Observatory Circle: $247,000

Co-Op: 4101 Cathedral Ave. NW #814


This large one-bedroom clocks in at 1,145 square feet. Its spacious hallway, with a huge storage closet, opens to a 24-by-14-foot living room and adjoining balcony that offer plenty of space for company. Roomy for one and perfect for two, the master bedroom features a walk-in closet. The bathroom down the hall is simple with plenty of storage space. The kitchen features spotless granite countertops and like-new appliances. Laundry is the only inconvenience, located a few floors down. Co-op fees are $1,476 a month, including an underlying mortgage. Contact: Carol Harris, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 202-333-6100, ext. 3315




Capitol Hill: $259,000

Condo: 305 C St. NE #306

A great first condo for a young professional, this 471-square-foot studio features an open kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and a breakfast bar. Large windows allow plenty of natural light in. There’s a huge storage closet for all of the stuff you couldn’t fit elsewhere. Space is available for a full-size bed, desk and couch to fit comfortably. If you’re feeling claustrophobic, visit the roof deck for some fresh air and views of the city. Union Station, the Capitol and Stanton Park are just blocks away. Condo fees are $280 a month, all utilities included. Contact: Jeanne Harrison, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 202-547-3525