Washington | DC
Located on a quiet side-street in the highly desirable neighborhood of AU Park, 4500 Davenport Street, NW is a quintessential brick colonial basking in the sunlight on an elegantly landscaped large and level corner lot. Graciously sized and beautifully appointed, this pristine 3,050 square foot property captures and enhances the neighborhood’s rich architectural heritage while featuring all the sought-after and thoughtful upgrades to make it the ultimate in city living.
Sun floods in on the gleaming, newly refinished oak hardwood floors in the formal foyer and throughout the upper three levels of the house. To the left of the foyer is the formal living room, anchored by a wood burning fireplace, and directly connected to the bright sunroom. With wall-to-wall windows and three exposures, the sunroom begs for easy enjoyment and relaxation.
The spacious formal dining room features two exposures, crown moldings, and is open to the kitchen, allowing for an airy flow, perfect for grand scale dinner parties or relaxed meals. The updated kitchen boasts gleaming granite counters, stainless steel appliances and handsome white cabinetry. The expansive multi-tiered deck is easily accessed from the center hall and sunroom and is the perfect spot to enjoy dining al fresco on a warm summer evening.
On the upper level, three generous bedrooms can be found. The master suite touts two large closets, including a walk-in closet with custom organizers, and an en-suite large master bathroom with a glass shower. Two additional bedrooms, a tea balcony and an additional full bathroom can be found on the top level of this home.
The fully finished basement is a surprising bonus, with a generously sized family room, additional bedroom, full bathroom and a separate entrance. A large workroom also located on this level offers many flexible uses.
As if this were all not enough, this home also includes two off-street parking spots, one of which is in a detached garage, though ample street parking abounds in this neighborhood. An adorable shed with a window box for flowers is ideal for storing garden tools and outdoor gear.
The location of this home is second to none, just minutes from the city’s rich array of cultural, business and historic centers, and the shops and restaurants on Wisconsin Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue. It’s a short stroll to both the Tenleytown and Friendship Heights Metro stations.
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.