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1917 13th Street NW #1 | RLAH

1917 13th Street NW #1

Washington | DC




Built-in 1905 and converted to condominiums in 2004, this bright and spacious unit features old-world charm combined with modern amenities and has more to offer than many nearby rowhouses with much higher price tags.  


Unit #1 has a 2-story floorplan that incorporates the main and terrace levels of the building, with eastern and western exposures.


The kitchen is located in the center of the main floor, separating the dining area from the living room. It features granite counters and stainless steel appliances as well as a large island for buffet-style dining. 


There are plenty of storage cabinets, a separate pantry closet, a gas stove on which to prepare culinary delights and a seating nook toward the west, where your guests can sip, nibble, and chat.


The dining room, with its Atrium window and western exposure, will fit a table for 8 easily, with room for a buffet or hutch. En route to the living room on the east side of the home, you will pass a convenient half bath and the elegant spiral staircase that takes you to the terrace level where the bedrooms are located.


The living room allows for an overstuffed or sectional sofa and even has enough room for a desk to finish up that little bit of work you brought home. Watch the game or shed a tear over a Lifetime movie while enjoying the ambiance of the no-maintenance, gas fireplace.


A French door leads from the living room to the balcony/deck. Add a table and a couple of chairs and it will quickly become your favorite site for coffee & croissants, wine & cheese, or relaxing over the latest best-seller on your Kindle. The steps on the north end lead to the patio and the parking area, which has an Overhead Door installed for security.  


On the lower level, you will find two huge bedrooms. The master faces west and includes accent lighting, an en-suite bath and a walk-in closet with built-ins. A second bathroom with a large shower and a laundry closet are found in the adjacent hallway.


French doors from the equally large second bedroom opens to the slate patio which is yours alone. Grilling is allowed and you can keep gardening supplies and more in the storage area located under the exterior stairs.


You can’t get much closer to Metro than the half-block to U Street and it’s an easy stroll to Harris Teeter, Whole Foods and all the shopping and dining along 14th or U Streets. 


Whatever your pleasure, there is much to love about this upscale unit and much to do in this premier location, so bring your best offer and make this home your own today.



  • 2 stories, 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths
  • Approximately 1450 SF
  • Eastern & western exposures
  • Large, Atrium & double-hung windows
  • Hardwood floors & ceramic tile baths
  • Open kitchen with granite & stainless
  • Generous island for serving and clean-up
  • Gas fireplace with granite surround & mantel
  • Wide, elegant circular staircase
  • In-unit washer & dryer
  • French door to the upper deck
  • Large, landscaped, slate patio (not shared)
  • Secured parking for one car
  • Extra storage under rear stairs
  • Pets and grilling allowed
  • Less than a block to U Street Metro
  • Shopping & dining along U and 14th Streets
  • Self-managed, 2-unit building
  • 2004 condo conversion
  • Condo fee $250/mo
  • 2019 taxes approx. $6,523/yr O/O
  • Disclosures & condo docs on MLS
  • Mid-November settlement preferred

The U Street Corridor is a commercial and residential district in Northwest Washington, D.C, U.S.A., with many shops, restaurants, nightclubs, art galleries, and music venues along a nine-block stretch of U Street. It extends from 9th Street on the east to 18th Street and Florida Avenue on the west. Most of the area is part of the larger Shaw neighborhood, with the western end entering the Dupont Circle neighborhood. It is served by the U Street Washington Metro station. U Street is largely a Victorian-era neighborhood, developed between 1862 and 1900, the majority of which has been designated a historic district. The area is made up of row houses constructed rapidly by speculative builders and real estate developers in response to the city’s high demand for housing following the Civil War and the growth of the federal government in the late 19th century. The corridor became commercially significant when a streetcar line operated there in the early 20th century, making it convenient for the first time for government employees to commute downtown to work and shop.


The U Street area has made redevelopment a priority to return the area to provide desirable commercial products. Examples of those development efforts are the Reeves Center, located at the intersection of 14th Street and U Street, by city investments totaling $50 million, increased accessibility with Metrorail and bus stops on U Street, the implementation of Capital Bikeshare, funding by the Department of Housing and Urban Development promoted historical significance known as “Remembering U Street”, new construction as well as rehabilitation projects provided more quality housing in the area. 


U Street has long been a center of Washington’s music scene, with the Lincoln Theatre, Howard Theatre, Bohemian Caverns, and other clubs like on 9th Street at Harrington’s, and Chez Maurice Restaurants and historic jazz venues. The 9:30 Club, the Black Cat, DC9, U Street Music Hall, and the Velvet Lounge musical venues are located on the corridor, which is also home to the D.C. music collective Spelling for Bees. U Street also hosts the annual Funk Parade, a festival and celebration of funk music, community arts, and creativity. Public art, graffiti, and murals can be found on almost every corner along U Street. In 2011, U Street NW was designated a Great Street among Great Places in America by the American Planning Association. It is said to have been selected for recognition of the street return to its grandeur after several decades of difficulties. Once again, the street hosts the arts, food, and businesses.



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