SW Waterfront; convenient, historical, picturesque

1301 Delaware Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20024 | 2 Bed, Co-op For Sale By Owner

Listing ID 22149364 | Sold in the last 115 days

Willing to negotiate

1301 Delaware Avenue SW N807
Washington, DC 20024

2 beds, 1 baths

Estimated Savings: $17,100

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About this Property

Bedrooms:2 Bathrooms:1 Floors:1.0 Square Footage:835
Year Built:1962 School District:http://www.k12.dc.us/ Garage Size:0.0 Lot Size:N/A
Amenities:Central AC, Wood Floors, Appliances Included, Patio/Balcony, Central Heating, Fenced Yard, Furnished, Pool, Active Adult, View
River Park is convient to downtown DC, the National Mall, Prince Georges County, Northern VA, Union Station and Washington National Airport :
  • The Waterfont/SEU metro stop is less than two blocks away. http://www.wmata.com/rail/station_detail.cfm?station_id=83
  • Grocery shopping and eateries are two blocks away at a complex next to the Waterfront/SEU Metro stop
  • The DC Circulator is a bus service which runs between the SW Waterfront and DC Convention Center.  It operares daily from 7 am to 9 pm and only costs  $1.  www.dccirculator.com
  • Most morning comutes by car out of DC are a reverse commute; 395S, 295N & 295S, 66W, 7N, 267W, 50E, 1N, Suitland Parkway S and GW Parkway N
  • Washington National Airport (DCA) is a $15 to $20 cab ride or accessible by Metro with 1 transfer from the green to yellow lines at L'Enfant Plaza (5 stops total). http://www.metwashairports.com/National/index.html
  • Union Station is a $10 to $20 cab ride or accessible by Metro with 1 transfer from the green to red lines at Metro Center (5 stops total). http://www.unionstationdc.com/
  • The new Nationals Ballpark is only 4 blocks away. There is a 15 minute walk between River Park N807 and any seat in the ballpark. http://washington.nationals.mlb.com


River Park, unit N807, SW Waterfront and the District are rich in local, American and world history:

  • River Park was designed by Charles M. Goodman who "was at the forefront of experimentation in new building technologies and materials, including pre-fabricated and precast construction and the use of aluminum". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Goodman
  • The previous owner of the unit was infamous former politician Dan Rostenkowski (D) Illinois.  In the introduction in the book Rostenkowski - The Pursuit of Power and the End of the Old Politics by Richard E. Cohen (1999, Ivan R. Dee), the author references N807 in the following passage "He was said to have used his official accounts to pay for personal expenses that ranged from cleaning his Washington apartment to taking photographs at his daughter's wedding.". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Rostenkowski 
  • Checkout the Southwest Heritage Trail....the walking tour highlights neighborhood features such as the nation's first experiments in urban renewal, Southwest's first settlement, follow in the footsteps of the first colonial settlers, immigrants, domestic workers, fishmongers, government staffers, and congressmen – all passengers on the journey from river farms to urban towers, “Wheat Row”, and a spectacular vista that memorializes Benjamin Banneker. www.culturaltourismdc.org
  • 19 landmarks are on the National Register of Historic Places in SW. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Register_of_Historic_Places_listings_in_the_District_of_Columbia#SW_quadrant
  • The National Mall and monuments, many Smithsonian Institute venues, the Capital Building, Maine Avenue Fish Market, L'Enfant Plaza, Dept of Transportation, Dept of Education, Dept of Agriculture, Dept of Public Housing, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, National Archives, Library of Congress, Arena Stage, Southeastern University, Navy Yard, Fort McNair and the USS Sequioa are all within a 20 minute walk, Circulator or Metro ride away. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_mall, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southwest,_Washington,_D.C.


River Park N807 has the best views of the city of any unit in the complex:
  • N807 is on the top floor, at the end of the hall of the North tower.  In the River Park towers (North & South), only the end units have two views. All other tower units only have one view.
  • The deck is north facing with clear views of the Capital Building, the Library of Congress and the Washington Monument.
  • Both bedrooms have east facing views which now overlook the new Nationals Stadium and burgeoning SE skyline.
  • Fireworks can be seen from the ball park during special events like the opening of the season and at other times. 
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