- The Washington Times - Friday, January 7, 2011

Visitors to Georgetown often exclaim over the charming Colonial and Victorian-style homes, the narrow brick sidewalks and glimpses of delightful private gardens, wistfully desiring a lifestyle that would include walking to the nearest boutique to shop or to an elegant restaurant or trendy cafe for brunch.

Residents of this sought-after community can walk to art galleries, bookstores, movie theaters and restaurants to suit every taste bud, or escape from urban life with a kayak on the Potomac River or a canoe on the C&O Canal. Rock Creek Park, Montrose Park and Georgetown Waterfront Park are all nearby, along with Dupont Circle, the West End, Kalorama and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

The row home at 3023 O St. NW, on the market for $2,050,000, was built around 1905 and was completely renovated and reconstructed in a yearlong process between 2006 and 2007.

The contractor carefully preserved as much as possible of the original architectural details of this Victorian-inspired home while adding custom-designed built-ins, top-of-the-line amenities, molding, central air conditioning, lighting, custom-made drapes, and speaker and media systems.

Located in the East Village of Georgetown, this home offers a location within walking distance of all Georgetown has to offer, along with quick access via the P Street Bridge to Dupont Circle’s amenities, including access to Metro.

The home faces south for maximum natural light, and the grounds include a manicured garden with an irrigation system as well as a deck off the kitchen for dining outdoors. With about 3,200 finished square feet of living space on three levels, this residence has the space to accommodate a family and guests.

Throughout the home are wide-board pine floors, recessed lighting and built-in speakers. The residence also has a security system, dual-zone heating and air conditioning, and multiple flat-screen televisions that will convey with the property.

The main level of this home includes a living room with pine flooring, recessed lighting and built-in bookcases with cabinets below that flank a gas fireplace with a custom mantel and a granite surround and hearth. The living room includes a hidden coat closet and a cozy box-bay window sitting area with a window seat with storage underneath.

At the center of the main level are a reception area with elegant wood stairs and a powder room with pine flooring, a granite vanity and recessed lighting.

The formal dining room has a chandelier, molding, faux-painted walls, built-in speakers, pine flooring and recessed lighting. A butler’s pantry and wet bar with a granite counter, custom-built cabinets and a wine refrigerator links the dining room with the kitchen.

The kitchen and breakfast area are a combination of the best elements of modern amenities and old-fashioned charm, with custom-designed furniture-grade cabinets with glass doors and molding matched with professional-quality stainless steel appliances, including a gas range and oven and a Sub Zero refrigerator and freezer. The kitchen has granite counters, a built-in flat-screen television, a granite center island, a farmhouse-style sink, a tumbled-marble backsplash and oversized French doors leading to the deck and garden.

A wood staircase leads to the upper-level landing, which has pine flooring, wainscoting, recessed lighting and a skylight. A marble bath is off the main hall, along with a double-door closet with a stacked washer and dryer.

The master suite includes a private hallway with a skylight and a linen closet leading to the bedroom, which has three large windows overlooking the garden and a fireplace with a granite hearth and surround and a hidden flat-screen television. The bedroom has a standard closet that supplements the walk-in closet. The marble master bath has a dual vanity and a shower with glass doors.

The upper level has a second bedroom or library with pine floors, recessed lighting, wainscoting, and two full walls of built-in bookcases and cabinets. This room has a built-in desk and a gas-log fireplace with a wooden mantel, a granite hearth and surround and a hidden flat-screen television. A box-bay window sitting area completes this room.

The finished lower level has a family room with pine flooring, recessed lighting and double doors that open to a wet bar with a refrigerator, a granite counter, a microwave cabinet and a built-in wineglass holder. The family room also has closets and a vestibule with built-in cabinets and a glass door to the garden. This level also has a bedroom with pine flooring and plantation shutters on the windows, plus a full marble bath.

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