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Welcome to this wonderful penthouse-level condo in Newton Hall, located in the middle of all the action that is Columbia Heights.
Enter the marble lobby and take the elevator to the fifth floor, then walk to the end of the hall where this sunny corner unit sits away from the hustle and bustle of the streets. From the moment you open the door, you will be impressed with the carbonized bamboo floors, the custom paint and the efficient use of space. The living room allows for ample seating for chatting or for watching your favorite TV shows. The open dining area permits a party of four to wine and dine before retreating to the new roof deck for a sparkling city lights view on a warm summer night. Perhaps you will also want to host brunch then take in an hour of tanning on the deck as well.
The step-saver kitchen is beautifully outfitted with cinnamon maple cabinets, granite counters, stainless steel appliances and a deep undermount sink. The stacked washer and dryer, water heater and individual heat pump are located in an adjacent closet. Berber carpet is featured in the bedroom, which easily fits a queen-sized bed and large dresser. You even have room there for a desk for those pressing work deadlines. A private bath with ceramic floors and chrome fixtures, as well as a clothes closet, complete the master suite. For your storage needs, this unit conveys with basement storage closet S-14 which is self-contained and lockable and fits an abundance of out-of-season clothing, holiday decorations or other items. The bicycle storage area is also located in the basement, as is a very large trash and recycling room and two dry cleaning drop stations.
But you won’t spend all your time at home, so after your two-block walk home from Columbia Heights Metro you can shop for groceries at the gourmet Giant, dine at various ethnic eateries and purchase incidentals at Target, Staples and Best Buy. Feel like relieving the stress of the day? Walk over to Washington Sports Club, work out, then take a dip in their swimming pool or to Rock Creek Park for a run, or to the Zoo to commune with the animals. And speaking of animals, Newton Hall allows one pet per unit, up to 75 pounds and the Board will quickly consider a request for an exception if you want to bring both Fido and Fluffy.
A stellar condo, an urban area full of lots of things to do, your favorite pet by your side, a low condo fee of $256 per month and a very reasonable purchase price…do the math and you will find it adds up to the best deal around!
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!