Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Victorian Style, Modern Amenities Found in Old Town Alexandria Home
Victorian charm meets modern living in this three-bedroom townhouse in Old Town Alexandria. Enter through the front door while admiring the stained glass window above, and you'll be in the living room with a bay window and gas fireplace. The formal dining room comes with a chandelier, crown molding, chair rail and hardwood floors. The kitchen fits modern lifestyles with granite counters, stainless steel appliances and custom cabinets. French doors lead from the kitchen to a garden with its own fountain. A Victorian staircase leads to the second level, where there are three bedrooms and original hardwood floors. The primary suite has its own balcony and renovated bathroom.
Friday, October 14, 2022
Home to first Black woman with D.C. dental office lists for $5 million
Some houses are filled with so much history and historical features that they are more like museums than homes. You can't imagine anyone with young children in such a house. But this stately rowhouse in the Logan Circle neighborhood of Northwest Washington has been home to a family of four for more than a decade. James Iker and his husband Hayes Nuss moved into the house in 2008 and raised their now 12-year-old twins in it. "It doesn't live like a museum at all," Iker said. "It's built to work for a family. It's been a very functional house. It's a big house, but we use every bit of it." "The roof deck is definitely my favorite part of the house, especially in the mornings," Iker said. Even with the modernizations, many period features were preserved, most notably the fireplace mantels and tile surrounds in the living room, sitting room and library. The sitting, living and dining rooms are separated by pocket doors. They also kept a "talking tube," an early intercom system, which can be found in the upstairs hallway. Behind the house, there are two parking spaces with an electric car charger. The seven-bedroom, 10-bathroom, 6,600-square-foot house is listed at $4,995,000.
Thursday, October 13, 2022
Fully Renovated $3.1M Arlington Home Offers Private Front Dining Patio
Welcome to 1801 North Herndon St., a beautiful custom classic colonial fully renovated and expanded by BCN in 2016 with a 0.25 acre lot that was meticulously crafted and designed by landscape architect Scott Brinitzer. Sitting proud on a corner lot, the home boasts 5 bedrooms, 5 full baths, 3 gas fireplaces, a two car side-loading garage, over 6,500 finished square feet, a front private dining patio and a back patio with a built-in gas fireplace. This gorgeous sun-filled home is the quintessential offering of classic architecture coupled with modern elegance.
Friday, September 30, 2022
Rooftop And Elevator Featured At $2.1M Old Town Alexandria House
In Alexandria, a $2 million price tag comes with a townhouse with an elevator and five levels, including a rooftop terrace. This four-bedroom, five-bathroom home is four blocks from the waterfront and offers a glimpse of the Potomac River from its rooftop. The nearly 4,000 square feet of living space includes bedroom suites, entertainment spaces and an elevator takes residents to all levels. Outside, there's a covered lower terrace and rear lawn, but the highlight is the spacious rooftop terrace that can be found on the top level.
Thursday, September 22, 2022
$8.9M Potomac Estate Features 300-Year-Old Imported French Fireplace
A masterful collaboration between renowned architect Glenn Chen Fong, McHale Landscape designer Julie Patronik, and interior designer Gerald Smith, this extraordinary four-acre estate in Potomac is truly unparalleled. With a decidedly European influence, the French Country Manor is wrapped in imported stone and Boral brick, with hand-hewn rough-sawn columns and braces, lush gardens, and a host of stunning outdoor spaces. Approached by a long tree-lined tumble-paved drive, the majestic residence features incredible roof-lines and stature, balanced perfectly by enchanting flowered window boxes and stone terraces. Offering 14,000 square feet of living space, the home has consistent finishing on every floor: with the lower level as beautiful as the main and upper floors. There are fabulous sight lines from every angle, with the outdoors seamlessly blended into the fabric of the home. The primary spaces include reception areas, elegant formal living and dining rooms, and the kitchen of any chef's dream.
