From the outside, this Foxhall colonial gives nothing away. Its traditional brick and shuttered facade with columned portico and lush plantings would be at home in any high-end neighborhood in the city. Inside, however, there is a whole different look and vibe.
Built in 1935, the house at 1726 Hoban Road NW in the tiny Colony Hill neighborhood has recently received the Cinderella treatment — a grand makeover that has ornamented every room with luxe finishes, custom millwork, gleaming hardwood floors and a host of refined touches that lend a singular elegance and grace throughout.
The home features almost 7,000 square feet of bright, open living space on four levels and includes six bedrooms, six-and-a-half baths and six fireplaces (one outside). There is a two-car garage off the brick driveway and a beautifully landscaped rear garden and patio that recall a Mediterranean villa. It’s on the market for $3,950,000.
Inside, a gracious entry gives way to a gallery that leads toward the eat-in kitchen at the back of the house. To the right of the foyer is the formal dining room, anchored by built-in display cabinets with glass doors and shelves. It opens into a butler’s pantry and gourmet kitchen furnished with black granite counters, white raised panel Jennifer Gilmer/Sterling custom cabinetry, a decorative tile backsplash and a center island topped with white marble. The butler’s pantry picks up the same counter and cabinetry design.
Together these two rooms feature a host of professional-grade appliances including an integrated Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer and Fisher & Paykel dish-washing drawers; Bosch dishwasher; Dacor microwave; and Wolf six-burner gas range with a griddle and two ovens. The hood is masked by custom cabinetry that picks up the room’s molding and millwork design. The pantry also features a full-sized Sub-Zero wine fridge, Scotsman ice maker and under-cabinet lighting.
Tucked away in the kitchen is a cozy eat-in area with built-in banquette surrounded by shelves — the perfect place for a snack or homework sesh.
Back in the main gallery and to the left is the living room, which is centered by a fireplace with white-painted wood mantel and marble surround/hearth. An adjoining library/sitting room has built-in shelving, cabinets and workspace.
Next door is the coffered-ceiling family room. Radiant-heated tile floors, abundant light from the south and west, and French doors make it a lovely transitional space from the more formal front of the house to the flagstone-tiled patio, fountain, garden and terrace with a massive stone fireplace and barbecue at the back. This room also contains a limestone fireplace, custom cabinets and hidden bar with Sub-Zero refrigerator drawers.
Upstairs on the second level are four bedrooms (including the owner’s suite), an office/media room, a separate sitting room or play area, and an exercise room. All have serious closet space with custom shelving and en-suite baths elegantly appointed with marble tile floors, glass-doored showers or shower/tub combinations and marble vanities.
The owner’s suite, a serene and luxurious retreat off the second-floor landing, includes a spacious bedroom with its own private balcony overlooking the garden, a gas fireplace with marble surround and two immense walk-in closets/dressing rooms with custom built-ins.
The en-suite bath has a marble tile floor, marble double vanity, BainUltra air jet bathtub, frameless glass shower door and decorative tile backsplash. There’s also a laundry closet with stacked front-loading Whirlpool washer and dryer.
A few steps up to the third level of the home is a fifth bedroom suite with full en-suite bath, walk-in closet and attic access.
A checkerboard marble tile floor is the focal point on the very lowest level, which houses a large rec room with fireplace, a sixth bedroom and closet with built-ins, an en-suite bath, and a laundry room with custom cabinetry and Kenmore washer and dryer.
Located just off Foxhall Road NW, the home is close to Glover Archbold Park and offers easy access to Georgetown and beyond.
The six-bedroom, six-and-a-half-bath colonial at 1726 Hoban Road NW is listed for $3,950,000 with Washington Fine Properties. For details, contact Robert Hryniewicki, Adam T. Rackliffe and Christopher R. Leary at HRL Partners at 202-243-1620 or Robert.H@wfp.com. For a virtual tour, visit spws.homevisit.com/hvid/201948.