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Newton Hall is one of the most popular buildings in Columbia Heights, with a walk score of 99 and transportation via bicycle, bus, and Metro to Downtown DC available close by. This top floor unit is on the market for the first time since 2006 and is one of the few that offers a bathroom accessible from the hall, rather than having guests walk through your bedroom.
Unit 506 has been recently upgraded with several new appliances and kitchen renovations, including the addition of a breakfast bar so guests can chat while you cook. The new, extra-large vanity in the bathroom lets you spread out while getting ready for the day.
There is a spacious roof deck with city views just one story up. The basement holds a bike storage room and a series of storage units. #27 conveys with this home. Pets are welcome (one under 75#; additional with board approval, $10 monthly condo fee per pet) and the building’s exterior features an enclosed dog walking area with places to sit while Fido does his thing.
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 multicultural 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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