Open Sunday! Welcome to this grand Victorian rowhouse in the heart of Historic Bloomingdale. 2222 1st street has been completely restored and has retained the allure envisioned by the original builders in 1909. This large ( 3500sf) historical residence features many enchanting architectural details including original woodwork and floors, magnificent pocket doors, decorative molding, five-panel wood doors, transoms, picture molding, four antique fireplaces (three are ornamental), wonderful high ceilings, vintage fittings, timeless William Morris wallpaper, and superb entertaining flow. You're welcomed home via a beautiful antique wood and glass front door with transom and exquisite mason-inlaid work; the front door opens to a convenient vestibule entry. The inviting foyer has intricate wood accents and opens to the spacious sun-filled living room with an original gas fireplace, a period chandelier, and custom built-ins. Beyond the living room is an elegant parlor / dining room with a gorgeous fireplace, Lincrusta wallpaper, and handsome moldings. The versatile music room offers a fireplace and Heart of Pine flooring. The spacious, updated eat-in kitchen offers ceramic tile counters with wood cabinetry and ceramic tile backsplash, a gas range, a cast iron farm sink, a wall-mounted glass-front hutch, sconce lighting, and a ceiling fan. The kitchen includes a breakfast area with access to a balcony shaded by a mature Redwood tree - the perfect place for your morning coffee!
On the second level there are three well-proportioned bedrooms with ceiling fans, rail molding, and a full bathroom with an incredible claw tub. On the third level is an incredible primary bedroom retreat with an open loft area and a private bathroom. This bedroom is truly unique with its gabled beamed ceiling, decorative fireplace, stunning wood accents, and period details. The primary bathroom features an elevated soaking tub encased in wood, handsome beadboard trim, a marble vanity, sconce lighting, and a separate shower. This home is simply oozing with charm and enchanting architectural features. You'll find yourself delighted at every turn.
The lower level has a sizeable family room with recessed lighting, terracotta flooring, a built-in window bench with storage and access to the cover back patio. This level is complete with a laundry room, multiple storage closets, and is plumbed for a half bath. Outside is a charming, fenced backyard with lush landscaping, a stone terrace and garden - the ideal for entertaining. Outside of the gated backyard is a parking pad. Just steps to Just steps to the Green, Yellow and Red Metro lines, the McMillan Reservoir, U Street nightlife, Howard University campus, The Park at LeDroit, and minutes to Downtown D.C. and its many restaurants and shops. This residence is truly a treasure!