- - Thursday, December 15, 2011

Foxhall Road meanders from the edge of Georgetown in Northwest Washington past awe-inspiring mansions and charming historic homes as it travels through Wesley Heights until it ends near American University’s campus on Nebraska Avenue.

In between the established homes are a museum, a private school, an art gallery and glimpses of Glover-Archbold Park. Mature trees and gardens add lushness to the neighborhood, which is about to be home for another 27 homeowners.

Elm Street Development has been developing an enclave of sites off Foxhall Road known as 1801 Foxhall. Just 27 homes will be built in this parklike setting close to the Spanish ambassador’s residence, the German Embassy, the French Embassy and Georgetown University Hospital. The community overlooks Glover-Archbold Park and includes mature trees and lavish landscaping. Whitehaven Park is adjacent to one side of the community.

All residences of 1801 Foxhall will be custom-built and are expected to be priced at $2 million and more. One home, an Archbold model, located at 1908 Foxview Circle within 1801 Foxhall, has been designed and built by Foxhall Builders. This residence, priced at $2,900,000, has more than 6,500 finished square feet on three levels and has the choice of a two- or three-car garage.

The Archbold model includes 10-foot ceilings on the main level, hand-finished oak hardwood flooring throughout the home and elaborately detailed wood molding on all three levels.

A dramatic curving staircase leads to the upper level.
A dramatic curving staircase leads to the upper level. more >

The front door opens into a dramatic two-story reception area with a curving staircase to the upper level. The reception area includes two coat closets and a door to the formal powder room. Buyers can opt to add an elevator off the reception area to link the main level with the upper and lower levels.

The formal living room and formal dining room flank the reception area. The living room includes a masonry fireplace, and both rooms have windows on two sides.

At the center of this level is a center-island kitchen designed by Lobkovich Inc., a Tysons Corner-based kitchen design firm. Professional-grade Viking appliances have been installed, and a butler’s pantry provides additional space for entertaining. A walk-in pantry off the kitchen provides extra storage space.

The kitchen opens to the family dining room, which has a wide bay window, a built-in desk and access to a second staircase to the upper and lower levels.

At the back of this level is the family room, which has a coffered ceiling and a masonry fireplace and is wrapped in windows and glass doors on two sides. A hallway with a second powder room links the family room with the solarium, which has two walls of windows and a coffered ceiling. The first floor also includes a library with built-in bookcases.

Upstairs, the master suite includes a generously proportioned bedroom with a tray ceiling, windows on two sides and a two-sided fireplace shared with the separate sitting room. A glass door leads from the sitting room to a private balcony.

The suite includes two walk-in closets, a linen closet and a luxurious all-marble bath with a whirlpool tub flanked by art niches, two vanities and an oversized shower with a seat.

The second bedroom has a walk-in closet and a private full bath, while the third and fourth bedrooms share a connecting bath with two vanities and a linen closet. Each of these bedrooms has a walk-in closet.

The upper level also has two more linen closets and a laundry room.

The finished lower level includes a spacious recreation room with a gas fireplace and a wet bar. In addition, this level has a finished room for use as a den, exercise room or media room. Other spaces are available for storage.

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