Washington | DC
This completely transformed and renovated rowhome in Burleith is ready for you to call it home! Walk through the front door to be greeted by a wide-open floor plan flooded with light—perfect for entertaining or putting your feet up to relax after a long day. The kitchen boasts a Thermador range, quartz countertops, and Shiloh and Eclipse cabinets. The large island has enough seating for four, a deep sink, and extra storage. The dining room overlooks the backyard, which boasts a large pergola perfect for alfresco dining. Walk upstairs to the primary bedroom with an ensuite luxury bath, second bedroom, second bathroom, washer/dryer closet, Juliet balcony, and deep closets with systems already in place. The third floor has two additional bedrooms, a hall bathroom with custom tile work and a glass-encased shower, and a flex space that can be used as an office/learning center/play space/entertaining room; you decide! The third level leads you to the roof deck that boasts some of the best views in Burleith! The lower level in-law suite contains a large additional bedroom with tons of light, access to the backyard, a large wet bar, a second washer/dryer, and a second living area flex space. This home is secured a Kevo smart lock and Nest Thermostat and contains off-street parking for two vehicles. The location is the perfect combination of city life and suburbs; you are surrounded by a canopy of large trees, but only a short walk to shops, grocery stores, Georgetown, and various schools. Welcome home!
Located in DC’s Ward 2, Burleith is a quiet, almost purely residential, community of about 535 households nestled alongside Glover Archbold Park. Despite this feeling of seclusion, Burleith is centrally located, within easy walking distance of Wisconsin Avenue shops and restaurants, served by frequent buses to downtown, and with quick access to the major local highways.
Though adjacent to Georgetown, the hustle and bustle of the city fades beyond Reservoir Road and 35th Street. Burleith is also distinct from its larger neighbor to the north, Glover Park, and from the gated community to the west, Hillandale, both of which are much younger. The name Burleith was taken from an estate built on the site of the Visitation Convent about 1716 by Henry Threkeld. Threkeld’s estate included most of the present Georgetown Visitation School and the present campus of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts (now closed for renovation). It also served as home to John Cox, mayor of Georgetown from 1823 to 1845.
Most of the houses in Burleith were built in the Roaring Twenties by the real estate firm Shannon & Luchs. Marketed to “the buyer of moderate means, but of more than ordinary good taste,” the first completed houses were put on sale in June 1923 for the initial price of $7,700. Today Burleith is home to a diverse mix of families, professionals and creatives, retirees, and students. (And house prices have increased a hundred fold!) At the community’s summer picnic in 2013, Burleith celebrated its 90th birthday with a cake and proclamations from the Mayor’s Office and Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans. We’re already thinking about our centennial!