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This Weekend: Newly Listed Homes in Bella Vista, Gayborhood

Location: 1011 Clinton Street #4 *Editor's Pick! Size: 3 beds, 2.5 baths 2,674 square feet

Price: $699,000

The Pitch: "Welcome to this One-of-A-Kind, bi-level 3 bedroom condominium on one of the most beautiful blocks in the City. This huge Federal-style property, located on Washington Square West's exclusive, tree-lined Clinton Street is over 2600 square feet with high ceilings and large living spaces. The home features original hardwood floors, two gas fireplaces, large windows, built-ins, and dual-zoned HVAC. The impressive cook's kitchen offers granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a granite breakfast bar with custom cabinetry. The master suite and 2nd bedroom are located on the second floor along with an additional full bath. A huge bedroom? with a walk-out Juliet balcony, along with a separate den, office, or study, and a powder room are on the top floor. Enjoy Amazing Center City views from this balcony or build yourself a custom roof deck. Walk to everything from this conveniently located block, while leaving your car parked on-site right behind your building. This one is very special and worth taking a look."

Open House: Sunday, December 9, noon-1pm

Our Take: For once, the BrokerBabble is for real: This really is "one of the most beautiful blocks in the city." As with living on Delancey Street, aesthetic fatigue is an unlikely side effect. These homes don't got out of style. We love the oddly shaped spaces in this condo, as well as the hardwood floors.

Location: 616 Christian Street Size: 3 bed, 2.5 bath

Price: $469,900

The Pitch: "Spread out in this expansive Bella Vista townhouse where room proportions are unlike most homes in the area. Vestibule entry leads to wide open living and dining areas that are finished with beautiful moldings and hard wood floors. A newer kitchen is well designed, features charming windows looking onto patio, handsome appliances and generous cabinets. Second floor features a private deck, two spacious bedrooms and a roomy bath. The third floor master suite is just what you want' walk-in closets and a gorgeous spa-like bathroom. Family room, powder room, laundry and storage in basement add to the overall spacious feeling this house provides. Walk to Shot-Tower Coffee House, Cochon, Ulivo, The Mildred, Blue Belly BBQ, the Italian Market and more! You'll never go hungry in this spot!"

Open House: Sunday, December 9, noon-1pm

Our Take: Bella Vista is a great neighborhood, and this home has terrific schools nearby. It's cute that the listing includes photos of neighborhood restaurants, but the house itself is somewhat dull. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Location: 2601 Pennsylvania Ave. #1115 Size: Studio, 485 square feet

Price: $135,000

The Pitch: "This beautiful studio condo at 2601 Parkway is not to be missed! The unit comes impeccably updated and fully furnished. The living area has well-maintained parquet wood floors and large windows provide expansive city views. The kitchen has a stylish tile backsplash, under cabinet lighting, newer cabinets & ample storage. The bathroom is fully upgraded and boasts matching tile work, glass shower doors, designer chrome fixtures and an upgraded glass pedestal bowl sink. The unit is spacious and has a walk-in closet/dressing area and its own washer/dryer. Condo fees include all utilities except electricity, a convenient shuttle service, building insurance maintenance, state-of-the-art fitness center, and a 24 hour lobby attendant. Located across from the Art Museum and Fairmount Park, this unit is in a pet-friendly building close to Kelly Drive, Boat House Row, Wholefoods Market, the new Barnes Museum, restaurants, shopping and transportation!"

Open House: Sunday, December 9, noon-1pm

Our Take: Sometimes it's nice to move into a place that's fully furnished, especially for those who arrive here as students or as temporary residents. The mirrored wall gives the impression of increased space.