Washington | DC
Check out this Hill East charmer! Tastefully updated in 2015 and impeccably maintained, this home is turnkey defined. Featuring two bedrooms and one bath, this layout takes advantage of every inch of space making it feel like a whole lot more. If having a good-sized living room is important to you, then the layout here is perfect. Features of this home include hardwood floors, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, tankless water heater, and space in front of and behind the home for entertaining. One of the reasons the current owners picked this home was for its ~convenient~ location. It’s about two blocks from the metro (orange, blue & silver lines), allowing easy travel to many places around the city. Also nearby is Harris Teeter, the soon-to-be (fingers crossed) reopened Safeway, Trusty’s (a local favorite), and The Roost, which is coming soon and will house 12+ new businesses (www.theroostsedc.com) including, pizza, tacos, beer, cocktails, and much, much more. If you have fun, furry, four-legged friends, it’s good to know that there are two great dog parks very close by: Congressional (private) is around the corner & Virginia Ave Dog Park (public) is a longer walk or a quick drive. Still on the fence? Come take a peek. We’re sure you’ll picket!
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.