Washington | DC
1401 Potomac Avenue, SE #4 is a bright corner unit condo with sky-high ceilings that exudes charm at every corner. Its superb location is just steps from the Potomac Avenue Metro Station, and many other community amenities. This one bedroom, one bathroom home is the perfect blend of historic and new in a boutique five-unit building. This renovated home has plenty of historic features making it the perfect blend of old and new featuring heart pine floors and multi-panel doors with all of the modern-day conveniences. The kitchen has been fully renovated and features white, Shaker cabinets, marble countertops, tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, and a gas range. The living room has large windows with two exposures letting in plenty of light. The bedroom is airy and full of life. The renovated bathroom features marble tile and feels modern and luxurious with a skylight bringing in plenty of natural light. This home also features an in-unit washer/dryer and central A/C. This home is conveniently located within walking distance of Harris Teeter, the newly opened Roost, Eastern Market, Barracks Row, Lincoln Park, the U.S. Capitol and more.
Capitol Hill is one of the city’s most popular places to live, with 19th-century rowhouses and a market plus a vibrant dining and nightlife scene. Politicos, young staffers and tourists alike head to the neighborhood both for its government buildings like the U.S. Capitol and the Supreme Court and the surrounding historic, walkable, restaurant-filled blocks. Tour the U.S. Capitol via its impressive visitors center; guides lead small groups under the intricately painted, 180-plus-foot dome and past the dimly lit Old Supreme Court Chamber. You’ll need a reservation for the tour or to visit Congress or the Senate (when they are in session); for the latter, just contact your senator or house representative. Nearby, the Library of Congress’ impressive 1897 Thomas Jefferson building is open for tours that reveal its Italian-Renaissance style architecture and gilt murals plus the stunning, circular main reading room with its 160-foot-high ceiling. Other attractions include the Folger Shakespeare Library (the world’s largest collection of the author’s timeless works), and the glassed-in U.S. Botanic Garden at the base of Capitol Hill, which holds palms, ferns and orchids and provides a peaceful escape.
Nineteenth and early 20th-century rowhouses (think turrets, stained glass and ironwork) lead to throwback commercial zones. Eastern Market, an 1873 redbrick building houses grocers, bakers and pasta makers inside every day plus a lively weekend bazaar with produce, crafts and antiques. The nearby micro-neighborhood of Barracks Row centers on 8th Street SE, where vintage storefronts hold oyster houses, pubby bars and foodie-focused restaurants. Closer to the Capitol, Massachusetts Avenue NE has multiple restaurants and longtime watering holes.