Washington | DC
Perfectly nestled in the heart of Petworth, at 4132 7th Street NW you’ll find an elegant porch-front row-home perched on a quiet side street. The welcoming and exceptionally landscaped front garden is a beautiful oasis, featuring a premium Pennsylvania flagstone front walkway and porch. The porch swing is perfect for enjoying a cup of coffee or tea on a beautiful morning.
With a fully remodeled interior, this classic home is an exquisite blend of old-world architecture and contemporary design, with historic delights throughout, including soaring nine-foot ceilings, newly refinished original oak hardwood floors, pocket door, solid wood doors, glass cut knobs, and glass transoms! Through a stately natural wood front door is the vestibule, welcoming guests into the home. The bright eastern exposure floods the home with natural light through the oversized double front window. The vestibule opens to the airy and open living room, anchored by a gas fireplace with a vintage tile mantel. The dining room is open to both the living room and the gourmet kitchen, allowing an ideal flow for entertaining.
This upscale, cook’s kitchen features Kraftmaid maple cabinets, a full suite of stainless steel appliances, extended height cabinetry, and many smartly designed features including slow-close drawers, undercabinet lighting, an under-sink water filter, touch sensor faucet and more!The rear, fully-fenced courtyard off the kitchen is professionally landscaped with Japanese maples and perennials and impeccably designed with a deck, solid cedar garden fence, a paver stone patio, and secure back gate – a retreat that’s ideal for entertainment or quiet relaxation with mature gardens and stunning hardscaping. There have been over $150,000 worth of exterior upgrades done to make this home’s exterior truly the best of the best, including new Andersen windows throughout the home.
The staircase to the upper level is illuminated by a skylight. Upstairs there are three spacious bedrooms and beautiful heart pine hardwood floors. The front master bedroom is flooded with natural light and tranquil tree top views and features crown molding and two spacious closets. The second bedroom has a charming nook perfect for a desk or sitting area and a spacious walk in closet. Facing the quiet rear of the home is the third bedroom that offers a warm western exposure and distant sunset views to the National Cathedral. The renovated bathroom is sleek with subway tiling, wainscoting, its own Solatube skylight and a quartz-top vanity.
The fully remodeled lower level with a family room, bedroom and full bathroom rounds out this fabulous home. The flexible space is large, featuring ample storage and can be used for many purposes. The family room and bedroom are separated by a beautiful reclaimed church door refinished as a sliding barn door. The spacious fourth bedroom can be found off of the living space, and the lower level provides direct access to the backyard. The fully renovated bathroom has a modern glass shower and plenty of storage from the oversized vanity and the linen closet. The new washer dryer and innovative on-demand gas water heating system are also located on the lower level.
Just minutes from the city’s rich array of cultural, business and historic centers, this home offers unparalleled convenience. Ideally located only two blocks from the hip Upshur Street restaurants and shops that form the heart of Petworth, this prime location offers an easy walk to the Metro, the farmer’s market, two grocery stores, Petworth playground and splash park, many shops, restaurants and entertainment!
One of Petworth’s best-known claims to fame is President Lincoln’s Cottage, but while the rest of the neighborhood might not be familiar to visitors yet, residents recognize its unique flair and offerings. From neighborhood gatherings to unique pop-up restaurants and independent shops, Petworth has something special for all visitors. Dig deeper and discover both one-time and all-the-time activities to enjoy in this neighborhood throughout the year. Petworth is known for its community events. Held in early summer, Celebrate Petworth is an annual event anchored around art, music, food, healthy living and family. You’ll want to visit the festival’s Arts Zone, featuring local arts vendors, clothing boutiques, live muralists and performance artists. Little ones will love the Kids Zone, which includes crafts, a puppet theater and storytime. The Petworth Jazz Project is a free music series held in Petworth Park at 8th and Taylor Streets from May through September. Past performers include Kris Funn, Herb Scott and Akua Allrich. Have an interest in arts and crafts? Petworth’s Upshur Street Handmade Art & Craft Fair is an annual event held each December featuring vendors, sponsors, performers, shoppers, entertainers and local businesses who crowd the sidewalks for a fun neighborhood celebration.
Home cooks will want to visit The Petworth Community Market, a weekly farmers’ market held on Saturdays from May through November. The market features produce, prepared food and local vendors such as Sweet Crimes, Panorama Bakery and Harrar Coffee & Roastery. The market also hosts performances by musicians and artists, as well as chefs who put together cooking demonstrations. Exploring the neighborhood’s restaurant scene is also a must – Petworth is home to not one, but two, of Bon Appétit’s best new restaurants in America for 2017. Himitsu, the no reservations, quaint 24-seat restaurant inhabiting the Upshur strip, delivers on what first-time restaurateurs Kevin Tien and Carlie Steiner call “New Japanese.” And just across the street is Timber Pizza Co., a former food truck turned brick-and-mortar that’s been wowing pizza lovers in a cool, industrial-chic space. Bookworms will love Upshur Street Books. Discover quirky picture books, books about DC’s past and present, work from local authors (politicians included), essay collections, novels, puzzles and much more. If you like enjoying a cocktail while reading, head to the Petworth Citizen & Reading Room. The classy spot is a neighborhood literary bar and restaurant with friendly service, tasty food and delicious drinks.