On the Market: Iconic Italian Renaissance Revival in Dupont

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The ornate facade is typical of Italian Renaissance Revival. Photo credit: Peter Evans

The elaborately ornate townhouse at 2019 Q St. NW is an outstanding example of Italian Renaissance Revival style—its imposing limestone façade is embellished with such classic details as center arch and pilasters, stone carvings, clay tile roof with corbels and rosettes, a decorative wrought iron balcony and zinc glass diamond-pane windows.

The home is rich with vintage detail like this decorative glass doorknob. Photo credit: Peter Evans

Built in 1910 and restored in 2002, it was designed by Waddy Wood as his own residence in what was then becoming the increasingly elegant and desirable Dupont Circle neighborhood. (Wood, a ‘starchitect’ of his day, is best known for such works as the Woodrow Wilson House; a Masonic temple that now houses the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and the Georgetown Car Barn. Another fun fact: he introduced the shingle and Mission revival styles to Cleveland Park.)

The home offers nearly 4500 square feet of living space on four levels and is on the market for $2,650,000. The main residence includes three bedrooms, two full and two half baths, and four fireplaces, and features oak flooring and vintage molding and other architectural details throughout. There is also an unfinished roof deck area providing a panoramic view and limitless design possibilities.

The duplex apartment, which is leased through May, has one bedroom, two full baths, fireplace and private lower entrance. The monthly rent is currently $2950.

A massive black door anchors the façade and opens into a wide foyer that branches off to three distinct living areas. Straight ahead is a grand staircase leading to the second level. Behind that is a private entry to the apartment. To

The kitchen features wood cabinetry in shades of blonde, honey and walnut. Photo credit: Peter Evans

the foyer’s left, through double French doors, is a gracious parlor with a gas fireplace that is flanked by glass fronted cabinets. At the far end of the room, behind mirrored glass doors, is a half bath and closet.

A barrel arched ceiling rises over the stairs while seven archways set off the double hallway leading to the living room at the front of the house and the dining area and kitchen at the back.

Lining one of the halls are floor-to-ceiling built-in bookcases. Across the landing is another powder room and staircase leading to the third floor.

Another view of the kitchen and cabinet detail. Photo credit: Peter Evans

At the far end of the living room are oversized leaded glass diamond-paned windows, one of which opens onto a small terrace—just the right size for potted plants and climbing vines. The room also features an Adams style mantel with black marble surround and highly decorative crown molding.

In the dining room, there is another Adams style fireplace (white mantel, white marble) as well as a milk glass lighting fixture (previously a skylight cover) and two more zinc diamond-patterned windows.

A large arched double doorway opens into a transitional-style kitchen with diamond-patterned embossed stainless backsplash, granite counters and custom,

The living room with original windows and molding boasts a terrace. Photo credit: Peter Evans

furniture-grade cabinetry, island and bookcases that range in tone from honey blond to walnut. Appliances include: Miele dishwasher, Sub-Zero French door refrigerator-freezer and Dacor range and stove. There is also a stacked Maytag washer and dryer and door leading to a generous back porch.

Up on the third floor are a guest room, sitting room/library (that could be re-configured as another bedroom), an all-new hall bath with radiant-heated marble flooring and the owner’s suite.

The grand staircase with barrel ceiling and archways. Photo credit: Peter Evans

The owner’s bedroom is cozy with wall-to-wall carpeting and boasts two large closets and fireplace with contemporary marble surround. The renovated en-suite bath includes a double sink vanity with black granite counter and Waterworks fixtures; heated basketweave-patterned marble floors; glass-doored shower with a skylight and multiple showerheads as well as a soaking tub.

The duplex apartment occupies the main and lower levels of the building. It includes a living room with Adams style fireplace, built-in book cases, full bath and bedroom on its upper floor and bright white kitchen, dining area, second full bath and plenty of storage below.

With a walking score of 98 and a transit score of 83, 2019 Q St NW is ideally situated to take advantage of all the restaurant, retail and cultural attractions of Dupont Circle and nearby West End and Georgetown. It is served by Metro’s Red line and numerous bus routes.

The historic Italian Renaissance Revival at 2019 Q St. NW with three bedrooms, two full and two half-bath owner’s residence and one-bedroom, two-bath duplex apartment is listed for $2,650,000 with Long & Foster and Christie’s International. For details, contact Ingrid Suisman at 202-257-9492, isuisman@gmail.com or Tatjama Bajrami, 202-468-1439, tbajrami@hotmail.com.