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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22 Masonic View Ave E

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$1,695,000

MLS#: VAAX193258
5 Bed, 4 Bath
2600 Sqft, 0.11 Acres
Residential

2508 Ohio St N

ARLINGTON, VA
$1,419,900

MLS#: 1008354784
5 Bed, 4½ Bath
4300 Sqft, 0.13 Acres
Residential

1847 Columbus St N

ARLINGTON, VA
$1,399,000

MLS#: 1009984032
5 Bed, 5½ Bath
4138 Sqft, 0.14 Acres
Residential

4400 S Four Mile Run Dr

ARLINGTON, VA
$1,375,000

MLS#: VAAR104248
5 Bath
3573 Sqft, 0.23 Acres
Multi-Family

5827 Conway Rd

BETHESDA, MD
$849,900

MLS#: MDMC533086
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1718 Sqft, 0.18 Acres
Residential

1018 Railroad Ave

FALLS CHURCH, VA
$762,543

MLS#: 1010012822
2 Bed, 2½ Bath
1490 Sqft, 0.12 Acres
Residential

1022 Railroad Ave

FALLS CHURCH, VA
$753,190

MLS#: 1002352058
2 Bed, 2½ Bath
1490 Sqft, 0.12 Acres
Residential

3714 22nd St Ne

WASHINGTON, DC
$699,900

MLS#: DCDC380526
4 Bed, 2½ Bath
1641 Sqft, 0.06 Acres
Residential

204 W Cameron Rd

FALLS CHURCH, VA
$630,000

MLS#: 1009911292
2 Bed, 1 Bath
968 Sqft, 0.14 Acres
Residential

1603 Monroe St Ne

WASHINGTON, DC
$550,000

MLS#: DCDC308940
2 Bed, 2 Bath
2228 Sqft, 0.15 Acres
Residential

7835 River Rd

BETHESDA, MD
$530,000

MLS#: MDMC488196
1 Bed, 1 Bath
656 Sqft, 0.3 Acres
Residential

3042 Clinton St Ne

WASHINGTON, DC
$519,000

MLS#: DCDC310122
3 Bed, 1 Bath
1365 Sqft, 0.2 Acres
Residential

1200 42nd Pl Ne

WASHINGTON, DC
$395,000

MLS#: DCDC379496
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1450 Sqft, 0.09 Acres
Residential

4506 Banner St

NORTH BRENTWOOD, MD
$379,999

MLS#: MDPG108358
4 Bed, 3 Bath
1176 Sqft, 0.11 Acres
Residential

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301 East Franklin Ave

SILVER SPRING, MD
$375,000

MLS#: 1008340466
2 Bed, 1 Bath
1762 Sqft, 0.16 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 February 18th, 2019 at 1:03am EST.