11 4th Street SE Washington, DC 20003
The General's House Upon entering, you'll be greeted by a sense of warmth and elegance. Living room and dining room each featuring grand fireplaces and adorned with gorgeous chandeliers, invites you to relax and unwind in a space that exudes sophistication. This versatile area provides ample room for entertaining guests or enjoying quiet evenings. The kitchen, a true centerpiece of the home, is a culinary enthusiast's dream. The house features three cozy bedrooms, each providing a peaceful retreat at the end of the day. Natural light pours in through the windows, creating a serene ambiance that enhances the overall comfort and tranquility of the space. One of the standout features of this property is the sweet patio, a charming outdoor space where you can enjoy the fresh air and soak in the surrounding beauty. Whether you're savoring your morning coffee or hosting a summer barbecue, this private oasis provides an ideal setting for relaxation and outdoor entertainment. The stand-up attic storage offers practical convenience, allowing you to easily store belongings. It adds to the functionality of the home and provides an additional area for organization and creativity. It's worth mentioning that this house holds historical significance as the former home of Marine Corps four-star general and Mrs. Richard Neal. Being part of this legacy adds an extra layer of prestige and storytelling to the property. Located just four blocks from the US Capitol, this house offers unparalleled access to the heartbeat of American democracy. The surrounding area is rich with cultural landmarks, museums, and historical sites, immersing you in the vibrant tapestry of the nation's capital. In summary, this cozy 3-bedroom house built in 1877 presents a unique opportunity to own a piece of history just steps away from the US Capitol. With its cozy interior, delightful patio, and captivating historical connections, this home invites you to create lasting memories in a place that seamlessly blends the past with the present. The General And His Lady Richard (Butch) Neal met and married his wife Kathy in 1967. Shortly thereafter, this young couple began a “lifetime” in the Marine Corps. Butch doing what he was ordered to do and Kathy doing what military spouses have done for hundreds of years – serve in silence and keep the family growing and moving forward. Explaining why Dad or Mom are missing holidays and major life events. Moving from town to town and home to home. Never owning your house. Never complaining. Butch rose to become a 4 start Marine general and Assistant Commandant of the Corps. Oh, and he won 2 silver stars during two tours in Vietnam (our country's 3rd highest award for valor). Read his book, “What Now Lieutenant.” Serving during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm in the Persian Gulf War as the Deputy Director of Operations. General Neal was tapped by General Schwarzkopf to do the daily brief to the national press on the status of the effort. He became the de facto voice of the military, appearing daily on television and radio. As a salute, when he returned home, he was invited and accepted an invitation to throw out an opening pitch in Fenway Park. Of course it was the 4th of July and the Boston Pops Orchestra played Stars and Strips Forever. Butch and Kathy retired and made 11 4th Street SE on Capitol Hill their first home after the Corp. The Hill is richer for having them as neighbors and friends. Butch continued to volunteer in the community and to mentor many of our neighbors. Butch was always there to give a hand to someone in need. I am proud to have called this unassuming and patriotic family my friends. One disclaimer: the American flag has flown proudly in front of this home for 25 years and last week I replaced it for the next 25 years. Semper Fi my friend.
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