Washington | DC
If a penthouse oozing with natural light is what you asked for, then look no further! Welcome to Cambridge Row, which was built/renovated in 2014 with an emphasis on quality and attention to detail. This unit features high ceilings, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops/backsplash, separate storage unit, European high-gloss cabinets, under-cabinet lighting, Kohler bathroom fixtures, front-loading washer and dryer, and much more! When you are not hanging out in your unit or on the rooftop deck with views of the Capitol Building, you can take in everything the neighborhood has to offer. Within a couple of blocks, you will find three grocery stores: Harris Teeter, Trader Joe’s, and the brand-new Safeway. You can also head on over to The Roost to check out the culinary clubhouse/food hall and try all the new eats and drinks the area has to offer, or just hop across the street to reliable ol’ Trusty’s for a quick beer. Want to stick with some of the classics? Only a couple of minutes in the other direction and you’re in the middle of Barracks Row with everything it has to offer. Want to go elsewhere in the city? The Eastern Market Metro & Potomac Ave Metro stops are just down the street and the easy on-and-off access to the freeway gives you freedom for whatever the day brings. It’s not just about you, though – any dog will be delighted to be so close to the Virginia Ave Dog Park or Congressional Cemetery to burn off all that energy!
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.