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Perfectly sited on a quiet side street in desirable 16th Street Heights you will find a thoughtfully renovated, classic Craftsman-style Bungalow. The historically appropriate, recently installed stone wall and fieldstone path leads to the inviting front porch that has been painstakingly restored and now features an ipe wood floor.
Once inside you’ll find voluminous nine-foot ceilings and an open floor plan ideal for entertaining. The living room is anchored by a wood-burning fireplace with its original stone mantel flanked by custom built-ins. Gleaming oak hardwood floors flow from the living room to the formal dining room which is equally ideal for formal dinners or casual meals. The sun-filled family room boasts two exposures and opens to the kitchen and the rear yard through French doors. The gorgeous granite and stainless kitchen is ideal for hosting parties with its open plan, a peninsula with a corner sink, gas cooking and an expansive wall of cabinets for storage.
Upstairs all three bedrooms showcase original heartpine floors. The master bedroom’s triple windows flood the room with light during the day and custom black-out drapes provide dark, quiet serenity when sleeping. Two additional bedrooms (one with a unique “play space” under the eve) have large closets and charming views. The renovated upstairs bath provides a double vanity with an over-sized Carrera marble countertop and window for checking the weather while preparing for your day in the morning.
The in-law suite, with separate side entrance, in the lower level includes a large bedroom with ample closet space, a full kitchen and an updated, ceramic tile bathroom. The large separate laundry room has a window and shelving. The utility room has a workbench and can be used for additional storage.
Thoughtful and expensive features have been added to the home. Two-zone heating and air conditioning provide balanced temperatures in the house. Custom built-in speakers for music are found on the main level. The lower-level bathroom has a light fixture with a built-in speaker. The windows throughout the house have been replaced.
Outdoors, a large level lot has been professionally landscaped and now is graced with many beautiful native plants. The fully fenced rear has both an expansive rear deck and a large patio. The former one-car garage has been converted to a large shed. There are large rear gates that can be opened to allow for off-street parking if desired.
Located in highly desirable 16th Street Heights, this home is walking distance to quaint shops at 14th and Colorado and shops on Kennedy Street. Rock Creek Park is moments away for nature walks or bike rides on lazy weekends. And, it’s only minutes to downtown DC or out to the suburbs.
Sixteenth Street Heights is a large neighborhood of rowhouses, duplexes, and American Craftsman and American Foursquare detached houses in Northwest Washington, D.C. Unlike the neighboring areas of Brightwood, Columbia Heights, and Petworth, 16th Street Heights has few commercial districts. Aside from a handful of corner shops in other areas of the neighborhood, businesses are confined to Georgia Avenue, 14th Street between Buchanan Street and Decatur Street, and the area surrounding the intersection of 14th Street, Colorado Avenue, and Kennedy Street. The Columbia Heights business district also extends up to Shepherd Street in the southern end of the neighborhood. Many residents drive elsewhere for most of their shopping.
A part of Washington County until passage of the District of Columbia Organic Act of 1871, Sixteenth Street Heights was developed as a series of subdivisions. Streetcar lines on 14th Street and Georgia Avenue accelerated the growth of the area. The 14th Street line, which originally stopped at Park Road, was extended in late 1906 for the purpose of spurring growth in the area. Two historic streetcar facilities are currently used for Metrobus: the Capital Traction Company car barn at 4615 14th Street, NW, is now the Northern Division garage, and the 14th and Colorado turnaround is the terminal for some 52, 53, and 54 buses. In the 21st century, Sixteenth Street Heights has seen a tremendous transformation. Houses on every street are being renovated inside and out. Many young families have moved there because homes in Sixteenth Street Heights tend to be more affordable than similar ones in many other neighborhoods in DC and close-in suburbs. They are also attracted by the diverse housing stock and the proximity to Carter Barron Amphitheater and Rock Creek Park.