Phyllis Jane Young
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Whether you're seeking a Victorian on the Hill,a colonial in Virginia
or mid-century cool in Maryland... Give me a call.
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Capture a Capitol Hill Classic!
231 16th St SE $719,000
There’s a permit to build this elegant home prominently displayed in the foyer. Harry A Kite was the builder, a prominent one, whose distinctive, forward-thinking style can be seen in numerous neighborhoods around the city. The permit is dated September, 1922, a time when it was still essential to ask if the house will be wired for electric lighting, then the latest in modern convenience. Kite would appreciate the way his home has been updated; a sensitive hand has brilliantly
combined the best of yesterday and today.
The wide front porch, perfect for rocking, opens to an elegant front hall, which leads to a spacious and delightfully sunny living room. Through an arch is a formal dining room which opens in turn to a wonderfully spacious and brand NEW granite and stainless kitchen. A windowed dining area steps out to a gorgeous stone patio and a huge garden and a garage. Also on the main level, pocket doors conceal a pristine powder room.
The owner’s suite on the second level includes a wonderful enclosed sun porch, a gorgeously tiled bath with a huge walk-in shower, and an enormous closet. The second bedroom, also super-scaled, has an entire wall of built-in cabinets and drawers. An en suite bath is charmingly tiled in shades of blue with a free-standing claw foot tub.
The lower level has the third bedroom — or family room, if you prefer — with more built-in cabinetry beneath the stairs and another full bath. Also here is the home’s laundry and a great big extra room for storage –or work shop! (There’s even MORE enclosed storage under the front and back porches!)
And the location? Terrific. Steps to both Safeway and Harris Teeter, the Potomac Avenue METRO, and a stroll to Eastern Market and the U.S. Capitol!
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So Cool It's HOT!
1312 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
This brilliantly sunny one-bedroom condo features a coveted mix of tech-influenced, open-plan living - and traditional charm. Here the living and dining room offer the Euro-chic of iron mullioned windows beautifully contrasting with stunning wood floors and a welcoming, flip-the-switch gas fireplace with an
A spacious foyer opens to the chef’s kitchen, which offers a breakfast bar view of the living room. Contemporary track lighting dazzles the expansive counters and sparkling stainless appliances from Whirlpool. The conveniently located, capacious washer and dryer are from their top-rated Duet collection.
Equally sunny is the bedroom with its huge, mirrored, walk-in closet — the closet space here is
tremendous PLUS there’s an additional dedicated storage area in the basement.
Fantastically located in the Logan Circle neighborhood, this boutique, pet-friendly, condominium
is surrounded by Washington’s hottest dining and shopping — and steps to METRO for the rest of the best!
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350 9th Street, SE #18
Grace Church $459,000
Built in 1891, historic Grace Church offers exceptional convenience and charm in Capitol Hill's most coveted condo -- and location! Surrounded by lawn and garden, with a roof deck for entertaining, this is a rare delight!
This one bedroom beauty is bathed in southern sunshine, a touch Indiana Jones, a taste of Sex in the City, and a totally terrific lifestyle -- just steps to METRO, Eastern Market, Barracks Row, the Library of Congress, Supreme Court and -- of course -- the U.S. Capitol.
Apartments in Grace Church are rarely available -- and this one is truly special! With stained glass, recessed lighting, a gourmet kitchen, a wood-burning fireplace, loads of storage, and a deeded parking space (though why you'd need to drive with so much outside your door...)
Pick up a baguette at Pain Quotidian, a hunk of cheese at Sona, toss a log or two into the fireplace, and chill.
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919 East Capitol St, SE
Capital Grande Dame!
Is there a more quintessential Washington experience than strolling out your front gate of a beautiful summer morning and catching sight of the frosted dome of the U.S. Capitol?
This absolutely glorious brick Victorian, an outstanding example of chicly restored and renovated splendor, sits back from Capitol Hill’s most prestigious boulevard, nestled in gardens and shaded by magnificent trees.
Within, are four levels of enchanting living and entertaining space, filled with beautiful period details that are cleverly mixed with contemporary luxuries — from the towering pier glass mirror and gorgeous doors in the stunning front hallway — granite counters and Bosch appliances in the superb chef’s kitchen.
On the main level, that hallway opens to a beautiful living room, centered around a stately fireplace, and graced with near floor to ceiling windows and custom cabinetry. The huge, sparkling kitchen provides every bell & whistle for the chef — and family gathering space as well, with a breakfast/casual dining area in a windowed corner. Step out from here to the patio, a brilliant mix of sunshine and shade — with a charming perennial border with space left for herbs and roses to surround and deliciously scent your outdoor entertaining.
Upstairs are four gloriously spacious and sunny bedrooms, including a fantastic master suite with dressing room, enormous, custom-fitted, walk-in closet, and a hotel style bath. French doors on the third level present a delightful Peter Pan cityscape — and open the possibility of a roof deck for additional outdoor relaxation space.
Plus! There’s a one-bedroom, one bath, plus kitchen income unit on the garden level that still connects to the upper floors! Just open the door and have a home office, guest suite, or fantastic family room!
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8 Fourth Street, SE
One Singular Sensation!
Extraordinary in every way is this gorgeously restored and renovated Victorian! Ideally located, a mere stroll to the U.S. Capitol, Senate and House offices, the Library of Congress
and Supreme Court, Union Station Eastern Market, shopping and dining, and three METRO stations, and all in a sublime home that’s a blend of glorious Victorian architecture and contemporary panache that’s designed for delicious entertaining and gracious living!
Fabulously scaled , the main level features a living room with bay window and wood-burning fireplace, a library with wood-burning fireplace and custom bookcases, a beautiful formal dining room with a bar closet, a powder room, and a fantastic chef’s kitchen and family room, cabinet lined — you’ll never run out of space — with a solarium dining area surrounded by windows and overlooking one of the Hill’s most glorious private gardens.
Upstairs are FOUR HUGE bedrooms, including an owner’s suite that occupies its own wing, with a marvelous boutique-hotel bath equipped with both a glass walled shower and a whirlpool tub, a room-sized walk-in closet, and a bed chamber with tree-top views.
On the lower level, an immense finished basement with a full bath has both front and rear entry, built-in cabinetry, a workshop man-cave, and two enormous separate storage areas.
Exceptional details abound, including custom stained glass, glorious wood floors, period lighting, pocket doors, crown moldings and chair rails!
Come see and be dazzled!
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