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Price Pick of the Week
5714 3rd Place NW
Listed sale price: $415,000
Previous sale price (1994): $10 (family transaction)
Square footage: 2,640
Miss those childhood trips to Grandma’s house? Snap up this Brightwood colonial and relive those journeys every day. This three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath semidetached home offers a wealth of Greatest Generation–style touches. In addition to popcorn ceilings throughout, the downstairs bath is appointed in bright-purple tile, the upstairs bath in hot pink. The vintage style isn’t confined to aboveground, either: The basement features a rumpus room with faux-wood paneling. Outside, the house offers a classic aluminum awning over the back porch and understated white window bars. Act now, and the seller might throw in the lace curtains hanging throughout the house. Preliminary 2005 taxable assessment: $244,100.