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WELCOME to the new standard of excellence! This luxurious penthouse is developed by one of DC’s most meticulous builders, Diamond Ridge Development. As you ascend up to this unit, you are greeted by exposed brick, high ceilings, custom two-piece crown molding, and open-concept living. The kitchen features custom cabinetry, an expansive center island, and a high-end appliance package. Diamond Ridge Development spared no detail in designing this penthouse, it is truly suited for an entertainer’s lifestyle.
The main level also features a large rear bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. The second level features two colossal skylights that bathe the upstairs in natural light. Walking into the primary bedroom you will find 12’+ ceilings, an expansive walk-in closet, an en-suite bathroom that features a 60″ vanity, and a custom-built shower with floor-to-ceiling marble. The 3rd bedroom could also act as a home office, which connects to the oversized private deck, perfect for lounging and enjoying the fresh air. With a 96 Walk Score, this PH is conveniently located near restaurants, shopping, Park View farmers market, CoHI dog park, and only a 3-minute walk to CoHI Metro Station.
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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