This historic red brick residence was originally constructed in 1808 and built in the typical Federal style that characterizes Georgetown. The spectacular residence was home to Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge, a Bostonian senator and ambassador of illustrious pedigree, and his wife in 1947 for over 30 years. The house has been exceptionally maintained and many of the original period details are still found throughout. Notable original elements include the mellowed wide pine floors, elegant crown moldings, fireplaces, and Palladian and fan windows. The house is flooded with sunlight, featuring both northern and south exposures, and high ceilings on the main level. There are generously scaled entertaining rooms and an easy flow from indoors to outdoors via multiple sets of French doors throughout the main floor. The home enters into a wide center hall, which offers seamless transition to the formal rooms on the main level. The library off the hall was part of an addition in the 1920s, which also added the garage below. The library affords built-in bookshelves housed in arched casings and a charming window seat which looks out to the street below. Also accessible from the hall is the distinguished double living room with two fireplaces with original brick heaths and period mantles. French doors from the living room lead to the impressive flagstone terrace, which is shaded by an old wisteria arbor. The nearby dining room can host large gatherings and features period chair rail and crown moldings. The dining room also accesses the rear patio from two sets of French doors. The adjoining kitchen provides enough room for a breakfast table and features a gas stove and oven, two dishwashers, and a private back staircase to the second floor. There is also the added convenience of a powder room on the main level. The beautiful original front staircase leads to the second floor. This floor offers three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and a multitude of other flexible spaces. The primary suite is well-appointed with multiple walk-in closets, a sitting room, private balcony overlooking the pool and gardens, and a marble en-suite bathroom. It also provides convenient access to the secondary laundry room. There is an additional oversized bedroom suite on the front of the house with two fireplaces and an en-suite bathroom. Towards the back staircase, there is a charming staff suite with a full bathroom. The third floor offers two sizable additional bedrooms, a full bathroom, and an office. The lower level of the residence is finished with a staff/in-law bedroom, full bathroom, laundry room, utility room, storage, and a separate egress to the street. The extremely private rear exterior features a lovely garden and terrace designed by the late Lester Collins. The large terrace features a sizable 40’ lap pool and the lovely garden was designed to require minimum maintenance. This impressive property also includes a one-car garage and driveway. The house is within close walking distance to neighborhood favorite restaurants, shops, and the C&O Canal.
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