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Perfectly nestled in the heart of Logan Circle yet in a quiet world of its own less than a block from the 14th street corridor you’ll find 1313 Corcoran Street, NW; it is an airy 3,296 square foot elegant and stately oriel bay-front 1890 Second Empire Victorian row home. With four levels, four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, a luxurious and private penthouse owner suite, plus a fully legal income-producing rental unit, this home is simply a masterpiece.
The welcoming front yard enjoys beautiful views of idyllic tree-lined Corcoran Street. Through double doors with an arched fanlight, the foyer with an exposed brick wall opens to the airy and spacious living room with 10 ft. 3in. ceilings, crown moldings, arched entries, and glistening hardwood floors. A bright southern exposure allows ample natural light through the oriel window, and a Morso wood-burning fireplace is the focal point of the room, ideal for cozying up for a movie or the latest novel. A coat closet can be found off the foyer, along with another large closet for storage. The living room opens to the large formal dining room, allowing an easy flow for entertaining.
The kitchen boasts handsome extended-height cabinetry with undercabinet lights, stainless steel appliances, and ample granite counters with a built-in drying board and a breakfast bar. The breakfast room, with a dry bar and wine fridge is open to the kitchen. Sunshine floods into the open space through a large skylight and a wall of windows, creating a cheerful and joyous space for cooking and eating. The main level also features a conveniently located and renovated powder room.
Off the breakfast room is a charming courtyard with mature plantings, including a magnificent flowering cherry tree, and a paver patio for entertainment or quiet relaxation. The courtyard opens to an alley for coveted off-street parking.
Upstairs you’ll find 9ft. 3in. ceilings and two spacious bedrooms. Each room has ample storage, due to oversized closets and the beautiful oak floors throughout lend to the wonderful character of the home. The front bedroom is flooded with natural light and has a wall of custom built-ins for ample storage and an office nook. The back bedroom has its own updated en-suite bathroom featuring a stone shower.
The entire penthouse level is the owner’s suite. The front-facing bedroom is awash with warm natural light, treetop views and feels miles away from the rest of the home allowing a quiet and private haven. Oozing with charm, the room features an exposed brick wall, custom built-ins with shelving and cabinets for storage and décor and en-suite walk-in closet. The private master bathroom is fully updated and is highlighted by an oversized vanity, large soaking tub, and a spa-like shower.
The fully-legal, one-bedroom rental unit (with a Certificate of Occupancy), is completely renovated with two separate entrances and has multiple custom-built ins to maximize the space. The kitchen and bathroom are fully updated, with a private washer/dryer.
This ideal location is just steps from the popular neighborhoods of Logan Circle, the 14th Street Corridor, U Street Corridor, Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan, and many more. With a “Walker’s Paradise” Walkscore of 98, this is city living at its absolute finest. It’s located just minutes away from Metro, and multiple bus lines. Every shop, restaurant and grocery that could be desired are within easy walking distance. It’s just blocks to parks, museums and nightlife.
Logan Circle takes its name from a traffic roundabout on its southern end, where turn-of-the-century townhouses face a circular park with a statue of Civil War general John Logan (that’s him high up on the horse). It’s an alluring area both for residents, who dig the neighborhood’s old-timey charms and new shops and eateries, and for visitors who will find walkable blocks packed with things to do. In Logan Circle you’ve got the makings of a memorable urban adventure. The neighborhood’s main business drag is 14th Street NW, where the past decade or so has transformed the blocks between M and U streets into a playground for the young and stylish thanks to dozens of restaurants, indie and national-brand shops and a happening bar scene. During the day, shops attract designers and browsers. Try Salt & Sundry for quirky kitchen goods and locally made crafts. Big name retailers include West Elm and Room & Board (the latter is located in a groovy converted vintage car showroom with an awesome roof deck). And for off-beat antiques, legendary Miss Pixie’s Furnishings & Whatnot showcases a rotating selection of art, antique furniture and retro collectibles.
Dozens of restaurants, many relative newcomers, make their homes in converted historic buildings. Among the hits: Birch & Barley/ChurchKey, which specializes in unusual beers and hearty comfort chow, and Le Diplomate, an are-we-in-Paris? French brasserie with throwback decor (a zinc bar, retro tiled floor) and rich menu. Weekend brunch attracts a young crowd to places like Masa 14, with its pan-Latin specialties and roof deck, B Too which offers Belgian beers with chicken and waffles, and Bar Pilar, an Ernest Hemingway-themed American spot known for hangover-cure sandwiches. Nightlife also thrives here. Most restaurants and bars offer happy hour deals, many on the street’s sidewalk cafes and patios (look to Pearl Dive and Barcelona Wine Bar for happening after-work outdoor scenes). Open since 1993, the legendary Black Cat hosts indie bands and themed dance nights, as well as regular DJ sets.