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Rare condo that truly lives like a rowhome. Come and go using your own private front entrance right past your personal south-facing front porch that makes for ideal outdoor entertaining. Extra high ceilings and windows along the full length of this home offer an abundance of natural light, accentuating the wide-open living space (custom window blinds are installed as an upgrade just in case you need some privacy).
Sand-in-place solid hardwood floors underfoot and a built-in speaker system mean you can jam out while in the kitchen using your expansive marble kitchen countertops and stainless appliances, or even just while grabbing drinks out of the beverage fridge for your guests. All bedrooms feature extra deep windows, large walk-in closets and plenty of space for a king-size bed, a desk, a Peloton, or your bookshelves.
This high-end renovation in a boutique 4-unit building has only ever had one owner and has been meticulously maintained and updated. A well-managed building and low condo fees beat out paying home maintenance costs any day! You will have a hard time finding so much that fits into such a low price per square foot, and the fact that this home is both pet and renter-friendly is icing on the cake.
This home is everything you want in a hassle-free centrally located walkable neighborhood. Support any number of local businesses like St. Vincent, Call Your Mother, Sonny’s Pizza, Hook Hall, Midlands, El Chucho, and DC institution Wonderland Ballroom. A 24-hour Giant has you covered in case of emergencies, or the new Whole Foods or the Columbia Heights Farmer’s Market are both great if you’re going healthy. Having two Metro stops, and Bikeshare, and major bus routes so close will get you anywhere you want to go, and there’s plenty of local parking if you must keep the car–but with a walk score of 94 you’ll find you don’t need one.
With its mix of grand and humble historic buildings (rowhouses, embassies along 16th Street NW), Columbia Heights reels in a mix of creatives, international professionals and, thanks to its leafy parks, bikers and picnickers. It’s one of DC’s most densely populated ‘hoods, too, supporting a swath of homey restaurants and bars. Plus, a longtime Hispanic population means attractions like the GALA Hispanic Theater and the Mexican Cultural Institute lend the area a multiculti vibe. The area’s main drags are 11th, 14th and 16th streets starting at U Street NW. Along 16th Street, you’ll find embassies and international organizations, most housed in impressive early 19th-century structures with architectural flourishes – turrets, stained glass, balconies. You can check out exhibits on south-of-the-border art and life at the Mexican Cultural Institute, housed in a grand mansion (and one-time Embassy of Mexico) with a mural of that country’s history painted on its interior stairway.
Nearby, Meridian Hill Park, a two-level, European style park with terrazzo walls holds fountains, statues and, every Sunday, a lively afternoon drum circle. Restaurants and bars along buzzing 14th Street and mellower 11th Street fill up with young professionals and stroller-pushing families, particularly on weekends. Consider hot spots like Room 11 for cocktails, small plates and breakfast, Thip Khao for the only place in DC to try Laos’ spicy curries and rice dishes and Bad Saint for Filipino cuisine in a cozy, laid-back neighborhood setting. The area, and neighboring ‘hood Mount Pleasant, are ideal for exploring by bike, especially since multiple Capital Bikeshare stations can be found in the vicinity. Just be warned; the area is hilly!
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