Georgetown Rowhomes

Posted by Nate Ward on Friday, February 23rd, 2018 at 10:28am.

Georgetown Rowhomes

Thanks to a construction boom following the American Civil War, the dominant housing style in Georgetown is the brick rowhome. Whether you call them rowhomes, row houses, or townhouses; these attached and semi-detached dwellings are icons of class and charm and they do not come cheap. The modest, 1895-built house at 3419 Q St NW where John F Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier first met just hit the market for a cool $1,725,000.

The majority of Georgetown rowhomes are Federal or Victorian in style and are quite tastefully unique--many with English basements, offering considerable rental potential. As is the case in many of DC’s historic districts, architectural variance becomes a viable motif, provided that the buildings are well preserved. Georgetown is perhaps the most stringent neighborhood in the District with regard to preservation and planning.

An obvious draw of Georgetown rowhomes is walkability. Georgetown’s industrial past (tobacco, flour, paper, etc.) led to the convenient proximity of housing and business, and the commercial corridors of Wisconsin Ave NW and M St NW are never far away.

It is easy to associate rowhomes with a lack of space, but in Georgetown, this is far from accurate. Many Georgetown rowhomes were planned and built individually or as part of a small set, rather than the more uniform rowhomes of the District’s younger neighborhoods that go on for blocks at a time. Check out this prominent triple-aspect house at 2928 P St NW, boasting over 5,100 square feet. It is quite common for rowhomes to extend closer to or farther from the street than their neighbors, creating a sideways topography that adds to the neighborhood’s historical charm.

The attached nature of these gorgeous houses simply highlights the popular desire to live in Georgetown. Rowhome owners are well poised to float effortlessly between well-earned peace and quiet, and the urban buzz, community, and history that led them to call Georgetown home in the first place. One could even say that The District of Columbia itself was born in a Georgetown rowhome. The dinner that included the sale of land for the Federal City was hosted in the Forrest-Marbury house at 3350 M St NW.


Georgetown Real Estate | DC

All Property Types in Polygon over $50,000

59 Properties Found. Page 1 of 5.
Photo of Listing #DCDC2085476

3017, 3009, 3003 N St Nw, WASHINGTON

$19,500,000 - 13 Beds, 16 Baths, 15,364 Sf

MLS® # DCDC2085476

Photo of Listing #DCDC2085818


$13,950,000 - 8 Beds, 8 Baths, 7,481 Sf

MLS® # DCDC2085818

Photo of Listing #DCDC2061554

1644 Avon Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

$7,995,000 - 6 Beds, 7 Baths, 5,254 Sf

MLS® # DCDC2061554

Photo of Listing #DCDC2045166

1072 Thomas Jefferson St Nw #conv-a, WASHINGTON

$7,950,000 - 6,970 Sf

MLS® # DCDC2045166

Photo of Listing #DCDC2043752

1072 Thomas Jefferson St Nw, WASHINGTON

$7,950,000 - 7,997 Sf

MLS® # DCDC2043752

Photo of Listing #DCDC2094712

3255 Prospect St Nw #ph-5, WASHINGTON

$7,750,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,527 Sf

MLS® # DCDC2094712

Photo of Listing #DCDC2083486

3150 South St Nw #3c, WASHINGTON

$6,949,000 - 4 Beds, 6 Baths, 4,638 Sf

MLS® # DCDC2083486

Photo of Listing #DCDC2094586

3255 Prospect St Nw #3, WASHINGTON

$6,900,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,980 Sf

MLS® # DCDC2094586

Photo of Listing #DCDC2113780

1342 28th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$6,700,000 - 4 Beds, 5 Baths, 5,500 Sf

MLS® # DCDC2113780

Photo of Listing #DCDC2090778

1352 28th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$6,200,000 - 4 Beds, 5 Baths, 3,700 Sf

MLS® # DCDC2090778

Photo of Listing #DCDC2084110

3150 South St Nw #3f, WASHINGTON

$5,499,500 - 4 Beds, 5 Baths, 3,890 Sf

MLS® # DCDC2084110

Photo of Listing #DCDC2101298

1406 34th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$5,300,000 - 6 Beds, 6 Baths, 5,356 Sf

MLS® # DCDC2101298


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