Get ready to embrace a vibrant living experience in one of Washington’s most eclectic neighborhoods. This two-level, two-bedroom, 2.5-bath modern row house condo with its wide-plank oak floors throughout, was completed in 2017, and has been substantially improved with a newly designed private outdoor space. The sunny residence is turnkey ready for your arrival, and is close to shops, restaurants, the Metro and a lively arts district.
Inside, an open main living level is complemented by large windows at either end. Custom wall treatments from Heart of James, new front and back doors, security cameras and light dimmers are among the recent upgrades. A gorgeous open chef’s kitchen features white quartz counters and island, hanging pendant lights, GE stainless steel appliances, European-style frameless cabinets and Porcelanosa tile backsplashes. The pantry was improved with Elfa shelves and storage in 2017, and the microwave was replaced in 2021. A powder room adds to the convenience.
Two bedrooms are upstairs, including a roomy master with floor-to-ceiling windows, and a stylish en-suite bath with a double-sink vanity, quartz countertop, Porcelanosa tiles, and a striking frameless shower. The second bedroom enjoys treetop views and abundant light from a double set of oversized windows, as well as an eyebrow window on the side wall. Both bedrooms have been upgraded with Elfa closet systems. The hallway full bath has quartz counters and Porcelanosa tiles. Also at this level is a GE front-loading washer and dryer.
The icing on the cake is a delightful rear patio that was professionally designed and installed by Molly Scott Exteriors in 2020, at a cost of $20,000. With an L-shaped bench for seating, a serviceberry tree and planters for gardening, this delightful fenced backyard space is the largest in the complex, perfect for grilling and nighttime entertainment. The residence also comes with a dedicated parking space adjacent the patio! Please note: builder’s floor plan shows 1,299 sq. ft.; public tax record shows 1,064 sq. ft..
Delivered in 2017, Brooks Row is an exciting boutique townhouse community in an area booming with dynamic change, including new shops, restaurants, and art spaces. Designed by Square 134 Architects for Lock 7 Development, the buildings evoke a cubist sensibility with blocky front bays and an intriguing combination of cedar siding, ironspot brick, and black metal embellishments. Brooks Row owes its name to Colonel Jehiel Brooks, whose 19th century Bellair estate was later redeveloped as Brookland.
The environmentally friendly Brooks Row with its green roofs is ideally located at the corner of Franklin Street and 12th Street NE, with Noyes Park on the other side of 12th. There are 22 townhouse-style units, each with private entry and no shared hallways. The airy residences with their nine-foot ceilings come with recessed lighting, high-efficiency HVAC systems and smart thermostats.
Brookland was residentially developed as a streetcar suburb in the late 19th century. Nicknamed “Little Rome” due to the presence of the Catholic University of America, the neighborhood has emerged as one of Washington’s best known secrets, blending local charm, art culture and an eclectic restaurant scene.
Stepping out to eat is easy with Menomale (authentic Neapolitan pizza) right across the street from Brooks Row. The same owners also have Salumeria 2703, an Italian deli serving excellent sandwiches with homemade bread. The string of pubs and eateries along 12th Street includes Brookland’s Finest, Primrose, Masala Story and Ircias Kitchen, among others.
Also within strolling distance is Busboys and Poets, Calabash Tea and Tonic, Right Proper Brewing Co., the Arts Walk, the Monroe Street Farmers’ Market, Bluebird Sky Yoga and not one but two red line Metro stations; Rhode Island Ave and Brookland-CUA. It’s a great place to live with loads of community pride and spirit.