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While they may look similar, there’s actually a difference between a rowhouse and a townhouse, particularly in the DC area. In fact, while you may hear the terms used seemingly interchangeably at times, technically the two represent two slightly different styles of housing.

Typically, you’ll find rowhomes in neighborhoods all across the DC area. Not only do they fill the need for a certain type of housing in the area, but they also work well in a city where space is often limited. After all, rowhouses are a more effective way of building housing and can better fit in with a city’s infrastructure than other types of housing.

Not only are the homes more compact, but also they can be constructed within an easy walk of nearby offices and stores.

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Row houses are the fastest selling type of home in the DC metro area.  According to data collected from the real estate MRIS listings, row homes sold in 27.6 days.  Row houses are usually clustered in urban areas of the city, like  Capitol Hill, Old Town Alexandria in Virginia, Mount Pleasant, Columbia Heights, and other areas deemed desirable.  Row houses are selling swiftly, above the asking price, and all-cash offers are being made quite often.

Detached homes in DC, which are found throughout the city, took longer to sell, averaging 42 days on the market.  Real estate agents agree that attached homes, in general, like row houses, semi-detached or a duplex, sell faster than condos or detached homes and closer to list price.  Attached homes offer a

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No longer a secluded place for quickly passing through or a hotbed of bad behavior, alleys in DC are being re-imagined and spruced up as new paths to explore the city.  Alleys are appealing, and located in the middle of many hot neighborhoods presenting a vibrant urban life.  Community play spaces are being created in these historic side streets of DC, according to a new city survey.

Usually most active in the summer, the back alleyways are turning into the center of small gardens, neighborhood picnic spots, fitness studios and gourmet coffee shops.  Alleyways from the small streets of Georgetown to Ninth and L Streets, NW, have been spruced up.  They have become new open spaces for neighbors to gather for activities, playgrounds and fairs, impromptu

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DC Condo Boutique team member Donna Mank represented the buyer of a row house located at 1326 Corbin Place NE in DC's Capitol Hill neighborhood.  This row house features 4 BR / 2.5 BA /  1,020 SF.  This home closed on April 30th, 2014 for $763,264 / $748 SF.

This modern updated home features a chef’s kitchen with high-end appliances and quartz counters, open floor plan, high ceilings, hardwood floors, a deck and parking.  The home also has a one bedroom in-law suite in the basement.  Corbin Place is a quaint one-block, tree-lined street on Capitol Hill running between 13th Street NE and Tennessee Avenue.  This location is steps from Lincoln Park, Kingsman Field Dog Park, Eastern Market, several schools and more.

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Harry Wardman was one of the most influential real estate developers in DC during the early 20th century.  He is responsible for developing many neighborhoods in Northwest DC encompassing an architectural style seen in row houses in Columbia Heights to luxury apartment buildings in Dupont Circle.  The ubiquitous “front-porch row house” style is a signature Wardman design feature.  That was a new design element that can be seen throughout Columbia Heights along the 900 block of Longfellow Street.

Wardman is the face behind a few thousand row houses in Northwest DC neighborhoods, including Bloomingdale, Brightwood, 16th Street Heights and Petworth.  His homes are well known for their high-quality construction and materials.  Wardman also developed

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The popular HGTV show Income Property with affable host Scott McGillivray has helped numerous home owners in the Toronto area create income producing suites in their residences.  As the cost of housing in DC continues to rise into the stratosphere, many considering homeownership are searching for creative ways to afford "more house."  With much of our housing stock in the form of three and four-story row houses, one of the best options for prospective DC home-owners is to turn the lower level into an income producing unit.

If you are considering buying a DC row house with an existing rental unit, it is very important to check and make sure this unit has the appropriate approvals from the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA).  The

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Affluent and vibrant Dupont Circle’s Historic District is a mostly residential neighborhood extending in all directions from Dupont Circle.  Two types of home styles are popular: palatial mansions and 3-4 story row houses in the Queen Anne and Romanesque Revival styles, primarily built before 1900.  The wide, tree-lined diagonal avenues that intersect Dupont Circle and the brick row houses that line the side streets of the historic district are grand and unique in character.

The fashionable neighborhood of Dupont Circle is occupied by middle-class professionals as well as elite Washingtonians.  The neighborhood is centered around a traffic circle, extending out to Massachusetts Avenue and Connecticut Avenue.  The park located within the circle is

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Just eight blocks from the U.S. Capitol, Eighth Street, SE, also known as Barracks Row, has turned DC’s oldest commercial corridor in DC into a thriving, vibrant commercial district with scores of diverse dining options and retail shops.  An $8.5 million streetscape investment has transformed Barracks Row into a pedestrian friendly urban corridor with bricked sidewalks and shady elm trees lining the streets.  The revitalization of the area because of a solid commitment by its business alliances has given Barracks Row a new identity as a restaurant and shopping destination.

A professional, yet progressive Capitol Hill neighborhood, Barracks Row attracts 30,000 federal employees by day; another 17,000 residents and visitors at night.  It is close to

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Mirroring recent national statistics released by the National Association of Home Builders, new townhouse construction in the District is gaining momentum as the real estate market rebounds.  On a national basis, new townhouse starts represent approximately 11% of all residential single-family housing starts.

Here in the District, longtime DC builder EYA has a twenty-year track record of building urban townhouses. Past EYA projects have dramatically shaped several DC neighborhoods including Hillandale at the northern edge of Georgetown, Bryan Square Townhomes on Capitol Hill and Harrison Square Townhomes in the U Street Corridor.

Current EYA projects in the District include Chancellor's Row in Edgewood and close to the Brookland Metro Station.  EYA is

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DC Condo Boutique team member Mansour Abu-Rahmeh represented the buyer of a row house located at 1344 Spring Road in DC's Columbia Heights Neighborhood.  This row house-style condo featured 4 BR / 3.5 BA / 1,398 SF, and a large garage. This unit sold on June 18th, 2012 for $699,000 / $500 SF.

The 1300 block of Spring Road features classic DC attached row house that were constructed in the early 1950s.  This location is a couple of blocks from the Georgia Avenue/Petworth Metro Station.

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