718 4TH STREET SE, WASHINGTON, DC 20003
1st Open Sun 5/23 2-4pm. Please wear a mask. The huge DC flag painted on your roof (featured in the 7/20/18 Washingtonian) is just ONE of the many clever and interesting things about this 3BR/2.5BA home. There are also the cool STAS gallery system to display art on exposed brick walls; a built-in murphy bed that converts to a desk; a porch swing pergola on the huge 2-level rear patio; and a flexible-use basement studio apartment.
This lovely home has 3BR/1.5BA on the upper 2 floors, with hardwood floors throughout, and an exposed brick wall on the main level. Relax in front of the gas fireplace flanked by built-ins, or curl up in the bay nook in the living room. A staircase with large closet on one side and powder room on the other separates this from the formal dining room that has crown molding, 2 windows, a full-light side door, and decorative tile threshold. In the bright kitchen w/stainless steel appliances, butcher block countertops and island the double-height cabinets provide oodles of storage, and there is a cleverly-concealed washer/dryer (new in 2020) plus a door to the idyllic rear patio.
Upstairs the front bedroom is quite large, with a bright bay nook, double floor to ceiling Elfa closets, a gas fireplace and built-in WFH desk area. Middle bedroom is carpeted, and the flexible large rear bedroom has 2 exposures plus clever built-in murphy bed/desk set up, with space for WFH, yoga or painting studio when a bed isn’t needed. Skylight, linen closet and hall bath with heated floor and deep soaking tub complete the upper level. Nest-controlled toasty radiator heat plus CAC (new in 2016) keeps everyone comfortable year round in this well-maintained home.
The separate basement studio apartment is newly-furnished (basement furniture/furnishings convey except for bed linens), has bed alcove, a portable washer + dryer in closet, and offers great flexibility as a possible Airbnb space or a completely separate WFH setup.
Out back is the show-stopping 53’ deep blue slate patio with a lower section for grilling and al fresco dining, and upper section featuring a pergola with extra deep bench swing, surrounded by mature greenery including weeping cherry and fig trees, with fragrant jasmine along the fence. It truly is an oasis in the heart of the city and effectively doubles your living space for much of the year.
Enjoy living across the street from the gym, a short stroll to the new Whole Foods, Brent Elementary, Nats Park, Eastern Market, Barracks Row, Waterfront, Metro and easy access to I-695/395. Carpe Diem!