Mount Pleasant has that old-fashioned village vibe that appeals to longtime residents and new arrivals alike. Culturally diverse and community-minded, the neighborhood combines an array of home styles (bungalows, Victorians, low-rise apartments) with family businesses and quiet tree-lined streets to create a small-town charm that is a rarity in Washington.
Located at the eastern end of Mount Pleasant, the Victorian row home at 1642 Newton St. NW presents a proper turn-of-the-century face on the outside, while the interior has been meticulously revitalized to suit today’s living styles and aesthetics. It offers 2,785 total square feet of living space with four bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a deck and a parking pad. This includes an income-generating rental unit on the lower level with two bedrooms, a full bath and kitchen. The property is now on the market for $1,289,000. Rent for the English basement apartment is around $2,200 to $2,500 per month.
The property’s austere gray and white facade is brightened by a small front garden with hostas, impatiens and roses, and it’s further embellished with brushed nickel Neutra-style house numbers and a modernist mailbox by the glass-paned front door. To the left of the entryway is a bricked parking pad and steps.
Inside, you’re greeted by a spacious and airy living space, with a staircase (featuring a built-in storage area) to the right and living room/dining area to the left. Straight ahead is a half-bath. Wide-planked oak flooring runs throughout, and large windows with custom plantation shutters bring in abundant light.
The living room flows seamlessly into the dining area, which can seat up to eight. It opens into the ultra-sleek kitchen with white Shaker cabinets, chrome hardware and marble countertops. High-end stainless appliances include a three-door refrigerator/freezer, six-burner gas range, oven, dishwasher and microwave, all Viking D3.
Both the kitchen and dining area overlook the brick-walled back deck that’s roomy enough for a large dining table and barbecue setup. Steps here lead down to the back entrance of the lower-level unit.
More exposed brick lines the wall up the stairs to the second level, where the master suite resides. At the top of the landing is the master bath, with herringbone marble tile floor, a double sink vanity with Fresca faucets, a soaking tub with marble tile surround, and a frameless glass shower with marble subway tile backsplash.
The en suite bath opens into the bedroom with terrace views. The hallway off the bedroom leads past two deep walk-in closets to a pleasant sitting room/office overlooking the street.
Upstairs on the third level are three more bedrooms (one with a lovely arched window that you can see from the street); laundry room with GE side-by-side washer and dryer; and linen closet. The updated hall bath, which serves all three rooms, features gray porcelain tile floors, a floating vanity with single sink, and tub/shower combo with white subway tile backsplash.
The lower-level apartment is below grade but bright. It has two bedrooms at the back of the house, a living room at the front, a three-piece bath, a washer/dryer and a recently redone kitchen with sleek dark wood cabinets and Frigidaire stainless refrigerator, oven, dishwasher and microwave.
With a walking score of 95 and transit score of 79, the Newton Street property is a convenient 10-minute stroll to the Columbia Heights retail area and its Green/Yellow line Metrorail station.
The six-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath Victorian row home at 1642 Newton St. NW in Mount Pleasant is listed for $1,289,000 with Jill Schwartz Group at Compass. For details, contact Alexandra Thomas at 202-725-2545 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For a video tour, visit bit.ly/2r6imG3.