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Discover elegant living in this beautiful penthouse apartment set high on the hill to capture sweeping views. As a corner unit, you are treated to extra space, added privacy and an abundance of natural light that floods in through the large windows.
Sky-high ceilings flow overhead, paired with hardwood floors underfoot and an elegant color scheme that adds a touch of sophistication. The layout is open-plan with a seamless flow from the kitchen into the dining area and living room.
For the home chef, the renovated kitchen offers a full suite of stainless steel appliances including gas cooking and a range hood with exterior venting. A center island with bar seating is ready for friends to gather and sip wine as you show off your culinary skills. After dinner, you can retire to the back deck with plenty of room for relaxing with friends or perhaps yoga as the sun rises.
There are two beautiful bedrooms, both with a window nook and an en-suite bath. A half bath provides convenience for guests. Fresh paint throughout ensures this is a move-in ready home, while the custom blinds, solar shades and ceiling fans promise complete comfort year-round. This pet-friendly apartment comes with an in-unit washer and dryer as well as a separate storage locker.
You will live within a secure building in an enviable and central location while maintaining the look and feel of a peaceful suburban locale. For those who love to explore, you are just moments from the popular Big Bear Cafe and close to Red Hen, the Metropolitan Branch Trail, and Eckington Dog Park.
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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