A river doesn’t exactly run through this Georgetown home, but it comes pretty close.
The white brick row house at 3626 Prospect St. NW has been extensively renovated and reconfigured to focus attention on what is arguably one of the most spectacular views in the city, overlooking the Potomac, the Key Bridge and the glittering towers of Rosslyn, VA.
Built in 1937, the now contemporary home offers approximately 4,400 square feet of living space on five levels and includes four bedrooms, four full and two half-baths, one gas-powered fireplace, wide-plank white oak flooring throughout, four terraces and a rooftop deck. An elevator serves all five floors and there is an attached one-car garage. It is on the market for $4.995 million.
The façade is classic Federalist with dentil detail and an arched doorway framed by pilasters, all set off by charcoal grey window trim and door with nickel hardware. Inside, on the ground level, there is a dramatic step-up foyer with 12-foot ceilings and skylight. It flows into a large living room where a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows and French doors open to a large patio with wood decking, living green walls, ample room for outdoor entertaining and an unobstructed view of the Potomac. (Pocket doors provide the privacy and flexibility to convert this space to a bedroom.) The main level also includes a full bath with glass shower, Duravit sink, Toto commode and marble tile.
Tucked off the main hall is a staircase where an iron ribbon-like handrail spools all the way up the gently curving walls to the top of house. The heart of the home is on the second floor where a large gourmet kitchen and gracious family room hold court. (There is also a powder room on this level.) Like the living room, floor-to-ceiling windows and French doors opening onto a west-facing terrace with glass railings anchor the family room. There is also a wet bar with a Sub-Zero under counter wine cooler and a striking stone feature wall with a contemporary gas fireplace.
The eat-in kitchen is sleek and light with glossy white cabinets, Calacatta neolith counters and backsplash and a large island topped by a Lindsey Adelman-inspired light fixture. Appliances include an integrated Asko dishwasher and stainless Wolf six-burner gas range, oven and microwave.
The next two levels house the bedrooms. The master suite is on the third floor and includes a spacious bedroom with an imposing lunette window that echoes the arches on the Key Bridge and offers a view of the skyline and beyond. The en suite bath includes a Waterworks double sink vanity with the same cabinetry and counters as the kitchen; frameless glass shower with rain head showerhead and additional jets; soaking tub and enclosed water closet.
On the fourth floor are two more bedrooms, each with a private balcony (one facing the street, the other facing the river) and luxurious en suite bathrooms. There is also a laundry room with Electrolux washer and dryer.
Finally, all stairs lead to the impressive rooftop deck with its sweeping views of Washington’s iconic monuments and natural landmarks.
On the lowest level of the home, accessible by elevator or steps off the main hallway, is a playroom/exercise studio with recessed lighting, tile flooring and storage areas.
Located on a quiet brick-paved street, the home is an easy and visually stimulating walk to Georgetown’s retail and restaurant attractions, Georgetown University, the C&O Canal towpath and the waterfront.
The four-bedroom, four full and two half-bath Federalist row house with the magnificent views at 3626 Prospect St NW is listed for $4.995 million with Washington Fine Properties. For details, contact Nancy Taylor Bubes at 202-256-2164 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For a visual tour, visit http://bit.ly/2A5bfgO.