Washington | DC
Perfectly nestled in the heart of Cleveland Park, less than a block from the heart of it all, 2919 Ordway Street, NW is an airy and elegant 2,800 square foot, porch front Victorian row home. With three levels, four bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, and flooded with natural light, this home is simply a masterpiece.
The welcoming front yard is superb for relaxing while enjoying the beautiful views of charming Ordway Street. With soaring 9-foot 2-inch ceilings, crown molding, glistening hardwood floors, transoms, glass cut knobs, and a pocket door, this home is filled with historic details yet fully updated for an exquisite blend of old-world architecture and contemporary design. The front of the home’s southern exposure allows for ample natural light through oversized twelve over twelve windows and accentuates the open living room. The living room is anchored by a wood-burning fireplace with marble surround. The main level also features an updated powder room conveniently located by the formal foyer.
Open to the living room is the home’s formal dining room, with crown molding, wainscoting and a pocket door. The dining room is next to the gourmet kitchen, allowing an ideal flow for entertaining. Plentiful handsome wood fronted cabinets and drawers mean storage abounds in this upscale kitchen with glistening granite countertops! With a full suite of high-end stainless-steel appliances, ceramic tile floors, and ample countertop space, this kitchen is perfect for any gourmet chef.
Off the kitchen is a bright sunroom, with a French door opening to the backyard oasis. There is a deck off of the sunroom and kitchen, ideal for entertaining and dining al fresco, or quiet relaxation. The large and level backyard is a surprising haven, landscaped thoughtfully to maximize enjoyment and beauty. As an added bonus, the backyard has two ever-coveted off-street parking spaces.
Upstairs are four spacious bedrooms, with beautiful oak hardwood floors and six-panel doors throughout, further lending to the homes’ wonderful character. The owner’s bedroom is oversized, with a wall of closets, and a sun-flooded sitting area with many possibilities for usage. Custom built-ins in the second bedroom provide ample storage space. The hall bathroom is a spa-like retreat with high-end fixtures including a Waterworks faucet, extra deep Mirabelle tub, Grohe fixtures, and two Carrara marble vanities.
The entire lower level is an in-law suite, with a full kitchen, a wall of built-in bookcases, and an updated full bathroom. The in-law suite has two private entrances and a private patio.
This ideal location is literally steps from the heart of Cleveland Park, including the Metro station, Target, Yes! Organic, and many restaurants, shops, and more!
Cleveland Park is a residential neighborhood in the Northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C. Its main commercial corridor lies along Connecticut Avenue, NW, where the eponymous Cleveland Park station of the Washington Metro’s Red Line can be found; another commercial corridor lies along Wisconsin Avenue. The neighborhood is known for its many late 19th century homes and the historic Art Deco Uptown Theater. It is also home to the William L. Slayton House and the Park and Shop, built in 1930 and one of the earliest strip malls. The neighborhood acquired its name after 1886, when President Grover Cleveland purchased a stone farmhouse directly opposite Rosedale and remodeled it into a Queen Anne style summer estate called Oak View or Oak Hill (by other accounts, Red Top). When Cleveland lost his bid for re-election in 1888, the property was sold, and the Oak View subdivision was platted in 1890.
Early large-scale development was spurred by the neighborhood’s upland topography, which provided a breezy relief from the hot, fetid air in the lowlands that were then the built-up area of Washington, D.C. Most of the houses built during this period show their intended use as summer houses in the era before air conditioning, having such architectural features as wide porches, large windows, and long, overhanging eaves. Once Cleveland Park was connected to downtown Washington, the neighborhood’s second phase of development, as a “streetcar suburb,” began. The Cleveland Park Company oversaw construction on numerous plots starting in 1894. Most houses were designed by individual architects and builders, including Waddy B. Wood, resulting in an eclectic mix of the popular architectural styles of the time, notably the Queen Anne style (including the Shingle style), Georgian Revival, and the Mission Revival.