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City living at its finest with dedicated parking! Come home to this spacious 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath condo with a dedicated walk-up entrance in the vibrant Eckington neighborhood. Built in 2015, natural light fills the condo through an abundance of windows in all rooms. The open concept floor plan comes complete with a perfect work from home space or reading nook off of the living room. The kitchen features high end appliances with tons of counter space for all of your holiday feast preparations. A powder room is conveniently tucked around the corner and out of the way. Down the hall, away from the living area are two spacious bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom. The primary bedroom features yet another cozy reading nook, as well as a custom Elfa closet and a beautiful bathroom with a double vanity. The second bedroom features a tastefully renovated spa-like haven for a bathroom, complete with a jetted tub and custom tile work. Beyond the primary bedroom is a welcoming deck, featuring a heat lamp for true indoor/outdoor living even on those perfectly crisp autumn city nights. The deck has direct access to your own dedicated parking space. A generous storage unit on the ground level completes the package of all you could need in a home. Just two blocks away from the new Eckington Yards development and fabulous Althea Tanner Park with brand new dog park, playground, community green space for hosting events, outdoor movie nights, Brooklyn Boulders climbing gym and other new retail and establishments coming soon. Enjoy the colorful murals as you walk along the Metropolitan Branch Trail to the NoMa Metro station. Eckington is a true haven, providing a small-town atmosphere with easy access to everything that’s great in the city. A quick 15 minute walk north brings you to the new development on Rhode Island Avenue, including the forthcoming Alamo Drafthouse. Walking 15 minutes to the south, you arrive at Union Market and all of the wonderful artisan food shops inside. Walking 15 minutes to the east you will find the vibrant Bloomingdale neighborhood with its vast array of acclaimed restaurants like The Red Hen and DC City Smokehouse. With so much activity so close by, you’ll be thrilled to come home to your quiet neighborhood enclave with parks, neighborhood recreation center and beautiful pool nearby, on a quiet 2 block-long street with no thru traffic. Your little corner of peace within the bustling city!
Eckington is a neighborhood in Northeast Washington, D.C., located south of the Prospect Hill and Glenwood Cemeteries. Eckington is less than one mile southeast of Howard University and exactly one mile north of the United States Capitol. Eckington is also the home of the District of Columbia office of Sirius XM Radio. The closest metro stations serving Eckington are NoMa–Gallaudet Station, located south of Eckington, and Rhode Island Avenue–Brentwood Station, located northeast of Eckington.
The land which became Eckington was the country home of Joseph Gales, Jr., owner of the National Intelligencer newspaper and Mayor of Washington from 1827 to 1830. Gales bought the Northeast tract in 1815, and in 1830 erected a two-story house on the hilltop, about where Third and U Streets intersect today. Gales named his estate Eckington after The Village in England in which he was born. In 1887, Eckington was bought by George Truesdell and his wife Frances, who subdivided the property, improved it substantially for habitation, sold lots, and built several houses. He laid down water and sewer pipes, paved streets in asphalt and concrete, and erected a stand pipe near the old Gales house. Truesdell erected five “pretty cottages” which, according to an 1888 newspaper account, were “all fitted up as city houses,” with steam heat and hot and cold running water. Eckington was wired for electricity in 1889, two years before electricity was installed in the White House.
Although the streetcar had been a community center for both Eckington and Bloomingdale, the adjacent neighborhood to the west, after the streetcar line was removed in the 1950s North Capitol Street was dug into a trench to facilitate high-speed, high-volume traffic. The entrenched highway created a stark separation between Eckington from Bloomingdale. With this division along with the railroad tracks on its east, gives Eckington its relatively isolated quality.
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