Phyllis Jane Young
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Whether you're seeking a Victorian on the Hill, a colonial in Virginia,
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April 26 1-4 pm
Park That Porsche!
763 Third Street, NE $829,000
You can scarcely find a cooler hot spot than Washington's H Street NE these days and WOW is it growing. Perfectly situated to take it all in is this beautifully renovated contemporary townhome in a sublimely peaceful, gated private enclave just steps to Giant Foods, Union Market, shopping and AMTRAK at Union Station, METRO, the US Capitol grounds, the Atlas Performing Arts Center, AtlasVET, a fantastic collection of restaurants and nightspots — and the areas only Whole Foods which is coming soon!
Open-plan great room living maximizes flexibility for living and entertaining in this wonderfully spacious home. Light pours in, thanks to French doors leading to a Juliet balcony overlooking the courtyard and a stunningly arched glass window towering an extra story above the front door. By night, subtle lighting makes the wood floors glimmer like satin. Leave the room uncluttered and make way for a cocktail party crowd — or go traditional with a formal dining area. This home is comfortable with any style.
Completely remodeled and brand-spanking new is the chef’s kitchen. Talk about sizzle — stone counters, a stunning tiled backsplash, exceptional lighting, a multitude of cabinetry, and top-of-the-line appliances, including a FIVE burner gas range that is up to any gourmet extravaganza. Tucked away beyond the kitchen, a perfectly pristine powder room.
Upstairs are two big bright bedrooms, including a master suite with an enormous double closet and room for a chaise. The second bedroom has a wall of built-in shelving and closet. Each bedroom has a fine bath with excellent lighting and vanity storage.
Downstairs, off the foyer, is the third bedroom — also ideal as a home office — and a great big GARAGE with extra storage and a full laundry.
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906 East Capitol Street, NE
This positively patrician Victorian treasure, on Capitol Hill's premier boulevard, recently played a starring role in the Capitol Hill Restoration Society House Tour. Small wonder. The fabulous four-story white sandstone manse enchants with a captivating merger of extraordinary original detail and contemporary pizzazz.
Built in 1894, as sunlight and airiness became increasingly desirable, the home takes full advantage of its southern exposure, with tremendous bay windows and a central skylight above the grand staircase that lets light dazzle the interior rooms.
Ten foot ceilings on the main level add to the airy feel of the living room where custom cabinets flank the gas fireplace and fine wood floors gleam. The delicious formal dining room seats 16 in comfort and features pocket doors, a wall of cabinets, a discreetly hidden powder room, and stairs to the lower level.
Completely remodeled is the jaw-dropping kitchen with its cherry cabinets, island cook top, appliances from Bosch and Sub Zero, and a family area with an utterly fantastic floor to ceiling glass dining bay that completely opens to the patio.
The second level has three delightful bedrooms, two full baths, and a laundry. The front room, with another gloriously sunny bay, is currently used by the owners, but the third floor lends itself to a fantastic owner's retreat -- with a library (or bedroom) with balcony in front and a complete bedroom suite overlooking the patio.
Also on this level, a closet large enough for a bedroom and access to a loft hideaway tucked into the mansard roof.
Another full suite, with kitchen and private entrance, occupies the home’s lower level -- great for in-laws, office, or private quarters for the boomerang kid. Also on this level, an enormous storage area that easily converts to a play room.
And it’s all just steps to Lincoln Park, Eastern Market, METRO, fantastic dining and shopping, and the U.S. Capitol!
Truly, a signature property!
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350 9th Street, SE #18
Grace Church $459,000
Condominium homes in Grace Church rarely come available, with good reason. Each of the 18 units in this historic boutique building is unique, designed to highlight the charms of the circa 1891 treasure: the stained glass windows, the quirky angles, the steps that wind through like a heavenly stairmaster -- cancel the gym membership!
Surrounded by lawn and garden, with a roof deck offering Capitol views, the buildings most alluring feature is the magnificent three-story atrium at its center. Like an ancient European courtyard, open to the sky, where breezes gently toss raindrops and snow falls upon camellia blossoms. There is nothing in Washington that compares, perhaps not in the world.
Opening directly onto the atrium, this generously-scaled, one-bedroom beauty features a luxurious living room, with a wood-burning fireplace, and a huge window to capture the dazzling southern exposure.
Designed for ease, efficiency, and elegance, the cook's kitchen opens directly to the living room. With no overhead cabinets, there's a formal feeling with no sacrifice of storage -- and the clean sweep of counter is perfect for both prep and a buffet. It's a marvelous layout that invites entertaining.
And the location is second to none, with METRO, Eastern Market, and Barracks row across the street, the Library of Congress, Supreme Court and, of course, the U.S. Capitol just blocks away.
Park your car in the deeded garage space and take a stroll!
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Talk About Location!
407 D Street NE $629,000
This charming Victorian with its wedding cake trim is mere steps to Union Station, METRO, the SEC, Senate offices and the U.S. Capitol!
Plus! is around the corner from beautiful Stanton Park -- perfect for a romp with the pooch -- and a block from Massachusetts Avenue and its line-up of terrific restaurants.
Beautifully remodeled and restored, the home features open plan living on the main level, making fabulous use of the space. Fine wood floors are dazzled with sunshine by day -- and glow in the warmth of cool lighting by night.
The brand new kitchen has it all — exceptional cabinetry, granite counters, great lighting, stainless appliances, even a breakfast bar! Step through to the warm brick walls of the family room, where a niche allows for the big TV, and French doors swing open to one of the Hill’s most enchanting gardens!
Upstairs are two sunny bedrooms with great closets, a laundry, and a windowed bath
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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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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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