This big, sturdy craftsman in the heart of Virginia-Highland feigns antiquity very well. That's achieved with old-style millwork and the sort of detailed construction that suggests this property will stand for a century. The 3,150 square-foot home, turns out, was built in 2007. For $1.25 million, the Drewry Street property includes five bedrooms, five and ½ bathrooms (some of which lean a little too traditional for our tastes) and an oval-of-grass backyard that screams for a swimming pool. The true humdinger is the rustic outdoor living room, overlooking a woodsy backyard and a fire-pit party headquarters. Overall, this looks like the kind of home that would transport you out of the big city without leaving. Or to the 19th century without leaving this one.
· 909 Drewry St. NE [Estately]