Washington | DC
Contemporary styled 3 level row home conveniently located within less than a one-mile walking distance of multiple public transportation methods, including 3 different metro stations. This home was fully renovated in 2015 and now features a modern style kitchen and bathrooms with beautiful exposed brick walls throughout all the levels. Upon entry, you are welcomed with a spacious living room area, including a dining room and breakfast area. The kitchen has an open concept and includes stainless steel appliances; it also connects directly with the ample deck located in the back, which is perfect for entertaining. You find the spacious master bedroom up the stairs, which includes a walk-in closet and full bathroom. Also, on this level, you have a second bedroom with a full bathroom. The basement can be independently accessed from the front or back of the property, and it features a recreation room, full kitchen, and bath; this area was previously used as a third bedroom or in-law suite. More recently, all fences and decks were refinished, and the full interior of the property has been freshly painted. Because the property is located in the RF-1 zoning, the basement can be legally separated from the main unit and be rented out. The process for this is rather simple, and all dealt directly with the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs.
With its mix of grand and humble historic buildings (rowhouses, embassies along 16th Street NW), Columbia Heights reels in a mix of creatives, international professionals and, thanks to its leafy parks, bikers and picnickers. It’s one of DC’s most densely populated ‘hoods, too, supporting a swath of homey restaurants and bars. Plus, a longtime Hispanic population means attractions like the GALA Hispanic Theater and the Mexican Cultural Institute lend the area a multiculti vibe. The area’s main drags are 11th, 14th and 16th streets starting at U Street NW. Along 16th Street, you’ll find embassies and international organizations, most housed in impressive early 19th-century structures with architectural flourishes – turrets, stained glass, balconies. You can check out exhibits on south-of-the-border art and life at the Mexican Cultural Institute, housed in a grand mansion (and one-time Embassy of Mexico) with a mural of that country’s history painted on its interior stairway.
Nearby, Meridian Hill Park, a two-level, European style park with terrazzo walls holds fountains, statues and, every Sunday, a lively afternoon drum circle. Restaurants and bars along buzzing 14th Street and mellower 11th Street fill up with young professionals and stroller-pushing families, particularly on weekends. Consider hot spots like Room 11 for cocktails, small plates and breakfast, Thip Khao for the only place in DC to try Laos’ spicy curries and rice dishes and Bad Saint for Filipino cuisine in a cozy, laid-back neighborhood setting. The area, and neighboring ‘hood Mount Pleasant, are ideal for exploring by bike, especially since multiple Capital Bikeshare stations can be found in the vicinity. Just be warned; the area is hilly!
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