Down-to-the-Studs Renovation at 6158 Marquita Avenue is Pretty and Practical

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This M Streets renovation may as well be a new build for all the updates it boasts. And I’m not just talking the cosmetic stuff. With a new roof, HVAC, updated plumbing, electrical, windows, and a tankless water heater, not a bit of 6158 Marquita Avenue was left untouched. It’s pretty and practical. I don’t know that it gets better than that.

Listed by Richard Garza with VIP realty, this gorgeous rehab is going for $799,000. The drive-up is pretty cute, but even still, it’s not remotely the most attractive feature of this home. It’s truly lovely inside. The finish-out choices are spot on. And with four bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and two half bathrooms in 3,177 square feet, it’s spacious in all the right ways. Join us after the jump to see for yourself.


On top of how well-chosen the finishes are, I appreciate the staging done here. Everything is so peaceful looking. Light, bright, and open – this house likely shows very well in person. The living room seems to get a ton of natural light, which spills right into the kitchen.

Now, you’ll notice there isn’t a separate entry. In a down-to-the-studs renovation, that wouldn’t have been too difficult to remedy. But it’s also probably not something to get too caught up on. Unless. Unless you keep a less than spic-n-span kitchen. Right now, you walk in and everything’s gloriously shiny. But everyday mess may be a bit harder to hide in such an open kitchen that you walk right into. Again, it’s not a major flaw by any means.

This shiny, kitchen, by the way. The cabinetry is beautiful, and the to-the-ceiling tile work is phenomenal. I love it. There’s stainless everything, of course, and the counters are quartz (gorgeous and completely indestructible).

The oak hardwood floors that run through the main living areas of this house are perfection. Thank you for not scraping! The layout might be a little odd, with the dining room interrupting the flow to the family room. But there’s obviously tons of room to maneuver. And photography can be a bit hard to judge.

Located on the second floor, the master suite serves as a really gorgeous retreat. While the master bedroom is huge (huge!), let’s peek into that master bath that beckons. Come on in, it says. Don’t mind if I do.

Jetted tub with separate walk-in shower? Check! And once again, I love the finishes they’ve chosen. The floating double vanity is gorgeous though not overly generous. But if you’re a neatnik, it’ll be no problem.

Also on the second floor is another living area or game room, complete with a nice half bath (I might have oriented that commode differently). There doesn’t appear to be anything else on this floor, so this flexible space really could be used as an extension of the master. Maybe a sitting room? Or an office? Ooh, or a yoga studio? The possibilities abound!


Heather Hunter

In addition to a 15-year career in marketing and communications, Heather is an accomplished freelance writer and has contributed to The New York Times’ “Modern Love” column and “The United States of Dating” on National Public Radio. Her blog, This Fish Needs a Bicycle, was syndicated by NBC Universal (iVillage) for four years. As a ghostwriter, her work has appeared in publications such as WIRED and Stadia Magazine

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  1. Jake Plewey says

    It’s east of Skillman, (and far east of Greenville), so it’s not in the M Streets. It’s in Lakewood Heights.

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