Comfort reigns supreme at this delightful townhouse in Barney Circle. Originally built in 1925, the two-level home with its cute shrubs and plantings is fronted by a signature full-width covered porch, and a sunroom to the rear. This is often referred to as the “daylighter” style, for the natural light coming in from both the front and back.
Stepping into the foyer, you’ll quickly notice gorgeous hardwood floors and high ceilings. Vintage details and luxury upgrades combine seamlessly to create a welcoming atmosphere and a true sense of charm. The living room is filled with light from a trio of tall windows gazing out on the porch. A wide entry leads into the adjacent dining room, which in turn has a wood and glass door opening to the delightful sunroom with its huge windows and easy access to the back yard.
Strategically placed open cutouts add to the airy feel of the home, an example being the large pass-through serving window to the kitchen. This beautifully remodeled cook space features white quartzite counters, white wood and glass cabinetry, and upscale stainless steel appliances. Enjoy meals and entertain friends throughout main level, or outdoors.
The sunroom opens to a deep fenced back yard with an extended brick patio bordered by plantings. It’s ideal for get-togethers or just relaxing, with plenty of room for lounge furniture and grilling. Beyond the patio is a grassy lawn and a storage shed. You’ll also have the convenience of your own large and recently repaved driveway off the back alley with ample parking.
Private quarters are upstairs. A charming owners’ suite features a custom closet with frosted glass and wood doors, and a stunning remodeled bath with a twin-sink granite-top vanity, and a lovely tub and shower set into a raised tiled enclosure. A trio of windows adds to the ambience. The large front bedroom also has multiple windows, while a third bedroom would make a terrific work-from-home space. The hallway bath has been faithfully renovated from the tiling to a clawfoot tub.
Additional bonuses include a front-loading washer/dryer stack off the sunroom, lots of closet and storage space, new HVAC, recessed lighting, and upgraded fixtures. All in a very walkable Hill East location, near to the Metro and Anacostia Park.
The handsome residence at 1723 Independence Avenue SE is in the heart of Barney Circle, a tiny enclave with wide walkable sidewalks, and a strong sense of community. It’s part of the larger Hill East area, and just a few blocks from Anacostia Park and its Riverwalk Trail, as well as the exciting new RFK redevelopment that will result in a dynamic hub for sports, recreation, and culture.
This southeast part of Washington has become increasingly sought after in recent years, combining a residential feel with a proximity to Capitol Hill to the west, the Anacostia River to the east, the new Yards and Ballpark District redevelopments to the south, and District Wharf to the southwest.
You’ll also be close to Cupboard Market, Safeway, Hill Café, The Pretzel Bakery, and the local farmers’ market. The Stadium Armory Metro is about three blocks away.