Capitol Hill is a neighborhood known for struggling artists—and rising home prices. Single-family houses in the neighborhood have always commanded a high price, and million-dollar homes house a slightly different culture and clientele than the rest of the neighborhood. Someone has to buy artists’ art.
Here are five of the least expensive houses in Capitol Hill. Want something under a million? Better look for a condo or another neighborhood.
Even the lowest price still requires seven digits, $1.05 million. It’s a sweet, 1923 two-story with hints of craftsman and plenty of period pieces like shingle siding outdoor, and millwork and archways indoors. The 2,530-square-foot house holds four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and an updated kitchen that blends old and new. A tile fireplace is bracketed by built-in bookshelves. A classic sitting on a 3,288-square-foot lot.
At a nice, round $2 million is a Ralph Anderson mix of “Art and Architecture“ in a much more modern home from 1984. The look from the outside is more Mediterranean. The feel on the inside is more modern thanks to gas fireplaces and sweeping stairs. The four bedrooms and three bathrooms fit in 2,570 square feet. The 4,791-square-foot lot is paved for parking in front and entertaining in back. Manicured foliage softens the space.
The solarium with a view alone is worth a tour, but there’s much more to this 5,083-square-foot house. It was built in 1935 and features a brick exterior that sits behind iron fencing on the 5,702-square-foot lot. An ornamental arch sits over the gate. Inside, find five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. $2.35 million also includes a lap pool, hot tub, and sauna. At its heart is a collection of period details that shouldn’t be overlooked.
More Mediterranean influence is on display thanks to a tile roof, Venetian plaster walls, and decorative end blocks. There are even a few half-round, part-height towers and curved balconies that provide character and access to views. The five-bedroom, four-bathroom, 4,020-square-foot house is modern, built in 1999 on a 5,227-square-foot lot. This bit of Venice with views of Washington’s mountains and volcanoes is listed at $2.6 million.
Go back far enough (1909) and big houses (5,030 square feet) were built on large lots (0.27 acres), creating estates that were on the outskirts but now are wrapped by the city. Step inside to find five bedrooms and six bathrooms. Besides the wealth of detailing, find attention drawn to ornate fireplaces, a library and den of dark wood, and a bright solarium-style dining room. Graceful living available for only $3.5 million.