Architectural Digest-Worthy, Logan Circle Grand Dame!
With its awe-inspiring two-story copper bay window and historic details throughout, this 7 bedroom, 7 full baths, 3 half baths residence is the perfect marriage of past and present.
Originally constructed in 1892, 1329 R Street has been fully renovated with an eye toward preserving and restoring the home’s historic elements while updating it for luxurious modern living. Offering more than 6,500 square feet of meticulously restored living space, key features of the extra-wide 25’ house include an eat-in chef’s kitchen, dual primary suites, wood paneled library, three restored fireplaces, and an elevator providing direct access to every level including the penthouse and an expansive roof deck with outdoor kitchen, hot tub, and monument views.
With an impressively intricate fruitwood staircase welcoming its guests, the main level has a double-parlor layout with a dedicated living and sitting room separated by pocket doors, each graced with its own wood-burning/gas fireplace. These rooms connect to the main dining room that lead into an expansive Chef’s kitchen with an eat-in island and breakfast area, high-end appliances sure to please the most discerning entertainer, a separate beverage refrigerator, ice-maker and two dishwashers.
Connected to the kitchen by a separate modern staircase, the terrace level holds a family room plumbed for a catering kitchen, a half bath, a bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a mudroom with laundry, an AV closet and a wine refrigerator. The upper levels feature expansive living spaces with the second floor holding one of two primary suites, a handsome wood-paneled library with its original fireplace and bay window, a guest bedroom and a large bathroom. A “talking tube” with the home’s original keys hanging from it subtly sits outside the library, juxtaposing the residence’s past with its contemporary surroundings.
The home’s third level includes the second primary suite with sleek built-ins, motorized blackout shades, and a spa-like bathroom with radiant heated floors, an oversized tub, double vanity sinks, and a dual-headed steam shower with body sprays. This level is complete with a wet bar that holds a sink, beverage refrigerator, ice-maker, dishwasher, and stacked laundry, perfectly sited between a family/media room and two bedroom suites
One of this residence’s many wow-factors is ascending by modern stair or elevator to the penthouse sunroom with half bath that opens to a massive rooftop deck. With over eleven hundred square feet of entertaining space and monument views, this outdoor oasis holds a kitchen, gas grill, a stainless-steel hot tub, a spa shower, and gas fire table.
Renovated in 2017 and preserved as a single-family home, 1329 R St NW was reborn with an eye towards preserving its historic elements while thoughtfully inserting hallmarks of modern living. It is fully networked throughout with Cat 6 cable, whole-house Sonos sound system, Lutron programmable lighting, a security system that includes multi-warning sensors, an all-level access home elevator, 2 car secured parking and Tesla charger.
The original sign of Dr. Westanna Byrom, the first Black female dentist to open her office doors to DC residents marks the entrance to a nearly 800 square foot fully renovated and legally separate 1 Bedroom English basement apartment which could generate rental income or be used for extended family or staff.
1329 R St NW offers a unique opportunity to own a truly functional and architecturally significant residence meticulously maintained and restored for the contemporary tastes of today’s family.