Rarely will you find a better combination of features than this spacious penthouse townhome in Shaw. Recently built in 2013, this stunning two-level residence offers expansive living space, a fantastic location and a huge private roof deck. Nicely set back from the street with trees and plantings outside, you’ll be a half-block stroll from the entrance to the U Street Metro, yet still enjoy a friendly residential feel.
Once inside, you’ll notice wide open spaces to each side of the entry, larger than a typical row house and great for entertaining. Gleaming wide plank engineered hardwoods run throughout the home, with sunlight pouring in through oversized bay windows. An open gourmet kitchen boasts the full Viking stainless steel package, natural stone counters, and hanging pendant lights over the prep island. Refinished green cabinetry and a designer lamp over the dining area combine for a fresh and modern look. Also of note is the built-in Sonos speaker system throughout the home, as well as custom wall treatments in the downstairs powder room and the master bath.
Private quarters are upstairs, including a huge owners’ suite with dual walk-in closets and a wonderful built-in vanity/makeup table. A spa-inspired en-suite bath features subway tile floors, a twin-sink vanity with stone counter, towel drawers and a frameless steam shower with three heads. A Juliet balcony off the sitting area offers striking skyline views. There are two more bedrooms and a full bath at this level as well, with terrific work-from-home opportunities.
Stairs continue up to the topper on the cake, a 1,000 + square foot private roof deck running the entire length of the home. An outdoor kitchen with grill and sink allow for splendid evening and afternoon cookouts, with views of the Washington monument as well! There’s plenty of extras throughout the home, including a laundry room with side-by-side front-loading washer and dryer, and your own attached private parking garage with an additional tandem spot for two-car parking. A private rear alley is for the convenience of condo owners only.
This is where Shaw and the U Street Corridor converge gloriously, in a neighborhood rich in history and an incredible Walk Score of 99 out of 100. Stroll up the sidewalk to a U Street Metro entrance inside a restful greenspace, less than a block from your home. Restaurants, pubs, coffee shops and boutique shops radiate in all directions. Ben’s Chili Bowl, Emmy Squared, Lulu’s Wine Garden, Fish Scale, and Ted’s Bulletin are just a few of the local haunts.
You’ll have plenty of grocery choices as well, including Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s. But entertainment, creative culture and education are the historic vanguards of the area, from Howard University to performing arts venues such as the beautifully restored Howard Theatre. The centrally located neighborhood sits adjacent Logan Circle to the west and Downtown DC to the south. The panoply of places to go and things to see is unbeatable!