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Luxury Home: Georgetown’s Wormley Row fits right in

- - Thursday, September 6, 2012

Even the most casual visitor to Georgetown likely recognizes the level of care taken to maintain the historic integrity of this Colonial-era neighborhood. Architects, interior designers and local builders carefully craft renovations and restoration work to blend with surrounding properties. In the rare instances of newly constructed homes, the exterior designs and materials are carefully chosen to mimic adjacent homes.

At Wormley Row, a cluster of six town homes and seven condominiums has been created from the renovated Wormley School. The town homes are reproductions of the early-19th-century style of the homes in this area of Georgetown with new brickwork, copper flashing and architectural details in the Victorian style. Built in 1885, the Wormley School was named for James Wormley, a nationally-known entrepreneur who was a passionate advocate for education for black children in Washington, D.C.

The custom-designed town homes being built at Wormley Row, located at 3317-3327 Prospect St. NW, each feature upscale finishes, grand rooms with high ceilings and architectural details. Each town home has fireplaces, a private garden, an elevator option and underground parking for two cars. One of the six town homes and all of the condominiums in Wormley Row have been sold.

The town homes, each with four levels with 4,900 to 5,600 finished square feet, are base-priced from $3,445,000 to $4,995,000. The homes have 9- and 10-foot ceilings; a foyer with custom-inlaid white oak flooring; 5-inch-wide planks of white oak flooring throughout all rooms except for the full baths, which have marble floors; custom-designed wood trim, including crown molding, door and window trim, and base molding; a glass-roofed loft on the attic level; state-of-the-art digital wiring; wood-burning fireplaces that can be converted to gas; soundproofing between all floors and walls; a central vacuum system; laundry rooms on the lower and upper levels; and an energy-efficient boiler-based heating system.

Each kitchen includes granite counters, a granite backsplash, state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances, a butler's pantry, and a choice of custom cabinets with drawer organizers, roll-out internal shelves and soft closures.

The baths include a master bath with radiant-heat flooring, a steam shower with a seat, a whirlpool tub and marble flooring. The secondary baths have marble flooring and walls.

Each home has a landscaped garden with brick paving stones. Buyers can add a water feature to their garden and residents also have access to Wormley Row's common areas.

The town home at 3325 Prospect St. NW, the community's model home, has four bedrooms, four full baths and two half baths. The main level features a foyer with an entrance to the living room and to a hall with a coat closet, a powder room and access to the optional elevator.

The formal living room includes a deep bay window and a fireplace. Next to the living room is the formal dining room.

Just beyond the formal dining room are the center-island kitchen and open breakfast area, which has a wet bar. The breakfast area and kitchen open into the family room, which has three glass doors opening onto a private garden and terrace. The family room also has a fireplace.

The second level is almost entirely devoted to the master suite, which has a sitting room with multiple windows, a generously sized bedroom with a fireplace, two walk-in closets and a luxury bath. This level also includes a library with several windows overlooking the street, a walk-in closet, a powder room and a closet with a stacked washer and dryer.

The third floor includes two more bedroom suites, each with a walk-in closet and a private full bath. In addition, this level has a central sitting room and a walk-in linen closet.

The attic level has a conservatory space with a glass roof that functions like a light box for the entire stairwell, filtering light through to the lowest level.

The finished lower level includes a fourth bedroom suite with a bay window and an adjacent kitchenette, a full bath and a double-door closet. This level also has two storage closets, a laundry room and access to the private two-car garage.

For more information or an appointment to see the town homes at Wormley Row, contact Realtors Mary Grove Ehrgood and John Adler of Washington Fine Properties at 202/274-4694 or visit www.WormleyRow.com.