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Perfectly nestled in the heart of the H Street Corridor, less than a block from the action, 822 5th Street, NE is an airy and elegant 3,055 square foot bay-front Victorian row home. With four levels, five bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, and a luxurious and private penthouse master suite, this home is simply a masterpiece.
The welcoming front yard is superb for relaxing while enjoying the beautiful views of charming 5th Street, NE. With soaring 9-foot 7-inch ceilings, crown molding, glistening hardwood floors, pressed tin ceilings, vintage encaustic tile and coffered ceilings, this home is filled with historic details yet fully updated for an exquisite blend of old-world architecture and contemporary design. The front of the home’s eastern exposure allows for ample natural light throughout and accentuates the open living room. The main level also features an updated powder room. The dining room is open to the gourmet, eat-in kitchen, allowing an ideal flow for entertaining. Plentiful Hagerstown white cabinets and drawers mean storage abounds in this upscale kitchen! With a full suite of high-end stainless-steel appliances, including a Jenn-Air range with convection oven and Jenn-Air exterior-vented range hood, center island, ceramic tile floors, and ample countertop space, this kitchen is perfect for any gourmet chef.
Off the kitchen is the cozy rear courtyard, ideal for entertainment or quiet relaxation, and the ever-coveted off-street parking space!
Upstairs are two spacious bedrooms. Each has ample storage, oversized closets, and beautiful pine floors throughout, further lending to the homes’ wonderful character. The second-floor family room is flooded with natural light from the bay window and enjoys an arched entry from the hall. The cozy, woodburning fireplace with original mantle is ideal for cozying up for a movie or the latest new novel. A custom built-in bookcase flanks the fireplace. With updated celadon-tone ceramic tile, the upstairs hall bathroom is spacious and centrally located.
The penthouse level boasts a central skylight bathes the floor with sunshine. The front-facing master bedroom is awash with warm natural light and features a charming tea balcony through a French door and is ideal for enjoying morning coffee or tea. With two smartly designed closets, the master suite is replete with storage for any shopaholic. The master bathroom is fully updated and is highlighted by a spa-like glass tile shower and double vanity. There is a second bedroom and a study also on this level. On the west end, the fifth bedroom was converted to a study by removing the door to the room.
As an added bonus, there’s an unfinished lower level with a separate entrance that can be used for storage or finished to add another 697 square feet to the living area.
This ideal location is literally steps from the H Street Corridor and boasts a 94 Walker’s Paradise Walkscore. Walk to all of the hot bars, restaurants and shops on H Street, and the new Streetcar just a few blocks to Union Station.
H Street NE, a dynamic one-and-a-half mile stretch in Northeast DC, is known for its nightlife, restaurants, pop-ups, festivals and communal atmosphere. Art lovers flock to The Atlas Performing Arts Center, home to a variety of performances, events and initiatives spanning a range of artistic traditions. The Atlas bills itself as “where the arts, culture and connection happen on H Street.” The neighborhood’s largest event is the annual H Street Festival, which spans 10 blocks and attracts roughly thousands of patrons. Highlights of the fall event include musical performances and multi-cultural entertainment, in addition to art exhibits, for-sale crafts and an array of offerings from local food trucks and restaurants.
Another must-see: the seasonal H Street Farmers’ Market, open Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from mid-April to mid-December at 800 13th Street NE. Visitors will find the best of local, seasonal bounty, including handmade cow milk cheeses, fruits, vegetables, pastries and flowers. If you’re lucky, you might even catch a live chef demo and score some free samples. As far as restaurants go, expect a multitude of delectable options. Local chef Erik Bruner-Yang first attracted foodies to H Street with Toki Underground, which serves up hearty bowls of ramen and dumplings. While no longer with Toki Underground, diners can find Bruner-Yang further down the street at Maketto, a dining-retail-coffee shop triumvirate featuring Taiwanese fare, as well as Cambodian dishes. Nearby, Le Grenier serves up French fare in an industrial-chic setting and Ben’s Chili Bowl delights visitors with its half-smokes.