Washington | DC
Lives like a home! This 3-level top floor END UNIT Condo in a secured gated community was built new from the ground up in 2015 by OPAL. Amazing 2BR/2.5BA has an open floor plan upon entry with an eat-in island kitchen and adjacent breakfast nook. The kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances including a gas stove, wine fridge, French door fridge, cabinet microwave, and dishwasher. For all of the newly minted at-home chefs searching for counter space look no further as the wrap-around quartz countertops are perfect for entertaining or prep work. Did we mention it’s an end unit with 3 sides of light? When you enter your living room it feels like you’re bathed in light. Upstairs each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom. The front room is slightly smaller and features the owners’ designed built-in cabinets. The back bedroom is truly the owner’s suite with double vanity magnificent walk-in shower and a walk-in closet fit for the fashionista. Finally make your way to the feature that is one of a kind; this is a South facing end unit and the deck has an unencumbered view of the Washington Monument and Capitol. Owners have enjoyed quiet mornings or evenings to entertaining large groups.
This home is in the heart of the Columbia Heights and Georgia Ave transformation. Convenient to restaurants such as Red Rocks, Call Your Mother Deli, and fun beer gardens like Midlands, Hook Hall, and St. Vincent Wine. Just a stone’s throw to 11th and 14th Street, imagine yourself walking to the market, coffee shops, bookstore, and parks or even a dog park in this pet-friendly community. The nearest metro is pretty evenly split between Georgia Ave/Petworth and Columbia Heights (Green & Yellow lines). Covered garage parking and association is professionally managed, which includes trash, sewer, water, insurance, and common area maintenance.
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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