Washington | DC
|Greetings from the quintessential DC property. Standing stately on Capitol Hill, this historic beauty offers not only the perfect location but also a nod to the classic DC vibe along with attributes to make life easy. For starters – the lower-level, one-bedroom unit is shockingly large and comes equipped with a C of O – meaning you can rent it out. The upstairs unit features soaring ceilings, a sunny reading nook, custom built-ins, hardwood floors, a wood-burning fireplace (just in time for fall!), & beautiful exposed brick. Both rooms upstairs are sizable, to say the least, with a WOW factor from a primary bedroom with tons of space, light, and closets. The lower-level unit is self-contained with its own garden-level kitchen overlooking a park, wood-burning fireplace, and efficient layout.
Outdoor space in the front and back (accessible by both units) is a huge plus to enjoy the weather. This home comes with solar panels (fully paid for), so not only is your electricity cheap, but the panels will also generate additional cash flow for you as well (estimated $2k-$3k per year); along with some peace of mind since the roof and exterior paint have been redone within the last two years. Head north and you have access to everything H St has to offer, including Whole Foods, Solid State Books, Ethiopic, Cane, & Le Grenier. Go even a little farther north, and you’ll find yourself at Union Market – just a .5 mile walk! Head south to stroll around Stanton Park, Schneider’s, Bistro Cacao, & Cafe Berlin. Go a little west and you’ll find yourself at Union Station with shops and access to the metro for travel within DC, and to Amtrak and other regional trains to take you to wherever your heart desires. Don’t feel like walking to these destinations? You’re in luck because there’s a Capital Bikeshare rack located a block away.
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.
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