See this delightful home overlooking a serene courtyard in the pet-friendly Lafayette condo in the heart of DC's downtown. Open the entry door into a tiled foyer with a large double-door coat and storage closet. Ahead are the open and spacious living and dining areas, with wood floors and ample light. This home offers plenty of options for living, home-officing, entertaining, and dining, -- either sitting at the kitchen bar or at a cozy dining room table. Access the balcony from either the living room or the bedroom and enjoy the outdoors nestled over the courtyard. To the right of the entry, the L-shaped kitchen with expansive granite countertop space, soft wood cabinetry, and stainless appliances delivers abundant storage and cooking convenience. A door at the back of the kitchen accesses laundry and pantry / storage. To the left of the entry are the bathroom and bedroom. The bathroom is wonderfully spacious with room for plenty of stored items in drawers and cabinets, while the bedroom is bright and airy with one wall of glass and the extra-large walk-in closet. The Lafayette provides recycling bins on each floor and several options for internet service. A modern full-service building, the Lafayette's security includes a 24-hour front desk concierge, receiving room, and building intercom system. The building amenities include multiple elevators, a rooftop swimming pool and grilling/entertaining area with outstanding views, a library nook, conference room, two fitness centers, an aerobics room, business center, movie room, and club room. The Lafayette is intentional about community, and offers several clubs for residents including a book club, and monthly movie club. The Lafayette's location in Penn Quarter is perfect for anyone who needs to be close to everything that matters and makes enjoying the town easy when you are steps from Michelin-starred restaurants, shopping, bars, theaters, music venues, and everything The National Mall offers. Walk-score conveniences include nearby Metro access at Gallery Place (red line) or Archives-Navy Memorial (Green and yellow lines), nearby bus stops, or short drive-times to I-395 and I-695. Capitol Hill, the Pentagon, Union Station, and Reagan National Airport are also minutes away via Metro.