The Brookland real estate market hit a major milestone when the most expensive residential sale on record closed recently. We were fortunate to get a sneak peek of the new construction home at 3714 13th Street NE while the finishing touches were being put on, and the simple beauty of the home was stunning. The 5 bedroom, 4 and a half bath home eventually closed at $957,983. What struck us the most was how light filled and airy the home was, with tons of windows and 9 foot ceilings. The details were high end from the white oak stairs and floors to the gourmet appliances in the kitchen. Shemaya Klar, the seller’s broker, and an agent from local Real Estate group Abbott Klar agreed, stating “we are excited that quality urban home builders, like Ditto Residential, have set their sights on Brookland.” If the name Ditto sounds familiar, it may be because they are the masterminds behind last year’s renovation of Brookland’s historic round house.
One of the biggest perks of living on this block of 13th Street NE is being across the street from Fort Bunker Hill Park, which guarantees lovely views year-round from the front porch and front bedroom. But the most gorgeous views are actually in the back of the house, with loads of mature trees and greenery, and great views of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and the Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family. To take advantage of these views, there are huge windows in both the master bedroom and a great room space that brings all the natural beauty in.
The first floor has a living room with a fireplace, formal dining room, and a fabulous open kitchen and a huge great room and deck. Because the buyers were identified while the home was still under construction, they were able to put some personal touches on the home before it was complete, for example, a butcher block segment of the kitchen counter top. The first floor also has a half bath and side entrance off the long driveway along the side of the house.
The basement level doesn’t really feel like a basement because of the large windows. This area is versatile because with a full bath and kitchen, it could be an in law suite or a great family room and party space. This level also features the huge two car garage, which has a large window, because why not?
The highlight of the second floor is definitely the huge master suite. The suite features his and her walk in closets, amazing views, and a beautiful full bath complete with marble floors and other elegant details. We also swooned over the laundry room complete with a granite folding area and tons of linen storage space.
Shemaya, who lives in Brookland, rounded out the tour by saying “we love living here and are invested in making sure development is respectful of the unique character of Brookland and visionary toward what Brookland can become. From the deeply rooted sense of community, diversity of housing stock and ease of access to transportation, Beautiful Brookland is a treasure. Live here!”