"Welcome to one of the only cul-de-sac locations in the District! This is a sun-filled and happy home, with 3 finished levels of space for you to enjoy, along with outdoor spaces front and back. Every detail has been attended to! "
Old World charm and modern conveniences come together in perfect harmony in this lovely end row home in desirable Mount Pleasant. Built in 1909, the striking Victorian is nicely set back on a quiet cul-de-sac, surrounded by a canopy of mature trees and close to Rock Creek Park. The curb appeal is picture-perfect, with tiered stone walls, front yard gardens, full-width covered porch and a three-sided bay topped by a spire.
Authentic details abound, beginning with a marvelous antechamber with original floor tile, transoms and wainscoting. Perks of the end-unit home include sunlight from early morning until dusk, along with leafy views from windows set into exquisite molding. Ten-foot ceilings on the main level add to the spacious feel while classic hardwood floors run throughout the top two stories. A formal dining room opens onto a masterfully remodeled kitchen with corner windows, tile floor, black granite counters, solid cherry cabinets and stainless steel appliances. A built-in butler’s pantry offers desk space, glass-paned cabinets and extra storage, while a powder room adds convenience for family and friends.
A skylight graces pine stairs as you ascend to three bedrooms, including a large owner’s suite with a stunning three-window bay overlooking the front gardens. The sunny nook is perfect for a desk or sitting area. A walk-in closet adds to the considerable appeal. The other two handsome bedrooms offer abundant natural light and ample closet space. The hallway bath has been nicely renovated with designer fixtures, a pedestal sink, glass shower with knee wall, green tile floor and white wall tiles. Living space continues in the finished basement, where an in-law suite with its own entrance boasts a bedroom, living area, full kitchen, full bath, its own HVAC and a washer/dryer stack. There is also an additional laundry room with a washer, dryer and sink, plus extra storage at this level.
A deck off the kitchen leads down to a truly delightful backyard oasis. The terraced brick patio includes landscaped beds with a cherry laurel, hydrangeas, dwarf crepe myrtles and ornamental grass. The deep lot allows for extra parking, both outside and inside the fenced yard. Among the many improvements are dual control separate HVACs, copper piping, replacement windows and doors, electrical upgrades and roof sealing. Maintenance contracts and appliance warranties are in place.
The lovely Victorian at 3447 Oakwood Terrace NW is ideally located at the end of a safe and serene cul-de-sac, yet close to all historic Mount Pleasant has to offer. The walk-friendly neighborhood was originally part of a sprawling estate known as Pleasant Plains. In 1850, a mansion was built on 73 acres abutting Piney Branch Park. That land was later sold to Samuel P. Brown and subdivided as Mount Pleasant Village. The Brown Street Alley runs behind Oakwood Terrace, and is used by schoolchildren and their parents strolling to nearby bilingual Bancroft Elementary. You’ll be close to everything in this “village in the city.” The park is about 0.2 miles west, while vibrant businesses are clustered around Mt. Pleasant Street, as well as nearby Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights, Dupont and Logan Circle. Right in the neighborhood you’ll find favorites like Each Peach Market, Past Tense Yoga Studio, vintage storefronts, the critically acclaimed Elle and other popular restaurants. Accessing downtown is a snap via 16th Street, and the Metrorail is just 0.7 miles away.