With its white picket fence and bright red porch swing to match the front door, this circa-1920 Virginia-Highland bungalow with beaucoup walkability aims to charm intowners who covet timeless housing styles.
Find it in the 900 block of bustling North Highland Avenue, which the listing calls one of Va-Hi’s best streets, a few dozen yards from the commercial hub with Highland Tap, Moe’s & Joe’s, Fontaine’s Oyster House, and other intown stalwarts. The sterling 89 WalkScore won’t turn many city dwellers away.
Yet the property has lingered unsold for well over a year, listing records show.
It’s been listed as high as $895,000 in summer 2018. After nearly a dozen incremental price adjustments, it returns to market at $840,000 this week, as listed with PalmerHouse Properties.
Beyond the rocking-chair porch and curb appeal, the updated four-bedroom spans two stories, with a master-sized bedroom and bathroom on the lower level. There are two bathrooms overall, with an elevated back deck to complement the front porch.
Recent updates were mostly felt in the new kitchen, although changes such as light fixtures (some leaning contemporary) are sprinkled throughout.
Property records indicate it last traded for $557,500 in early 2017, and that the floorplan is 1,470 square feet.
The full package—to include the strong public school district—is described as “the finest intown living.” But for the price point and overall size, it might not be what every buyer considers living large.