Washington | DC
This gorgeously renovated two -bedroom, one- bathroom home is located in Tilden Gardens, enjoying elegantly terraced Tudor gardens, while still just a few minutes’ walks from two red line metro stations and several bus stop. Be the first to use the brand-new kitchen, which boasts gleaming white Kraftmaid Shaker cabinets, marble arabesque backsplashes, stainless steel appliances, and granite countertops. The spacious formal dining room is large enough for grand meals but intimate enough for romantic candle-lit dinners. Architectural details abound in this classic unit, including hardwood floors, 9-foot ceilings, crown moldings, ceiling medallions, arched double entries, leaded glass windows in the living room, built-in bookcases, six-panel doors, with original brass hardware throughout. Both bedrooms face a quiet, secluded garden for private, serene city living. The bathroom has been updated, with classic touches in a nod to the historic character of the property. The second bedroom can also serve as a den, library, or home office, with elegant built-ins and hardwood beams to add character. This home is convertible to central air and uniquely situated to add a half bath off the master bedroom.
Located in historic Cleveland Park, the home is within walking distance to two Metro stations (Cleveland Park and Van Ness), the Uptown Theater, Cleveland Park library, two CVS’s, Target, grocery stores (including Giant and Yes! Organic Market), and all the restaurants, bars, and shops in both Cleveland Park and Van Ness. Across the street are community Victory Gardens for those who want to have their own garden plot, as well as a Melvin Hazen hiking trail that heads into Rock Creek Park.
New to co-op living? You get excellent space for the cost per square foot, have your taxes already covered in your co-op fees, enjoy lower home insurance rates because your kitchen and bath are already covered by the cooperative policy, and you won’t have to worry about transient rental tenants among your building neighbors.
About Tilden Gardens:
Tilden Gardens Cooperative is a group of four Tudor Revival style buildings set amidst five acres of lavishly landscaped grounds that feature elegant terraced gardens and enchanting pea gravel walkways. The complex has been home to many famous residents including former president Harry Truman.
The Cooperative provides residents with front desk services from 7am-11pm, including holidays. The main building showcases an elegant lobby and lounge, which is available to residents wishing to reserve it to host private parties. Laundry facilities are on-site and available free to residents. Each apartment enjoys its own extra additional storage unit. Garage parking is available for rent on a wait-list basis, at a nominal $120/month rental fee. Hot and cold water, heat, trash, property taxes, and laundry are all covered in the monthly co-op fee. Residents also enjoy hobby rooms and secured bike storage are also enjoyed by residents for a nominal fee.
The co-op conveniently maintains two guest apartments (one with a queen bed; the other with two twin beds) available to rent to for residents’ overnight guests at just $76 per night. Pets are prohibited. Renting of units is restricted by Board approval on a case-by-case basis.
Cleveland Park is a residential neighborhood in the Northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C. Its main commercial corridor lies along Connecticut Avenue, NW, where the eponymous Cleveland Park station of the Washington Metro’s Red Line can be found; another commercial corridor lies along Wisconsin Avenue. The neighborhood is known for its many late 19th century homes and the historic Art Deco Uptown Theater. It is also home to the William L. Slayton House and the Park and Shop, built in 1930 and one of the earliest strip malls. The neighborhood acquired its name after 1886 when President Grover Cleveland purchased a stone farmhouse directly opposite Rosedale and remodeled it into a Queen Anne style summer estate called Oak View or Oak Hill (by other accounts, Red Top). When Cleveland lost his bid for re-election in 1888, the property was sold, and the Oak View subdivision was platted in 1890.
Early large-scale development was spurred by the neighborhood’s upland topography, which provided a breezy relief from the hot, fetid air in the lowlands that were then the built-up area of Washington, D.C. Most of the houses built during this period show their intended use as summer houses in the era before air conditioning, having such architectural features as wide porches, large windows, and long, overhanging eaves. Once Cleveland Park was connected to downtown Washington, the neighborhood’s second phase of development, as a “streetcar suburb”, began. The Cleveland Park Company oversaw construction on numerous plots starting in 1894. Most houses were designed by individual architects and builders, including Waddy B. Wood, resulting in an eclectic mix of the popular architectural styles of the time, notably the Queen Anne style (including the Shingle style), Georgian Revival, and the Mission Revival.