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Welcome home to this classic Wardman row house in popular Columbia Heights! Situated on Parkwood Place, a quiet, tree-lined street, this charming house features original, inlaid floors and truly gorgeous woodwork, an updated kitchen with stainless appliances, a fully-finished basement, and a detached garage. Three bedrooms upstairs along with one full bathroom. Another full bath and large open space–perfect for a second living room, or potential fourth bedroom–in the basement. Tons of storage throughout. Central air. The lovely front yard has been professionally landscaped, and there is an inviting slate patio that separates the house from the garage in the rear. The patio is perfect for entertaining, and large enough for a full-size table and chairs, and leaves enough room for planting around the sides. Quick walk to Columbia Heights and Petworth Metro stations. Walk to Thip Khao, Makan, The Coupe, Pho Viet, Mezcalero, Little Coco’s, Target, and the 11th Street corridor. Square footage (estimated): 1992 sq ft.
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!
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