Historic DC: MONROE HOUSE in Arts District

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms


Large 2 bdr. HOUSE on the REDLINE METRO, 3 easy blocks to station, 5 quick stations TO DOWNTOWN/Smithsonian Mall from Brookland/CUA--a newly designated Arts District

Fully renovated, clean, fully furnished, DRIVEWAY, easy access to museums. Big back deck, gas grill, sunny & bright, nicely done, 5 blocks to organic market, 2 blocks to drug store & full strip of shops

Convenient neighborhood. Nice neighbors. A dozen restaurants within 5 blocks of house. Large private landscaped yard with vegetable beds for your picking: lettuce, kale, swiss chard, peas, tomatoes, peppers, depending on season. Brookland has 3 season out door vegetable markets: Saturdays & Tuesdays. Great outdoor living set up on our decks. Sunny and bright. Bike trail downtown

Use our driveway or rent a car in the neighborhood and avoid the high car rental at the airport. Easy airport access from BWI, Dulles and National Airports

Two bedroom whole house, 3 beds (twins can be made into King), also separate office in sunroom. Beautiful renovated full bathroom. Half bath on 1st floor. All appliances: including microwave, washer/dryer. Linens and gardener included. Large Kitchen, full dining room. WIFI, cable, washer/dryer, coffee maker, full kitchen, hair dryer, comfortable & fresh

Bus Boys & Poets (on Monroe at Michigan)
Halsa (across the street from above)
Brookland's Finest (Jackson & 12th)
Steel Plate (on our 12th St business strip btw. Monroe & Newton)
&Pizza (Monroe the other side of the Metro)
Barnes & Nobel Cafe (across from &Pizza)
Potbelly Soups & Salads (Monroe the other side of the Metro)
Filter Coffee cafe (next to Metro)
Smith's Public Trust (on our 12th St. Business strip)
Menomali Neopolitan Pizza & more
Askale Ethiopian (12th & Otis)
San Antonio Grill
Bookland Cafe
As well as Carryouts & Vegetarian options

New children's water park at Turkey Thicket Recreation, just beyond our fabulous indoor public pool (4 $ for non residents)
Track with workout stations
Tennis Courts
Franciscan Monastery Gardens 2 blocks away past the 1 block large: Bunker Hill National Park
Dance Place: classes and performances 4 blocks away
Eckington Arts Center: classes & Events
Large new recreation center 5 blocks away: indoor large pool, hot tub, outdoor water park & playground
Pilates Yoga Studio
Dragon's Gate Tia Chi classes
Three universities: Catholic University, Howard Divinity School & Trinity Univ
Bicycle path to downtown

Park in our driveway
Metro station 3 blocks away: Redline subway
Rent a car in the neighborhood at Enterprise Rent a Car
Or use the Zip Car or Car2GO in our neighborhood
Capital City bike rental in neighborhood: 3 locations
Store your own bike in our greenhouse off the deck

Two gas stations in neighborhood
Outdoor farmers market 3 seasons with artisan bread and fresh farm produce
Banks, drug store, markets--organic and otherwise
Murals, playground, ball field for running

Lovely old homes, historic neighborhood book on Brookland from Arcadia Publishing, co authored by home owner. A historic crossroads village that became known as "Little Rome, " has many home with signage that tells the story of the important African Americans that lived here--top leaders in the Johnston administration. A ten minute drive away is the huge National Arboretum. The largest shrine in the U. S. , sixth largest in the world, is up the street. Architecturally interesting neighborhood. THE MONROE was built in 1896!

No cleaning fee on rentals of 6 days or more
Taxes included, no extra fees
4 Smartcards for Metro use included
Extensive guide with maps, tips, logistical advice


  • Internet
  • Parking
  • A/C
  • Heating
  • TV
  • Laundry
  • Dishwasher


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