SE
Price: $899,000 $995,000
Square Footage: 1,522 1,702
Beds, Baths: 3, 3.5 3, 2.5

↑ This Victorian townhome at 535 5th Street NE offers an updated kitchen with a separate dining room and hardwood flooring throughout. The lower level features a bedroom and bathroom as well as an updated, eat-in kitchen. For those who like to host parties outside or simply relax while able to hear the sounds of the city, the listing comes with a rear patio.

↑ At 302 North Carolina Avenue SE, there is a larger front yard, built-ins, and multiple fireplaces. The listing also offers hardwood flooring throughout as well as a walk-in closet. Similarly to the previous listing, this townhome offers a lower level kitchen.
Poll results

· 535 5th Street NE [Redfin]
· 302 North Carolina Avenue SE [Redfin]
· Real Estate Deathmatch archive [Curbed DC]