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Perfectly situated on a quiet street steps from the shops and dining of Connecticut Avenue, this lovely, renovated brick terraced home offers bright spaces with style and charm.
The main floor is bright and airy with tall ceilings, ample windows and open spaces. The bay window floods the entry area with light, and two beautifully designed closets are functional and aesthetically pleasing with contemporary storage systems and exposed brick. The spacious living area is inviting and open with recessed LED lighting and oak floors, leading through a period archway into the dining room. The dining room is connected to the updated kitchen by the doorway and arched pass-through for both easy access and charming detail. The kitchen features granite counters, a chef’s gas range with two ovens, stainless steel appliances and access to the lovely patio and gardens.
The wooden stair rail and stairs lead to upper level with the primary suite, two additional bedrooms, bath and oak floors throughout. The vast primary suite opens to an alcove with a wall of windows. Flanking the alcove, are two double-sized contemporary closets with storage systems and exposed brick. The bedroom area offers two additional closets as well. The en suite bath is chicly updated with marble floor and travertine mosaic wall tile. The second bedroom is roomy with southern exposure overlooking the patio and gardens as does the third bedroom. The hall bath offers a full tub, updated tile and a bright skylight.
The lower level provides a bright and beautiful living space. Recessed lighting adds warmth and light, while a carved wooden stair rail adds elegance to the family room. A full bath with a porcelain pedestal sink and kitchenette with granite counters allow for potential as an in-law or au pair suite. A unique, storage room features a contemporary wraparound shelving system to maximize space. A laundry area with a washer and dryer is enclosed in white louvered doors.
A petite deck leads to a lovely paver patio, abutted by a stone retaining wall and the lush greenery of mature trees, shrubs and plants. A tall board-on-board fence with a lattice top offers privacy and beauty and features a back gate.
While this tranquil block of Fessenden feels like it is further out, it is just a block to some of DC’s best dining and shops – Politics and Prose, Comet, Little Red Fox and Bucks! A CVS is also steps away for easy access to necessities. Tenleytown Metro and Whole Foods are just a few blocks down Nebraska Ave, and Van Ness Metro and Giant food are a few blocks down Connecticut along with additional dining and shops in both areas. Enjoy the open space and nature of Fort Reno Park only a couple blocks west.
Some people call it “North Cleveland Park”, others say “Van Ness” or even “Upper Van Ness”, and in a pinch it’s just “that neighborhood right between the Van Ness and Tenleytown Metros”. Most people don’t know what to call it, or even that it has a name.
But it does. It’s Wakefield.
Wakefield is the official name of the neighborhood bounded by Connecticut Avenue, Nebraska Avenue, and Albemarle Street. It was created in the 1930s, as Washington’s growing population started to spread north along Connecticut and east from Tenleytown. It was then that developer R.B. Warren bought two square miles of undeveloped land, built 100 brick homes (a step up from the wooden houses common in the area at the time), and named his new development “Wakefield.” The name stuck, and 85 years later it is still the neighborhood’s official designation, according to the DC Office of Tax and Revenue, which maintains the city’s Real Property Assessment Database.
Wakefield today remains a largely residential area, composed of single-family homes and a number of apartment buildings along Connecticut Avenue. It also encompasses Murch Elementary and DC Fire Engine Company #31, historic Grant Road, and the commercial strip along Connecticut between Fessenden and Nebraska. It is, as others have noted, equidistant from both the Van Ness and Tenleytown Metro stations, which is one of the things that helps make Wakefield “one of D.C.’s most popular neighborhoods,” according to the real-estate listing service MRIS.
[Source: Forest Hills Connection]
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