Washington | DC
Representative of the dynamic convergence of old and new that is the Atlas District, 1385 Florida Avenue features an intermingling of modern and contemporary with the beloved classic and traditional DC brick rowhome. Epitomizing the work hard play hard mentality of DC, this home is an entertainers dream with its expansive main level, 4 outdoor spaces, and spacious guest quarters below. Cohesive character flows throughout the home with exposed brick throughout, solid oak hardwood floors, and custom iron railings adding a modern touch.
Upon entering, the roominess of this 16 foot wide home is evident, with ample space for a full-size dining table, and your largest living room set. There’s room for more than one cook in this full-size kitchen with an expanse of granite counter space and built-in china cabinet with room for both your family heirloom china and favorite party platters. Can’t take the heat? Step outside to the main level rear balcony with conveniently located space for dining al fresco.
The roof deck is the crown jewel of the home, the perfect place to unwind after a busy day, feeling the summer breeze and reflecting on the sunset framed by monument views. The party never needs to stop when you have both a full size and wine fridge in the wet bar on the roof deck level, one of two in the home.
Not an afterthought by any means, the 2nd floor features two sizable bedrooms, the guest room the more unassuming of the two, graciously fits a queen size bed with a walk in closet creating room to spare. The master suite is the star of the show, it’s two closets far less impressive than the wall of oversized windows and south facing exposure with private balcony.
Last but not least, the lower level abounds, fully above grade with front and rear entrances for easy access, light, and views. You’re never too far from a beverage with wet bar number two rounding out the dynamic duo, accenting a large multipurpose living space, adjacent bedroom, full bath and access to the rear. Your guests may request blackout shades with the sunlight that streams through this south facing space.
H Street NE, a dynamic one-and-a-half mile stretch in Northeast DC, is known for its nightlife, restaurants, pop-ups, festivals and communal atmosphere. Art lovers flock to The Atlas Performing Arts Center, home to a variety of performances, events and initiatives spanning a range of artistic traditions. The Atlas bills itself as “where the arts, culture and connection happen on H Street.” The neighborhood’s largest event is the annual H Street Festival, which spans 10 blocks and attracts roughly thousands of patrons. Highlights of the fall event include musical performances and multi-cultural entertainment, in addition to art exhibits, for-sale crafts and an array of offerings from local food trucks and restaurants.
Another must-see: the seasonal H Street Farmers’ Market, open Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from mid-April to mid-December at 800 13th Street NE. Visitors will find the best of local, seasonal bounty, including handmade cow milk cheeses, fruits, vegetables, pastries and flowers. If you’re lucky, you might even catch a live chef demo and score some free samples. As far as restaurants go, expect a multitude of delectable options. Local chef Erik Bruner-Yang first attracted foodies to H Street with Toki Underground, which serves up hearty bowls of ramen and dumplings. While no longer with Toki Underground, diners can find Bruner-Yang further down the street at Maketto, a dining-retail-coffee shop triumvirate featuring Taiwanese fare, as well as Cambodian dishes. Nearby, Le Grenier serves up French fare in an industrial chic setting and Ben’s Chili Bowl delights visitors with its half-smokes.