Washington | DC
Beautiful, lovingly cared for, 1953 Colonial in sought-after Forest Hills! On a quiet street and nestled behind Politics & Prose, Little Red Fox, Comet Ping Pong, and near Rock Creek Park, enjoy the convenience of the city and the calm of nature. This newly renovated 5 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom house boasts almost 3000 square feet of living space, plus the option to add more in the walk-up attic! Owned by one family for 66 years, the owner has refinished the original wood floors, updated the kitchen with beautiful granite countertops and appliances, and finished the basement, both connected by stairs and with a separate, back entrance. Large back and front yards with beautiful azaleas, dogwood and fig trees, with brick exterior and a slate roof. The basement boasts a full bathroom, two bedrooms, a sitting room, a hobby room, under stair storage, and an HVAC/utility room. Don’t miss out on this gorgeous home! Vacant and available for immediate move-in.
First used as the Civil War encampment of Fort Kearns, Forest Hills/Van Ness developed around the mill industry. Large, provincial estates were developed during the 1900s, becoming a desirable residential community, a trend that continues today.
Nicknamed Van Ness after nearby University of the District of Columbia’s Van Ness campus, Forest Hills is a quiet residential neighborhood. The notable architecture, in contrast with much of D.C.’s traditional rowhouses and Colonials, is bold, modern and energetic. About a third of the housing properties are rentals, with the remaining two-thirds being single-family, owner-occupied. Built upon tree-rich hills. glass and metal structures, stucco mansions, and classic D.C. homes occupy space in the neighborhood, creating a refreshing variety of residences.
The neighborhood is rich in activity and intellect. Several embassies are located in the area. UDC’s Van Ness campus, Howard University School of Law campus, The Levine School of Music and the Edmund Burke School all call Forest Hills home. The Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, once the home of philanthropist Marjorie Merriweather Post, is located within the neighborhood near Rock Creek Park. The Hillwood, originally a 36-room Georgian Colonial estate, houses Marjorie’s extensive House of Romanov collection of art.