This impeccably renovated residence, originally built during the last quarter of the 19th century and remains a historic landmark in the heart of Georgetown. The original building acted as an officers’ club that hosted many prominent social events and it subsequently served as Washington’s 7th precinct police station. Architect Robert A. Bell later led the restoration and construction of this fine residence, converting the original structure into two impressive semi-detached townhouses. The façade of the building remains unchanged from a century ago and details including the fanlight windows and front flagpole are of historic origin. The house has been exceptionally updated, while maintaining original features including the high ceilings, wood floors, detailed trim work, and oversized windows throughout.
The gracious foyer provides direct access to the sophisticated dining room, which is light-filled from an oversized arched front window. The fully renovated chef’s-grade kitchen features beautiful custom cabinetry, a large center island with a breakfast bar, a fireplace, and a top-of-the-line Miele appliance package. French doors, which originally led to the exterior of the house, are enhanced with exquisite detailing and an overhead arched window. They open to the newly enclosed and updated den, which features six windows, four skylights, and lovely wood paneling. A generous family room with built-ins and a bay window overlooking the rear courtyard is found on this floor as well. There is also the added convenience of a newly added coat closet, elevator to all floors, and a powder room on this level.
The second level is graced with a remarkably scaled living room, a perfect place for formal entertaining and gathering. The dramatic south facing room features four floor-to-ceiling arched windows, original built-ins, and a fireplace. It adjoins a lovely sitting room, which offers a bay window and a wet bar with storage. An exceptionally crafted library/office is also found on this floor, beautifully complemented with wood paneling and built-ins. There is a fully renovated full bathroom nearby. The well-appointed primary suite is on the third floor. The bedroom has Cathedral ceilings and a south-facing bay window overlooking the courtyard below. There are two walk-in closets, a fireplace, and a spa-inspired en-suite bathroom with heated floors, dual vanities, a frameless glass shower, and separate soaking tub. The second bedroom has sensible built-ins and a renovated en-suite bathroom. There is an additional bedroom and full bathroom towards the rear of the house.
The lower level of the residence has a gym, a guest bedroom, two renovated full bathrooms, a spacious laundry room with built-ins, and an oversized storage room with a secondary washer and dryer and a beverage refrigerator. This level also provides access to the one-car garage and courtyard. The property has an elevator servicing all floors. This incredible residence is within close walking distance to Georgetown restaurants, shops, and parks.
Courtesy of TTR Sotheby's International Realty, Michael Rankin
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