This gorgeous Victorian is ready for you! The raised main level accessed by steel front steps provides the house with extra privacy. This house has been lovingly taken care of and restored over 22 years with this owner. The house features the original, restored hardwood floors. The seller also restored the chestnut and old growth Southern pine trim in the house back to its original unpainted beauty. The newel post on the staircase was reclaimed from a mansion in Philadelphia. The light globe fixtures in the foyer and hallway half bath came from a drug store that is over 100 years old.
Entering the living room, you see the original, gorgeous exposed-brick wall. LED or incandescent recessed lights on dimmers highlight the gas fireplace in the raised brick hearth. Dimmers have been added throughout the house that allows you to tailor the light to your mood. The four ceiling fans are of mid-century design and bring a nice mix of new with the old. There is plenty of light and room for entertaining your friends and family. The separate dining room features a gorgeous brick wall and George Nelson mid-century ceiling bubble lamp. The kitchen has been completely renovated with quartz countertops, white cabinets, Italian gas stove, German Liebherr refrigerator, and beautifully restored pine hardwood floors. While the kitchen is new and modern, it also features original and period details like the exposed brick chimney and two hanging kitchen lights above the island which are solid brass from a turn-of-the-century railroad station. The house features high ceilings with main level at 9’5” and upper level at 8’11.”
The large back yard is fully enclosed with a horizontal wood fence and features both a deck and separate fire pit area. A siding wood gate completely separates the two-car parking from the entertaining area and large garden. The backyard has extensive perineal landscaping, a peach tree (which produced over one hundred peaches in 2023), a blackberry bush, and subtle exterior lighting. There is also an outdoor dog wash station for your furry friends! The 8’ commercial garage door provides secure off-street parking. Up to three cars can be parked off-street by utilizing the graveled fire pit area if needed.
The lower level has both front and rear access! The space features an updated in-law suite with a bedroom and full bathroom. The laundry is also located on this level.
The upstairs features two large bedrooms. The front bedroom has a bump out where the turret is and would make for a great reading nook! The radiator in this front bedroom is not functional and has been left as a reminder of the house’s original aesthetic. The full bathroom upstairs is large and elegant. There are several skylights in this home. The skylight over the stairs features a stained-glass window surrounded by restored wood moldings.
The neighborhood features Ben’s Chili Bowl, Queen Vic, Maketto, Granville Moore's, Big Board, and Insomnia Cookies. Close to Gallaudet University, Whole Foods, and Union Market. The Noma-Gallaudet metro stop is 1 mile from the house. With the H St. streetcar and bus lines you can get anywhere in the city. Local shopping and restaurants include Aldi, Daru, Toki Underground, Bronze, and Pursuit Wine Bar.
Improvements and Notes: 1. Mini-splits, 2023. All are Bluetooth and remote-operated and can be operated individually. 2. New garage door opener, 2023. 3. New shades, 2023. 4. New appliances, 2023 – Liebherr fridge, Verona stove made in Italy. 5. New high tech roof including turret, 2021. 6. Washer and dryer new, 2018. 7. All smoke alarms are hardwired. 8. All three chimneys are tile lined and were rebuilt, 2010. 9. Water heater, 2008 – 40 gal GE Profile. 10. R30 insulation throughout attic, 2005. 11.