Historic Bloomingdale Beauty

List Price: $1,199,000

43 Rhode Island Ave NW

Washington, DC 20001

This historic Bloomingdale beauty is an urban wonder, full of rich details and steps away from historic parks, colleges, and restaurants.  Boasting 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, every corner is full of 19th century warmth and modern features.  From original moldings and paneling to the beautiful window casements and unique pocket door and kitchen swing door, this Wardman designed row home brings lovely 1905 details around every corner.

First Level

But you won’t need to cook like it’s 1905!  The kitchen has all the modern conveniences, including stainless steel Kitchen-aide appliances, a trash compactor, and a gas stove.  Which are all surrounded by glowing cherry wood cabinetry and Picasso Rojo/ Brazilian granite countertops.  And don’t worry about storage with an extra kitchen pantry closet and a peninsula, complete with 4-stool breakfast bar.

Discover the rest of the sunny first-level.  There is the large main living area, with exposed sealed brick and an original gas fireplace and a pocket door to the dining room. A great place for cozy resting and relaxing. There is a small powder room between the kitchen and dining room. The elegant full-size formal dining room has an original swing door that leads to the kitchen.

And if you don’t breakfast in the kitchen, you could head out to the bright four-season sun room to enjoy your coffee with natural light and a view of the back garden.  The sun room has elegant porcelain floors, as does the kitchen and the lower level in-law suite.


Upstairs on the next level, you’ll find an entertainment lounge, perfect for guests or family time. All levels have beautiful hard oak woodwork to accent the original fixtures. On the third level, the luxurious owner’s suite features a generously sized bedroom and a spa-like owner’s bath.  The owner’s bath not only has a tiled shower with strong water pressure, but also features a built-in bidet.

On the top level, enjoy an unparalleled view from the 4th story roof deck.  Create your own oasis- it is equipped with electric, water and cable, and includes a raised garden of daylilies.


Heading all the way down to the basement, the in-law suite is a full English 1 bedroom suite, with a full bath and access to the stacked GE washer/dryer.  The basement also includes a tool and storage room, and a paved 2 car garage with an insulated garage door.


The amazing details don’t stop here! For history lovers, the 1 original bath has a restored claw foot tub, and the home comes with bound historical portfolio of the house since 1907.

For convenient modern touches, the house has:

  • 3.5 ton Gas forced air furnace by Bryant.
    Plus 3 additional zoned mini-split Carrier and Quiet-Side wall HVAC units on 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors.
  • Solid roof (2013) with a 4Kw Solar system. Pearl Certified. Sun power provides 65 % reduced bill plus Pepco charges a reduced billing rate for non-solar metered usage. Owner will maintain the SREC Solar residential energy credits for 5 years
  • Nutone central vacuum system.
  • Nutone intercom system.
  • Whole house Culligan water filtration system.
  • Ring video doorbell.

The sellers have also kept a comprehensive file of all house systems/appliances, ready for the new owners.

The rich exterior brick and mortar is repointed and double sealed, and is made to last. And to top it off, the location is hard to beat. Crispus Attucks community park is only 1.5 blocks away, and multiple restaurants and mini markets are within walking distance.

Have the easy commute you’ve always wanted, only 7 blocks to the Rhode Island Metro NW stop (Green and yellow line) and also a Metro Bus stop at the corner of Rhode Island Ave NE and North Capital Street.

To schedule access to this historic Bloomingdale beauty, call Geva & Jane at 571.249.4382 or click the button below to contact us today !

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