Fort Washington | MD
Enjoy all four seasons on the water, living with glorious, ever-changing sunsets. Who knew an oasis-like this existed only 30 minutes from DC and 10 minutes from the Woodrow Wilson Bridge! This modern waterfront home boasts three levels totaling over 5,500 square feet on 2.46 acres of private land overlooking the Potomac River and the Virginia shoreline. An open floor plan with oversized windows provides abundant light, welcoming captivating views from the outside in. Beautiful, custom-built stone fireplaces, light hardwood floors, recessed lighting and a two-story living room grace this magnificent home. The living room opens into a large gourmet kitchen that touts white quartz countertops, a Viking stainless-steel range, a center island, and a breakfast area. The formal dining room right off the kitchen is perfect for entertaining guests or hosting holiday dinners. The upper level has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. The primary suite has a walk-in closet, a large private balcony, a full bath with a glass shower, and double vanity. Watch the sunset over the water as you relax in your deep soaking tub! Laundry is on the bedroom level for optimal convenience. The lower-level family room has large windows overlooking the water, a second kitchen, bedroom, full bathroom, plenty of space for a home gym, ample storage, and a private fenced-in patio with a rear walk-out entrance. This area is perfect for hosting guests or even using it as a separate Airbnb rental! Take in the vast southern views on your riverfront screened-in porch. Your private pier includes a boat lift (15,000 lb.) and can extend your life onto the river where nature and beauty abound. Only minutes from the National Harbor, with easy access to the National Airport, Alexandria, and DC.
Fort Washington borders the capital of the United States of America, Washington, D.C., situated just south of the downtown district. The Fort Washington community is located west of Maryland Route 210, with some additional area to the east of the highway. The community is named for Fort Washington, which upon its completion in 1809 was the only defensive fort protecting Washington, D.C. The fort is a stone structure and offered a good field of range for cannon fire at enemy advances on the Potomac River. During the War of 1812, the fort was quickly abandoned during a British advance. In 1844, a cannon exploded on the USS Princeton as it was passing Fort Washington. During World War II, the US Army’s Adjutant General’s School was located at the fort, and had billeting for 362 officers and 2,526 enlisted persons. The site is now part of a very extensive park with views of the Potomac River and hiking paths. It is a scenic place for picnicking, fishing and outdoor recreation. (Admission is free to people entering after business hours and before sunset.)
Near the fort are many riverfront homes, two marinas, two community pools, and National Golf Club. The area was rural until about 1960 when suburban growth began and is continuing to grow, adding new, large family homes in small developments next to older existing developments. Until the founding of the Oxon Hill post office about 1960, the Fort Washington area generally used the mailing address Washington, D.C., except for the few years that Friendly had a post office. About 1980 the postal service split the Fort Washington area from Oxon Hill, defining it as a separate town name. At that time, to make mail sorting easier, they drew the boundary between the two communities to conform to already existing zip code boundaries. The end result sometimes confuses people, since the northern end of the Fort Washington postal area (near the Beltway) identifies more with the communities Oxon Hill or Temple Hills / Camp Springs but still uses a Fort Washington mailing address.
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) maintains the Harmony Hall Regional Center, including the John Addison Concert Hall, site of community theater (“Tantallon Community Players”), art shows, frequent concerts, and a variety of classes for all ages. A YMCA fitness center operated from 2005 until 2016, and a community center facility opened in 2013 in Fort Washington Forest. The 12,000-member Ebenezer A.M.E. Church is noteworthy, as is a large nursery/landscaping business and a popular motorcycle shop. There is a small 50-bed hospital (Fort Washington Hospital).
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