Price Pick of the Week

245 Longfellow St. NW

Listed sale price: $320,000

Previous sale price (1995): $111,500

Square footage: 1,761

For those in love with that cool retro style, this spacious Manor Park colonial has plenty to offer. Authenticity, for one—the cozy kitchen is populated with classic appliances, and the basement rec room offers shades of brown that today’s timid designers rarely employ. But don’t be too quick to “look beyond the clutter,” as the listing advises: If you act now, the current owners may offer to throw in their extensive vintage wardrobe, which fills one of the house’s three bedrooms. And if it’s novelty you’re after, the basement’s “quarter bath” (read: toilet in a closet) fits the bill nicely. Preliminary 2005 taxable assessment: $191,920. —Mike DeBonis