5012 7th St. NW

Listed sale price: $429,000

Previous sale price (Jan. 2005): $280,500

Square footage: 1,620

Out with the old, and in with the new—well, sort of. This partially renovated brick row house in Petworth juxtaposes the aged familiarity of Grandma’s house with a few requisite touches of gentrifier-friendly opulence. Contrast the brand-new ceramic-tiled kitchen with the creaking staircase. Or match the “partially finished” basement’s new General Electric washer/dryer combo with its midcentury glass-brick bar. Nostalgia abounds in this three-bedroom charmer. The upstairs john’s purple-tiled flooring will appeal to your inner Prince fan, while the 20-foot-deep garage is perfect for an oversized Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham. Proposed 2006 assessment: $231,060. Alert to prospective buyers: The seller withdrew the house from the market midweek to give to his daughter.—Constantine Caloudas