These Two Homes, One in Petworth and One Near Dupont Circle, Offer the Best of Downtown Living

By Audrey Jaber | November 12, 2020 | Home & Real Estate

The light-filled living room at 532 Taylor St., presented by the Jenn Smira Team, Compass.

LOCATION 532 Taylor St. NW, Unit 3, Petworth

A private rooftop deck, an open floor plan and modern finishes make this four-bedroom, four-bath penthouse irresistible. Throughout the 2,000-square-foot home, large windows ensure there’s no absence of natural light. The primary bedroom comes with an en suite bathroom— outfitted with matte black fixtures and classic subway tiles—and a spacious closet. Industrial elements, like exposed brick accent walls, pair with the contemporary finishes to create an incredibly stylish space. The stunning kitchen may be the highlight of the entire unit; featuring quartz countertops, a large island, custom cabinetry and stainless-steel appliances, it’s ideal for both cooking and socializing. Plus, gold accents, exposed shelving and chic herringbone tile backsplash add to the overall contemporary style of the home.

“Petworth is an amazing neighborhood and offers so many different amenities,” says listing agent Jill Patel. “This home is just blocks from great boutiques like Willow and She Loves Me. It’s also walkable to all of the restaurants on Upshur Street and is Metro accessible.”

Take in the amazing views of DC from your private rooftop deck, or entertain in your stunning modern kitchen for $899,000. Jill Patel, Jenn Smira Team, Compass, 202.302.3797, 202.280.2060,

The classic exterior of 1834 Connecticut Ave., presented by McEnearney Associates, is only a short walk from Dupont Circle.

LOCATION 1834 Connecticut Ave. NW

Built in 1906 by prominent Washington builder John H. Nolan, this Colonial-style townhouse is “one of the oldest single-family residences on Connecticut Avenue,” says listing agent Gerry Gretschel. Inside, French doors, gorgeous crown molding, restored hardwood floors and intricate trim details are immediate standouts. The foyer features gorgeous original mosaic tile that will quickly take you back to the turn of the 20th century. Throughout the home, which boasts 10 bedrooms and seven bathrooms, there are seven fireplaces.

This townhouse is less than 10 minutes from both the high-end restaurants and shopping of Dupont Circle and many historical sites—including Tudor Place and the Woodrow Wilson House. The best part of this house is that it’s really two homes in one. Downstairs, which can function as a one-bedroom apartment, has its own private living space, kitchen, laundry and 1 1⁄2 bathrooms. It even has its own entrance onto Connecticut Avenue.

For $4 million, homeowners can enjoy more than 6,000 square feet of living space, along with on-site parking for three cars—all on the iconic Connecticut Avenue. Gerry Gretschel, McEnearney Associates, 202.494.7918,

Photography by: Taylor Street Photo Courtesy of Jenn Smira Team, Compass; Connecticut Avenue Photo Courtesy of McEnearney Associates