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1421 Holbrook Street NE

Listed sale price: $339,000

Previous sale price (2003): $130,000

Square footage: 1,668

Looking to buy, but unwilling to risk a fixer-upper? Try this “super well maintained” brick town house in Trinidad, convenient to the up-and-coming H Street corridor and just “5 minutes” from the New York Avenue Red Line stop (provided you can travel three blocks per minute). The three-bedroom, two-story home sports “hdwd flrs thru’ out”—assuming you can find them under the stained maroon carpeting. When entering through the “deep grand entrance foyer,” notice the original woodwork, in all its nicked glory, and the complimentary cigarette smell emanating from the walls. The “finished recreation room” basement is perfect for entertaining guests, with enough room to satisfy all billiards enthusiasts—once you move the three beds plunked in the center. —Constantine Caloudas