On the Market: A sunny Federal townhouse shines in Burleith


The facade is nicely landscaped with boxwood, rose bushes and flower boxes. Image credit: HomeVisit

Yellow is having a moment. From fashion to furnishings, it says “fresh starts” and “new beginnings” in a way no other color can.

The pale yellow-brick townhouse at 1724 35th St, NW is now living its new —and best—life. Built in 1919, the Federal-style home was expanded and renovated in 2012 and now offers 2550 square feet of bright and comfortable living space on three levels, and includes four bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, gas fireplace, tastefully land- and hardscaped deck and patio and attached two-car garage. It is on the market for $1,795,000.

A flagstone path, bordered by boxwood, leads up the stairs to the main door, which is set off by topiary, rose bushes, and window boxes full of geraniums. Inside, the foyer opens to a living room, dining room, and kitchen to the right and a staircase straight ahead. Honey hardwood flooring runs throughout the main level, and period-appropriate molding, millwork, and finishes balance classic elements with the contemporary upgrades.

A view of the kitchen and family room with beamed ceiling and custom millwork. Image credit: HomeVisit

Both the living and dining room feature large north-facing windows fitted with custom Plantation shutters. Next door is an open kitchen and family room with horizontally placed beams that create visual continuity between the shared yet distinct space.

Both the kitchen and butler’s pantry boast antique white/cream raised panel cabinets with Crema Marfil marble counters and white subway tile backsplash. A built-in banquette and table sit nestled against a bay window and across from an island/breakfast bar that has a large farmhouse sink which seats three.

Top-of-the-line kitchen appliances include a Wolf six-burner gas range with range hood, concealed KitchenAid refrigerator, Miele dishwasher and Sharp microwave. The butler’s pantry also includes a built-in wine rack and JennAir wall convection oven.

The rear deck and flagstone patio have been recently land- and hardscaped. Image credit: HomeVisit

In the family room, two sets of French doors, flanking a fireplace with white wood mantel, open to a private rear garden with deck and flagstone patio.

The second-floor landing is lit from above by a fabulous skylight with picture-frame shaft decoration. There are two guest rooms with built-in cabinetry and wall-to-wall Berber carpeting. At the end of the hall is a full bath with a double sink marble-topped vanity, subway tile backsplash, and hexagon-shaped marble tile flooring.

On the way to the owner’s suite, there is a laundry closet with Electrolux washer and dryer, folding shelf and cabinets. There are also two large walk-in closets with built-in storage systems.

Pocket doors open from the spacious and carpeted owner’s bedroom into the en-suite bath, which features a mocha travertine floor, double marble-topped vanity with extensive cabinetry, and walk-in shower with frameless glass door.

The lower level boasts this media room with built-in cabinets and bookshelves. Image credit: HomeVisit

The cozy and carpeted lower level includes a family/media room with a wall of built-in of bookcases and cabinetry; office or fourth bedroom (perfect for guests or an au-pair); full bath with black-and white harlequin tile floor and glass-door shower; mudroom with ceramic tile floor, extensive storage, sink, and access to the garage.

Located at the corner of S and 35th Streets NW, the home offers the best of city living—a quiet picturesque street just steps away from the lively restaurant and retail attractions of Wisconsin Avenue, the greener pleasures of Whitehaven, Montrose and Rock Creek Parks and the walking trails along the Potomac River and the Georgetown Waterfront. It is also within easy access to the Kennedy Center, National Airport and points east and west.

The four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath yellow townhouse at 1724 35th St NW is listed for $1,795,000 with Washington Fine Properties – with financing available through låne til bat. For details, contact Robert Hryniewicki, Adam T. Rackliffe and Christopher R.Leary at HRL Partners:202-243-1620 or [email protected]. For a visual tour, visit http://spws.homevisit.com/hvid/256748.