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A stylish Tudor with a MASSIVE flat green yard! Not all homes or yards are created equal. This home has a DOUBLE LOT—check what has sold or are under contract nearby and the best-case scenario is they have half the yard of 327 Oglethorpe. This brick and stone home is the perfect blend of modern and updated while preserving its historic features. Not the same open concept home, stripped of its character that you’ve seen over and over. Here there is definition and privacy, but the archways were widened to modernize each room.
The floorplan is ideal with great flow from when you enter through the vestibule, step into the spacious entryway, and walk into the large living room with a wood-burning fireplace. From the living room, you have a straight view through the dining room (that has space to comfortably entertain 12) onward to a bright and newly renovated kitchen. The top floor continues with newly refinished oak floors. The floorplan is your ideal 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom footprint with an en-suite bathroom to the primary bedroom. All bedrooms are large – unlike many other homes which have a small third bedroom. The lower level will wow you, 7 and a half foot ceiling height and 6 windows bringing in great light! A true bonus floor with a large second living room and another wood-burning fireplace.
The space is rounded out with a true 4th bedroom that has 2 egress windows, a remodeled bathroom, and a kitchenette – a wonderful convenience as you enjoy the space or use it as a turn-key rental that can generate $1,250-1,400 with a long term tenant or $2,000+ a month on Airbnb. This home is stunning but its outdoor space is next level and the show stopper! Together it makes the perfect place you will want to call home. In the front, you are greeted with a fenced in green space and covered front porch, and in the rear, you have over 4 zones of entertaining paradise and a brick car garage. The large, long, and flat green yard has so much to offer. The possibilities are endless.
This location is a perfect nook nestled between Manor Park and Takoma. You have park access less than half a block away at Fort Slocum on 3rd, and let it be known this is one of the best blocks in Manor Park / southern Takoma. The beauty of this location is you get Takoma amenities without paying the Takoma premium (easily a $1.15M+ home half a mile north). A straight shot up 3rd will take you directly to the Takoma Aquatic Center, Donut Run, Lost Sock Roasters, Takoma Metro, and downtown Takoma Park. You’re also just a little over a mile from Fort Totten which has the Metro and a lot of exciting developments underway like the Arts walk (just like the one in Brookland), a Children’s Museum, a new grocery store, and less than a mile to 7 public charter schools and less than 2 miles to another handful of others. A beer lover, then walk to 3 Star Brewery or Hellbender Brewing Company to try their latest masterpiece on tap.
The Brightwood land was part of a land patent called White Mill Seat in 1756. Later, the area was called Crystal Springs, named after the pure water that flowed from several nearby springs. One of the springs was located near the modern-day intersection of Fourteenth and Kennedy streets, which still flows in the present day, creating a constant stream of water on the sidewalk of the western side of Fourteenth Street, across from the Metrobus building. The area had many chestnut trees, and it was considered a place to enjoy with family. The Passenger Railroad Company ran hourly stagecoaches from Fourteenth Street and Boundary Avenue to the springs, charging 25 cents per ride. The area was later known as Brighton, but residents decided to change the name to Brightwood because the postal service frequently confused it with Brighton, Maryland. Archibald White and Louis Brunett are generally given credit for coming up with the name Brightwood. The area has been known as Brightwood since the 1840s.
The boundaries of Brightwood are easy to define and have been for many years. In the mid-nineteenth century, Brightwood generally encompassed the region north of Brightwood Park, west of Fort Totten, east of Rock Creek, and south of the Maryland line. Today, the Brightwood Community Association, an association of residents and business owners from the western part of Brightwood, define the neighborhood’s boundaries as Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Aspen Street to the north, 16th Street and Rock Creek Park to the west, Georgia Avenue to the east, and Kennedy Street to the south. Other widely accepted variations bound Brightwood on the east by 5th Street. Nearby neighborhoods include Shepherd Park and Takoma to the north, Manor Park to the east, and Sixteenth Street Heights and Petworth to the south. According to the 2010 census, the neighborhood had 11,242 residents. Much of the retail in the neighborhood is located along Georgia Avenue. Although no Metrorail stations lie within the neighborhood, the Takoma Metrorail station is within walking distance from the northern end of the neighborhood. The Fort Totten Metro Station is also within walking distance from other areas of Brightwood. There are several Metrobus routes that serve the community.
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