"Rarely can you find a house on a sublimely quiet street in the middle of the city that also offers the walkability you want. Add to that extensive renovations throughout all 4 floors and you’ve found the perfect place to call home!"
On a quiet, tree lined street in Dupont Circle is the Washington dream home you’ve been waiting for. Built in 1905, this lovely Victorian has been exquisitely renovated and brought into the modern age without losing a modicum of timeless grace.
Entering from a quaint brick sidewalk, one is greeted by picture perfect living spaces and gleaming heart of pine floors. A sweeping central stairway makes the house feel large and bright. At the first level is an entry hall, dining room with fireplace and a front bay living room, also with fireplace. A marvelous kitchen boasts tin ceiling tiles, ornate crown molding, granite counters, wood and glass cabinetry, recessed stainless steel appliances and wine cooler, a granite cooking island with gas cooktop and a secondary sink set into a granite-top cabinet. Windows curve around the perimeter, adding a dramatic ambience. There is also a powder room at this level for the convenience of family and friends.
Two lovely bedrooms and a full bath with granite vanity and classic tiles are at the second level, along with a glorious library with custom bookcases and cabinets, surround sound and a fireplace. The library could also be used as a large bedroom. The top story is devoted to the splendid master suite featuring a barrel vaulted ceiling, a row of south-facing windows, hidden lighting and a tiled fireplace set into a wall of custom cabinetry. A private dressing hall with bountiful closet space and sink leads to a stunningly redone master bath with marble-top dual vanity, marble deep soaking tub, frameless glass shower and marble brick finishes. There’s also a fun office alcove with French doors leading to a gorgeous roof deck with wood flooring, planters, benches, trestles and outdoor speakers.
As an added bonus, there’s an excavated and fully finished English basement with radiant floors, a living area, sleeping quarters, sliding barn door, built-ins, full bath, exercise room and tons of storage. Additionally, there’s a paved back yard that serves as your private parking space. Among the many extras in this 3,204 square foot home are skylights, glass bricks, double-pane and Paladin windows, dual-zone HVAC and a security system.
Stretching for just a single quiet block, Willard Street is a leafy oasis between 17th and 18th Streets. Despite the secluded feel, you’ll still be steps from Dupont Circle’s famed restaurants, shops and yoga studios. Even when businesses are closed for walk-in service, many offer pickup or delivery. Jump start your morning via ThreeFifty Bakery and Coffee, or Jolt ‘N’ Bolt Coffee and Tea House, each about a half-block away. Bars and restaurants within strolling distance include Regent, Rebellion, Lauriol Plaza, Jack Rose, Keren, Exiles, Bar Charley, Busboys and Poets and more. The Chocolate House is just around the corner and Champorama Park is just two blocks north. Beyond the immeasurable charm of landmark buildings, sidewalk cafes and the famed Dupont Fountain is the convenient in-town accessibility, surrounded by Kalorama, Adams Morgan, Logan Circle, Downtown, Georgetown and the West End. There’s also the convenience of the Dupont Circle and U Street Metros.
Built-Ins, Carpet, Chair Railings, Crown Moldings, Curved Staircase, Floor Plan-Traditional, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Kitchen - Eat-In, Kitchen - Gourmet, Master Bath(s), Recessed Lighting, Soaking Tub, Tub Shower, Upgraded Countertops, Walk-in Closet(s), Wood Floors, 4 Fireplace(s), Mantel(s), Screen, Built-In Microwave, Cooktop, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Oven-Wall, Oven/Range-Gas, Refrigerator, Stainless Steel Appliances, Washer, Water Heater, Accessibility Features: None, Window Features: Atrium, Bay/Bow