1340 Kennedy Street NW

SOLD $875,000
  • BEDS 3
  • BATHS 2
  • SQFT 1,312


Tucked away on a quiet block of Kennedy Street, this Craftsman-era Bungalow is oh-so-inviting. An utterly charming home, circa 1923, it blends the grace and charm of a bygone era with today’s modern conveniences in a home much larger inside than it appears. Linger on the deep front porch and envision the morning coffees as you relax and watch the world awaken. You’d never know that you’re mere blocks away from public transportation on Georgia Avenue or 16th Street. As you enter the first floor, you’ll be struck by the hardwood floors finished in an espresso finish that accentuates the eye-catching stone hearth fireplace that centers the living room. You’ll appreciate updates like the recessed lighting that compliments the architectural detail throughout; the high ceilings, the distinctive casement-framed transitions between rooms, and the graceful arch that frames the staircase. Venture into the spacious dining room and pause to appreciate the large windows that welcome sunlight throughout the day. As you continue into the kitchen, the tasteful combination of stainless steel appliances amidst the gorgeous wood cabinetry and granite counter tops pay homage to the history of quality craftsmanship. The rear kitchen door leads to a covered porch that overlooks a deep level lot and simply begs for a comfy lounge seat, afternoon book reading, and after-dinner aperitifs. At the very back of the property is a one car garage, a rare bonus at this price point. Upstairs all three bedrooms showcase original heart pine floors. The bathroom, while recently updated, remains true to the era with tile work that remains sublimely eye-catching to this day. The back bedroom (currently used as an office/workspace area offers a Southern-facing vista that affords glimpses of downtown DC. The basement remains an unfinished yet clean bright space for your finishing touches, complete with a full bath (though rough around the edges). Two updated and attractive exterior doors allow sunlight and encourage creative solutions for future build outs. Don’t miss this opportunity located in highly desirable 16th Street Heights and walking distance to Moreland’s Tavern as well as the shops on Kennedy Street, and the quaint shops at 14th and Colorado as well as. Future destinations nearby include a Whole Foods and new retail at the the Hartley, currently under construction at the Parks at Walter Reed. In case you don’t already feel the love and TLC, here’s a note from the owner: What I love about where I live in the 16th Street Heights neighborhood on Kennedy Street. I love that my neighborhood is very walkable, especially the proximity to Rock Creek Park athletic facilities and trails, Carter Barron and nearby shopping. The Saturday Uptown Farmers Market is half a block walk from my front door, along with two great neighborhood markets and a restaurant/pub. At this same corner I can catch an express 14th Street north-south bus and be on the mall in 30 minutes and downtown by 20 minutes if I hit it right. The Columbia Heights shopping district on 14th Street is a 15 minutes bus ride/drive or a 1.8 mile walk. Traveling east-west on a Kennedy Street bus I can be either at Fort Totten Metro or Connecticut Ave. in 15 minutes. Public transportation in all 4 directions is accessible ½ block from my front door along with a Civil War fort at Fort Stevens Park ½ mile walk north on 13th Street. Nearby Markets: Gold Coast / Colorado & Kennedy, Delicia?s Market / 14th Street Nearby Restaurants: Gold Coast Café (sandwiches and coffee) / Colorado & Kennedy Morelands Tavern / Colorado & Kennedy Little Cocos / 14th Street Catrachitos Restaurant / 14th Street Crown Bakery / Georgia Ave.



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