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This contemporary, pet-friendly DC condo located in the coveted Penn Quarter neighborhood is the ideal place to call home. Positioned in the heart of it all, this 2-level unit is an urban dweller’s paradise. Freshly painted and pre-inspected with repairs already complete, this is the perfect opportunity for a savvy new homeowner.
Tucked into the hustle and bustle of downtown living with the city at its doorstep, it is close to Chinatown, the Verizon Center and CapitalOne Arena (sports, concerts, and special events), as well as a number of museums and numerous five-star dining options. And don’t forget, this block boasts the James Beard Award winning restaurant Rasika and the Michelin Guide Bib Gourmands award winning restaurants Oyamel & Jaleo!
The considerable living area with its open concept design, high ceilings, and gleaming cherry hardwood floors will make you the envy of all your friends. Large west-facing windows provide cityscape views as well as plenty of natural light to fill the space, creating a bright and airy feeling in this home. You’ll also find a built-in home office tucked under the staircase with plenty of storage to go along with it.
The chic kitchen is the perfect place to try your hand at new recipes; it boasts stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and ceramic tile backsplash. Enjoy your morning coffee at the breakfast bar, perfect for quick meals and homework.
Upstairs the charming owner’s bedroom suite has two large windows to let in plenty of light, there is a walk-in closet as well as two wall closets, and a sleek master bathroom complete with a huge soaking tub; perfect for relaxing after a long day.
The second bedroom is well proportioned with plenty of room and a hall bathroom; a perfect place for out-of-town guests. And of course, for hectic days when every extra second counts, an in-unit stackable washer-dryer on the bedroom floor will be a welcome convenience!
Craving some fresh air? Find your way to the award-winning roof deck and find stunning 360-degree DC views. The rooftop offers a pool, grilling area, and abundant seating areas; perfect for sitting and relaxing after a long day. Head to the courtyard where a fountain adds peaceful ambience to the large green oasis.
The Lafayette and Clara Barton were designed with amenities galore: Secure building with 24-hour concierge and dry cleaning service, a movie theater room with leather reclining seats, two fully outfitted fitness centers with new equipment, a business center with workstations, a sleek conference room, and finally, a party room with kitchen, pool table, and flat screen TV.
And with a walk score of 97, this condo provides easy accessibility for any commuter. No car? It is an easy walk to Metro Center and the Gallery Place shops, and a two-minute walk to either the Archives Metro Station or the Judiciary Square Metro Station. Have a car? Indoor garage parking is available below the building, with direct access elevators. ($275/month).
Want to explore historic DC? The Smithsonian National Mall is a 3-minute walk and runners (and non-runners alike) can embark on a journey through America’s heritage from the Capitol Building to the Lincoln Memorial. Apparently, you can have it all!
Penn Quarter is a neighborhood in the East End of Downtown Washington, D.C. north of Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, and southeast of the Metro Center shopping district. Penn Quarter has been rejuvenated over the past several decades, stimulated first by the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation (PADC) and later, following the recession in the 1990s, by the Capital One Arena, a sports, concert, and event arena that opened nearby at 7th and F streets in 1997 as the MCI Center and was later called the Verizon Center. Penn Quarter now boasts a variety of entertainment and commercial establishments including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and contemporary art galleries. The area is also home to a popular farmers market and several food, wine, art, and culture-focused festivals.
Penn Quarter’s initial growth occurred under the auspices of the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation whose Pennsylvania Avenue Plan called for a mixed-use neighborhood. It was to include residences, offices, theaters, and other cultural venues, retail, hotels, and restaurants in both new and renovated buildings framing new parks and plazas. Revitalization started with a number of developments west of the FBI Building to 15th Street, most significantly the renovation of what today is the Willard Intercontinental Hotel, and the creation of new parks and plazas, including Pershing Park, Freedom Plaza, and the Navy Memorial. Market Square, The Pennsylvania, and the former flagship store of Lansburgh’s department store on 7th Street were at the forefront of the revitalization efforts east of the FBI Building beginning in the mid-1980s.
Penn Quarter is home to many restaurants, cultural, and entertainment venues in Washington, D.C. The neighborhood is served by a variety of recreational and entertainment facilities including seven theaters, Lucky Strike bowling, and several exercise clubs. Other neighborhood amenities include several coffee shops and a teahouse/restaurant on 8th Street; three salons with day spas; the nearby Landmark E Street Cinema, which screens independent films; Regal Theater; and shops selling clothing, jewelry, ice cream, and books, among other things. Over the past thirty years, the neighborhood has transformed from a sleepy, nondescript part of downtown into a vibrant 24-hour residential and commercial community.
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