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Welcome home! This 3 story single-family home has 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms, is newly renovated, and its traditional charm has been preserved. Designed with beautiful red brick, a cozy front porch, and a spacious front yard for eye-catching curb appeal. Step into the living area and enjoy the nine-foot ceilings, open floor plan, and new finishes. For all its traditional charm this home features modern electrical, refinished hardwood floors, copper pipes, and a new spectacular skylight. Head into the elegant dining area with plenty of light and seating to entertain, a space that flows effortlessly into the kitchen. Beautiful cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and a quaint breakfast nook make this lovely kitchen ideal for your family gatherings and daily meals. The bathrooms are also recently renovated, full of light and modern touches. Lush new carpeting blankets each bedroom and features solid wood doors with modern hardware.
The backyard is spacious and perfect for outdoor living under the shade of Elm trees. From the new flat roof to the full basement, you’ll feel right at home here on Franklin St. where DC’s historic charm is preserved and brilliantly paired with modern luxuries. It’s just a short walk to the metro and prominent neighborhood eateries like Menomale and Primrose. In just a short drive away you can indulge in a day of shopping or a night of live jazz at Alice’s Jazz & Cultural Society. This is a must-see! House Features: Nine foot ceilings on main two floors, French drains in the basement, two sump pumps, Vent fans in both bathrooms,
`House repointed by historic preservation masonry service using age-appropriate custom sand/lime mortar mix (2011), Central A/C and blower replaced (Lennox, 2014), new hot water heater (Bradford-White, 2014), replaced washer and dryer (LG, 2015) with new units with steam functions, purchased largest size that would fit through the door, New flat roof and repaired slate roof, new skylight (2018), Exterior house and front porch repainted (2018), Four healthy and well-maintained elm trees in backyard. All poison ivy on trees, fences, and in yard has been professionally removed (2018), Lead service (water) pipe was replaced in 2019. All water pipes in the house are copper, all the way to the street, Modern electrical, mostly Romex 12 gauge / 20 amp wire. Panel is 150 amp service, Six Nest smoke/CO detectors and Nest thermostat for A/C. Can be controlled by smartphone, Currently using Verizon FIOS, Modern kitchen (Counter Intelligence, Kitchen Aid, 2008). Second refrigerator in addition, Several custom-built wooden shelves throughout house. Some are made from 140+ year old reclaimed wood from a house in Eckington, Solid wood original pocket doors, refinished with modern hardware, Interior doors are all solid wood, mostly either original or reclaimed from other houses in DC. All have been refinished with modern cylinder lock hardware, New front door & transom, standard 36″ x 80″ size (2021), Hardwood floors sanded down and refinished in 2021. Oil-based polyurethane finish, New carpet, 2020 & 2021. Neighborhood Features: Walk to metro (6 blocks to Red Line / Rhode Island Avenue station), Restaurants: Menomale (1 block), Primrose (2 blocks), Right Proper Brewery (3 blocks), Brookland’s Finest (4 blocks), Masala Story (5 blocks), Dew Drop Inn (5 blocks), Rhode Island Row (Carolina Kitchen, Sala Thai, others), Short drive to Union Market, H Street, Capitol Hill, U Street, Catholic University & associated shops, Live Jazz performances at Alice’s Jazz & Cultural Society (1 block)
Home to the Catholic University of America since 1887, the Northeast neighborhood of Brookland has developed into a church, chapel and monastery-filled zone nicknamed “Little Rome.” But the popular neighborhood is also home to tree-lined streets filled with older homes and retro storefronts, and its central arts zone near the Brookland Metro stop offers galleries and performance spaces. Catholic University’s 193 tree-lined acres include Romanesque stone buildings and a grassy central lawn popular for sunbathing and frisbee-playing. It’s just across the way from the impressive, domed Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. It’s the largest Roman Catholic Church in North America, and one of the 10 largest churches in the world. Guided or self-guided tours of the massive edifice, which is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, take in numerous shrines to her and a three-story high mosaic portrait of Jesus.
You can also tour the peaceful Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land of America, which was founded by friars in 1899. The Byzantine-style Church of Mount Saint Sepulchre is surrounded by cloisters, a garden with hundreds of roses and replicas of Holy Land shrines like the Grotto of Lourdes. Take a guided tour of the grounds or the church’s interior, where brown-robed monks lead you through the upper church as well into the crypt, with more Holy Land replicas and religious relics. This vibrant collegiate area moves to a creative beat, which you’ll see in action on the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market. The galleries of local potters, painters and crafters line a brick-paved pedestrian byway; visit when they’re open (most weekends) and you can see them in action and buy their wares; think carved wooden busts, pillows decked with vintage souvenir pennants and paintings galore. Nearby, long-running Dance Place offers up 100 plus performances a year starring edgy contemporary choreography. You might catch a South American salsa troupe or local modern dancers.
Dining and drinking spots also dot the area, with offerings on old-timey 12th Street NE like funky gastropub Smith Public Trust (don’t miss its good-weather beer garden) and Steel Plate, which dishes up fancy cocktail and new American chow in a space decked with reclaimed wood and brassy light fixtures. On the arts walk, Brookland Pint pours dozens of beers (including two dozen mostly local ones on tap) in cool surrounds with a mural of the monuments and the National Shrine; a pubby food menu is on tap too.
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