On the Market: Hidden gem gleams in northeastern Georgetown

The home at 2514 Mill Road NW in Georgetown, whose living room opens onto a private rear patio, is available for $1,095,000. (photo courtesy of TruPlace)

This town is a city of side streets — full of blink-and-you’ll-miss-them detours leading to architectural and other unexpected finds. One such hidden treasure is the semi-detached yellow brick home at 2514 Mill Road NW in Georgetown. As one of the only two houses on this secluded street, it is literally off the beaten path, tucked away
off 27th and Q streets near Dumbarton House, a community garden and Mount Zion Cemetery.

The two-bedroom house is in a hidden corner of northeastern Georgetown. (photo courtesy of TruPlace)

The trim row house offers 1,272 square feet of living space and includes two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a private rear garden and balcony, and a fully finished basement/storage area. It is now on the market for $1,095,000.

Built in 1900 and overhauled in 2002, the interior now reflects the spare and linear aesthetic of architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen. Every detail counts in this home — from the reflective surfaces to the disappearing door fronts and sleek finishings — to visually and functionally expand its cozy footprint.

To the left of the intimate foyer is a window-lit stairway leading to the second floor. To the right is a full bath with tile floor, round steel sink, mirrored wall and frameless glass step-in shower.

The home features a rear garden and balcony. (photo courtesy of TruPlace)

Straight ahead and down two steps is the living and dining area, set off at the far end by a wall of French doors with custom-fabricated Plantation shutters. They open onto a flagstone patio, a charming retreat landscaped with crape myrtle and mulberry trees, ground cover and trellised ivy. There is also room enough for a garden shed and worktable.

Back inside, the living room features built-in bookcases and a reconstructed wood-burning fireplace with a classic white wooden mantel and black marble surround. The dining area, framed by simple pilasters, is bookended by the kitchen to the left and a glass-enclosed den/office with space-saving built-ins to the right.

The row house’s living room includes built-in bookcases. (photo courtesy of TruPlace)

The kitchen features white cabinets and Corian countertops; stainless appliances and backsplash; and brushed nickel hardware. Appliances include a Jenn-Air French door refrigerator/freezer with external water and ice dispenser; DCS four-burner gas range and oven; Viking hood; and Bosch dishwasher.

As you approach the second floor, you’re greeted not by solid walls but by sheets of pale frosted glass that both define and expand the sense of space in the master and guest bedrooms. Each room has large walk-in closets with Elfa shelving. And in the master, French doors open onto a spacious and private terrace decorated with a profusion of flowering plants in urns and flower boxes. The en suite master bath (the only bathroom on this level) has a marble floor, mirrored walls and medicine cabinets, a single-sink vanity with marble countertop, and a frosted glass shower with marble-tiled backsplash. Hidden behind a closet is Bosch stacked washer/dryer and additional shelving.

Downstairs, on the lowest level, there is a small finished basement lined with shelving — ideal for hanging and folding storage.

Located in Georgetown’s East Village, the home is within easy walking distance of the restaurant, cultural and retail attractions of both Dupont Circle and Georgetown. It is only 12 minutes away (by foot) from Dupont’s Red Line Metro station. There is generally plenty of parking on Mill Road for residents and guests.

The two-bedroom home at 2514 Mill Road NW is listed for $1,095,000 with Long & Foster Real Estate. For more information, contact Josh Waxman at josh@longandfoster.com or 202-309-5895. For a video tour, visit 2514MillRoad.com.