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.

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All Property Types in Polygon over $50,000

85 Properties Found. Page 1 of 8.
Photo of Listing #DCDC2038372

2715 N St Nw, WASHINGTON

$11,990,000 - 11,652 Sf

MLS® # DCDC2038372

Photo of Listing #DCDC2048410

3304 R St Nw, WASHINGTON

$10,800,000 - 5 Beds, 7 Baths, 9,070 Sf

MLS® # DCDC2048410

Photo of Listing #DCDC2045182

1072 Thomas Jefferson St Nw #conv-a, WASHINGTON

$8,950,000 - 7,997 Sf

MLS® # DCDC2045182

Photo of Listing #DCDC2045166

1072 Thomas Jefferson St Nw #conv-a, WASHINGTON

$8,950,000 - 6,970 Sf

MLS® # DCDC2045166

Photo of Listing #DCDC2043752

1072 Thomas Jefferson St Nw, WASHINGTON

$8,950,000 - 7,997 Sf

MLS® # DCDC2043752

Photo of Listing #DCDC2031790

2804-2806 Q St Nw, WASHINGTON

$8,600,000 - 7 Beds, 10 Baths, 10,982 Sf

MLS® # DCDC2031790

Photo of Listing #DCDC2001396

3313 O St Nw, WASHINGTON

$7,995,000 - 6 Beds, 7 Baths, 6,135 Sf

MLS® # DCDC2001396

Photo of Listing #DCDC523796

3038 N St Nw, WASHINGTON

$7,500,000 - 8 Beds, 6 Baths, 9,339 Sf

MLS® # DCDC523796

Photo of Listing #DCDC2038416

2709 N St Nw, WASHINGTON

$6,790,000 - 6,279 Sf

MLS® # DCDC2038416

Photo of Listing #DCDC2035588

1442 Wisconsin Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$6,700,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 7,599 Sf

MLS® # DCDC2035588

Photo of Listing #DCDC2035542

1442 Wisconsin Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$6,700,000 - 7,599 Sf

MLS® # DCDC2035542

Photo of Listing #DCDC2034970

1442 Wisconsin Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$6,700,000 - 7,599 Sf

MLS® # DCDC2034970

 


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