A great opportunity for a well-maintained and architect-owned four-level barrel-roof Charles Goodman-designed townhouse in River Park.
Located just down the block from the Waterfront Metro Station and minutes 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 4 bedroom/2 full bathroom barrel-roof townhome features four levels, including a full basement, and a total of 2,109 square feet, including 1,582 finished square feet on the top three levels. The home retains the original wood floors, wood walls and Goodman’s signature open-tread staircase. Wired for FIOS or Comcast.
The main floor includes the 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 second and top levels each includes two bedrooms and one bathroom.
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, 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).
The monthly co-op fee ($1,662.34) at River Park includes taxes, all utilities (except electric, 2021 monthly avg.= $35.60 ), maintenance, community amenities such as security, gym, woodshop and swimming pool
There are no separate tax payments. In a similarly priced condo, your taxes would be over $5,000 per year, or $416 per month, plus condo fees, plus all utilities. The underlying mortgage of $15,917 will be deducted from the final sales price so any first mortgage will be based on the reduced number.