Washington | DC
This beautiful, contemporary townhome offers enormous charm and appeal. High ceilings, unique lighting fixtures, recessed lighting, hardwood floors and exposed brick walls create a living space to enjoy. The heart of the home is filled with light cast upon a generously sized living room that opens to a dining room with the convenience of a powder room and extends to the kitchen. The kitchen has a center island, gorgeous granite countertops, glass tiled backsplash, stainless steel appliances, modern white cabinetry, and a pantry. Shelving systems have been added to organize space and maximize storage capacity in the pantry and closets. Go to the upper level and you’ll find two beds, two full baths and a laundry. The primary bedroom is large and will accommodate a king size bed. The primary bath has dual vanity sinks. The lower level may be rented or used as an Airbnb for income potential with a private walk out to the back gate, family room, a wet bar or mini kitchen, bedroom, and full bath. An inviting front porch provides a quiet respite from a day of work to relax and say hello to neighbors passing by. A private back yard patio and screened porch offer up dinner out and a nice setting for entertaining. Located at the perfect intersection of Petworth, Park View, and Columbia Heights this home is minutes from the Petworth metro. Pick up those Saturday morning bagels at the famous “Call Your Mother” deli right down the street! You can have it all – bars, restaurants, and coffee shops on Georgia, 11th, and Upshur. And if you want to pick up a game of ball, you have the Raymond Recreation Center just around the corner.
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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