Welcome to 919 North Carolina Avenue, a true Capitol Hill Beaux Arts gem featuring four bedrooms, two full and two half baths, ornate arched doorways, festoons, rusticated masonry blocks, and a symmetric façade, all emblematic of the style. Built in 1908, the location of this stunning home could not be better. It is just one block from Lincoln Park, the center piece of Capitol Hill’s municipal parks. Just two short blocks in the other direction will bring you to the fun and excitement of Eastern Market, which is an anchor point for other nearby stores and restaurants. This section of North Carolina Avenue is lined by majestic oaks and shade trees, and most days parking can be found right in front of the home on this beautiful, broad street. Commuters can walk the four blocks to the Eastern Market Metro in about 8 minutes. Unlike most row houses on the Hill, this home is set back from the street by a large, landscaped front yard. The deep front entry vestibule provides a protected transition space to the home in foul weather and features a beautiful, custom-made mahogany front door and surround with a sidelight that brightens the interior foyer. The first thing you will notice upon entering the home is the striking Brazilian Chestnut floors, which are accented in the foyer with contrasting blonde maple detailing. This elegant flooring is installed throughout the upper levels of the home. Once inside, the entry level living room features the first of three functional wood burning fireplaces and a rustic exposed brick wall. Elegant plantation shutters are installed throughout the home simultaneously offering warm ambient light and privacy. This level also features a beautifully renovated half bath and a bedroom/office space with generous arched windows overlooking the front garden. On the lower-level there is a bedroom with full bath and walk-out door leading to a sitting area. The bathroom is newly remodeled and beautiful. In addition, the lower level includes a wine closet and storage room for seasonal and rarely used items. On the second level, the large and flexible front living/dining room benefits from additional floor space and light created by the oriel window (second story bay window) that projects from the front exterior wall. There is also a black marble fireplace surround for cozy winter evening blazes. The kitchen/dining room combination area features ample dining space, and a brand new kitchen featuring all new counters, cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and a large island with seating area. On the topmost level, a large, semicircular archway in the front room provides access to a third-story balcony where you can sit and relax while evenings fade into night. This room features a white marble fireplace, a half-bath, and a Murphy bed that makes this space versatile and efficient. The rear bedroom and new full bath complete this upper-level sanctuary.
Listing courtesy of Compass.