Washington | DC
Exhausted with looking for the absolute perfect home? Obsessed with looking at your real estate apps and anxious for a new property to appear which screams it’s the right one? Well… Your patience has been well worth the wait, so call your agent asap—even though it’s 11:41 pm (ha)! This meticulously designed Dilan investment property is the epitome of luxury living in the Brightwood section of DC. Nestled on a very pleasant tree-lined street across from the renovated Fort Stevens Recreation Center and its tennis courts, an open multi-purpose field, delightful play area, and basketball courts. Featuring 5 spacious bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms across 4 finished levels—a complete renovation designed for entertaining or intimate family gatherings, this property has left no stone unturned in its thoughtfulness for its future owner. In short: it’s a dream come true!
Upon arrival, you can easily gaze throughout the main levels open floor plan which showcases a Calacatta marble encased wood-burning fireplace, white-oak hardwood floors, dining room, living room, an abundance of flowing light and windows, and a gourmet kitchen with all new GE Cafe appliances. Adjacent to the kitchen is a tucked away closet with energy efficient washer & dryer. And, just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, you’ll notice the rear deck which overlooks an amazing view of green space and lush landscaping. With a true full back yard, it also offers off street parking, accommodations for 4+ cars (a detached 1-car garage and a 3+/- car parking pad)—ample parking for those times you have larger gatherings or you purchase an extra vehicle or 2 or 3! On the 1st upper level, you will be delighted to find a total of 3 bedrooms, including the owner’s suite which includes an ensuite full bath with spa shower, 2 additional spacious bedrooms, and an additional full bathroom. On the 2nd upper level, you will find an impressive and remarkably cozy huge playroom (or 5th bedroom) with a full bathroom.
On the finished lower level, your overnight guests (or in-laws or ..nanny..or..) will feel right at home with a living area, wet bar, spacious bedroom and a full bathroom. There is also a large laundry room with side-by-side washer dryer and plenty of storage room – enough for even a potential small gym. Please note that this home is new from top-to-bottom: 2 zones for HVAC, new roof, new plumbing, electric and plumbing, sump pump and J-drain, tankless water heater, and the front porch has been restored to add a Trex ceiling. Nearby is the highly anticipated redevelopment of the Walter Reed re-development project, “The Parks,” which will feature amazing retail shops and residential options. Transportation options will never be a concern as there are several major bus routes within walking distance, Takoma Metro Station is a mile away and many residents bike through Rock Creek Park, whether traveling downtown or up towards Bethesda. With so many thoughtful details that enhance this picturesque home and its surrounding community, it’s bound to be the home where many pleasant and lasting memories will be created.
The Brightwood land was part of a land patent called White Mill Seat in 1756. Later, the area was called Crystal Springs, named after the pure water that flowed from several nearby springs. One of the springs was located near the modern-day intersection of Fourteenth and Kennedy streets, which still flows in the present day, creating a constant stream of water on the sidewalk of the western side of Fourteenth Street, across from the Metrobus building. The area had many chestnut trees, and it was considered a place to enjoy with family. The Passenger Railroad Company ran hourly stagecoaches from Fourteenth Street and Boundary Avenue to the springs, charging 25 cents per ride. The area was later known as Brighton, but residents decided to change the name to Brightwood because the postal service frequently confused it with Brighton, Maryland. Archibald White and Louis Brunett are generally given credit for coming up with the name Brightwood. The area has been known as Brightwood since the 1840s.
The boundaries of Brightwood are easy to define and have been for many years. In the mid-nineteenth century, Brightwood generally encompassed the region north of Brightwood Park, west of Fort Totten, east of Rock Creek, and south of the Maryland line. Today, the Brightwood Community Association, an association of residents and business owners from the western part of Brightwood, define the neighborhood’s boundaries as Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Aspen Street to the north, 16th Street and Rock Creek Park to the west, Georgia Avenue to the east, and Kennedy Street to the south. Other widely accepted variations bound Brightwood on the east by 5th Street. Nearby neighborhoods include Shepherd Park and Takoma to the north, Manor Park to the east, and Sixteenth Street Heights and Petworth to the south. According to the 2010 census, the neighborhood had 11,242 residents. Much of the retail in the neighborhood is located along Georgia Avenue. Although no Metrorail stations lie within the neighborhood, the Takoma Metrorail station is within walking distance from the northern end of the neighborhood. The Fort Totten Metro Station is also within walking distance from other areas of Brightwood. There are several Metrobus routes that serve the community.