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October 11, 2018 River Park

Under Contract: Renovated Goodman Townhouse in River Park

I just listed a sought after Charles M. Goodman-designed barrel-roof  townhome in the mid-century modern enclave of River Park in Southwest DC. I will be holding an Open House on Sunday, Oct. 21 from 1 to 4 pm. It is offered at $649,000. This architect-owned and renovated space is located just down the block from the Waterfront Metro Station and minutes to from the redeveloped Wharf and booming Navy Yard area, River Park is a gated community on 11 park-like acres with swimming pool, tot lot and gym.

As part of Southwest Washington’s urban renewal efforts in the late 1950s and early 1960s, Goodman’s firm designed River Park, a cooperative housing project of townhomes and an apartment-style block built by the Reynolds Aluminum Corporation as a way to showcase aluminum as a building material.

The Renovated Residence

Renovated by Joseph Bailey, AIA, who has worked for the leading architecture firms, SOM, Shalom Baranes and Gensler, the 4 bedroom/2 full bathroom barrel-roof townhome features four levels, including a full basement, and a total of 2,000 square feet, including 1,470 finished square feet on the top three levels. While renovated with the highest-quality materials such as Polioform wardrobes and Poulsen lighting, the home still retains some original touches, including parquet flooring, the exterior aluminum grillwork and Goodman’s signature open-tread staircase.

The main floor includes the renovated eat-in kitchen with a wall of glass and living room, which opens via a wall of sliders to the private, fenced-in backyard. The kitchen features bamboo cabinetry with under cabinet lighting, glass back splash, Corian countertops, and GE Profile stainless steel appliances. Window treatments throughout the house are Mecoshade (M5) manual roller shades installed by Soulie’s Interiors.

The second level includes two bedrooms and renovated bathroom.

The top floor (see below) is currently configured as a master suite with bedroom area, luxury bathroom and office space. The two spaces can be privatized to create two bedrooms. The three current bedroom areas have custom Polioform wardrobes to provide extensive storage. The bathrooms feature honed-finished stone, wall-hung Duravit toilets with Geberit cassettes, Duravit sinks, Hansgrohe / AXOR fixtures, and nearly silent exhaust fans.

The Neighborhood

Within just a few blocks you can enjoy one of the most dynamic parts of the city, including Arena Stage, the restaurants and music venues of The Wharf, the brand new Audi Field (the home soccer stadium for D.C. United), Nationals Park, The Yards Park, a public library, schools, churches, parks, the Southwest Heritage Trail, marinas, cruise boats, and water taxis. River Park is also within walking distance to the National Mall, Smithsonian Institution museums, the Capitol, the Tidal Basin, and L’Enfant Plaza as well as the annual Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival, which concludes the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

River Park is conveniently located to all the major highways — 395, 295, Route 1, and the George Washington Memorial Parkway, and with easy access to Georgetown and Capitol Hill. In addition to the Metro, within one block you will find Safeway, CVS, an organic cleaner, restaurants, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, a Capital Bikeshare station, the MarketSW (open from spring to fall), and the Southwest DC Community Farmers Market (open from spring to fall).

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