One of DC’s more colorful residents is leaving town, but she can’t take her condo with her. This Week’s Find looks at a vibrant, Francophile-renovated one-bedroom on Capitol Hill that may be the most colorful listing on the market right now.
The one-bedroom, one-bath at 115 D Street Southeast (map) sits just “96 steps from the front door to the Capitol South metro,” according to its owner, Victoria Colette Reynolds.
Reynolds, a self-described “groovy chick,” bought the condo in October 2011, and then waited six months to determine how to renovate and paint it. She patched up a wall, tore down another to open up the living room and kitchen, and added plenty of lighting. A well-lit breakfast bar made of a butcher block now extends into the living room, and an opening in the corner of the wall allows plants to drop down toward diners.
“No light was coming in,” she told UrbanTurf. “There were no lights in the closets. The bedroom was very drab.”
It’d be hard to call it drab now: in addition to renovating, Reynolds chose a very bright color scheme for the unit.
This isn’t the first time Reynolds, a writer, has had a renovation featured in DC. A 2007 Washington Post profile of Hill House pointed out her studio’s lofted bed (an element carried over to the one-bedroom when she moved) and a bidet she installed in the bathroom of that home.
Though this condo lacks that particular plumbing fixture, it more than makes up for it with an abundance of lush color.
- Full Listing: 115 D Street SE #103 (map)
- Price: $365,000
- HOA Fees: $211/month
- Bedrooms: One
- Bathrooms: One
- Square Footage: 675
- Year Built: 1927
- Listing Agent: Arynne Crane, DCRE Residential
This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/this_weeks_find_capitol_hills_most_colorful_condo/8140
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