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This delightful semi-detached rowhouse in sought-after Brightwood welcomes you with its south-facing front elevation featuring front porch, gardens, federal-style and brick details. Enter into a world of contemporary, chic design — 719 has been full renovated to maximize light, space and style. The open main floor allows for free flow between living, dining and kitchen as well as three exposures. The high ceilings and large windows allow for ample light, complementing the deep tones of the walnut-stained wood floors. The kitchen features high-end Samsung stainless steel appliances, quartz counters, and a contemporary breakfast bar. A side door leads to the wood deck, perfect for lounging or dining al fresco.
Like the main level, the second floor offers high ceilings, a walnut-stained floor and large windows. The primary suite boasts two closets – one an immense double closet for superior storage. The en-suite bath offers a double shower unit for overhead or hand-held, gorgeous custom tile, penny tile shower base, mosaic inset and chic contemporary vanity and fixtures. The second bedroom features a large picture window in addition to double windows on the adjacent wall, filling the room with light and blue skies. The third bedroom/study faces the deck and yard. The hall bath features a contemporary shaker vanity and custom plank tile surrounding the tub/shower area. The upper level hall offers a skylight and new, stacked washer dryer for convenience.
The lower level is fully finished with recessed lighting and porcelain tile floors. The family room is spacious and bright with natural light complementing the recessed lighting. The lower level bath features modern cabinetry, subway tile surround, and penny tile shower floor. The fourth bedroom features recessed lighting and views towards the backyard.
Access the rear lot and private parking pad via the main floor deck area or lower-level entry. A side path connects the rear lot with the front tiered gardens and porch.
A few blocks to the east of 719 is the Recreation/Aquatic center with playground and tennis courts, continue a few blocks more to Three Stars Brewing Co. A few blocks north takes you to the shops and cafes of Takoma DC (Lost Sock Coffee Roasters, Donut Run, Takoma Station, Elife and more), the Takoma Metro, and on to downtown Takoma Park (Busboys and Poets, Takoma Bev Co, Ace Hardware, Republic and more)! Head a few blocks west to Safeway and continue to Rock Creek Park trails, tennis and golf. 719 lies at the center of all the amenities – the world is at your doorstep!
The Brightwood land was part of a land patent called White Mill Seat in 1756. Later, the area was called Crystal Springs, named after the pure water that flowed from several nearby springs. One of the springs was located near the modern-day intersection of Fourteenth and Kennedy streets, which still flows in the present day, creating a constant stream of water on the sidewalk of the western side of Fourteenth Street, across from the Metrobus building. The area had many chestnut trees, and it was considered a place to enjoy with family. The Passenger Railroad Company ran hourly stagecoaches from Fourteenth Street and Boundary Avenue to the springs, charging 25 cents per ride. The area was later known as Brighton, but residents decided to change the name to Brightwood because the postal service frequently confused it with Brighton, Maryland. Archibald White and Louis Brunett are generally given credit for coming up with the name Brightwood. The area has been known as Brightwood since the 1840s.
The boundaries of Brightwood are easy to define and have been for many years. In the mid-nineteenth century, Brightwood generally encompassed the region north of Brightwood Park, west of Fort Totten, east of Rock Creek, and south of the Maryland line. Today, the Brightwood Community Association, an association of residents and business owners from the western part of Brightwood, define the neighborhood’s boundaries as Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Aspen Street to the north, 16th Street and Rock Creek Park to the west, Georgia Avenue to the east, and Kennedy Street to the south. Other widely accepted variations bound Brightwood on the east by 5th Street. Nearby neighborhoods include Shepherd Park and Takoma to the north, Manor Park to the east, and Sixteenth Street Heights and Petworth to the south. According to the 2010 census, the neighborhood had 11,242 residents. Much of the retail in the neighborhood is located along Georgia Avenue. Although no Metrorail stations lie within the neighborhood, the Takoma Metrorail station is within walking distance from the northern end of the neighborhood. The Fort Totten Metro Station is also within walking distance from other areas of Brightwood. There are several Metrobus routes that serve the community.
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