Price Pick of the Week

3716 S St. NW

Listed sale price: $589,000

Previous sale price (1999): $317,500

Want to feel young again? If so, try this quaint Burleith enclave—there’s nothing like a group house full of Georgetown University lacrosse players down the block to re-establish the sleep patterns you treasured as a 21-year-old. Plus, you’ll rarely feel insecure about your house’s looks. This well-kept two-story brick row house with its neat front garden looks even better beside the weedy, overgrown lawns of your mostly renting neighbors. The rear deck and flagstone patio offer a perfect vantage of a trash-strewn alley, but the interior, with its hardwood floors, newly renovated kitchen, and downstairs rec room, is the perfect haven from the drunken rabble. And if your friends and co-workers say, “Bur-what?” remember this—the listing may say “Burleith,” but the price says “North Georgetown.” Preliminary 2005 taxable assessment: $488,440. —Mike DeBonis