Couldn’t get to Spain this summer? ¡No se preocupe! (no worries). The spirit of Spain (well, its architectural tradition) is alive and well in Foxhall | Berkley.
The private villa at 1938 Foxview View Circle NW is surrounded by parkland and offers romantic views inside and out, with curated design elements—like exposed beams, decorative ceramic tile, Mediterranean-style landscaping, pergolas and a fountain—contributing to the sophisticated yet rustic Iberian vibe.
Built in 2016 by award-winning GTM Architects and Sandy Spring Builders, the 7,050-square-foot stucco, cedar and brick home includes five bedrooms (four full and two half baths), three fireplaces (two outside) as well as three levels of outdoor living/entertaining space—loggias, patios and columned terraces. There is also a two-car garage with a cobblestone motor court. It is on the market for $3,995,000.
The drama starts at the door—a massive and burled wood slab set in an arched entryway. It opens into an expansive high-ceilinged foyer, set off by a wagon-wheel chandelier and wide plank wood oak floor. To the right is a mudroom leading to the garage (via a pergola-topped breezeway) and a library/office lined with custom-built bookcases and cabinetry. Double doors open onto a terrace that looks out over the fountain and patio below.
To the left is a formal dining room with wood-beamed ceiling and leaded glass windows that lead to a barrel-vaulted space enclosing the butler’s pantry and wine cellar. The pantry has a terra cotta floor, custom wood cabinets, and a limestone countertop. An arched iron gate reveals a wine cellar (also visible from the dining room) with stone walls.
Furthermore, the limestone counter, beamed ceilings, and the terra cotta flooring continue into the large gourmet kitchen, which also picks up the wood cabinetry and window trim seen elsewhere in the house. It also serves up a limestone farmhouse sink and such high-end appliances as a stainless Wolf six-burner range top with a griddle, double oven, custom vent hood. There’s also an integrated Bosch dishwasher and Sub-Zero refrigerator (freezer drawers are located in the large island).
Off the kitchen is the breakfast room with two sets of French doors and a fireplace. It opens onto a covered terrace overlooking the patio on the lower level.
Completing the main level is the family room, which has an expansive view of neighboring Glover-Archbold park. French doors open onto another terrace, which, like the family room, is furnished with a gas fireplace.
Three bedrooms (one with en-suite bath and two with a Jack-and-Jill) plus the owner’s suite make up the second level. The three guest rooms feature double-door closets with automatic lighting and custom shelving. Off the back bedroom is a Juliet balcony with a view of the rear garden and park.
The guest baths, each dressed in their own uniquely patterned ceramic tile floors and walls, have Toto Washlet toilets, large vanities, and Grohe fixtures. There is a frameless glass shower in the guest en-suite bath and a jetted Kohler tub in the Jack-and-Jill.
Moreover, on the way to the owner’s wing is a very elegant laundry room with a Bosch washer and dryer, farmhouse sink with Lille Herbeau France fixtures, and a white cabinetry with a quartz countertop. There is also a GE Monogram under-counter beverage refrigerator to lend a little joy to washday drudgery.
The owner’s suite is set in its own serene wing at the far end of the hall. The bright bedroom has exposed wood beams and two sets of French doors that open on to a covered balcony. A vestibule off the bedroom holds two deep walk-in closets with custom built-ins and automatic lighting.
The owner’s bath is attractively arrayed in custom tile and luxuriously furnished with a free-standing Victoria + Albert tub with a parkside view. There’s a frameless glass shower, two separate vanities with limestone countertops, and closeted commode with Toto washlet toilet and bidet.
The lower level supplies plenty of storage throughout its many rooms, which include a large recreation room; an entertainment/screening room with wet bar (Wolf microwave, Bosch dishwasher, Scotsman ice-maker, Sub-Zero refrigerator drawers); fifth bedroom with en-suite bath; and a second laundry room and craft room with “distressed” blue door. This floor also opens to the outdoors, the suite of loggias, and the patio.
Located in Foxview, a newer enclave within Berkley, the home offers exceptional privacy and woodland views with easy access to Georgetown, MacArthur Boulevard, the Kennedy Center, and points east and west.
The Spanish revival at 1938 Foxview Circle NW is listed for $3,995,000 with Washington Fine Properties. For details, contact Robert Hryniewicki, Adam T. Rackliffe and Christopher R. Leary at HRL Partners: 202-243-1620 or Robert.H@wfp.com. For a virtual tour, visit Washington Fine Properties’ website.