One of the uniquely interesting things about living in D.C.: because it's so small and so full of history, there's a good chance that someone with a degree of notoriety may have been the previous owner of your house. That chance increases in older neighborhoods like Capitol Hill and sure enough, this two bedroom townhouse had been owned by the late Senator Lee Metcalf from Montana and his family. Since Metcalf died in 1978, his name may sound unfamiliar, but his legacy continues since he helped establish the Peace Corps and either backed or introduced several pieces of wildlife conservation legislation. As for the row house itself, the pink exterior is not the only colorful highlight of this house. The fireplaces, the stairways and the kitchen countertops all have vibrant blue splashes of color. By contrast, the unfinished wood walls and fireplace in the dining room transport you out of the district and into a log cabin. Have a look at this $849,000 home.
· 453 1st Street SE [Estately]