Enjoy three floors of pure fun in this sophisticated and surprisingly playful space. We are the closest freestanding private home to the WhiteHouse in DC -- walkability score is 100%. Highlighted in Washington Post; this tantalizing structure which once housed Supreme Court Justice Holmes Jr. now welcomes all visitors - especially families. 1.5 blocks from the Circle. 3 blocks from Foggy Bottom. 10 blks from Georgetown. And, nearly across the street from the Metro... You will love it! :-)
We have lived here happily for over 15 years and the last 10 with our kids during which time the house has transformed in hidden but profound ways. The house has a warm spirit. Enjoy wine and cheese on the second floor deck while your kids swing from the indoor rope ladder or play pirates on the back deck... ship's wheel included. The unassuming coffee table you see pictured pops up with a set of wooden trains and tracks.
And, bed time ... BED TIME !... that's when the fun begins. There are three distinct bedroom spaces. In the first room (the kids room) a car bed, suited to a 6 year old, races beneath a loft bed extraordinaire, suited to a person of 5'11" and willing to sleep in the clouds. With two reading nooks and connected by sky ladders this room is a kids heaven and a favorite destination for sleepovers. In the second adjoining bedroom (the master bedroom) is an extremely comfortable queen bed and long desk space. And, for a little privacy, use the third bedroom space (a queen-sized murphy-bed) on the floor below and throw open the deck door to be woken by bird and street song. This room is separated by a divider from the living room and best suited of the couple likely to stay up the latest or raid the fridge at night. It's my favorite spot! Finally, the last potential sleeping area is the L-shaped sofa pictured in the ad.
I would say our house comfortably sleeps two couples plus one teenager under 5'11" and one child of 6... or, for budget-sensitive hipsters, placing two more adults toe-to-toe on the long L-shared sofa seen in the ad is a crazy reality a few guests have already successfully pioneered. I would say, if you want the sofa area to be reasonably comfortable for two adults you can take the mattress from the loft bed upstairs and place it on the floor beneath. Lots of possibilities, it's a fun flexible house!
Other things to note
This is the ideal place to walk the city, as centrally located as you could ever want.
We are also 1.5 blocks from the red line, and about 8 minute walk from the blue/orange line.
Uber is great in DC too, and if you prefer to cab the St Gregory and Mandarin Hotels are a hundred feet away in either direction on NH Ave. and always have a cab line going.
If you bring your own car we potentially have a spot available for you in our driveway at a rate of $15/night - much less than public parking in the area. Just contact us and reserve the spot right away... first come first served.
Washington BikeShare is also only 400 feet away.
Here is just a sample of what's walking close:
- Wonderful Restaurants--1 block all directions
- Dupont Circle Metro--1.5 blocks
- Capital Bikeshare -- 2 blocks -- 3 minute walk
-Foggy Bottom Metro - 4.5 blocks - 8 min walk
- Grocery store -- 4 blocks to Trader Joes & Whole Foods.
- Coffee shops-- 2 blocks in any direction to Starbucks :-) 3 blocks to Bagels Etc... best in DC!
- Rock Creek Park -- 3 blocks -- (includes public tennis courts, amazing club-like public pool, basketball court, fields, a playground, and miles of running trail.
- Kennedy Center--7 blocks
- White House--8.5 blocks
- Georgetown--10 blocks--12 minute walk
- Lincoln Memorial--12 blocks--24 minute walk
- Tourist sites on the Mall--12 blocks--24 minute walk
- Drug store/pharmacy--2 blocks
- Please no smoking in or on the property