Built in 1930, this stately Federal Revival residence exudes the design and proportions typical of a popular style stemming from classical antiquity. Sited on a prominent, private lot, this stunning residence offers luxurious living with large-scale entertaining, while retaining an intimacy and warmth reserved for comfortable family living. The house has undergone extensive updating through collaboration between two masters, award-winning BOWA builders and internationally renowned interior designer Darryl Carter. The renovations were done using the highest quality fixtures and finishes with no detail overlooked. The main level features a gracious entry foyer, which leads to a handsome tiger maple paneled library/office. The elegant living room is complemented with high ceiling, impressive moldings, and a wood-burning fireplace. It opens to a light-filled family room that is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides and provides direct access to the terrace and rear pool-size yard. Neighboring the living room is a grand formal dining room with ornate moldings, an elegant ceiling medallion, and a newly added dry bar and china cabinet. There is a fully renovated chef’s grade kitchen with large windows, high-end appliances, heated floors, abundant cabinet space, and a newly added mudroom. A breakfast room, which can be completely closed off with pocket doors, has numerous bookshelves and is illuminated by an abundance of natural light. Additionally, there is the added convenience of a newly renovated powder room. The second level includes a light-filled primary suite complemented by an impressive renovated dressing room and an elegant marble bathroom. There are two additional bedrooms on this level, two full bathrooms, and a generously proportioned second floor center hall that is flooded with sunlight by an impressive Adam-style skylight on the third floor. The remarkable third floor includes a large-scale gallery or family room with a ceiling height of nearly eleven-feet along with splendid views overlooking the rear garden, Rock Creek Park, and the National Cathedral. Additionally, on this floor there are two more bedrooms, both with large closets and their own private en-suite bathrooms. The lower level features an au-pair/staff quarters or guest suite with an en-suite bathroom, living room, and kitchenette. In addition, there is an impressive home gym with a wall of glass and high ceilings. There is a nearby powder room, laundry room, ample storage and mechanical rooms, and a separate entrance to the exterior. This exceptional residence has a three-car garage, a gorgeous pool-size flat rear yard, a covered dining terrace, and upper and lower entertaining terraces separated by an impressive antique balustrade. The four-person capacity elevator goes to all levels and there is a full-stair walk up access to the roof with three-hundred-and sixty-degree views of Washington, DC.
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