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531 2nd Street SE

Washington | DC



Built in 1907, 531 2nd St SE has been home to multiple generations of DC families. Purchased in 2017 by the Sellers this house maintains its historic façade but has been completely rebuilt on the inside! Now in 2018, we are delighted to introduce you to… THE NEW 531 2ND ST SE, A HOME FOR ANOTHER 100+ YEARS!


The house now offers a 3 level, 3+ bedroom, 3.5 bathroom residence that has been COMPLETELY and thoughtfully renovated to meet the needs of 21st-century living. The house welcomes you with it’s greet the street front garden and seating area. Once inside, the main level is the perfect place for family and friends to gather whether it be around the gas fireplace in the front parlor and dining area, in the gourmet kitchen, or in the comfortable rear family room which leads to the charming outdoor patio area. Walk down to the lower level, with 8-foot ceilings, and enjoy a 2nd family room/game room, bedroom and full bathroom. On Level 3 you’ll be greeted by sunlight pouring down from a large skylight into the hallway off of which you will find the gracious en-suite master and 2 more bedrooms and a full bathroom.


All of this in the heart of the sought after SE section of Capitol Hill. This home is steps to Garfield Park, 0.3 miles to Whole Foods, 0.4, 0.5 & 0.6 miles to South Capitol, Eastern Market Metro Station, Eastern Market respectively, minutes to Navy Yard and The Wharf!! You couldn’t ask for anything more!

  • New framing
  • R-38 batt insulation & new plywood throughout
  • Electrical with 200 amp Pepco-approved weatherproof panel
  • Plumbing with CPVC plumbing pipes
  • HVAC with 2.5 ton Carrier unit
  • Windows -Anderson 500 series, wood frame, energy efficient
  • 9+ foot ceilings on upper levels
  • 8+ foot on the lower level
  • Hardwood floors – 4-3/4inch hand scraped birch auburn
  • Craftmaid kitchen cabinets
  • Quartz countertops/tile floors
  • Bosch appliances throughout
  • Nest thermostat
  • Sonos sound system
  • Carrara white stone countertops in all 3 full baths/Moen faucets. Custom glass shower enclosures
  • Front and rear landscaped, paved patios

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.


[Source:  Washington.org]




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