It’s been one of my favorite streets in DC for a long time: Plymouth Street in the original part of Colonial Village, the section that gave the neighborhood its name. It’s a 1930s subdivision of about 90 homes that is surrounded by Rock Creek Park on three sides. The streets are unusually wide and have circles and park-like enclosures. All the original homes here were replicas of “Authentic Colonial Dwellings” of the period of the “Original Thirteen Colonies,” as a 1935 Washington Post advertisement explained. The insides of the homes, however, were state-of-the-art when they were built.
Update for February 2nd, 2014. Still pretty much… nothing. No new listings. No price reductions. One listing withdrawn after 138 days on the market; not sure if/when it might be coming back. (Please note that the home in the picture, while representative for Colonial Village architecture, is NOT for sale.)
All homes and condos in this post are currently for sale in the Colonial Village neighborhood of Washington, DC. The top of the list features the newest listings. We will be updating this post every Sunday, so be sure to check back to see what’s new, what’s gone, & what might be coming. While most of these might not be our own listings, we’ve taken the time to inject our opinions on the condition, features, quirks and pricing. Cati has lived (and sold real estate) in Rock Creek Forest and Colonial Village for 8 years (after residing in NW Washington DC for the previous 11 years). If you have a question or want to chat, please don’t hesitate toget in touch at anytime!
Homes Currently On The Market in Colonial Village:
2254 Sudbury Rd NW — $949,900.
(Original LP: $980,000.) MCM-style home, beautifully renovated with great design choices for kitchen and baths. Nice open spaces on main level, large rec room and guest suite on lower. Price reflects updates, but on high end for size of home. 4BR/3FB on a 7,877 s.f. lot. A block from Parkway Deli and RCF Sports. Perched against Rock Creek Park. Listed with Citylights Realty Group. Days on Market: 56
1901 Parkside Drive — $690,000.
(Original LP: 720,000.) $ 2-level rambler on lovely lot overlooking Rock Creek Park, in a neighborhood full of million dollar beauties. House is a little off-putting in current state. Needs some TLC. But could shine up beautifully. 4BR/2.5BA. Listed with Washington Area Properties. Days on Market: 97
1715 Tamarack St NW — $769,000.
(Original LP: $799,000.) This one could use some loving, but it wouldn’t take much to spruce it up. 4BR/3FB on a large 8,999 s.f. lot. The challenge is the bedroom placement, with 2 on the main floor and another 2 in the lower level. For some, just perfect. For others, not so much. Listed with Long & Foster. Days on Market: 99
2125 Yorktown Rd NW —$1,399,000.
(Original LP: $1,599,000.) Over 5,000 s.f of living space. This one is just big! 4-car tandem garage, private in-saw suite (separate entrance), and a gas-burning fireplace. Did we mention that it backs to Rock Creek Park! Recent $100K price reduction. Listed with our own Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc. Days on Market: 110
1709 Kalmia Rd NW — WITHDRAWN (?). $1,287,500
5 BR/3.5 Baths. Lovely renovation with lots of nice touches. House is perched quite high on the hill, so the views are magnificent. Nice kitchen opening to family room. Attached garage. Recent price reduction. Listed with John C. Formant Real Estate. Days on Market: 135
There is one single family home on the market for rent right now, a 3 bedroom/3 bath rambler for $1,800/month on Primrose St near the District line.