- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 20, 2011

While visitors to Georgetown admire the historic homes that line the quiet side streets of this neighborhood, they often assume living in one of these homes would mean compromising on living space, modern amenities or room to enjoy the outdoors.

The Federal-style home at 3028 N St. NW, on the market for $7,900,000, is one of the community’s most prominent residences and not only offers a completely renovated interior with approximately 6,850 square feet of space, but also has terraces, gardens, a deck and a heated outdoor pool. The grounds include a pool house with a full bath and kitchenette along with gated parking for four cars.

Built in the mid-to-late 19th century, this property is a prime example of the Federal style, restored and expanded by the owner in the mid-1980s. The central location in the East Village of Georgetown enables residents and their guests to walk in minutes to shops, art galleries and restaurants.

A wrought-iron balustrade and stairwell lead to the impressive double-door entrance to the home, which opens into a vestibule with a second set of double doors into the light-filled entrance hall. The hall has marble flooring, recessed lighting, custom molding, three closets, a powder room and a wet bar.

The original staircase links the hall with the upper level, and two sets of double doors lead from the hall into a double living room, which has 11-foot-6-inch gold-foil ceilings, two marble wood-burning fireplaces, restored antique molding, recessed lighting and two sets of tall French doors that open onto a terrace.

The main-level library has walls paneled with African mahogany, a wall of built-in bookcases, recessed lighting and tall French doors opening onto the terrace. The adjacent banquet-size dining room also has French doors to the terrace, along with the original pine floor and recessed lighting.

The kitchen faces south for maximum sunlight and features oversized windows with views of the garden. This room has upgraded appliances, black granite counters, a black-and-white checkerboard floor, a breakfast area with a bay window, and a butler’s pantry. The rear staircase leads to the upper and lower levels and has a skylight.

The second-level master suite has crown molding, a bay window and French doors leading to a private balcony overlooking the garden. The suite has two dressing rooms with skylights and African mahogany doors, a wet bar and a luxurious bath with marble flooring, a skylight, a steam shower and a whirlpool tub.

This level has two additional bedrooms with original pine flooring and a full bath with hand-painted tile flooring.

The third level features a landing with a sweeping view of the Virginia skyline, along with two connecting bedrooms with original pine flooring and oversized double-door closets. These bedrooms share a full bath with travertine flooring.

The walk-out lower level includes a generously sized family room with Mexican terra-cotta tile flooring, a wood-burning fireplace, French doors to the garden and a bay window. The family room has multiple storage closets, and adjacent to the room are several storage rooms and a cedar closet.

The lower level also has a lighted wine cabinet, a full bath and a laundry room. A separate service entrance as well as an interior entrance lead to the staff apartment, which includes a bedroom, kitchen and full bath.

While the main-level rooms of this elegant home are designed for formal entertaining, guests also can enjoy more casual parties around the pool and on the multiple terraces of the home. The large heated pool has a diving board and an automatic cover.

The home includes a security system and a built-in sound system.

For more information about this Georgetown home, contact Realtors William F.X. Moody and Robert Hryniewicki of Washington Fine Properties at 202/243-1620 or visit www.WashingtonFineProperties.com.

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