Washington | DC
A well thought out spacious floor plan flooded with natural light, a gorgeously designed interior, a rooftop deck offering stunning views of the Capitol and Washington Monument coupled with parking, are all reasons you will be proud to call The Lolas Penthouse home. Enter through a private front door outfitted with keyless entry, and a covered front porch. Once inside, you will be greeted by a Pinterest-worthy custom penny tile foyer that is paired with the storage normally found in a mudroom. Nine-foot ceilings grace this two-level home; larger than most single-family homes within a half-mile radius. The main floor boasts a chef’s kitchen featuring a stunning marble slab backsplash, two-tone kitchen cabinets that are both classic and modern, a walk-in pantry, and a huge island. Two additional prep zones allow for ample space to both cook and host. The dedicated dining room could easily accommodate a 12 person table, and then there is the living room. Oh, the living room . . . accessible from the penthouse living room you will find the first of three outdoor living spaces. The main level is completed by a lovely half bath. Every room has a speaker connected to the Sonos home sound system. Make your way to the top floor by way of switchback stairs that is a beautiful and luxurious design. The second floor has the ideal 3 bed/2 bath footprint with a large hallway separating the Master Suite from the other bedrooms and bath. Unlike many other homes, all bedrooms in The Lola Penthouse are spacious – much larger than your average bedroom size in this neighborhood. The Master Suite is impressively large with more than enough room for your king-sized bed and furniture, with additional storage space found in the large walk-in closet. The ensuite bath features a 72-inch teak double vanity, a steam shower system with custom herringbone tile work, and a separate room for the toilette chambre. Two doors within the Master Suite provide access to the 100 sq ft balcony; the second of three outdoor living spaces in the Penthouse. The 250 sq ft roof deck is accessible via the living room or the master suite, with enough space to accommodate three distinct entertaining spaces – lounging, dining, and sunbathing! A water line has been roughed in and is waiting for you to build an outdoor cooking center. One parking space is deeded with this home, and there is an extra available for purchase.
You’re hard-pressed to find a block in this fast-changing Northeast DC neighborhood–where the median price rose by about 7 percent last year–without a house (or three) undergoing a gut-renovation. You’ll spot boarded-up windows next door to for-sale signs in fresh sod. Though much of the city remembers Trinidad for the military-style checkpoints set up by police during the violent summer of 2008, it has moved on–dramatically. Trinidad is now primely positioned: a five-minute walk from the restaurant and bar scene along Northeast’s H Street corridor, a ten-minute stroll from Union Market, and less than a 20-minute walk from NoMa (and the Red Line). While those help its real-estate values, the neighborhood itself has a lot going for it on its own. You’ll find 1920s rowhouses on narrow streets and a diverse community of longtime African-American residents, young families and couples of varying backgrounds (gay, straight, black, white), and students from Gallaudet University, which sits along Trinidad’s western edge. The Whole Foods opening a half mile away is a draw for many house hunters, as is the prospect of owning a four-bedroom, fully renovated rowhouse for $650,000 (or a fixer for less than $450,000). But they’re also attracted to something less tangible: the feeling that Trinidad–unlike, say, the NoMa apartments they might be leaving behind–is a place you move to when you’re ready to call the District home.