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1437 Whittier Street NW

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Stunning, expansive, and fully-updated semi-detached Tudor in Brightwood/16th Street Heights featuring wide-plank French oak floors, $100K gourmet chef’s kitchen with  9 foot island, large living room with fireplace and crown molding. Luxurious master suite with dual walk-in closets and spa bath. Open Concept with large sun-drenched rooms, theater and equipped with smart technology.  Steps to Rock Creek Park via the Whittier Trail.

  • Stunning, expansive and fully-updated semi-attached Tudor in Brightwood/16th Street Heights.
  • Gorgeous wide-planked French oak flooring throughout home.
  • Gourmet chef’s kitchen, including 9-foot island, dual dishwashers, six-burner gas range, dual convection oven, pot filler, pot-rack, custom lighting on island drawers, and unique open-shelving for additional storage.
  • Exquisite living room with intricate crown molding and newly re-lined and fully operational wood-burning fireplace.
  • Beautiful master suite with dual, custom walk-in closets and spa master bathroom with dual shower heads, body jets, soaking tub and dual vanities, complete with abundant cabinet storage.
  • Large finished attic/multi-purpose room.
  • State of the art theater room with a 120-inch screen with wet bar for memorable movie nights.  (movie screen conveys)
  • Smart, technology-driven home that includes multiple smart dimmer switches, smart door lock, smart digital thermostats for dual-zone HVAC (upstairs/downstairs) and dimmable recessed lighting.  These accessories can be controlled by any Z-Wave compliant smart hub.
  • Equipped with a modern security system that includes safety sensor on every entry point of the house accessible from the ground (including windows) and 1 internal monitoring camera.
  • Cozy backyard with 8-foot privacy fence and an off-street parking space. External motion flood light and LED surround for clear visibility during nightfall.
  • Access to beautiful Rock Creek Park via Whittier Trail located minutes away.

The Brightwood land was part of a land patent called White Mill Seat in 1756. Later, the area was called Crystal Springs, named after the pure water that flowed from several nearby springs. One of the springs was located near the modern-day intersection of Fourteenth and Kennedy streets, which still flows in the present day, creating a constant stream of water on the sidewalk of the western side of Fourteenth Street, across from the Metrobus building. The area had many chestnut trees, and it was considered a place to enjoy with family. The Passenger Railroad Company ran hourly stagecoaches from Fourteenth Street and Boundary Avenue to the springs, charging 25 cents per ride. The area was later known as Brighton, but residents decided to change the name to Brightwood because the postal service frequently confused it with Brighton, Maryland. Archibald White and Louis Brunett are generally given credit for coming up with the name Brightwood. The area has been known as Brightwood since the 1840s.

 

The boundaries of Brightwood are easy to define and have been for many years. In the mid-nineteenth century, Brightwood generally encompassed the region north of Brightwood Park, west of Fort Totten, east of Rock Creek, and south of the Maryland line. Today, the Brightwood Community Association, an association of residents and business owners from the western part of Brightwood, define the neighborhood’s boundaries as Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Aspen Street to the north, 16th Street and Rock Creek Park to the west, Georgia Avenue to the east, and Kennedy Street to the south. Other widely accepted variations bound Brightwood on the east by 5th Street. Nearby neighborhoods include Shepherd Park and Takoma to the north, Manor Park to the east, and Sixteenth Street Heights and Petworth to the south. According to the 2010 census, the neighborhood had 11,242 residents. Much of the retail in the neighborhood is located along Georgia Avenue. Although no Metrorail stations lie within the neighborhood, the Takoma Metrorail station is within walking distance from the northern end of the neighborhood. The Fort Totten Metro Station is also within walking distance from other areas of Brightwood. There are several Metrobus routes that serve the community.

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