3411 29th St NW #11

Listed sale price: $294,500

Monthly co-op fee: $383.58

Previous sale price: $84,000 (1999)

This one-bedroom Cleveland Park co-op boasts “‘old world’ charm”—including hardwood floors, high ceilings, and old-school yellow tiles in the bathroom. The Continental feel even extends to the “eat-in kitchen,” where eating in seems rather unlikely, unless you don’t mind hunching over cooking pans or the sink. The lack of a dishwasher and central AC gives you another authentic taste of the old country—as well as an appreciation for why your grandparents got the hell out.

—Constantine Caloudas