Washington | DC
Light-filled, immaculate and perfectly-positioned in an unbeatable Capitol Hill location, studio living has never looked so good. This impeccable property feels more like a Jr. one-bedroom and features sky-high ceilings along with six oversized windows that draw soft natural light into the home. The large updated kitchen features sweeping granite counters and backsplash plus an abundance of cabinetry and a suite of full-size stainless steel appliances. From here, you are drawn through to the expansive living room with charming crown molding, hardwood floors, a built-in closet and an updated bathroom. At the end of the day, you can retire to the cozy bedroom while the lucky new owners will relish the in-unit washer and dryer along with the building’s laundry facilities, located on the same floor. There is a shared courtyard with manicured landscaping, tables and a grill plus the property is pet-friendly and VA and FHA ok. This idyllic apartment is nestled along one of the most picturesque blocks in DC with quiet tree-lined streets and easy access to Capitol South metro, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods and Providence Park. The Capitol Building and Supreme Court building are also just moments away.
Capitol Hill is one of the city’s most popular places to live, with 19th-century rowhouses and a market plus a vibrant dining and nightlife scene. Politicos, young staffers and tourists alike head to the neighborhood both for its government buildings like the U.S. Capitol and the Supreme Court and the surrounding historic, walkable, restaurant-filled blocks. Tour the U.S. Capitol via its impressive visitors center; guides lead small groups under the intricately painted, 180-plus-foot dome and past the dimly lit Old Supreme Court Chamber. You’ll need a reservation for the tour or to visit Congress or the Senate (when they are in session); for the latter, just contact your senator or house representative. Nearby, the Library of Congress’ impressive 1897 Thomas Jefferson building is open for tours that reveal its Italian-Renaissance style architecture and gilt murals plus the stunning, circular main reading room with its 160-foot-high ceiling. Other attractions include the Folger Shakespeare Library (the world’s largest collection of the author’s timeless works), and the glassed-in U.S. Botanic Garden at the base of Capitol Hill, which holds palms, ferns and orchids and provides a peaceful escape.
Nineteenth and early 20th-century rowhouses (think turrets, stained glass and ironwork) lead to throwback commercial zones. Eastern Market, an 1873 redbrick building houses grocers, bakers and pasta makers inside every day plus a lively weekend bazaar with produce, crafts and antiques. The nearby micro-neighborhood of Barracks Row centers on 8th Street SE, where vintage storefronts hold oyster houses, pubby bars and foodie-focused restaurants. Closer to the Capitol, Massachusetts Avenue NE has multiple restaurants and longtime watering holes.