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  • $ 807,500 USD
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Sq Ft: 2,313
  • Lot Sq Ft: 0.0300

Weinstein & Abel Modern Townhouse in Mt. Pleasant

Mid-century modern-style townhouse located in historic Mt. Pleasant overlooking Rock Creek Park. The three-level townhouse condo offers an architectural pedigree and a rare opportunity to have all the urban amenities set in serene natural surroundings. See the MLS listing here. (Photos by Tod Connell.)

This rare modern townhouse in Mt. Pleasant is part of the noted Rivendell on the Park condo enclave built in 1982 by John Woodner, son of Ian Woodner, a prominent architect and real estate developer in Washington and New York. Woodner hired the modernist architectural firm of Weinstein & Abel (successor to Berla & Abel) to create its exceptional design. John Woodner, along with his two sisters, was one of the original residents of these exclusive units. While built in 1982, the townhouse hearkens back to the Berla & Abel townhouses built in the early 1940s just around the corner on Arkansas Avenue.

With three levels containing a generous 2,313 square feet (per tax record), this mid-century-inspired classic embodies modernism’s organic principles of open floor plans and walls of glass that connect the interior directly to nature, which lies immediately outside your door.

Enjoy spacious indoor-outdoor living areas including a private terrace overlooking Rock Creek Park, modern amenities with ample extras, and a separate lower-level suite. Enjoy immediate access to Rock Creek Park’s hiking trails, bike path and commuter parkway. Enjoy the convenience of a private parking space right outside unit’s front door, a guest parking lot, and walking distance to downtown Mt. Pleasant St., Columbia Heights Metro, major bus routes, and bike share.

Features of this Modern Townhouse in Mt. Pleasant

The home is entered through a private courtyard that leads to the main level, including the eat-in kitchen with modernist cabinets, Silestone countertops and stainless-steel appliances.

The main level also includes a powder room, dining area, and a sunken living room with a wood-burning fireplace and wall of custom bookshelves. The open living-dining area features beautiful original hardwood floors and offers plenty of room for entertaining as well as ample wall space for art. A large sliding glass door opens onto your own private terrace nestled against Rock Creek Park–providing a perfect setting for relaxing afternoons and peaceful respites.

The upper level includes two bedroom/bath suites with hardwood floors and custom closet built-ins. The expansive primary bedroom has large windows and a glorious park view.

On the lower level, there is a suite with a full kitchen, full bathroom, built-in bookshelves and its own private entrance. A shared laundry room with built in storage can be accessed separately by both the upper-level areas and lower-level suite.

This property is centrally located—an easy 14-minute walk from the Columbia Heights Metro Station, a 3-minute walk to the 16th St. bus lines, and two blocks from a major bus route and shopping in downtown Mount Pleasant.

Price:$807,500 USD
Address:3503 17th St. NW #3
Zip Code:20010
Year Built:1982
Square Feet:2,313
Lot Square Feet:0.0300
Half Bathrooms:1

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