- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 27, 2006

The Glover Park neighborhood in Northwest Washington offers a quiet residential community and proximity to parks for long walks in the woods as well as the joy of city living.

The town home at 2213 39th St. NW, on the market for $759,000, rests at the center of a peaceful block of homes, with an entrance to Rock Creek Park at the end of the street.

Residents of 39th Street can walk easily to Wisconsin Avenue just north of Georgetown, where they will find a supermarket, a popular coffee shop, a hardware store, a drugstore, a gym and several restaurants and shops.

Residents with plenty of energy can stroll south on Wisconsin Avenue to reach the Georgetown Neighborhood Library and even more shops and restaurants. Many homeowners in the area simply enjoy strolling along the tree-lined streets, admiring the homes and visiting with neighbors.

This home, built in 1930, makes the most of a small lot, with plenty of outdoor and indoor space for relaxing with friends and family. The landscaped front yard and flagstone walk lead to a covered front porch with a white wood railing and brick columns, a wood plank floor and a bead-board ceiling that has been painted pale blue.

In addition to the porch, this home has a spacious rear deck with a built-in bench and extra railings that add privacy. Steps lead from the deck to a patio off the lower level and an off-street parking space.

Residents and guests step off the front porch into a foyer with ceramic-tile flooring and wood stairs to the upper level. The foyer includes a door to the powder room. The main and upper levels feature hardwood flooring, large windows, crown moldings and high ceilings.

The formal living room, just off the foyer, includes two large windows overlooking the front garden. A doorway links the living room and dining room. The dining room opens onto the kitchen, which has a breakfast bar, white appliances and white cabinets. The kitchen includes a built-in microwave and a gas range along with a door to the lower level.

The home’s original back porch has been converted to year-round living space, a sunroom or den with windows on three sides, plus several on the fourth, interior wall that open into the kitchen and dining room. The sunroom is accessible through a glass door from the kitchen and one from the dining room and includes a ceiling fan. A sliding glass door links the sunroom with the deck.

Upstairs, a stained-glass light fixture hangs above the staircase and a linen closet has been built above the stairs. Transoms above the bedroom doors and high ceilings add to the sense of space upstairs.

The hall bath includes an oversized skylight, the original basket-weave-style black-and-white tile flooring and a combination tub and shower with the original tile surround.

The master-bedroom suite may once have been two bedrooms, but now it is an open space with a separate sitting room and bedroom. Two ceiling fans are overhead in the sitting room, which also has a wall of closets with built-in shelving. Columns flank the entrance to the bedroom, which has two large windows facing the rear deck and windows on one side of the room.

The master bath has a private linen closet, a large vanity and an oversized shower with a glass door and a marble bench.

The second bedroom overlooks the front garden through two large windows and includes a ceiling fan and three closets with built-in shelving.

The lower level, reached by a carpeted staircase off the kitchen, has a recreation room with wall-to-wall carpeting, recessed lighting and storage space. This room could function as a third bedroom, if desired.

Just past the recreation room is an office nook tucked slightly behind a storage closet. The office space includes a built-in desk, recessed lighting and carpeting. Additional storage is found in closets along the hall and in the large laundry room. This level also includes a powder room and a glass door leading to the patio and to the parking space.

The future owners may choose to expand the space of this home by finishing the attic level, which has a 7-foot-tall space with dormer windows.

Address: 2213 39th St. NW, Washington, DC 20007

Community: Glover Park

Age: Built in 1930

Price: $759,000

Size: Lot size about 1,584 square feet

Taxes: $4,132 in 2006

Homeowner association fee: None

Exterior features: Brick Colonial-style town house with covered front porch, lawn and garden beds in front; off-street parking for one car in rear of house.

Interior features: Two or three bedrooms; two full baths; two half baths; hardwood flooring on two upper levels; ceramic-tile flooring in foyer; living room opens into dining room; open kitchen with white appliances and cabinetry, including a breakfast bar open to the dining room; sunroom with windows on three sides and door to deck; crown moldings; transoms; master suite with sitting room, columns, wall of closets, and two walls of windows in bedroom; second bedroom with three closets; hall bath with skylight; finished lower level with recreation room that could function as third bedroom; office nook with recessed lighting; laundry room with storage; storage closets

Amenities: Deck off sunroom with stairs to lower-level patio and parking space; central air conditioning; attic space with dormer windows that could be converted to living space.

Close by: Rock Creek Park; within walking distance of Wisconsin Avenue shops and restaurants, supermarket and gym

Open house: By appointment

Contact: Realtors William F.X. Moody at 202/243-1620, Robert Hryniewicki at 202/243-1622 or Carrie Carter at 202/243-1655 with Washington Fine Properties LLC.

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