Washington | DC
Welcome to the entertainer’s dream, the renaissance rowhouse. This grand rowhome harmoniously blends style, design, & luxury into one delectable package. Beautifully updated, yet maintaining the integrity of the original features, stained glass, and woodwork that make this home a truly unique and one-of-a-kind home in an exceptional location. Enter the foyer through the large double doors and immediately you will be awed by the original stone floors, wood beams, and classic light fixtures that exude character. From the foyer make your way to the first-floor den, which the owners have used as an office with a sitting room and a wet bar.
Use the hidden elevator to access any of the four floors. One of the only homes in the area to feature 5 car parking that allows one to entertain in the castle-like dining room opposite the formal living space featuring a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows that allows a picturesque view of the spacious low-maintenance back patio and zen garden space. The oversized banquet dining room is the essential experience to host a festive feast or formal gatherings. Tantalize your senses in the volcanic rock-like cove chef’s kitchen with a Viking range that just invites guests to converse around the peninsula for a more casual and cozy dining experience. From there, move your guests to the living space with floor-to-ceiling windows that flow to the serene backyard deck and zen terrace.
The third floor boasts the owner’s bedroom with a wall-of-windows that flood the home with natural light and overlook the beautiful serene backyard terrace. The owners’ en-suite is adjacent to the giant walk-in closet for all your wardrobe needs. All 4 bedrooms also feature full window doors that not only allow the natural light to pour in but also open to Juliet balconies. Looking for a home with a second kitchen? Make your way to the fourth floor where you will find two more oversized bedrooms, a bathroom with an oversized-tub and stand-up shower, and a full second kitchen for all your dietary restrictions.
North of Dupont Circle – and across Rock Creek Park from funky Adams Morgan – genteel Woodley Park was one of several uptown neighborhoods where 19th- and early 20th-century Washingtonians escaped the summer heat. It still boasts historic architecture, including grand hotels, plus the modern buzz of good restaurants with sidewalk cafes. The neighborhood features a few iconic sights, including a Marilyn Monroe mural and two spectacular bridges, the Taft and the Duke Ellington. Its biggest attraction, the Smithsonian National Zoo, which backs up Rock Creek Park, is home to the city’s famed giant pandas. Getting there is a cinch: Just take Metro’s Red Line to the Woodley Park stop.
From Andean bears to white-faced gibbons, about 1,800 animals make their homes at the National Zoo. The stars of the show are the giant pandas, but you’ll also find other fascinating critters like komodo dragons and African elephants living in an outsized habitat. A colorful carousel with horses, rhinos and ostriches to ride appeals to kids, as does a small train. Locals and tourists flock to Rock Creek Park, a tree-filled ribbon defined by its namesake waterway, encompassing 2,100 acres designated by Congress in 1890. It stretches to the Maryland border, but the major entrance (down a steep hill), is here in Woodley. Expect biking and running trails, workout stations and picnic spots by the creek. There’s also access to Pierce Mill, a working 19th-century grist mill, near the lower entrance to the zoo.
The south end of the neighborhood holds two outsized historic hotels, the Omni Shoreham and the Washington Marriott Wardman Park. Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes worked as a busboy at the latter in the 1920s. Close to the hotels and the Metro, Connecticut Avenue holds a busy strip of restaurants, many with sidewalk cafes. Choices include Lebanese Taverna for garlicky Mediterranean fare, brunch favorite Open City and District Kitchen for Mid-Atlantic comfort dishes and artsy cocktails in a cozy space.