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5301 Dorsett Place NW

Washington | DC



Perched in the forested hills of Palisades, this classic 1927 farmhouse has been recently restored and modernized. Although smaller in stature, this home offers a unique combination of renovated indoor living space as well as ample room for outdoor living, rarely available in this coveted location and price range.


The main level seamlessly blends old and new with a sleek modern farmhouse style kitchen accented by wide format tile floors, stainless steel appliances, and massive amounts of storage with its full wall of cabinets. The original doors, woodwork, and built-in shelving surrounding a wood burning fireplace add uncommon character and charming appeal. Upstairs, the luxury spa bathroom is the star of the show. With its separate soaking tub, spacious shower, dual vanity and light bright airiness, you’ll hardly notice that its the only one. Ample sunlight fills the space from sunrise through sunset with windows on each of the four exposures. Last but not least the lower level offers a multifunctional living space, a blank canvas for you to customize to your lifestyle with limitless potential.


The perfectly sized yard offers just enough space for your outdoor activities without the hassle of endless maintenance. Enjoy evenings on the wide front porch spanning the width of the home, or a backyard barbecue on the deck and patio. The fully fenced backyard creates your own private oasis, an ideal mix of sun and shade for maximum enjoyment.


  • Year built: 1927
  • Total building area: 2,024 Square Feet
  • Lot size: 6,780 Square Feet (0.16 Ac)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 full and 1 half bathroom
  • Heating: Radiator heat throughout
  • Cooling: Central AC on 2nd floor
  • Fully finished basement with side entrance

Recent Updates

  • Electrical “heavy up”, 200 amp service
  • Roof (2017)
  • Replacement dual pane vinyl windows
  • New kitchen with stainless steel appliances (2018)
  • Remodeled half bath on the main level with all new fixtures
  • New full bath upstairs with frameless glass shower, freestanding tub, and dual vanity

The Palisades, or simply Palisades, is a neighborhood in Washington, D.C., along the Potomac River, running roughly from the edge of the Georgetown University campus (at Foxhall Road) to the D.C.-Maryland boundary (near Dalecarlia Treatment Plant). MacArthur Boulevard (once called Conduit Road) is the main thoroughfare that passes through the Palisades. In 1893, this subdivision was laid out by the Palisades Improvement Company. The Palisades had the Great Falls Electric Railway that ran from 36th and Prospect streets out to Glen Echo. The International Athletic Park and Amusement Company secured a large block of the Palisades and constructed a Bicycle Track and General Amusement Park, which opened on Decoration Day in 1896. Also encompassed within the Palisades is the neighborhood of Potomac Heights, which is bounded by Loughboro Road at the north end, Arizona Avenue at the south end and MacArthur Boulevard and the Potomac River.

Notable landmarks making the Palisades unique are the old Conduit Road Schoolhouse on MacArthur Boulevard, Palisades Community Church (1923), The Lab School of Washington (1967) (formerly the Florence Crittenton Home for Unwed Mothers), the German Embassy, St. David’s Episcopal Church (1940), Sibley Hospital (1961) and Gen. Montgomery C. Meig’s Washington Aqueduct/ Delcarlia Filtration/ Water Treatment Plant (1853). The Palisades neighborhood is the home for a variety of popular restaurants such as Figs, Makoto, Bambu, Bistroquet, BlackSalt, Chen’s Gourmet, Seventh Hill Pizza, Kotobuki, DC Boathouse, Et Voila’ and the new Salt and Pepper Restaurant, and its very own pet supply store, Profeed of DC. A high point of the year for many in the neighborhood is the annual July 4 parade, featuring local bands, fire engines and children on highly decorated tricycles and bicycles.


[Source: Wikipedia]



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