The Washington D.C. residential neighborhood known as Capitol Hill is considered a prime place to live with its 19th-century row houses, lively dining scene and famed Eastern Market—not to mention the historic landmarks, parks and seat of government.
So what a find to discover new construction among the older dwellings. Recently built from the ground up is a Federal style-inspired three-level townhouse set on a tree-lined street.
Constructed by Schmidt Development, the house takes a design cue from the house next door by mimicking the detailed brick pattern approaching the roofline. Painted white, the new build looks right in place with its red brick neighbor.
Wide for the location at 21.5 feet, the dwelling offers five bedrooms, four full bathrooms and a powder room. Craftsmanship and attention to details are evident through the 3,500 square feet of living space.
Custom-milled long-length white oak flooring, 10-foot ceilings and open-concept design help keep the interiors light.
The main level starts with a foyer, living room and skylight-topped staircase. Details include crown molding and substantial baseboards.
The traditional-vibe kitchen is outfitted with locally crafted Shaker-style oak cabinets, a six-burner gas range, stainless-steel appliances, wine fridge and built-in microwave drawer. Carrara marble tops the counters and eat-at center island. Pendant lighting completes the look.
The kitchen is open to the dining area and family room, which accesses the back deck. Steps lead down to a lawn and pavers.
The upper floor contains three ensuite bedrooms and a laundry room.
The lower level, with a rec room, two bedrooms, full bathroom and wet bar, could be used as an in-law suite or converted to an income-producing rental. There’s prewired electric vehicle parking for two vehicles.
Less than a mile from the property are such eateries as Ambar Capitol Hill, Belga Cafe and Ted’s Bulletin and markets, including Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s.