Historic grace meets modern convenience, steps from Rock Creek Park. This 5 BR, 3.5 bath “Wardman”-style beauty offers 3,345 square feet of beautifully renovated historical detail – with modern amenities throughout. With an open plan interior, five outdoor living areas, a gracious Primary Suite, a gleaming basement nanny/in-law suite, and 3 laundry areas, this is a one-of-a-kind find – all steps from the fine restaurants and shops of Woodley Park.
An arresting 12-foot wall of windows faces the rear English garden, and the open plan brings that light throughout the main floor – from the kitchen, family room, and dining room through to the living room. The spacious living room is itself bathed in light from a large skylight gracing the front porch which overlooks another English garden surrounded by an unusual historic wrought iron fence. Additional light streams into the house through the stairway from a cathedral skylight on the third floor, as well as through expansive windows and French doors throughout. The front and back windows on the main level all feature custom all-wood plantation shutters while the rest of the windows in the house feature custom all-wood blinds. Completely repainted inside and out, all four levels feature high ceilings, beautiful floors of heart pine, maple, and travertine, as well as generous storage capacity with 6 walk-ins and 15 reach-in closets, all of them fitted with inside lights.
A sleek chef’s kitchen is decked with top-line appliances, solid birch cabinets, a pantry, granite countertops, and an eat-at peninsula leading to the outdoor dining and entertainment area- itself graced by the stunning copper-trimmed glass facade of the main floor. The bathrooms feature solid cherry cabinets, granite countertops, and glass shower doors. The owner’s bathroom additionally features a self-cleaning soaking tub and a steam shower.
The house ensures a safe and comfortable living environment by featuring a 3-zone radiant heat system, 3 AC units, 3 electric panels, a whole house water filter system, TPO roofs (30-year life), completely upgraded energy-efficient architecturally correct windows and doors. Lead paint and lead water certifications, termite and pest certifications, as well as yearly AC and boiler certifications available.
Thoughtful renovations have brought together historic charm and the best of modern living, with recognition by the Woodley Park House Tour, The Washington Post, and “This Old House.” The home provides city living at its best in the heart of Woodley Park, including access to the Oyster Bilingual School district and within walking distance to some of the finest schools in DC including Maret, Washington International School, Beauvoir, and St. Albans. The home is two blocks from Woodley Park Metro, with two off-street parking spaces, allowing easy access to downtown and DCA via Rock Creek Parkway. The home faces the tree canopy of Rock Creek Park and is situated just between the National Zoo and all the varied entertainments of Woodley Park.
Listing courtesy of Angela Allison, Houwzer, LLC
Bought with Katherine H Martin, McEnearney Associates, Inc.