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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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.
Introducing the Powerhouse. Optimally positioned on vibrant Grace Street connecting Georgetowns famed M Street shopping corridor with high-end K Street office complexes and premier residential buildings. Sited a block away from Wisconsin Avenue and M Street NW, the busiest intersection in Georgetown. The iconic Powerhouse features 30 foot high ceilings, dramatic floor-to-ceiling Palladian windows overlooking the C&O Canal, mezzanine spaces,
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
Completely detached - and one of only two houses on the block - this thoroughly and masterfully restored home lives like a Kalorama estate situated in the heart of prestigious Georgetown. Boasting over 7,000 square feet of interior space (plus a 550 sq. ft. attached garage), this turn-key home offers grand spaces for large-scale entertaining, yet is well-proportioned for comfortable and practical family living. Highlights include soaring
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
Dramatic penthouse in unique 7-unit building in the heart of Georgetown featuring an open floor plan, walls of windows with views of the Potomac River, gourmet kitchen with large stone center island, office with custom wood built-ins, a large terrace with river views, 3 private entrances, and 4 bedroom suites. Front desk concierge and 4-car reserved garage parking. Vacant and easy to show. PLEASE SEE TOURS FOR 3D TOUR.
New Price! Wonderful value in Georgetown's Coveted East Village! This impressive, semi-detached 5 Bedroom, 5.5 Bath, 4,850 square foot home 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
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.
High Style Living in Georgetown. Stunning 3,538 sq.ft. of contemporary light-filled living space in prestigious 1055 High/Georgetown. 3 bedroom suites, library, gourmet kitchen, 2 private entrances, 24-hour concierge, 2-car underground parking, walls of windows, multiple exposures, including urban, garden and canal views, in sophisticated 7-unit building. located in the Georgetown Waterfront community.
This beautifully modern residence
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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