Every once in a while, it’s what’s outside — or atop — a house that makes it stand out from the crowd. True, the brick Federal at 1928 35th Place NW has plenty of interior charm and luxe, but it’s the rear patio and roof deck that deliver unexpected pleasures.
Built in 1914, this compact Burleith row home was renovated just this year and features a host of elegant upgrades, including a newly added third level. It offers 2,400 square feet of living space with three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a gas fireplace, a private rear patio, and a roof deck with a panoramic view of nearby Glover Archbold Park, Georgetown and the Northern Virginia skyline. It is on the market for $1,595,000.
The home’s unadorned creamy white facade with traditional dentil detail is set off by five red brick steps with wrought-iron railings, as well as oversized windows trimmed in black. The main door opens into a bright and airy space with a stairway immediately to the right and, to the left, an open plan that flows from the living room to a cozy dining area and large kitchen.
Dark hardwood flooring runs throughout, and picture-frame molding lends refinement and visual interest. In the dining area, a tray ceiling with hidden LED lighting surrounds a darker painted panel, creating a trompe l’oeil skylight effect.
The jewel-like kitchen sparkles with bright white Shaker-style cabinets, chrome hardware and stainless appliances — primarily Thermador (French-door refrigerator/freezer, full-sized wine fridge, two convection ovens, dishwasher, gas range and hood). There is also a built-in Bosch espresso machine (with Wi-Fi connectivity) and microwave.
The center island features a farmhouse sink and is topped by a striking chandelier. At the far end of the kitchen is a wall of windows and French doors that open onto an enclosed sundial-patterned brick patio large enough to accommodate a grill, table or container garden.
Upstairs on the second level are two bedrooms with oversized windows, spacious closets and recessed lighting. The rear bedroom opens onto a private balcony with a spiral staircase leading to the third level and then on up to the rooftop deck. There is a hall bathroom with a tub/shower combo, marble tile and single-sink vanity with drawer storage. Adjacent to the bathroom is a laundry closet with stacked front-loading Samsung washer and dryer.
The third level contains the owner’s suite — three luxurious rooms of refuge and relaxation. The east-facing master bedroom is bright and spacious with crown molding and recessed lighting. The en suite bath, accessible via a pocket door, includes a frameless glass shower with tile backsplash, double-sink vanity with marble countertop and free-standing clawfoot tub. The sitting room, at the back of the house, is fitted with a wet bar (picking up the same design as the kitchen) and an under-counter wine cooler. A marble-tiled feature wall displays a contemporary floating fireplace and is wired for a large-screen television. There are two floor-to-ceiling windows and a single glass door that opens to the spiral staircase that climbs to the rooftop deck with its phenomenal view.
Located on a quiet side street off Whitehaven Parkway NW in Burleith, the home is within walking distance of Georgetown’s and Glover Park’s retail and restaurant attractions, and even closer to Glover Archbold and Dumbarton Oaks parks. A block off Wisconsin Avenue, it is served by major bus lines that provide easy access around the D.C. region.
The three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath property at 1928 35th Place NW is listed for $1,595,000 with Washington Fine Properties. For details, contact Nancy Taylor Bubes at 202-256-2164 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For a virtual tour, visit bit.ly/2B1c4ZM.