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Jeanne Harrison
Meg Shapiro


$1,510,000 421 1st St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Masks REQUIRED. Location, location, location! About as close as you can get to the Capitol without being elected, this 2 unit (3BR/2.5BA up, 1BR/1BA down) with decorative brickwork and beautiful historic iron stairs is also just a half block to Metro and 2.5 blocks to Brent Elementary. Main level living room with wood burning fireplace opens to separate yet defined dining room, with a convenient coat closet tucked away, and hardwood floors throughout. Step down past a discreetly-located PR with wainscoting and pedestal sink, to a kitchen with an island and granite countertops plus stainless steel appliances including gas cooking. The kitchen has a dramatic atrium skylight roof overlooking a sunroom/family room/office a few steps down, and this BRIGHT bonus space with built-ins has a sliding glass door wall onto a LARGE at-grade fully-fenced rear deck, for al fresco dining and entertaining. A gate to pedestrian alley at left works for bikes, too.
Up the skylit stairs are a front bedroom with crown molding and tall ceilings, a hall bath with tub, skylight and Corian-topped vanity, a convenient washer/dryer closet, and a middle bedroom with a wall of closets, skylight and crown molding. Bright primary ensuite bedroom at rear features a front wall of closets, a rear wall of windows, and an ensuite bath featuring Corian-topped vanity, subway tiled tub, and a skylight. Rest easy knowing the roof is from 2018, and a new washing machine and water heater were installed upstairs in 2020. All windows and sunroom floor convey as is.
The separate 1BR/1BA basement unit (rented for $1850/mo with CofO and a nice tenant who conveys) has its own washer/dryer, an open plan living/dining area with woodburning fireplace, SMART LIGHTS (see bookshelf for switch) and wood tiled floors, a kitchen with copious cabinets and counters plus a pantry, electric cooking and a terra cotta tile floor. Step down to a bedroom with good closet space and a bathroom featuring a large vanity plus tub.
A brick patio out front provides a pleasant place to relax and visit with neighbors, while you live truly steps to everything Hill-focused: the Library of Congress, the RNC, the DNC, the Capitol, Capitol South Metro, multiple restaurants, Capital Bikeshares, Brent Elementary, Providence and Garfield Parks, with WholeFoods, Eastern Market, Nats Park, and Audi Field a short stroll
  • Sold
  • 4
  • 3.5
  • 1905
    Year Built
  • 2,402 Sq.Ft.
    Living Area

Features & Amenities

Area & Lot

  • Status: Sold
  • Living Space: 2,402 Sq.Ft.
  • Lot Size: 1,742.4 Sq.Ft.
  • MLS® ID: DCDC2032118
  • Type: Townhouse
  • Year Built: 1905
  • Architecture Styles: Victorian


  • Total Bedrooms: 4
  • Total Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Full Bathrooms: 3
  • Half Bathrooms: 1
  • Kitchen: Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Refrigerator, Freezer, Microwave, Electric Oven, Electric Range, Gas Oven, Gas Range, Cooktop, Washer, Electric Water Heater
  • Flooring: Wood, Ceramic Tile, Hardwood
  • Fireplace: Wood Burning
  • Other Interior Features: Kitchen Island

Exterior & Building

  • Stories: 3
  • Water Source: Public
  • Parking: On Street
  • Heat Type: Heat Pump, Forced Air, Electric, Natural Gas
  • Air Conditioning: Central Air, Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Sewer: Public Sewer
  • Security Features: Smoke Detector(s)


  • Sales Price: $1,510,000
  • Real Estate Tax: $9,215/yr
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