Washington | DC
This attractive Dutch Colonial Revival row home has recently been completely renovated to very high standards of contemporary interior design. The four-story floor plan includes 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. Designer elements are prevalent throughout, including white oak wide plank solid hardwood flooring, picture windows, bold crown molding, and frameless glass railings in the staircases. The open-concept ground floor hosts a lounge with a wall-mounted fireplace and a modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a Thermador range, quartz countertops, and Shiloh and Eclipse cabinets. The bathrooms are finished with Porcelanosa tiles, designer fixtures, and frameless glass shower surrounds. The house is wired with modern technology including a Kevo smart lock and a Nest thermostat. The second and third floors have two bedrooms each and full hallway bathrooms. All of the bedrooms have custom closets and three of them have private balconies. The master has an en-suite bathroom with a dual vanity and a twin shower. The lower level hosts an in-law suite with a separate entrance. The private backyard is professionally landscaped with a terraced garden and a deck area. The rooftop terrace is ready for entertaining with electric and gas outlets. The rear of the house has off-street parking for two cars.
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!