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
Fantastic opportunity in Georgetown to own a fully renovated historic home and attached multi unit building in the highly sought after East Village. With over 13,000 square feet, this is a very rare opportunity to have such a large property in the heart of Georgetown. 2715 N St is the main house and features over 5,250 sq. ft. across three beautifully finished levels and includes 7 spacious bedrooms with walk-in closets and 7.5 fully updated
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
Everything about this property is extraordinary. Prominently and beautifully sited on a perfect block in Georgetown~s East Village, this historic Georgetown mansion has wonderful proportions and light throughout. Renovated and restored from top to bottom the house is comfortable and easy to live in, but not at expense to the grandeur of its formal spaces. The double living room has 11ft ceilings and fantastic light flowing in from its massive
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.
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 façade 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,
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 stunning residence is located in one of the most sought-after tiers of The Residences at The- Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown, where dazzling Potomac River and monument views fill the expansive windows. Featuring soaring 10 foot ceilings and an ideal floor plan with exceptional entertaining spaces, four bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms, this residence offers unmatched opportunities for hosting as well as for personal enjoyment. Known for its
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Stunning entire house reconstruction of period Georgetown 4-level residence by premier builder, BrushArbor. Four bedroom suites on upper levels; additional BR and BA in lower level.
Dramatic open gourmet kitchen with adjoining family room with 11' ceilings - all walk out level to private and large rear garden. Truly a one of a kind!
Handsome 18th century brick Federal with magnificent proportions in the East Village of Georgetown. It has a two-car garage plus driveway, deep garden, high ceilings, ample bedrooms, spacious entertaining rooms, light-filled family room off large kitchen, lots of storage space, double living room, upstairs library, primary bedroom with sitting room and two primary baths, home office, original flooring and details, back staircase, and tons of
This beautiful row home in is the definition of modern elegance. A $2,000,000 remodel from top to bottom including the addition of an elevator, pool/spa, fire feature and more. Entering from the attached garage, the main level includes a sophisticated kitchen and living space with Miele appliances and two sets of accordion doors that creates a seamless flow to the back patio grill and dining which is complimented by a heated pool and spa. The
A gracious walkway, set back from the street, and an impressive architectural facade introduce this unique, detached East Village residence. Fully renovated with modern systems and features, the home offers luxurious amenities and an outstanding floor plan.
The expansive main level Drawing Room, with elegant finishes and a wood-burning fireplace, adjoins the generous Dining area, and opens onto a gracious, professionally
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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