- The Washington Times - Friday, December 18, 2009

The neighborhood of Wesley Heights in Northwest Washington offers both privacy and a touch of glamour. It features distinctive architecture with its mix of Georgian, Tudor, Colonial, Cape Cod, French Provincial and contemporary-style homes.

Mature trees and elegant gardens surround many of the homes, some with hidden swimming pools, tennis courts and wide swaths of land for entertaining in style.

On the corner of Foxhall Road and Garfield Street is an elegant estate home, now on the market for $4,600,000. The property at 2930 Foxhall Road is sited on a double lot of 43,659 square feet. The second lot (11,766 square feet) can be subdivided and built on separately.

A circular driveway loops across the front of the classic Georgian-style fieldstone house, which is professionally landscaped and very private. Designed for entertaining, the grounds include a heated in-ground swimming pool, a lighted tennis court, a hot tub and an indoor swimming pool for exercise. Flagstone terraces are surrounded by gardens with in-ground irrigation and landscape lighting. The terraces, which overlook the swimming pool, are accessible from entertaining rooms for an easy flow during gatherings.

The property also includes a professional home office with a separate outside entrance, a waiting room and a half bath. The office has a private staircase, which links it to the rest of the house.

The main level features a two-story center-hall foyer with a dramatic circular floating staircase with a bank of windows high on the front wall. The formal living room includes a fireplace, French doors to the terrace, oversized windows and double doors leading to the formal dining room. The living room includes hardwood floors, recessed lighting and crown moldings.

The formal living room includes French doors to the terrace, a chandelier, recessed lighting, hardwood floors and crown moldings. A butler’s pantry links this room with the kitchen. The butler’s pantry has a back staircase leading to the upper level.

The main level also includes a private library with an elegant fireplace with a detailed painted wood mantel and an adjacent half bath.

The spacious kitchen includes recessed lighting, a ceiling fan, tile floors, tile counters and myriad wood cabinets, plus a window overlooking the garden. The butler’s pantry provides extra cabinet and counter space, another sink and an extra dishwasher and refrigerator. The adjacent breakfast room is wrapped in tall windows facing the terrace, the swimming pool and garden beds.

Upstairs, the master suite includes a wall of windows in the bedroom overlooking the garden. The adjacent separate sitting room includes plenty of space for seating and bookcases, two windows overlooking the garden and a fireplace with a mantel.

The second bedroom, a sunny corner room with windows on two sides, has a private full bath. The third and fourth bedrooms share a connecting bath. The fourth bedroom has a built-in desk and bookcases.

The finished third level includes a charming bedroom with sloping ceilings, a dormer window and a nearby full bath. This level includes another bedroom and storage rooms.

The finished lower level includes a recreation room and a kitchenette, which functions well as a catering kitchen during parties. This level also has a laundry room and additional rooms for hobbies or storage.

For more information, contact Realtor Patricia Lore of Evers & Co. Real Estate at 202/364-1700, Ext. 118, or visit www.eversco.com.

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