Eyes have been on St. Elizabeth's for a couple of years now. Currently, at least one government agency under the umbrella of the Department of Homeland Security has relocated there, five developers have applied to revitalize the area and the Gateway has become a hub for people living near this Southeast metro station. As such, we decided to look at the properties on the market near St. Elizabeth's and the Congress Heights Metro stop. Most of the priciest homes in this area cost less per square feet, offer a lot of space and most are still under $400K. Let's take a look at the ten priciest properties for sale in Congress Heights.Read More
The Ten Priciest Properties For Sale in Congress Heights
4BR Detached Rambler
Asking price: $795,000
Size: 4-bed, 3.5-bath house,
Dollars Per Square Foot: N/A
The skinny: This place is particularly interesting because it wasn't designed as a single family home, but as a care facility for adults with developmental disabilities. As such, it's handicap accessible and meant to accommodate wheelchairs and walkers.
4BR Detached Colonial
Asking price: $425,000
Size: 4-bed, 2.5-bath house, 2,352 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $181
The skinny: At first glance, this looks like a pretty classic colonial-style home but it was built in 2003, remodeled in 2012 and it has a gorgeous kitchen. Buyers with allergies beware, this place is definitely currently occupied by dog owners.
Two-Unit Apartment Building
Asking price: $399,000
Size: 3-bed, 2-bath apartment building, 2,720 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $147
The skinny: Due to the itty bitty listing photos, it's hard to get much information about this two-unit building except that it's near a playground and that it's already been on the market at least once in recent memory.
3BR Contemporary Rowhouse
Asking price: $379,900
Size: 3-bed, 2.5-bath house, 1,496 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $254
The skinny: This three-story offering is actually a part of the relatively new Woodcrest Villas townhome community and the newness is made more obvious by the wooden porch and the details in the kitchen and bathroom. Would love to know why there's a plastic sheet on the bedroom floor, though.
4BR Detached Colonial
Asking price: $325,000
Size: 4-bed, 3.5-bath house, 1,408 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $231
The skinny: The lack of brokerbabble or listing photos make it hard to learn much about this house, but it is the closest of the bunch to St. Elizabeth's, so you will be walking distance from several amenities.
4BR Detached Cape Cod
Asking price: $317,900
Size: 4-bed, 2-bath house, 1,658 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $192
The skinny: There's nothing in the way of interior photos, but this is one of the more unique exteriors around (how many Cape Cods are there in the D.C. area, really?) Also, the listing language boasts a back deck and a handicap accessible ramp.
Four-Unit Apartment Building
Asking price: $299,900
Size: 4-bed, 4-bath apartment building, 2,508 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $120
The skinny: As the listing starts with the phrase "Could be a cash cow!" this two-story apartment building is either being marketed toward aspiring property managers or aspiring flippers.
4BR Detached Cape Cod
Asking price: $299,000
Size: 4-bed, 1-bath house, 912 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $328
The skinny: This is another one that's clearly marketed to aspiring developers or flippers, because there's a two bedroom home on a hill here, but the lot is actually zoned for six two bedroom apartments. There's also a lot of green space for enterprising landscapers.
3BR Semi-Detached Federal Rowhouse
Asking price: $290,000
Size: 3-bed, 2-bath house, 2,250 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $129
The skinny: This three-story place has good bones, a small yard and "good memories," which probably means the current owners have been there for a long time. That would make sense as the furniture seems like it hails from the 1970s.
3BR Semi-Detached Colonial Rowhouse
Asking price: $259,000
Size: 3-bed, 1.5-bath house, 1,088 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $238
The skinny: Between the tape on the toilet and the boarded-up window, this is a clear fixer-upper. That makes the chandeliers hanging from the dining room ceilings all the more interesting.