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Spacious and light-filled! Open-concept living with lush park views over the neighboring green space.
Gorgeous original parquet wood floors flow underfoot and there’s neutral fresh paint throughout including in the recently renovated kitchen. Here, the home chef is treated to sweeping Silestone countertops, 42-inch custom wood cabinetry and a suite of stainless steel appliances.
There is a large bedroom along with several generous closets and a well-preserved and classically styled tiled bathroom with a built-in medicine cabinet for added storage. The condo fee includes all utilities.
Residents of this well-maintained full-service building enjoy access to a range of must-have amenities including a roof deck and a meeting room while those who like to stay active will appreciate the fitness center/gym. There’s a 24-hour concierge with COVID-conscious package delivery and pickup system for peace of mind.
Everything you could ever wish for is perfectly positioned just moments from this idyllic abode. A short walk will take you to the Van Ness-UDC Metro Station while shopping, parks and cafes are all within easy reach. The bustling hubs of Tenleytown and American University Park are both nearby. For absolute convenience, you will live less than 15 minutes from the center of Washington.
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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