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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Prominently positioned above prestigious Georgetown with breathtaking views overlooking the Potomac River, Penthouse 2C has been curated for the most discerning tastes. This exquisite property contains offers over 6,400 square feet of living space designed for sophisticated living and entertaining. The foyer introduces the residence with carved French Limestone moldings accented by solid rosewood doors and sterling silver casings. The expansive
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
PRIVACY ON THE POTOMAC - DRAMATIC 6,000 SF UNIT WITH A PRIVATE POOL AND 3,400 SF TERRACE. Situated on the Georgetown Waterfront this magnificent unit offers a unique oasis limited to only six residences. This luxurious duplex unit includes a private elevator and was designed for sophisticated and comfortable living. Gracious large entry hall, living room with fireplace, large dining room , powder room and chef's kitchen and pantry. Retreat
Discreetly positioned behind a quintessential Georgetown facade, this stunning residence captures the finest elements of contemporary design adapted for gracious daily living. Once owned by socialite Evalyn Walsh McLean, the residence was totally reimagined with a modern aesthetic by award-winning Shinberg Levinas Architects. The soaring gallery and living room are ideally positioned for comfortable living as well as gracious entertaining, and
Captivating and panoramic Potomac River views! Penthouse #8H at sought after 3303 Water Street welcomes you with floor to ceiling windows and unparalleled water views from every room. A double doored foyer entry welcomes you into this light filled residence with top of the line finishes throughout. The artful design of this floor plan offers approximately 3,000 square feet of luxury living that includes 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, plus
New Price! Privacy, History and Grandeur mark this exceptional Georgetown East Village Home. Surrounded by a beautiful walled garden, this spacious home features 7 bedrooms, 7 1/2 baths. On the main level are large rooms for entertaining, formal library, large dining room and kitchen /family room with butler's pantry. Additionally, a second kitchen/ family room and wine cellar in the lower level will allow for greater space for entertaining.
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
This distinguished Federal-style residence is desirably located among many prominent houses in historic Georgetown. Set back from the street, the house has a commanding faade of traditional brick, which is enhanced with detailed custom millwork. The house has been called home by various well-known Washingtonians, including U.S. Senator Charles H. Percy. The house is ideal for entertaining and has hosted prominent DC political figures, including
Stunning 6 BR / 4.5 BA semi-detached house with gated parking and large blue stone patio! Fully renovated in 2016, this federal style home features all new maple hardwood floors, designer fixtures, and many more updates throughout. Along with its grand Main Level with Chef's Kitchen, Dining Room, & Living Room, Upper Level 1 features a gorgeous Owner Suite and Owner Bath. Also an expansive Lower Level with Family Room, Bar, Additional
Spectacular top-to-bottom renovation, detached 6BD/5.5BA Georgetown Colonial situated in the East Village features great spaces for entertaining, both inside and out. Expansive Main Level features Dining Room, Library, Wet Bar, Living Room and eat-in Kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances and marble island, enjoys access to rear Terrace and Pool. Top-of-the-line Waterworks features throughout. Includes 1-car Garage.
2715 N St is a meticulously renovated historic Federal in the highly sought after East Village of Georgetown. This elegant 5,200+ square foot semi-detached home is nestled on an 8,388 square foot lot with manicured gardens on sought after N Street. This impressive house has three finished levels with 7 bedrooms, and 7.5 bathrooms and an in-ground basement containing a 2,000+ bottle wine cellar. The first floor features a gracious foyer, living
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.
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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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