Washington | DC
One of the largest floorplans in the Fedora with almost 1300 square feet, this home has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, den, garage parking and storage unit on site. Corner unit has 2 exposures, new hardwood floors just installed and brand new plantation blinds. Open living/dining area has crown molding. The Master bedroom has a bath with double vanity and a walk-in closet. The balcony overlooks a beautiful, secure courtyard with grills and a fire pit. The building has a daytime concierge, lounge with bar & television for entertaining guests, bike storage and roof deck with amazing views of downtown DC, the Capitol and the Monument. The Fedora is half a block from Meridian Hill Park, and steps from Columbia Heights and U Street Metro Stations, Trader Joes, the YMCA, Busboys and Poets and tons of restaurants along 14th and U Streets. The Fedora is pet-friendly. Parking space #111 right next to the elevator on P2 level, Storage unit 7.
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!