507 2nd STREET SE, Washington, DC 20003
Location, location, location! Any closer to the Capitol and you’d have to be elected! 4BR/2.5BA, 3 level home (aprox 2240 sf per floorplan) is a half block to both Garfield and Providence Parks, 1 block to Brent Elementary, and 3 to Metro. This bayfront Victorian is situated on a quiet one-way tree-lined block, flanked by green parks with fruiting pear trees in the front garden. Ornate historic iron stairs, a stained glass transom, and a brick arch over double doors to the entry foyer are a few of the many charming details coexisting with modern conveniences in this home. Step inside, noting the tall ceilings and newly-buffed heart pine floors throughout. Relax in the bright separate living room, featuring a windowed bay, ceiling medallion, original slate fireplace mantel (decorative), and wall of custom built-ins that extend to the skylit center staircase with a beautiful original newel post. Open the pocket door to host dinner parties in the generously-sized dining room, boasting a built-in china cabinet and an historic light fixture. Convenient powder room is discreetly located outside the dining room. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, tall wall cabinets, a pantry wall, and historic tin ceiling. Step outside the full-light rear door to a covered deck for al fresco entertaining.
Upstairs, the primary bedroom at front is bright and spacious, offering a windowed bay for curling up with a book, and a walk-in closet. Spacious middle bedroom has another walk-in closet, built-in shelves, and a charming historic light fixture. Convenient pull-down attic stairs are in the rear hall, just outside the bathroom with bathtub and storage vanity. At rear is flexible-use 3rd bedroom plus super-bright sunroom play area or office.
Connecting lower level also offers flexibility for guests/au pair, with 4th bedroom, 2nd full bath, 2nd full kitchen, and rec room/2nd living room, with cork floors throughout. Washer and dryer plus laundry sink are located in the laundry room at the stairs. Outside, 2 gates to the pedestrian alley and the under-deck storage can easily house bikes, strollers and the like. Rest easy knowing the roof, the high velocity AC, and the DW were installed in 2015, water heater in 2018, and fridge in 2021.
PRIMO location with easy access to 395 and 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. WholeFoods, Eastern Market, Barracks Row, several gyms, summer splash pad fountains/winter ice skating at Canal Park, Nats Park, and Audi Field are a short stroll away and BONUS - the Washington Monument (plus other) fireworks are visible from the roof!