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This classic DC Rowhome is centrally located in the Kingman Park Historic District and offers an urban feel with plenty of outdoor activities. Located 9 minutes from Capitol Hill, this updated and upgraded end unit is pre-inspected with repairs already complete.
The home boasts a spacious living area with an open concept design, high ceilings, gleaming red oak hardwood floors, and windows galore providing plenty of natural light in every room. The home is framed by Caroline Juniper Trees while a big fig tree provides shade to the large herb garden.
The lustrous chef’s kitchen will make you the envy of all your friends. Updated and incredibly sleek, this kitchen is ideal for entertaining; featuring Quartz countertops, center island with a gas stove and beautiful hanging range hood, built-in wine storage, and stainless-steel appliances.
Enjoy your morning coffee in the office nook, perfect for working at home and homework. And of course, for hectic days when every extra second counts, a stacked washer and dryer on the main level will be a welcome convenience!
The hardwood floors extend upstairs to the lovely owner’s bedroom which is defined by its generous size, massive windows, and blackout blinds. The second bedroom is well proportioned with plenty of room and a wall of closet space. The bathroom is recently updated and comes with new fixtures, new laminate flooring throughout, and a large tub; perfect for relaxing and recharging after a long day.
Worried about storage space? The laundry area was expanded to accommodate storage, custom storage was added under the stairs and in the master bedroom, and the guest bedroom closet was expanded as well. In addition, an open shelf was installed above the kitchen sink and a floating raw maple mantel shelf with live edge was added in the living room. There is a place for everything, and everything has a place. Other notable upgrades are the roof and HVAC, both replaced in November 2020.
Craving some fresh air? With quick access to Kingman and Heritage Island which offer all manner of outdoor activities, including biking, hiking, boating, fishing, dog walking, and birding, you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city and get your daily dose of vitamin D. Say, “hi”, to the Otters who live in the Anacostia River on your way to Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. Or take the 250-foot walk to the Kingman Park-Rosedale Community Garden and get to know your neighbors while growing your own vegetables. When the sun goes down, there is thriving and high-quality nightlife including restaurants, bars, and coffee shops nearby in the Atlas District/H St Neighborhood.
With a walk score of 82 and a bike score of 93, most errands can be completed on foot or by bike. This rowhome also has easy access to public transportation; it is within walking distance to both the H St Trolley and the Stadium-Armory Metro Station as well as multiple bus lines. For those government employees working on The Hill, a 9-minute drive (or 30-minute walk) will get you to the US Capitol building. The home is also convenient to Route 295 and Route 50 for people commuting out of DC. Apparently, you can have it all!
Kingman Park is a residential neighborhood in the Northeast quadrant of Washington, D.C. The neighborhood is composed primarily of two-story brick row houses (most of which were built when the neighborhood was founded in 1928). Kingman Park is named after Brigadier General Dan Christie Kingman, the former head of the United States Army Corps of Engineers (for whom nearby Kingman Island and Kingman Lake are also named).
Prior to the 1920s, Kingman Park was a largely uninhabited, wooded area located near the D.C. city dump. The area was originally on the shores of the Anacostia River. Between 1860 and the late 1880s, large mudflats (“the Anacostia flats”) formed on both banks of the Anacostia River due to deforestation and the heavy erosion it caused. In 1805, local landowner Benjamin Stoddert built a wooden bridge over the Anacostia River at the present site of Benning Bridge. The bridge was sold to Thomas Ewell, who in the 1820s sold it to William Benning. Thereafter the structure was known as Benning’s Bridge (or Benning Bridge). The wooden bridge was rebuilt several times after 1805. This included construction of a steel bridge in 1892, and the current beam-concrete pier bridge in 1934. Kingman Park is currently part of both Ward 6 and Ward 7. Prior to 2001, all of Kingman Park had been part of Ward 6. But with neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River losing population while areas west of it gained voters, the D.C. City Council was forced to redraw each ward’s boundaries in order to maintain equal populations. In June 2001, the D.C. City Council adopted and Mayor Anthony A. Williams signed the “Ward Redistricting Act,” which transferred 1,840 residents of Kingman Park from Ward 6 to Ward 7.
In May 2018, D.C.’s Historic Preservation Review Board voted to designate Northeast D.C. neighborhood Kingman Park as a historic district.
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