Georgetown, arguably named for either King George II or for the community's founders, George Beall and George Gordon, is a majestic neighborhood that might leave a visitor wondering, "Did I just step back in time?" Honestly, it's hard to say. While the formidable, stately architecture of the Capitol and the White House connect us to the work-life of early Washington DC, the rowhouses and mansions of Georgetown connect us to its home-life and recreation. Today, thanks to great preservation efforts, residents find that most modern needs are met by original, classic designs, reminding us: "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."
A delicious soup of people of varying backgrounds with all age groups well-represented
Since more than half of Georgetown's population have earned post-secondary degrees, it comes as no surprise that the neighborhood is brimming with successful professionals. Georgetown University maintains a student body of nearly 20,000, adding even more flavor to the pot. Over the course of Georgetown's long history, many notable people have called it home, including Thomas Jefferson, Francis Scott Key, Alexander Graham Bell, John F. Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor, John Kerry, Bob Woodward, and Madeleine Albright.
The Real Estate Market
Beautifully maintained historic mansions, rowhouses, and industrial conversions
Appropriately for so many highly-educated professionals, the Georgetown market is comprised of some of the most expensive homes in the District. Whether located in the neighborhood's East Village or West Village, residents share a legacy with the original inhabitants of idyllic mansions and humbler rowhouses. New condominiums along with a number of warehouses and mills converted to lofts can be found along the Potomac River and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. Luckily the land slopes down toward the water, so even historic views remain intact despite these taller residences.
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Discreetly veiled by ivy and a majestic magnolia tree, Brooke House presides prominently over Upper Georgetown from one of the finest locations in Washington. Once a part of the neighboring Evermay Estate and former home to Senator Ted Kennedy, the original property dates to 1887. Behind the house, formal gardens yield to views of the magnificent grounds of Evermay, one of the most important gardens in the city. The scale and quality of Brooke
BREATHTAKING GEORGETOWN WATERFRONT PENTHOUSE! Rare opp. to own 1 of 6 apts in a distinguished & private bldg! Extraordinary 6,000 sf penthouse feat. 2 levels of impeccably designed living space by Richard Williams + an additional 3,500 sf of outdoor terraces w/pool directly overlooking Potomac River & iconic Washington monuments! Ideal residence for grand fam living & large scale entertaining!
Rarely available, stately detached corner residence in the heart of Georgetown. Extensive high-end renovation completed in 2017. Gracious entertaining rooms, expanded gourmet kitchen, large family room, sunroom, mudroom, wine cellar, generous master suite with luxurious bath and dressing room, expansive limestone terraces & gardens. Elevator to all levels and two-car garage.
This sublime penthouse is located in a highly sought-after tier of The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown, where dazzling Potomac River and monument views fill the expansive windows. It features a pleasant and highly functional plan with four exposures, 11-foot ceilings on the main level, and generously scaled rooms throughout. Amazing terraces and roof gardens provide extraordinary opportunities for outdoor enjoyment and unsurpassed
One-of-a-kind waterfront penthouse with spectacular panoramic riverscape from 5,000 sqft terrace: private heated pool and spa with waterfall, fountain, extensive gardens, abundant elegant outdoor living and dining venues. Thoroughly custom architectural masterpiece with generously scaled rooms, fireplaces in four, luxurious master with his & her baths, 3-car parking. Full service class A building.
Stunning views of Potomac River, Kennedy Center and Washington from this one of a kind waterfront condo. Huge two level condo Penthouse with over 5,000 sq.ft. living space. Gourmet Kitchen, 4 Gas FP, Au-Pair/in-law Suite, 2 large Terraces and private elevator, 24 Security, VIP Concierge Service, Fitness Center, 3 Reserved Garage Parking and more.
Beautiful Federal style home in the heart of Georgetown boasts 5BR/5BA & 2HB & has hardwood floors throughout. Main level features soaring ceilings w/ a spacious living room, dining room, & library. The kitchen is flooded w/ light & has views of the rear garden. Master suite offers a separate sitting room w/ fireplace. Lower level has a gym, theater & incredible wine cellar. 2 car garage parking.
3263 N St is the Federal Jewel of Smith's Row, built during Thomas Jefferson's presidency, the period details & facade have been maintained for 200 yrs! Comprised of 6 lvls, rooms w high ceilings are flooded w south light & views of the garden. Magnificent living spaces, outdoors spaces, 3-car gar, 6 BRs, 5 full & 3 half BAs, elevator, exercise room, wine storage, carriage house, & more.
Light filled East Village Federal! Completely renovated w garage, pool, wonderful living & entertaining spaces. LR, DR, kit-fam room, PR and coat closet & access to garden, all on entry level. Incredible master suite, and 2 more BRs, a BA & office on the upper level. Playroom, 4th BR w BA, laundry room, second kitchen, storage room & access to garage and garden on LL.
OPEN SUN. 12/16 1-3PM. Last on the market 35 years ago, this quintessential Georgetown East Village Federal is a spectacular free standing property, beautifully preserved with many original details. The former home of American film actress Myrna Loy, it offers graceful entertaining space including a double parlor, a spacious library and charming south-facing garden with plunge pool. Newly installed elevator and two car tandem parking.
Superb elegant historic Federal home with high ceilings, amazing light & space. Glorious double living room with two fireplaces & room for grand piano. Glass wall with sliding doors to rear deck & secluded garden. Gracious DR also opens to patio. Kitchen with breakfast area. 6 br's, 5 1/2 ba's. Detached rear garage.
What to Expect
In a word: Charm
As one of the District's oldest and best-preserved neighborhoods, Georgetown draws a crowd like few others. Established in the mid-18th century, well before the creation of Washington DC, its historic architecture and landmarks have heads turning and looking up all year. Though crowds can be stifling in some parts of the city, Georgetown is well-designed for foot traffic and residents have no trouble navigating their day-to-day needs. Most commercial and tourist activity is confined to the southern part of the neighborhood along the Potomac River, leaving residents in peace.
Busy people who know how to relax
Residents of Georgetown look to reap the benefits of their professional diligence, not only in luxurious lodgings, but around the neighborhood in the form of stimulating recreation, current fashion trends, and delectable eats. Georgetown year-rounders have a range of opportunities for land- and water-based exercise and a host of high-end shops and restaurants around the corner.
What Not to Expect
Rapid growth or change: an acknowledgement of Georgetown's already magnificent aesthetic
Georgetown, being so historic and iconic, is likewise very well-preserved. Though new businesses abound along M Street NW, very little architecture has been altered over the years. Any changes that do happen in the area are considered at length, before being set in motion. Georgetown will likely never host a Metro station, and for good reason. When the Metro was conceived there were never plans to incorporate Georgetown, due to the lack of commuting necessity and the proximity to the water which would have made construction especially difficult and costly.
You'll Fall In Love With
How the call back to simpler times offsets the modern demands of your life in the nation's capital.
When the whistle blows and you find yourself back in Georgetown, there will be no doubt that you are home you can take it easy. Whether you stroll along the C & O Canal or a cobblestone side street, you've gone back in time over 200 years and whatever you're supposed to get done can wait.
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