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Washington, DC, USA

Outside: Just turned 100 years old.  Inside: Four bedrooms, 3.5 baths, beds for 7 and couches for many more!

Outside: Just turned 100 years old. Inside: Four bedrooms, 3.5 baths, beds for 7 and couches for many more!

Front Parlor

Front Parlor

Front parlor - 2.

Front parlor - 2.

Kitchen.

Kitchen.

Dining room, table big enough for 8.

Dining room, table big enough for 8.

Master bedroom.

Master bedroom.

Master bathroom

Master bathroom

Second bedroom.

Second bedroom.

Half bath on the main floor.

Half bath on the main floor.

Big open basement with its own bathroom and shower.

Big open basement with its own bathroom and shower.

Basement bedroom.

Basement bedroom.

Third bedroom

Third bedroom

Backyard gas grill.

Backyard gas grill.

Foyer.

Foyer.

The Montreys (L to R): Casey, Noel, Kirby, Scot, Kelly.

The Montreys (L to R): Casey, Noel, Kirby, Scot, Kelly.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

The National Mall

The National Mall

Giant statue in the Lincoln Memorial.

Giant statue in the Lincoln Memorial.

Typical neighborhood block.

Typical neighborhood block.

Reflecting Pool on the mall.

Reflecting Pool on the mall.

The White House.

The White House.

U.S. Capitol Building

U.S. Capitol Building

Our favorite form of public transportation!

Our favorite form of public transportation!

Lots of public transportation options, and/or we can exchange cars.

Lots of public transportation options, and/or we can exchange cars.

Outside: Just turned 100 years old.  Inside: Four bedrooms, 3.5 baths, beds for 7 and couches for many more! Front Parlor Front parlor - 2. Kitchen. Dining room, table big enough for 8. Master bedroom. Master bathroom Second bedroom. Half bath on the main floor. Big open basement with its own bathroom and shower. Basement bedroom. Third bedroom Backyard gas grill. Foyer. The Montreys (L to R): Casey, Noel, Kirby, Scot, Kelly. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial The National Mall Giant statue in the Lincoln Memorial. Typical neighborhood block. Reflecting Pool on the mall. The White House. U.S. Capitol Building Our favorite form of public transportation! Lots of public transportation options, and/or we can exchange cars.
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2016

Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
July 21, 2019 - August 12, 2019 1 weeks

A comfortable Edwardian family rowhouse near the U.S. Capitol building and public transportation. Convenient to pretty much everything people come to see in DC!

Capitol Hill is a historic neighborhood of mostly vintage row-houses. Our home is a short walk to the U.S. Capitol building, the Supreme Court and other attractions, as well as convenient to metro, bus, trolley and bike-share transportation that will get you to most of what Washington is famous for. We also have a minivan for those interested in driving to attractions further away, like George Washington's home at Mount Vernon or cities like Annapolis or Baltimore. Our house has been remodeled but maintains its original character, and is relatively large for the area. Our neighbors are dear friends and very helpful.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 3 Children
  • 1 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Speechwriter (Scot)
  • Teacher (Noel)

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Sleeping Capacity: 10

In my house

  • Pets - Allowed
  • Small children - Allowed
  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car

Exchange Types

  • Hospitality wanted
  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Piano
  • Guitar

Outdoor

  • Balcony
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 3

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • San Diego, CA, USA
  • London, UK
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Kigali City, Rwanda
  • Moscow, Russia
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Santo Domingo Province, Dominican Republic
  • Jerusalem, Israel
  • Greece
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Beijing, China
  • Shanghai, China
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Dominican Republic
  • Jamaica
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • The Bahamas
  • Key West, FL 33040, USA
  • Miami, FL, USA
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Berlin, Germany

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Español

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Washington National - 4 miles

Capitol Hill, is the largest historic residential neighborhood in Washington, D.C., stretching easterly in front of the United States Capitol along wide avenues. It is one of the oldest residential neighborhoods in Washington, D.C., and one of the most densely populated.
As a geographic feature, Capitol Hill rises near the center of the District of Columbia and extends eastward. Pierre L'Enfant, as he began to develop his plan for the new Federal City in 1791, chose to locate the "Congress House" on the crest of the hill, facing the city, a site that L'Enfant characterized as a "pedestal waiting for a monument".
It was Thomas Jefferson who came up with the name Capitol Hill, consciously invoking the famous Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus on the Capitoline Hill, one of the seven hills of Rome.[2][3] The connection between the two is not, however, crystal clear.[4]
Capitol Hill's landmarks include not only the United States Capitol, but also the Senate and House office buildings, the Supreme Court building, the Library of Congress, the Marine Barracks, the Washington Navy Yard, and Congressional Cemetery.
It is, however, largely a residential neighborhood composed predominantly of rowhouses of different stylistic varieties and periods. Side by side exist early 19th century manor houses, Federal townhouses, small frame dwellings, ornate Italianate bracketed houses, and the late 19th century press brick rowhouses with their often whimsical decorative elements combining Richardsonian Romanesque, Queen Anne, and Eastlakian motifs.
The main non-residential corridor of Capitol Hill is Pennsylvania Avenue, a lively commercial street with shops, restaurants and bars. Eastern Market is an 1873 public market on 7th Street SE, where vendors sell fresh meat and produce in indoor stalls and at outdoor farmers' stands. It is also the site of an outdoor flea market every weekend.
Recent estimates in Capitol Hill newspapers suggest as many as a third of all Members of Congress live on Capitol Hill while in Washington.

For more information check out websites like this one: https://washington.org/topics/capitol-hill

Occupation

  • Speechwriter (Scot)
  • Teacher (Noel)

Children

  • Boy - Age: 19
  • Boy - Age: 15
  • Boy - Age: 17

Pets

  • We have a sweet little dog, but we can leave her with friends if you'd prefer.

About Our Family

We are a pretty typical urban family of five, and eager to see more of the world! Our boys study hard and love soccer. We've lived in DC for a long time and have helped many a visiting friend and relative plan their vacations here!

Lifestyle

We have a pretty normal family life despite living just a short walk from the United States Capitol and Supreme Court. The neighborhood has a lot of personality and is historic, at least by American standards.

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