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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FANTASTIC NEW PRICE! This fully-detached 5 bedroom, 6.5 bath estate sits on a 12,000 SF lot in the heart of historic Georgetown. The circular driveway and wide federal facade welcome you into four finished levels where no detail has been overlooked and every room is flooded with sunlight. From an open foyer with fireplace, living room, sun room, dining room, breakfast room and cocktail bar, to the double great room with fireplace, library, and
Rare one of a kind estate and special opportunity in the heart of Georgetown. This property is one of the few true Georgetown estates and includes approximately 11,100 square feet of living space. The grounds encompass .68 acres of impeccably designed gardens, multiple out buildings, a pool, a parking lot for 40+ cars, two 2 car garages (accessible through an alley on N Street), greenhouses and more. The 10 bedroom, 6.5 bath main residence
Fantastic investment opportunity in the heart of Georgetown. Historic 14 unit building on Dumbarton St that has been completely renovated. This building offers open floor plans, light filled spaces, crisp modern details, and designer finishes throughout. Each unit has new bathrooms, kitchens with stainless appliances, stacked washer and dryer, hardwood floors and recessed lighting. Amazing location in the sought after East Village of Georgetown.
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
JUST LISTED IN GEORGETOWN! This impressive, semi-detached 5 Bedroom, 5.5 Bath, 4,850 square foot home in the sought after East Village has dramatic ceiling heights, spacious formal rooms, and special views. The southeast exposure fills the home with sunlight on all levels. The first floor features 12 ft ceilings, a large entry foyer, living room with floor to ceiling windows and fireplace, dining room with fireplace, eat-in kitchen with french
Completely renovated from top to bottom by Cecchi Homes, this beautiful Georgetown home offers high quality, modern finishes. The main level features a Foyer with herringbone hardwood floors, Living Room with marble wood-burning/gas fireplace, Formal Dining Room, Powder Room, Family Room with shiplap walls and access to an outdoor patio, Kitchen with large center island, stainless steel Wolf appliances, Subzero refrigerator, wine cooler, and
Built in 1870, known as the Taft Mansion, this fully detached house has a rich history in Georgetown. It has high ceilings and rooms with great scale on every floor. The property features a large garden, pool and parking . The interior has been demolished and needs renovation.
A Terrific Value! New high-end renovation offering 5250 sf on 3 finished levels situated on a large lot in terrific east village location of Georgetown! 7 bedrooms with walking closets and 7.5 bathrooms all accessible by elevator. Large rear & side yards for entertaining, Gourmet kitchen with pantry, premium appliances. Steps to Rose Park and Georgetown's M Street. A rare offering!
A prominent Georgetown West-Village residence originally constructed circa 1800, this distinguished Federal showcases history, master craftsmanship, and every modern convenience. Home to John F. Kennedy, the property underwent a complete renovation led by renowned architect Richard Foster and preeminent builder Tom Glass. Every detail was considered to achieve unparalleled quality. This exceptional home with attached garage and spectacular
Fantastic investment opportunity in the heart of Georgetown. Fully renovated 7 unit building offers an open floor plans, light filled spaces, crisp modern details, and designer finishes throughout. Each unit has been completely renovated: new bathrooms, kitchen with stainless appliances, stacked washer and dryer, hardwood floors and recessed lighting. Amazing location in the sought after East Village of Georgetown. The building is vacant so
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 elegant
Elegance | Location | Sophistication abounds in this stunningly renovated residence at the Ritz Carlton. The open floor plan allows for optimal entertaining and enjoyment. Complete with spectacular bar that seats 10 and 2nd kitchen, 3 large wine/beverage refrigerators. Custom up-lighting. Customs closets. Quality craftsmanship. This 2 bedroom has been transformed. Special architectural touches and accents throughout. Spa-like Master Bath comes
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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