Washington | DC
This Capitol Hill classic Victorian oozes historic charm! With 1400+ finished square feet over two finished levels, you won’t want to miss this home! Step into a large living room with the first of three original fireplace mantels and high ceilings throughout. Stroll back toward the large separate dining room big enough to sit ten people and the second Victorian fireplace mantel with vestiges of a bygone era. Walk back to the chef’s kitchen with brand new granite counters and stainless-steel appliances and tons of storage. Meander out the back door and your jaw will drop at the size of the dog lover’s yard ready for your touch with off-street parking! Step up the mid-home staircase to the second floor’s two large bedrooms and smaller bedroom to use as a den/nursery. The master is gigantic with large custom closet organization plus the third Victorian fireplace mantel. The middle bedroom is a rare find on the Hill because it is the size of most master bedrooms! A small bedroom/den and a full bathroom complete the second floor. Create huge equity by digging out the unfinished full storage basement. Only steps to bars and restaurants, this home won’t last long!
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.