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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Just listed! Extremely rare and special opportunity in the heart of Georgetown! One of the few true estates in Georgetown! This property, which includes 11,100 square feet of living space spans over 0.68 acres of impeccably designed gardens, multiple out buildings, a pool, a parking lot, greenhouses and more. The 10 bedroom, 6.5 bathroom main residence features three stunning public rooms which include the parlor, library, and dining room, an
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.
The striking revitalization of 1315 31st St NW is a beautiful collaboration of designers and craftsmen, ultimately culminating in a paramount residence that discreetly blends in with the stately streetscape of Georgetown, while at the same time exuding an unforgettable, contemporary interior. Completely detached and just one of two homes on this block, this home has been remastered to suit nearly every lifestyle. Spanning approximately 7,200
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
1688 31st St NW, known as The Taft Mansion, is a legendary Georgetown home ideally sited between Tudor Place and Dumbarton Oaks on one of the most sought-after streets in Washington, DC. Since 1870, the Taft Mansion has been the scene of countless elegant parties, sophisticated dinners and stylish fundraisers where Presidents, Political Leaders, Cabinet Members, Supreme Court Justices and Ambassadors rubbed elbows with business tycoons,
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,
Sought after Wormley Row. NEWLY BUILT in 2013, this classic federal with high ceilings, abundant light, specialty millwork and ELEVATOR was the builders MODEL HOME and includes speciality upgrades throughout. This captivating residence offers the best in Georgetown living with every modern convenience imaginable. A TOTAL OF FIVE BEDROOMS, FOUR FULL BATHS, plus TWO POWDER ROOMS. Custom finishes include wide plank reclaimed oak wood floors,
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
Prominently presiding at the corner of Prospect and Bank Street, Georgetowns historic Wormley School offers only a few discerning residents unparalleled curb appeal, privacy, and sophistication, all within close proximity of the best restaurants and shopping in Washington. Penthouse 6 boasts over 4,500 square feet across two-floors with rich hardwood flooring, soaring ceiling heights and timeless finishes & treatments throughout. The main
One-of-a-kind waterfront penthouse with 3 bedrooms plus den and spectacular panoramic riverscape from 5,000 sqft terrace: private heated pool and spa with waterfall, fountain, extensive gardens, abundant elegant outdoor living and dining venues. Thoroughly custom architectural masterpiece with generously scaled rooms, three fireplaces, luxurious master bath, 2-car parking. Full service class A building.
Elegant detached Georgetown residence featuring historical architectural details, combined with modern amenities and systems. The main level includes a gracious foyer, light-filled formal living room with 8~ windows and a fireplace, library or office with a fireplace, formal dining room, and an eat-in kitchen with an exposed brick wall and breakfast area. The second floor has a spacious master suite with a fireplace and luxurious bathroom with
This beautiful residence offers over 2,500 square feet of updated living space with serene views of the C&O Canal. The floor to ceiling windows provide the home with abundant natural light throughout. There is an expansive open floor plan that offers a large living room with a fireplace, newly renovated chef's kitchen by Barnes Vanze Architects, generously sized dining room, a den/family room, and large private outdoor terrace with natural
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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