Even Hipper: Local Chef Buys in H Street Corridor

by UrbanTurf Staff


A local celebrity chef is joining the long-time residents, hipsters and young couples that call the H Street Corridor home.

The Washington Business Journal recently reported that Nicholas Stefanelli, executive chef at Italian eatery Bibiana, considered one of DC’s best new restaurants by some, bought a house north of H Street NE around the beginning of the year.

Stefanelli is a Beltsville, Md. native who worked as a sous chef at Maestro (now closed) in McLean and at restaurants in New York City prior to coming to Bibiana two years ago.


The four-bedroom house that Stefanelli purchased with his wife is located on 12th Street not far from local restaurant favorites Sticky Rice and Granville Moore’s. Like many other properties in the area, it was purchased last year and then the interior was completely renovated before it was put back on the market. Above are photos of the living room and the kitchen, the latter which we thought would be a bit bigger given the buyer.

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  1. East H Street said at 11:37 am on Wednesday March 9, 2011:

    That’s a pretty weak kitchen for a famous chef. I wonder if he plans to rip it out? Or maybe he leaves his work at work?

  1. Jason said at 12:17 pm on Wednesday March 9, 2011:

    Im sure he’ll make changes. Even I couldnt handle that dinky microwave/stove combo…

  1. H Street neighbor said at 6:36 pm on Thursday March 10, 2011:

    Place looks great in my opinion, glad to see new people coming into this great neighborhood, it has so much to offer.  And being in the restaurant business myself when younger I doubt he has had anytime to consider remodeling.

  1. H Street Landlord said at 9:52 pm on Thursday March 10, 2011:

    Well said H Neighbor.

    Not too mention if he works in a restaurant he may not want to cook at home! Kitchen is nice, nothing wrong there. Plus if he just spent 630k I doubt he’s itching to do an expensive remodel.

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