April 24, 2020 River Park Washington DC
My New Listing: Unit in River Park by Charles Goodman
Here is my latest listing in the Charles Goodman-designed River Park in Southwest DC. It is a renovated 1 bed/1 bath unit in the mid-century modern enclave’s high-rise building in walking distance to Metro. (Photos by Tod Connell.) You can see a quick walk through video here.
The 6th floor, West-facing apartment with tree-top views has an updated kitchen, reglazed bathroom and custom bedroom closet and electronic shades.
The unit has been freshly painted and features modernist FLOR carpeting. The finished balcony area, marked by the Charles Goodman‘s unique aluminum decorative panels, provides extra interior space. The coop fee includes utilities, taxes, maintenance and the underlying mortgage.
Walk to Metro
River Park is located just down the block from Waterfront Metro Station, Safeway and Starbucks and minutes from the redeveloped Wharf, booming Navy Yard area, Nationals Park and Audi Field. River Park is a gated community on 11 park-like acres with swimming pool, tot lot and gym. Parking is available.
As part of Southwest Washington’s urban renewal efforts in the late 1950s and early 1960s, Charles Goodman’s firm designed River Park, a cooperative housing project of townhomes and an apartment-style block built by the Reynolds Aluminum Corporation as a way to showcase aluminum as a building material. River Park has been highlighted by the likes of The Washington Post, which in addition to calling it “unmistakable,” wrote that “to live under a barrel roof in Southwest is to live in a building of some historical import.”
The New York Times featured the River Park shortly after it was built on the front page of the newspaper, calling the community a “fresh design outlook.”
Enjoy the Wharf and Stadiums
River Park is conveniently located to all the major highways — 395, 295, Route 1, and the George Washington Memorial Parkway, and with easy access to Georgetown and Capitol Hill. In addition to the Metro, within one block you will find Safeway, CVS, an organic cleaner, restaurants, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, a Capital Bikeshare station, the MarketSW (open from spring to fall), and the Southwest DC Community Farmers Market (open from spring to fall).
Within just a few blocks you can enjoy one of the most dynamic parts of the city, including Arena Stage, the restaurants and music venues of The Wharf, the brand new Audi Field (the home soccer stadium for D.C. United), Nationals Park, The Yards Park, a public library, schools, churches, parks, the Southwest Heritage Trail, marinas, cruise boats, and water taxis. River Park is also within walking distance to the National Mall, Smithsonian Institution museums, the Capitol, the Tidal Basin, and L’Enfant Plaza as well as the annual Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival, which concludes the National Cherry Blossom Festival.