Baths: 3 (full) | 1 (half)
"This 4 level home has had significant updates making it a turn-key offering in a wonderfully walkable location! Restaurants, the parks, shops and the metro are all within 3 blocks and this kitchen will make you want to never leave home!"
Ideally located on one of the prettiest streets in the Kalorama Triangle, this beautifully renovated Georgian Revival welcomes you. From the elevated front walkway, the multilevel townhouse presents magnificently, with a projecting front bay, patterned brickwork and exquisite cornice detailing. Step through the wide front door, and into a warm and comfortable embrace.
From the front foyer, you’ll immediately sense the authentic tone of the home. Classic millwork, paneling and built-ins have been lovingly preserved, including leather capped railings on a memorable staircase. Vintage strip hardwood floors exude a cozy glow. Luxurious modernity also has its place, coexisting in perfect harmony throughout. Touring the main living level, you’ll first discover a lovely front dining room with triple bay windows and elegant fireplace.
A completely remodeled and repositioned gourmet kitchen is the natural centerpiece of the home; a wonderful place to gather as culinary delights are created. Among the highlights are custom floor-to-ceiling cabinetry, two sinks and two kitchen workspaces, panelized upscale stainless steel appliances, stone counters and an island. A picturesque archway leads to the living room, with a wood and glass door opening to a charming covered porch, and a private back yard with brick patio and wooden fencing. It’s the perfect place for dining al fresco or simply relaxing. A private garage off the back alley has been nicely opened to the back yard for easy access.
Private quarters are found on the top two stories. The second level features a huge family room with four windows, a front bay and a gorgeous fireplace and mantel. There’s two guest bedrooms, one of which includes a newly rebuilt balcony overlooking the back yard. The top level features a large owners’ bedroom with triple windows and fireplace, along with two more bedrooms. One of the bedrooms is currently used as a playroom, with a sink for fast and easy clean-up. All of the bathrooms throughout the home have been meticulously redone.
Of special note is the amount of space and the multitude of rooms throughout, allowing for numerous work-from-home and exercise areas. The lower level offers yet more options, with exposed brick walls, a guest bedroom, separate entry, a laundry room with sink and side-by-side washer and dryer, and a remodeled full bath including a deep-soaking claw-foot tub. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, this one-of-a-kind home is ready for its next chapter to begin.
Living in the Kalorama Triangle
A memorable home deserves the proper setting. In this case, you’ll be on a quiet one-way street with a gracious canopy of trees, and steps from Biltmore Triangle Garden. Other tranquil greenspaces within strolling distance include Walter Pierce Park with its fenced play area for dogs, as well as Woodley Park and Kalorama Park.
The highly walkable and tightknit community features numerous great restaurants, markets and coffee houses along Columbia Road as well as the 18th Street corridor. Just a sampling would include Mintwood Place, Perry’s, Lapis, Grill from Ipanema, Pitango Gelato & Café, Starbucks, Philz Coffee, Tryst, Yes! Organic market, and Streets Market.
The neighborhood’s origins date back to Belair, a hilly estate renamed Kalorama in 1802, translating in Greek to “beautiful view.” Today, the scenic enclave with its embassies and landmarks remains one of Washington’s most alluring veins of architectural grandeur. A plaque by the front door of 1945 Biltmore proudly commemorates its inclusion into the Capitol Historic Trust.