Palisades: $769,000


Detached house: 5212 MacArthur Blvd. NW

This pre-Civil War two-bedroom, 2.5-bath home blends old and new. Just renovated, the house retains little of its rustic past except an old-timey exterior and the original front door. Crown molding and espresso-colored hardwood floors frame creamy white walls laden with windows that give the 1,174-square-foot space a clean, fresh feel. There’s a laundry room, unfinished basement, backyard, shed and a driveway with room for two cars. The front porch and window-access-only balcony let owners sit back and watch MacArthur Boulevard’s heavy traffic pass by. (Listed by William Sawyer & Co.)



Mount Pleasant: $769,000


Row house: 1925 Park Road NW

This 1911 red-brick row house offers a chance to live colorfully. The 2,427-square-foot structure has a yellow kitchen, magenta dining area and seafoam living room — all fringed by rich, dark wooden doorframes, molding and baseboards and dotted with art deco light fixtures. Upstairs are three bedrooms and a bright-orange bathroom. An English basement has a full kitchen plus washer and dryer. Eclectic extras include two gas-burning fireplaces; a backyard with a one-car garage; and a screened-in back porch and balcony. (Listed by Weichert Realtors)