Washington DC Metropolitan Area Row Houses For Sale

The ubiquitous row house is a common sight in Washington DC. They dot the city’s urban landscape, often with swatches of bold color identifying their individual units. Sometimes they are plain brick, sometimes clapboard. They can be simple and boxy and they can be incredibly ornate with Gothic turrets and spires. And while some have been built recently in keeping with architectural tradition, most are historic properties. Regardless, they all share one commonality – they are extremely popular. To learn more about Washington DC row houses for sale, take a look at the MLS listings below:

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Washington DC Row Houses For SaleWashington DC row houses were one of the city’s earliest trends, aimed at providing affordable and efficient housing needs. They followed the European model of row houses and duplicated similar trends in other US urban centers. They were joined at the hip so to speak, tall narrow houses in a row that looked as if they had simply been stuck together. Construction began around 1850 in DC and continued unabated for nearly a century. The greatest building boom is often thought to be a stretch of time between the turn of the century and the late 1920’s. Row house properties for sale can be had for as little as $80,000 for truly distressed properties to well over a million dollars. The median sales price for DC row houses is around $400 thousand, although there are a great many variables on each side of that average.

A common word associated with the row house is “Victorian”. Simply put, it refers to Queen Victoria of England who ruled from 1837 until her death in 1901. It was the time of a great industrial boom with a need for worker housing. You may also hear of Richardsonian-style, referring to architect Henry Robson Richardson whose Romanesque revival influences were typified by arches and cylindrical towers. There’s also the Federal style which is simple and box-like as well as Queen Anne row houses which are common in the DC Adams Morgan neighborhood, with richly detailed facades, gables and porches. One common denominator of row houses can be the challenge of interior design as they are tall and narrow and without windows on two sides.

As with much of Washington DC, there is no set rule to row houses. Some neighborhoods are almost exclusively comprised of them and some have none at all. Adams Morgan, Brightwood, Bloomingdale, Capitol Hill, Columbia Heights, Dupont Circle, 16th Street Heights, LeDroit Park, Logan Circle, Petworth, Shaw and Trinidad are just a few of the many communities known for their row houses. Finally, some are deeded as single houses and some as condos for a variety of reasons, such as a developer purchasing an entire row and parceling out each unit for sale. Regardless, these multi-story dwellings possess a unique flavor and charm. If interested, simply contact your realtor and get ready to enjoy the wealth of possibilities.


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Listing information last updated on December 10th, 2019 at 3:15am EST.