The area known as Capitol Hill includes DC's largest historic district. Once known as Jenkins Hill and the site of boarding houses for itinerant congressmen and housing for shipwrights and merchants, the area was beautifully developed and currently maintains the spirit of Pierre L'Enfant's 1791 design. Much of Capitol Hill's charm can be attributed to the characterful variations within the classic grid that defines our nation's capital.
Congressmen, families, and anyone else who loves beautiful tree-lined streets
The neighborhood was originally developed to house elected officials and other employees of the United States' fledgling government and though the neighborhood has become a home for people of all professions in the last 200 years, the trend continues. With an abundance of interns and staffers enjoying the quick commute, it comes as no surprise that nearly a third of Capitol Hill residents fall within the mid-twenties to mid-thirties age bracket. All demographics are well represented, however, and the neighborhood's plethora of single-family homes make it a popular spot to raise a family.
The Real Estate Market
Beautiful, stately historic rowhouses and occasional apartment buildings and condos
Following the American Civil War, a surge of Victorian rowhouses sprouted in what is now the Capitol Hill Historic District. The vast variety among these would-be-uniform houses contributes to the neighborhood's unique flavor and village feel. Victorian styles include Romanesque, Eastlakian, and Queen Anne and many contain creative combinations of design elements that add to the quirk. Some multi-family dwellings exist in the area, but the neighborhood's historic designation requires a deeper vetting process, and many that are approved are conversions or pre-existing buildings such as schools and houses of worship.
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Truly a "once in a lifetime opportunity!" The iconic Deer House is considered by many to be the premier residence on Capitol Hill. Its commanding presence on East Capitol Street, just seven blocks east of the US Capitol, captivates all who pass by. Constructed for and by stone mason Antonio Malnati in 1903 by architect George S. Cooper, the majestic stone and brick facade features a sandstone entry stairway, front entrance with an
Positively one-of-a-kind Mediterranean-inspired palazzo in super-prime Hill location! Nearly 5000 square feet spread out over 4 extra-wide (38 feet, in fact) floors. Constructed in 1987. Excellent layout for gatherings large or small. Chef's kitchen with east-facing bay window and breakfast banquette. Seamless transition from living space to expansive rear deck and garden. Park your car in the garage and you're one flight of stairs to your
NEW PRICE - 250K REDUCTION! Set on a prestigious Capitol Hill street in a walking and biking paradise blocks to the Capitol, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, Eastern Market, Barracks Row and Metro, this stunning and meticulously maintained end rowhouse with a two car garage and off street parking has undergone a total and masterful renovation, creating four exceptional and well-appointed units of living with documented rental and Airbnb
From the Nation's Capitol, East Capitol Street runs due east to the DC-Maryland border. Some of the choicest real estate can be found on these blocks, and on rare occasions, a very special property becomes available. Just six blocks from the Capitol, 638 E Capitol St NE occupies a prominent setting in a premier Capitol Hill location. Facing South, the dwelling enjoys natural sunlight through large windows and top floor skylights. This unique
Meticulous top to bottom restoration of 5 BR brownstone featuring rooftop terrace, separate lower level, and parking. This residence is zoned for both residential and commercial use making it incredibly unique and ultra flexible. Exquisite finishes and unmatched attention to detail. Currently rented at $12,500 monthly. All TOPA forms completed. Furnishings negotiable.
A private oasis nestled in a prime Capitol Hill location! Positively unique - NOTHING compares! Be sure to take the 3D tour to fully appreciate this special home (http://spws.homevisit.com/mls/293096). Enchanted gardens designed by the renowned Jane Macleish surround this expanded property which occupies a 6,000+ square foot lot. The traditional exterior belies the surprises that await beyond the front door. As the house unfolds, a
Another amazing restoration by Morningstar Development. Magnificently renovated 5 BD with separate legal lower level unit. Incredible Brazilian wood roof deck with built-in gas grill and views of the Capitol Dome. Featuring all of Morningstar's signature finishes: Sub-Zero, Viking, custom oak & iron staircase, quartz countertops and custom cabinetry. Secure garage rental parking one block away.
1 unit with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 4 efficiency units. 3-car off-street parking. Fabulous location on Capitol Hill. Two blocks to the US Capitol. One block to Cannon House Office Building. One block to the Capitol South metro station. House is sold in as-is condition.
Significant PRICE IMPROVEMENT! Join us Sunday, April 19th for our virtual open house! Introducing history, location and opportunity at the Pierce School Lofts-spectacular-spectacular! There is nothing like this in all of Washington, DC! Walk into the long and rich history of this 1893 renowned German-born architect- Adolf Cluss designed penthouse part of the historic Pierce School condo conversion of 2012. Serving as the alma mater to eight
Originally built in 1896, this stunning home has been restored, and re-imagined. Boasting over 4,066 square feet of living space, this home is located one block from Lincoln Park in one of the most sought-after Capitol Hill neighborhoods. Featuring 6 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, a chef's kitchen with custom cabinetry, quartz counters, Subzero and Wolf appliances, it is perfect for hosting and entertaining. The floor to ceiling windows off the kitchen
What to Expect
A perfect escape for some R & R
Separated from the busier tourist-prone neighborhoods by the Capitol at the eastern extreme of the National Mall, Capitol Hill maintains a village or small-town vibe. Though Capitol Hill is commercially well served by Pennsylvania Ave SE and 8th St SE, the neighborhood is otherwise almost totally residential. Furthermore, the neighborhood is home to some 200 public squares & parks, making it perfect for recreation.
Enjoying time off in a gorgeous community
Capitol Hill is regularly described as unpretentious and the description is apt. Though the neighborhood is home to many members of Washington's high society, there's much less of a 'see and be seen' culture. Residents appreciate downtime when they have it and tend to blend together. They can enjoy their beautiful surroundings, friendly neighbors, and the historic Eastern Market which has operated continuously since 1873. Perhaps the deep connection to history and generations of previous residents keeps current ones grounded and 'unpretentious.'
What Not to Expect
Exciting nightlife or upscale shopping
Though there are a number of places for great eats and drinks along Pennsylvania Ave SE and Barracks Row, they are not abundant and they generally fit into Capitol Hill's slower pace. Similarly, though some local shops and boutiques call the Hill their home, options are limited in terms of retail. Leisurely walks through the stalls at Eastern Market reflect the relaxed attitude toward shopping.
You'll Fall In Love With
Many neighborhoods in the District seem to be defined by the collection of homes and businesses that have sprouted up over time. Meanwhile in Capitol Hill, it seems that this collection is defined by the neighborhood in which it has sprouted. The combination of the rigid street layout and the natural curves of the trees creates a bit of magic and it is easy to feel tucked away and protected when looking down Maryland Ave, Pennsylvania Ave, or East Capitol St and seeing the Capitol dome standing guard. Within this sort of secret garden, the aesthetic cohesion of dwellings and the predominance of small local businesses will make you want to call Capitol Hill your home.
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