Friday, September 16, 2022
Georgetown's Decatur House Lists for $7.9 Million
The entrance to the house is reached by a small set of stairs leading up from the brick sidewalk. The entry door is framed by a fan light and sidelights. A library with a wood-burning fireplace is to the right of the center hall. The ceilings on the main level are 12 1/2 feet tall. The 21-by-34-foot living room spans the back of the house. Four sets of French doors open to a porch. There is a wood-burning fireplace at each end of the room. The 17-by-29-foot dining room has a wood-burning fireplace and two triple-sash windows. The kitchen is on the lower level. A family room, wine cellar and a bedroom with en suite bathroom are also on this floor. The owner's suite is on the second floor. The bedroom has doors that open to a balcony. The bedroom and the dressing room each have a fireplace. This floor also has two additional bedrooms and bathrooms. The top level has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. An elevator runs to the three of the four floors, but not the top level. A brick path in the gardens leads to a large, circular fountain.
Friday, September 9, 2022
Georgian House in Woodland Normanstone on Market for $10.9 Million
A gated entry and a steep set of stairs lead to the front of the house. The entrance door opens to a stately foyer with formal living and dining rooms on either side, each with a wood-burning fireplace and 10 1/2 - foot ceilings. On the left side of the house, the kitchen is connected to the dining room by a butler's pantry. The kitchen has marble countertops, marble backsplash, a walk-in pantry, two dishwashers, a double wall oven and a six-burner gas range. A breakfast room is attached to the kitchen and overlooks the backyard. The wood-paneled library has a wood-burning fireplace and built-in shelving and cabinetry. The owner's suite takes up most of the left side of the house on the second floor. The bedroom has a sitting area and a wood-burning fireplace. There are two walk-in closets and a bathroom with two vanities, a marble soaking tub and a separate marble shower with a steam feature. Two additional bedrooms with en suite bathrooms are on this level. The top level has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a family room. The lower level has a bedroom with en suite bathroom, a temperature controlled wine cellar with two wine refrigerators and an exercise room. The garage, which can fit two cars end-to-end, is also on this level. An elevator runs to all four levels. The backyard has a large flagstone patio for entertaining, a covered porch, a grilling area, a fountain and terraced landscaping. Plantings include hollies, magnolia, crepe myrtles, boxwoods, azaleas, camellias, roses and hydrangeas.
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
1912 Cleveland Park House Lists for $2.6 million
The spacious, tree-shaded front porch and the large front door, with transom and sidelights, welcomes visitors to the home. A marker identifies the house as a contributing structure of the Cleveland Park Historic District. Inside the house, many period features remain. The music room to the left of the foyer has parquet flooring, leaded-glass windows and a floor-to-ceiling mirror surrounded with gilded bas-relief sculptures that are repeated in plaques above the indoor fishpond. Korns said artisans who worked on Washington National Cathedral are believed to have done the plaster work. A large stone fireplace anchors the living room. The dining room has a coffered ceiling, tall wainscoting with wallpapered panels, and a period chandelier and sconces. The breakfast room, next to the dining room, has ornate leaded-glass windows.
Friday, August 12, 2022
Kalorama house is on the market for $4.5 million
After taking possession of the house, Mirta Lopez worked closely with Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen and Bath in Bethesda, Md., to update it. On the third floor, the owner's suite bathroom and dressing room were transformed. The fourth-floor bathroom also was redone. Carpeting was removed, revealing near-pristine hardwood floors. Both kitchens - the main one on the second level and the catering one on the first level - were revamped. A room next to the main kitchen was turned into a breakfast area. But several of the home's features were not touched, including the sweeping spiral stairway and the wall of windows next to it, both of which span all four levels. In the marble foyer, the sculptural stairway provides a stately entry to the house. Because the house is built into a hill, both the entry level and the second level open up to the outdoors. The living room has several glass French doors that lead to a walled courtyard in the rear. There is parking for three cars in front of the house, and a cleverly concealed, attached garage has room for a fourth car. Rather than a traditional garage door, the opening of the garage looks like a set of glass French doors with shutters.
Friday, July 29, 2022
Tilden Gardens Co-Op Apartment Offered at $2.6 Million
"It has an exterior entrance, so we didn't feel like it was an apartment," Rupp said. "I kind of had a sense that it was a house attached to an apartment with the benefits of a front desk out the back door, somebody to accept deliveries, somebody to watch over things." Rupp and O'Bryon undertook an extensive renovation. They installed hardwood floors, a gas fireplace and octagonal skylights in the main room. They added a library, a fourth bedroom and laundry facilities. They redid the kitchen and enlarged the bedroom windows. But they left many of the period features, such as the beams and arches in the main room. "What we didn't change is what attracted us in the first place," Rupp said.
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