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Positively Posh!
906 East Capitol Street, NE

This 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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HGTV Envy!
1848 Potomac Avenue, SE
NEW PRICE! $799,900

This deliciously delightful classic porch front home sits deep within an expertly landscaped garden — just blocks from RFK Stadium, METRO, and a 50 acre tract slated for redevelopment next year. Plans include shops, eateries, new housing and green space.

Completely, and FABULOUSLY renovated within, this is a home that truly takes its cue (then burnishes it to a brilliant glow) from the hi-tech wunderkinds of HGTV. The plan is wide open, with a fantastic visual sweep past the living area with its gas fireplace, to the to-die-for gourmet kitchen with its granite topped work/breakfast bar and a rare array of exceptional stainless appliances — can you say Liebherr? — and on to the charming dining area.

 Downstairs is a wonderfully spacious family room with a second gas fireplace, a full bath, and a great home office (or third bedroom). Virtually a complete room in a bookcase, the built-in wall unit includes a Murphy bed, desk, drawers and shelving. Plus three over-sized closets and a private entrance.

Opening off a sky lit upper hallway are two big, beautiful suites: one with a gas fireplace, custom cabinetry, a closet lined hallway, and an opulently tiled bath; the other with a charming view of the street and a sparkling sky lit bath.

And out back? Oh my. Is this courtyard patio ever divine — with stone floor, central fire pit, separate areas for dining and relaxing, and over it all, a pair of flying awnings!

Plus! There’s off-street parking for two cars, and just a two block walk to the Potomac Avenue METRO and RFK Stadium!

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Simply Celestial!
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
elegant mantle.

 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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649 C St., SE (Condo Unit) Sold for $685,750.00 Settled on 3/6/2015

621 A Street, NE Sold for $1,900,000.00 Settled on 3/25/2015

7710 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD (Condo Unit) Sold for $901,110.00 Settled on 6/9/2015

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