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Nestled on a sunny, quiet side-street in charming Edgewood, you’ll find an ideal home waiting for its next fortunate owner! 324 Douglas Street, NE welcomes visitors with a charming front porch for sitting outside to enjoy fine weather and good conversation.
Upon walking in, you’re immediately struck by the freshly refinished oak hardwood floors that run throughout the main level of the home and the high ceilings that give the rooms an airy feel. Perfect for entertaining, the living room flows into the dining room which, in turn, leads to the sunny family room with garden views. The kitchen has an entrance to the dining room and a passthrough to the solarium.
The extra-deep, fully-fenced back yard is unusually large for the neighborhood and provides ample space for entertainment, gardening, and even parking.
Upstairs, newly installed plush wall-to-wall carpeting is found throughout. Three sunny bedrooms have charming views and share an updated ceramic tile bathroom that boasts an original skylight.
The lower level’s recreation room is a flexible space that could be used for movie watching, a home gym, or a game room. The laundry room has a new ceramic tile floor, a laundry sink, window, and storage closet.
Bounded by Brookland, Bloomingdale and Eckington, Edgewood has a distinct character of its own. The recreation center with gym, tennis, baseball, and basketball courts is a neighborhood treasure. The home is just a couple of blocks to the Rhode Island-Brentwood Metro station. The Giant grocery store and other shops are around the corner and every restaurant you could hope for are just moments away.
Edgewood is a neighborhood located in Ward 5 of Northeast Washington, D.C. Edgewood is bounded by Michigan Avenue NE to the north, Rhode Island Avenue NE to the south, Glenwood Cemetery to the west, and the Washington Metro’s Red Line to the east. The eastern boundary originates with the establishment of the former Metropolitan Branch of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in 1873, creating the physical barrier which today separates Edgewood from Brookland to the east.
What is today the neighborhood of Edgewood derives its name from the “Edgewood Estate” of Salmon P. Chase, former U.S. Treasury Secretary under President Abraham Lincoln. The estate at one time occupied the area that is now between Fourth Street and Lincoln Road, NE, and Adams Street and Channing Street, NE. Edgewood, together with its surrounding neighborhoods, has been at times referred to as “Little Rome” because of the many Catholic organizations and institutions clustered around the Catholic University of America. The university itself does not lie within Edgewood’s borders, but since the Catholic Church purchased the Middletown estate, adjacent to Edgewood, in 1887, many Catholic groups have established themselves there and in the neighboring communities of Brookland and Michigan Park.
In November 2011, D.C. based real estate developer Abdo broke ground on a large mixed-use development spread over a previously underutilized 8.9 acre plot. The project, known as Monroe Street Market, was fully completed in 2014. Despite the word “BROOKLAND” prominently painted on the main building, the entire complex lies within Edgewood. This area includes 27 artists’ studios on an “Arts Walk,” a Barnes & Noble (Catholic University’s bookstore), a Potbelly Sandwich Works, a Chipotle Mexican Grill, a Starbucks, and local chain Busboys and Poets. While there are future projects slated, at least part of the community believes the area is being overly developed, which has led to a few court battles with developers. Edgewood does not have a dedicated Metro station within its borders. Given that the neighborhood’s eastern boundary is the Washington Metro’s Red Line, Edgewood is served by the Brookland–CUA station and the Rhode Island Avenue–Brentwood station. The latter was one of Metro’s original six stations opened on March 29, 1976. The Metropolitan Branch Trail travels through Edgewood on its way from the transit center in Silver Spring, Maryland to Washington Union Station in the NoMa neighborhood.
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