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Welcome to this beautiful and spacious 4 bed, 3 bath semi-detached home in Tenleytown-AU Park. Built in 1927, this home has been lovingly cared for by the current owners since 1999. Now is your chance to get into this desired neighborhood. Enter through the front porch, which is ready for people-watching, maybe a swinging bench, and wine-sipping. Walk into this traditional, charming foyer and formal living room with a fireplace. Don’t need a formal living room? Make it your office. There are built-in bookcases ready for all your books and supplies.
Have a big family? This spacious dining room is ready for a long table to fit all your guests. The kitchen was renovated in 2020 with white Shaker cabinets, granite countertops, glass tile backsplash, and reliable and serviceable Kenmore stainless-steel appliances. Flex space needed? There is a great “sunroom” on the back of the house. Are you the family “polar bear”? There is a Fujitsu split to keep you comfortable there. Walk out of the back of the house to the detached one-car garage, and garden and brick patio.
Added in 2018, this brick patio is ready for BBQing, garden parties, or just outdoor respite. The fenced yard has plenty of space for your dogs, garden, and more. Upstairs, head to the primary suite with two closets and an updated en-suite bathroom. The tub was reglazed and the cabinet updated for you. There are an additional two good-sized bedrooms and a hall bath on this level. Off the hall, enter the finished attic for the “fourth bedroom.” The owner used this as a teenager bedroom because it has a closet and additional Mitsubishi split to keep it comfortable. Use this bonus room for whatever fits you best – craft room, office, secret cat hide-out, and more.
The lower level is finished and ready for a family room, playroom, game room, etc. Set it up as a guest level as the third bathroom is on this level. There is also a laundry room with an additional fridge. Walkout to the backyard from the lower level to the fully fenced backyard. Location? It has a bit of everything.
Close to Tenleytown-AU and Van Ness metro stations, Woodrow Wilson high school, American University, a multitude of embassies, and UDC. Rock Creek Park and Fort Reno Park are ready for your outdoor excursions. Shopping? Whole Foods, Target, CAVA, Politics and Prose bookstore, and, super important, – the first Wegmans for DC is slated for a 2022 opening!
Improvements: Refinished hardwood floors, 2021; Painted throughout, 2021; New carpet in the lower level, 2021; All windows washed, 2021; Both tubs on upstairs level reglazed, 2021; New garage door, May 2021; Built-in bookshelves in Dining Room and Study, Feb 2021; New kitchen (cabinets, counters, floor, appliances), March 2020; New brick patio, May 2018; New AC, April 2016; New Washer/dryer, Jan 2016; New Roof, June 2011
American University Park is a neighborhood of Washington, D.C., named for the American University. AU Park, as it is often abbreviated, is situated against the Maryland border in the Northwest quadrant, bounded by Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Nebraska, and Western Avenues. Tenleytown and Friendship Heights lie to the east, Embassy Row to the southeast, and Spring Valley to the southwest. AU Park includes some of the greatest elevations in the city and is close to the District’s highest point in neighboring Tenleytown at 429 ft (the city’s lowest point, Potomac River is 1 ft (0.30 m) above sea level).
Developed in the 1920s by the WC and AN Miller Company, which also developed Spring Valley and Wesley Heights, the neighborhood consists almost entirely of single-family homes. A wide variety of architectural styles are present, and most homes have been modified or expanded since the 1930s. Although one of Washington’s first tracts developed with the automobile in mind, the approximately 2,700 homes are closely spaced, feature porches or stoops, and often lack driveways, which boosters say contributes to community spirit.
Friendship Park, often called Turtle Park, serves as a center for community activity. Neighborhood landmarks include American University’s Washington College of Law and Katzen Arts Center, the Georgetown Day School, Bernard T. Janney Elementary School, the chancery of the diplomatic mission of Japan, and the former embassy of Sweden (which was relocated to the Georgetown waterfront in October 2006), and it was long popular among the diplomatic community. Affordable housing drew young families to AU Park starting in the early 1990s. It remains highly desirable but real estate values have more than doubled since then. Larger homes are now valued at over $1 million.
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