By Buzz McClain
Of the seven units created in the brand new, well-received custom community of Capitol Hill’s The Jackson, there’s only one left, and it’s a carriage house.
A new 1,360-square-foot carriage house, not a vintage reconditioned former garage.
“The only history is what the new owners will make there,” said Jenna Jacobson, development manager and general counsel for boutique condo specialists S2 Development. With The Jackson, S2 is capitalizing on the success of its Huntress Coal Oil condo in Shaw, by bringing back architects Bennett Frank McCarthy Architects and having Anna and Dan Kahoe of GoodWood stage and style the interior.
The two-story, free-standing home with two bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths and a light-filled, spacious kitchen-living room at 630 14th St. NE, is part of The Jackson condo community–the shared yard, patio and outdoor gas grill are examples of the neighborhood unity–but the property, which has its own private outdoor space, boasts a hard-to-find element of true privacy. Close the door and you are in a rare, detached two-level dwelling on Capitol Hill.
The dazzlingly coordinated sleek and elegant–yet invitingly comfortable–furnishings by the Kahoes are available to the purchaser at closing, but even if you pass, the carefully considered contemporary fixtures and finishes are all yours. Top brand names abound, such as Restoration Hardware (lighting and mirrors) and Delta and Kohler (bath and kitchen fixtures). Wide plank hardwood flooring and Carrera marble countertops provide style and utility.
As for the neighborhood, The Jackson is situated at the fold of Capitol Hill and the H Street Corridor, both bustling with activity and bursting with bright futures as new businesses continue to compliment the established community. Countless restaurants, a Safeway, the resurgent Atlas Theater, the adventurous Rock & Roll Hotel and other destinations are in the immediate vicinity.
The carriage house at The Jackson (that would be a cool customized return address) is on the market now. There is a Valentine’s Days showing on Sunday, Feb. 14, from 1 to 3 p.m.
As for parking, there is a separately deeded off-street lot on site, next to the carriage house. Ask about it at the showing.