Washington | DC
Perfectly located in the heart of Columbia Heights, just minutes from the epicenter of shops, restaurants and more, 1241 Kenyon Street, NW #1 offers even the most selective buyer the ideal home. With three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms smartly distributed through a pristine nearly 1,500 square foot duplex condominium, this condo lives like a house.
An expansive, open floor plan is ideal for entertaining and is awash in sunlight thanks to an opulent southern-facing oversized front bay window. Gleaming bamboo floors can be found throughout the main level. The gourmet, open kitchen boasts sleek grey stone countertops with a basketweave backsplash, a complete suite of stainless-steel appliances, and handsome wood cabinets. The breakfast bar is ideal for casual dining or buffet-style entertaining. A powder room is conveniently tucked away on the main level, as is access to the home’s private rear deck. The charming outdoor flagstone patio off the deck is the perfect oasis to enjoy dining al fresco or entertaining.
On the second level, there are two generously sized bedroom suites, each with their own en-suite bathroom and abundant walk-in closet space that’s enhanced with custom Elfa organizers. The washer and dryer are also conveniently located on the bedroom level. The front-facing owner suite touts a massive walk-in closet, and a fully renovated en-suite bathroom. The third bedroom with access to the rear deck is located on the main level.
With an unbelievable Walk Score of 96, the liveliness of Columbia Heights and all that it offers is within an arm’s reach. Multiple grocery stores and popular restaurants are within a block radius, and access to the trendy and vibrant neighborhoods of Logan Circle, Adams Morgan, U Street and the 14th Street Corridor is a breeze! This home is a few blocks away from the Metro, making it the perfect location for the savvy buyer!
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!