3820 CATHEDRAL AVENUE NW, WASHINGTON, DC
Set off the street on a generous corner lot in Cathedral Heights, this grand four-square residence features exquisite classical details, complemented by beautifully landscaped gardens with varied mature plantings and numerous hardscape areas. ~Originally built in 1926, the house includes a classic brick fa~ade with a covered wrap-around entrance porch. Decorative elements including quoins and fluted columns provide visually compelling components glimpsed behind a wall of hemlock hedges. The house offers generous updated rooms, but maintains its historic characteristics. High ceilings and original details including moldings, millwork, floors, and doors are present throughout the residence. Its close proximity to Georgetown and walkability to the National Cathedral and restaurants and shops of Cathedral Commons enhance its desirability. The double foyer is inviting and filled with an abundance of natural light. The elegant living room has a fireplace, three sets of French doors, built-ins, and window seating. Bookshelves frame the sophisticated dining room. The European-style gourmet kitchen features table space and high-end stainless steel appliances including a Wolf range and Bosch dishwasher. Neighboring the kitchen is the sunny sitting room. Both the kitchen and sitting room provide exterior access to the screened porch and deck sheltered by a wisteria-covered pergola. Completing the main level is a powder room.~The second level offers three spacious bedrooms, each with large closets and incredible natural light. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet and luxurious bathroom with marble dual vanities, a frameless glass shower, and separate soaking tub. The second bedroom spans the entire width of the front of the house and includes an en-suite bathroom, which can also be accessed from the hall. There is one additional bedroom on this floor with a walk-in closet. There are two additional bedrooms upstairs and one full bathroom. Both rooms are generous and the second bedroom has an accompanying sitting room or office space. The well-appointed lower level is the perfect in-law suite, with its own separate entrance, kitchenette, large closet, and full bathroom. The spacious laundry room is also located on this level and offers a utility sink, tool station, and ample storage space. A wine cellar and access to the two-car garage finish this level. The professionally designed garden unfolds through a serious of green rooms that wrap three sides of the house, creating complete privacy. The range of mature plantings, water features, and terraced sitting areas offer a variety of outdoor spaces to inhabit. In addition to the two-car garage, there is surface parking for four additional cars.
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