Washington | DC
You have been patiently waiting for a two-bedroom condo near H St that was done with love, quality, and care for a reasonable price. Welcome to 1274 Simms Pl NE Unit #4! This is a top-level unit whose vaulted ceilings and skylights give it a bright and beautiful flow. One of the highlights is certainly the luxury kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances, Ferguson cabinets, & absolute black stone counters. The attention to detail follows you into the bathroom with sophisticated tile design and another skylight that makes it feel like you’re showering under the sun and stars. One key to this unit is that both bedrooms are of good proportion so no one ends up feeling cramped. You’ll also enjoy the newer W/D, hot water heater & HVAC system – meaning this place is as turnkey as can be. New to the Trinidad area? There is quick walking access to H St, Ivy City, and Union Market. Want to get somewhere even quicker? Jump into your car located in the secured off-street parking spot out back.
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.