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Unique historic home in Capitol Hill prime location

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Rates from USD $3600 | Monthly

House | Entire Home
Available Dates:
From June 1, 2025 until May 31, 2026


My home is my favorite retreat. It is quiet, restorative, cheerful and calming. Portraits of the Mitchells, the freed slave couple who built this home after the Civil War, hang on the wall reminding us of its proud place in DC history. You can almost imagine going back to the late 1800's to see them rocking on the front porch. This is a farm-style house, which creates an open feel. Stairs lead from the front door upstairs to the master bedroom (queen bed, ensuite bath) with a second staircase descending into the dining room. Adjacent is a spacious, bright kitchen with wooden table where for years my friends and I have tried to solve the world's problems or at least our own. The "middle" room upstairs divides both bedrooms and can double as an office or family room with TV. The back bedroom (twin bed, ensuite bath) looks out onto our large back yard and fish pond. In the summer the fountain sounds like a mountain stream, and it's a joy to have friends over for lunch on the back patio. I love our living room with upright piano and comfy sofa. Alas, no fireplace but you may light candles in our faux fireplace. The flat screen TV hangs directly over the "fireplace", which we custom-designed to fit our floor to ceiling bookshelves. A smaller half-bath is located downstairs; very convenient for guests. Community abounds on the Hill, reachable in every direction you choose to walk. I love showing off my neighborhood to visitors. The Capitol and Library of Congress are about eight blocks up the street. Vibrant Eastern Market is a fun weekend destination. The night-life and restaurants on 8th St. are only four short blocks away. You can also walk to Yards Park and the Navy Yard. If you need a scenic body of water fix, the Anacostia flows into the Potomac there. A lively river-front scene offers concerts and festivals in the summer. Parks abound here as well. Garfield Park is at the end of the street with lighted tennis and pickle ball courts, two playgrounds and a short-cut path to Whole Foods, which comes in handy for last-minute food shopping needs. Harris Teeter and Trader Joe's are also within walking distance. If you value exercise, you can't do any better than a full-service gym right across the street! I can roll out of bed and get to my favorite Body Pump class in under five minutes. Our street still maintains its quiet charm despite the busy gym. Street parking is abundant, however can be tight sometimes during peak gym hours. Most patrons live on the Hill, so are respectful of the neighborhood. I can't say enough glowing words about our home on the Hill. We raised our daughter here (revered Brent Elementary is just up the street) and now that she is a freshman at Univ of Michigan, I am taking a year to spend time with my parents. I hope to leave my home in loving hands during my absence. And if you choose to rent here or any place on the Hill, may you enjoy this fascinating neighborhood in one of the most fascinating cities I know- Washington DC.




1,400 ft2

Suited For

Property Type


From June 1, 2025 until May 31, 2026

Minimum Stay

3 Months | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: My home will be available June 1, 2025 for approximately one year. I am flexible as to the length of future rentals.


House in Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Closest University

The George Washington University

Nearby Universities
Georgetown University Law Center | The Catholic University of America | Gallaudet University

Capitol Hill

Nearby Cities


Comments: Capitol Hill is a vibrant community, perfect for one who loves to walk! I'm located about 8 blocks from the Capitol, Library of Congress and a short walk to DC's favorite Eastern Market. Also a quick walk to two metro stations, and I'm across the street from One Life Gym.

Explore the Area


  • Off Campus
  • Walk to Campus
  • Bike to Campus
  • Urban
  • Historic Home
  • Near Park
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Neighborhood School
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $3600 Monthly | Negotiable

Utilities are included

A cleaning service is not included


Ask about the suitability of the home for young kids

Ask about bringing pets

Smoking is not allowed

A car is not available

Comments: Master bedroom faces a quiet street with back bedroom overlooking the yard. Each has a private bath. Half bath downstairs. A sunny large kitchen is a bonus plus open concept dining room/living room. Add'l upstairs room may be used as an office.





High Speed Internet



Cable or Satellite



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Comments: My home is a gem. Location, looks, history...she has it all. Built in 1870 by freed slaves, she's got character with an updated flair. Enjoy my peaceful back yard with patio, fish pond & fountain or work out across the street at One Life Gym.


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