by Nate Ward
on Friday, February 23rd, 2018 at 10:28am.
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.
Four-story Federal style home with nearly 11,000-square-feet of living space. Generous foyer leads to exceptional large scale entertaining spaces. The residence has a large library, formal living room with 21~ ceilings, elegant formal dining room, open gourmet kitchen and family room. The third level features 4 bedrooms and 4 full baths, and the master suite occupies the entire 4th level with two full baths, a sitting room, and private roof
A rare offering, this stately residence located on a restored cobblestone street in the sought after West Village in the heart of Georgetown that's close to all of the restaurants and shops the neighborhood has to offer and is only a short trip to Reagan National Airport. With its grand scale and perfect location, this residence is ideal for large-scale entertaining or family living. Inside, the reception hall features French doors leading to
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
Stylish, spacious and sophisticated 200 year old Federal on prestigious N Street in the West Village of Georgetown. Over 7,000 square feet of elegant living space on 5 floors. Welcoming entrance foyer, double hung windows on the reception level, tall ceilings with magnificent crown moldings, gleaming wood floors, and high style fireplaces with Egyptian marble mantles in the double parlor. 5 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, 3 half baths, and 6 overall
One-of-a-kind waterfront penthouse with 3 bedrooms plus den and 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 bath, 3-car parking. Full service class A building.
Sought after Wormley Row. NEWLY BUILT in 2013, this classic federal with high ceilings, abundant light, specialty millwork and ELEVATOR was the builders MODEL HOME and includes speciality upgrades throughout. This captivating residence offers the best in Georgetown living with every modern convenience imaginable. A TOTAL OF FIVE BEDROOMS, FOUR FULL BATHS, plus TWO POWDER ROOMS. Custom finishes include wide plank reclaimed oak wood floors,
Turn Key!! No detail has been overlooked, no surface has been left untouched during the two year renovation of this gorgeous 5 Bedroom, 5.5 bath East Village Residence. This is a true Linda Battalia Renovation, and exemplifies the attributes that she has become well known for. By using the highest quality materials and the finest workmanship, she has designed a residence that fits the 21st century lifestyle. The main entrance opens to an
Thoughtfully designed by award-winning architect Robert Gurney, this beautiful and contemporary residence offers convenient city living in Georgetown's coveted West Village. This extraordinary 4 story renovation features 4 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and 1 powder room. The main level includes a living room with 12' high ceilings, beautiful hardwood floors, and a magnificent gas fireplace with the original marble. Recessed lighting and elegant crown
Unequivocally the best value in this bracket. Just reduced to what the sellers purchased for in 2017. Meticulously maintained and OPEN SUNDAY! Prominently presiding at the corner of Prospect and Bank Street, Georgetowns historic Wormley School offers only a few discerning residents unparalleled curb appeal, privacy, and sophistication, all within close proximity of the best restaurants and shopping in Washington. Penthouse 6 boasts over 4,500
Direct Potomac river views! Exciting development opportunity. These two 4 level properties are being offered 4 sale together. End unit townhouse has approx. 3,000 SF & interior townhouse has approx. 2,200 SF. Gated parking. Registration&financial pre-qualification required for showings. Located 2 the left of Potomac Boat Club at end of Water/K St. Showings M-F by appt.
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.
Elegant detached Georgetown residence featuring historical architectural details, combined with modern amenities and systems. The main level includes a gracious foyer, light-filled formal living room with 8~ windows and a fireplace, library or office with a fireplace, formal dining room, and an eat-in kitchen with an exposed brick wall and breakfast area. The second floor has a spacious master suite with a fireplace and luxurious bathroom with
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