Washington | DC
Tradition and modern meet to create a wonderful design at this home. Exposed brick walls with some room separation remain intact. The triangular-shaped addition located at the rear of the home features an intact set of stained-glass windows that graced part of the original Philadelphia Convention Hall and Civic Center which was demolished in 1997. They are from the same building where many other Architectural elements were also found and used to decorate the interior of Ted’s Bulletin on Capitol Hill. The panels have been preserved by the industrial-grade glass and are fully functioning windows.
Every nook and cranny of this house has been perfectly designed and includes desk nook, unique extra storage and pull-out spice racks. There is even a hidden basement trap door in the kitchen; which reveals a space that spans the whole house. It is a super bonus for a home of this size on Capitol Hill. The kitchen includes gas cooking and stainless-steel appliances. The dining area is awash with natural light cast through a creatively designed skylight on the second floor. As you move upstairs you will find a large bathroom which includes a generous walk-in shower. This is also where the full-size washer and dryer is located. The very large master bedroom has a full wall-length closet system and is large enough for a king or queen bed. A bonus loft storage space can be found over the closet and is a great nice addition. The second bedroom opens out onto your second-floor private deck oasis perfect for lounging in the morning or enjoying the sunset.
At the back of the home, you will find a very stylish deck perfect for summer meals or entertaining along with a well-manicured yard makes for a nice urban retreat.
This beautiful home offers all this and is only blocks away from bustling H Street restaurants, grocery stores plus the trolley which is a FREE ride to Union Station.
Capitol Hill is one of the city’s most popular places to live, with 19th-century rowhouses and a market plus a vibrant dining and nightlife scene. Politicos, young staffers and tourists alike head to the neighborhood both for its government buildings like the U.S. Capitol and the Supreme Court and the surrounding historic, walkable, restaurant-filled blocks. Tour the U.S. Capitol via its impressive visitors center; guides lead small groups under the intricately painted, 180-plus-foot dome and past the dimly lit Old Supreme Court Chamber. You’ll need a reservation for the tour or to visit Congress or the Senate (when they are in session); for the latter, just contact your senator or house representative. Nearby, the Library of Congress’ impressive 1897 Thomas Jefferson building is open for tours that reveal its Italian-Renaissance style architecture and gilt murals plus the stunning, circular main reading room with its 160-foot-high ceiling. Other attractions include the Folger Shakespeare Library (the world’s largest collection of the author’s timeless works), and the glassed-in U.S. Botanic Garden at the base of Capitol Hill, which holds palms, ferns and orchids and provides a peaceful escape.
Nineteenth and early 20th-century rowhouses (think turrets, stained glass and ironwork) lead to throwback commercial zones. Eastern Market, an 1873 redbrick building houses grocers, bakers and pasta makers inside every day plus a lively weekend bazaar with produce, crafts and antiques. The nearby micro-neighborhood of Barracks Row centers on 8th Street SE, where vintage storefronts hold oyster houses, pubby bars and foodie-focused restaurants. Closer to the Capitol, Massachusetts Avenue NE has multiple restaurants and longtime watering holes.