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Brightwood fixer-upper near Walter Reed site and Rock Creek Park lists for $499K

The home has four levels, a deep backyard, and a detached one-car garage

1336 Van Buren St. NW
Courtesy of RLAH Real Estate’s Kimberly Rice

This colorful four-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom fixer-upper located directly across the street from the Fort Stevens Recreation Center in Brightwood hit the market this week for $499,999. At 1336 Van Buren St. NW, the house has four levels, a deep backyard, and a detached one-car garage. The lot covers almost 6,000 square feet of land. The home was constructed in 1941.

The location offers proximity to Rock Creek Park and stores on Georgia Avenue NW, such as a Safeway and a CVS. The property is also just a few blocks south of the Walter Reed site, 66 acres that are undergoing major mixed-use redevelopment backed by the District. The total project will have over 3 million square feet of housing, retail, offices, and community space.

Listing agent Kimberly Rice, who works with RLAH Real Estate, says the home is “triple b,” the “best bargain in Brightwood,” particularly for “investors or adventurous buyers.” It last changed hands in 1997, according to D.C. property records, and is now being offered as is.