On the Market: A corner of Paris in the heart of Georgetown

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The facade showing side garden and balcony off the living room. Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.
The facade showing side garden and balcony off the living room. Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.

The white brick and black-shuttered home at 1314 28th St NW wears its age beautifully. Built in 1801, the semi-detached Federalist townhouse has been extensively redesigned and reimagined. It presents a spacious, light-filled interior. And it’s also a secluded garden à la Française that’s straight out of the tonier arrondissements in Paris.

Spanning a full block in Georgetown’s East Village, the residence offers 5127 square feet of living space. The house includes five full bedrooms (plus a bonus room), two half-baths, six wood-burning fireplaces, smart home HVAC, and host of elegant details—from original millwork, wide-plank pine flooring, brass door pulls, and other architectural elements to high-end finishings and fixtures throughout.

Moreover, there’s also room for three-car parking and a grandfathered easement for a pool. The property is on the market for $5,650,000.

An appropriately forest green door anchors the façade and opens into marble-floored entryway. This leads up a few stairs to the foyer. The main staircase is to the left. Beyond that, the au pair suite has its own entrance and contain a very pretty bedroom, full bath, sitting room, and laundry area. There’s also a sink and Maytag washer and dryer.

To the right of the foyer is the library with a vintage beamed ceiling, walls of custom storage (closets and bookcases), and working fireplace whose carved stone mantel resembles driftwood.

Furthermore, up on the main level is a bright and airy living and entertaining space. Like the library below, the living room includes oversized windows and fireplace with a classically-inspired mantel. Off one end of the room is a balcony that overlooks the side garden. Off the other, a double door opens into a bookcase-lined dining room. Indeed, this is where a set of French doors leads onto a slate patio.

A view of the family room from the book-lined dining area. Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.
A view of the family room from the book-lined dining area. Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.

There’s a private garden richly landscaped with an array of flowering and evergreen trees and shrubs—dogwoods, magnolias, hollies, hydrangeas, boxwood and Japanese maple—and a wall-high fountain for added visual appeal.

From the patio, French doors take you back into the house via the sun room/conservatory with a vaulted ceiling, skylight and three walls of floor-to-ceiling paned windows.

It flows into a gracious living room and charming French country kitchen with grey granite counters, open shelving and white cabinets with nickel hardware. Appliances include a stainless KitchenAid French door refrigerator/freezer, Bosch dishwasher, and a Uline wine cooler. There’s also two Miele ovens and six-burner gas range.

The balcony off the living room is ornamented with decorative wrought iron. Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.
The balcony off the living room is ornamented with decorative wrought iron. Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.

Moreover, the private residences—bedrooms, private baths, and bonus room—are on the second and third levels. On the second floor, there are two bedrooms (one with a fireplace) that share an en-suite Jack-and-Jill bathroom with two-sink vanity with quartz counter, glass shower, and Waterworks and Kohler fixtures. There’s also a soaking tub with quartz wainscoting and skylight overhead.

Additionally, the owner’s suite comprises an abundantly lit bedroom (it faces south and west) with a fireplace. It also has a dressing room with deep-walk-in closets, two baths, a frameless glass shower and soaking tub, quartz counters, and high-end fixtures (Waterworks and Kohler).

Furthermore, there is a romantic bedroom with a vaulted ceiling on the third level. The home also features a full hall bathroom. And there’s a bonus room where you can gaze upon the back garden from an ample window seat.

The back patio and formal French garden. Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.
The back patio and formal French garden. Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.

Located in the historic East Village, the home is blocks away from the Georgetown waterfront and the lively restaurant and retail scene on Wisconsin Avenue and M St NW. It offers easy access to the West End and points east and west via numerous bus lines.

The semi-detached Federal townhouse at 1314 28th St NW is listed for $5,650,000 with Washington Fine Properties. For details, contact Jean Hanan, 202-494-8157 or Jean.Hanan@wfp.com. For a visual tour, visit https://bit.ly/2N2ydQT.