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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Unique new listing in Georgetown! 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,
Discreetly positioned behind a classic 19th Century facade, this stunning residence captures the finest elements of contemporary design adapted for gracious daily living. Once owned by socialite Evalyn Walsh McLean, the last private owner of the Hope Diamond, 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 gracious
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.
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. Third level features 4 bedrooms and 4 full baths, and the master suite occupies the entire 4th level with two full baths, sitting room, and private roof deck.
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
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!
NYC-Style in DC Georgetown. Stunning 3,538 sq.ft. of contemporary light-filled space in prestigious 1055 High/Georgetown, located in the Georgetown Waterfront community. 3BR, library, 3.5 baths, 2 garage parking + storage and large private terrace. Expansive MBR suite overlooking bustling city life and beautiful canal. Pristine designer closets, serene spa-inspired baths, gourmet kitchen. Rooftop heated pool, fitness room, garden lounge,
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
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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