Posted September 28, 2022
Our basement efficiency apartment in the Hyattsville Catholic community will be available Oct. 1. It features a large living space with two closets, built-in bookshelves, two additional banks of wall storage, and portable shelf units. There is a 4′ x 8′ glass board on one wall and a large painted-on projection screen on another wall, along with an HD projector and entertainment system with five built-in speakers and a subwoofer. There is also a kitchenette with two counters, cabinets, shelves, full-size fridge/freezer, electric cooktop, microwave oven, and a large toaster oven. The bathroom includes a large shower. There is a European-style futon and a table with chairs; you can also bring your own bed. Laundry is shared. The floors are all polished stone (granite and marble) and the finishes are metal and glass. There is ample lighting and a fair amount of natural light. There are two waterproofing systems with four sump pumps, two with battery backup. In addition to central air conditioning and heating, there is a dehumidifier in the foyer. It has a clean and dry feel for a basement apartment.
The monthly rent of $1000 includes all utilities and high-speed Internet. The apartment has a separate entrance and a dedicated off-street parking spot next to the entrance. The property, called the Wheelock House and located at the south end of the Hyattsville Historic District, is on the county register of historic sites.
Bus service goes to the Rhode Island Ave. Metro Station (Red Line) or you can walk (1.25 miles) or take a different bus to the West Hyattsville Metro Station (Green Line). By car, it is about a 12-minute drive to Catholic University’s campus or 20 minutes to downtown. We also have a bike trail with an entrance directly across the street that goes to the West Hyattsville Metro Station. There is a hook in our shed for a bike, if you have one.
We are two blocks from shops and restaurants in downtown Hyattsville, including Franklins Brewery, Restaurant and General Store, Streetcar 82 Brewery, and Pizza Paradiso, and about eight blocks from the Arts District Hyattsville restaurants and Yes! Organic Market. The main city park is two blocks in the other direction, and St. Jerome’s Church with its well-known Catholic community is a 7-block walk. Supermarkets in Hyattsville include Safeway, Giant and Aldi, and Whole Foods Market is just north in Riverdale Park. Hiker-biker trails go in virtually every direction.
Rent includes use of the yard, which features perennial gardens, shrubs and trees, as well as a large deck with a charcoal grill, and a gazebo.
There are many Catholics in the neighborhood, including 10 households within a block (a new Catholic women’s group house is kitty-corner). The Hyattsville Historic District is a very safe neighborhood where crimes against persons are virtually unheard of and residents feel safe to walk after dark.
A lease is required that would expire or renew next summer.
Contact Chris Currie at [email protected] if interested.