Cottage Style Homes in Washington DC Metro Area

In many ways, the term cottage overlaps with other common Washington Metro architectural types, including bungalow and Craftsman-style homes. There can be some differences although it's often a matter of interpretation. The word itself is a derivation of the old Scottish term cotter – peasant farmers who lived in cottages, often working small plots of land. In this country, a cottage has come to mean anything from a seasonal vacation home to year-round dwellings in urban communities. When it comes to what's termed English cottage-style, a steep roof pitch is a common identifier. For more information about Cottage style homes in Washington DC metro area, give District Partners at Compass a call today at (202) 798-3600.

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Photo of Listing #DC10260121

3940 Mckinley St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,450,000

MLS#: DC10260121
5 Bed, 5½ Bath
5100 Sqft, 0.15 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #MC10070238

7601 Brickyard Rd

POTOMAC, MD
$1,898,000

MLS#: MC10070238
3 Bed, 1 Bath
2000 Sqft, 6.66 Acres
Residential

3606 Abingdon St N

ARLINGTON, VA
$1,374,000

MLS#: AR10239363
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1588 Sqft, 0.19 Acres
Residential

6001 Yale Ave

GLEN ECHO, MD
$1,095,000

MLS#: MC10241746
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1331 Sqft, 0.14 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #AR10267560

2321 Tuckahoe St

ARLINGTON, VA
$899,000

MLS#: AR10267560
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1776 Sqft, 0.37 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #AX10274027

1402 Mount Vernon Ave

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$799,950

MLS#: AX10274027
3 Bed, 3 Bath
2017 Sqft, 0.09 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #DC10301991

106 7th St Se

WASHINGTON, DC
$798,000

MLS#: DC10301991
2 Bed, 2½ Bath
1333 Sqft, 0.03 Acres
Residential

4825 Franconia Rd

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$750,000

MLS#: FX10240968
2 Bed, 1 Bath
840 Sqft, 1.87 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #MC10243623

11511 Glen Rd

POTOMAC, MD
$749,000

MLS#: MC10243623
3 Bed, 2 Bath
2012 Sqft, 1.28 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #MC10301165

8533 Milford Ave

SILVER SPRING, MD
$660,000

MLS#: MC10301165
3 Bed, 3½ Bath
2202 Sqft, 0.21 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #MC10260552

4816 Earlston Dr

BETHESDA, MD
$649,000

MLS#: MC10260552
2 Bed, 1 Bath
1038 Sqft, 0.09 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #MC10253467

603 Dartmouth Ave

SILVER SPRING, MD
$635,000

MLS#: MC10253467
3 Bed, 2 Bath
2450 Sqft, 0.21 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #MC10270265

628 Bright Meadow Mews

GAITHERSBURG, MD
$529,900

MLS#: MC10270265
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
1344 Sqft, 0.04 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #FX10176807

11520 Popes Head Rd

FAIRFAX, VA
$525,000

MLS#: FX10176807
2 Bed, 2 Bath
864 Sqft, 0.96 Acres
Residential

10717 Georgia Ave

SILVER SPRING, MD
$499,000

MLS#: MC10282773
5 Bed, 3 Bath
2283 Sqft, 0.2 Acres
Residential

 

Cottage Style Homes in Washington DC Metro AreaThe one thing cottages haven't historically equated with is the idea of luxury but all things change over time. A large custom cottage in Arlington listed well into the seven-figures recently and it's certainly not the only property of its type in the metropolitan area. How did we get here from there? Much in the same way that any home style evolves. Take a look at at some of the high-priced cottages on the market and the connections become apparent – it could be a small charming waterfront house that's climbed in value over the years or perhaps a larger new home with older design attributes such as gabled roofs, wide porches and combinations of stone and clapboard.

During the turn of the 20th century and up until World War II, Craftsman cottage kit-homes were popular in the Washington Metro area. The appeal of having materials and instruction delivered went hand-in-hand with a cost-effective philosophy. While catalog kit-homes covered a range of styles and prices, the cottage versions were usually simple affairs such as the Sears Natoma. This three-room structure lacked a bathroom and cost just $191 for the standard model and $266 for an upgrade with heavier wood. There were more expensive kit cottages of course. Still, it's somewhat odd to think of a home that cost less than many monthly cell phone plans.

Flash forward all these many years and the ubiquitous Washington Metro cottage continues to serve a multitude of purposes. From affordable fixer-uppers to fully restored and renovated homes in popular Del Ray, the style covers the gamut of prices. In fact, a recent search showed a local range from $119,900 to $2,249,000. The latter included six bedrooms, six baths and over 6,000 square feet of living space. That's a lot of cottage. It may not be the most common DC real estate property but the cottage has carved out an enduring niche.

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Listing information last updated on July 22nd, 2018 at 12:52am EDT.