This is that rare gem you’ve been waiting for. Nestled into the only corner lot in DC’s exclusive Kalorama Heights residential enclave, this fully detached, spacious double-lot estate is at once a tranquil respite from the hustle and bustle of taxis, buses, and sidewalk chatter, while being mere steps away from the city’s most enticing neighborhoods for history, culture, and vibrant nightlife — Georgetown, Woodley Park, Dupont Circle, and Adams Morgan. Access to the property from Downtown DC, Northern Virginia, and Montgomery County is remarkably convenient, with entrances to Rock Creek Parkway within easy reach in two directions. Indeed, historic Rock Creek Park contains nearly 1,800 acres of preserved forest land — with various recreation facilities and over 30 miles of diverse trail routes — immediately adjacent to the neighborhood.
The tastefully renovated property offers a truly exceptional opportunity to make it your own, with a large rear veranda and patio area that are expandable via a potential building addition, potential construction of a swimming pool, as well as over 825 SF of semi-finished ground-level storage rooms available for full renovation. Also, the western-most portion of the existing garden comprises a separate buildable lot (1,740 of a total 8,203 SF), perfect for a potential accessory or adjacent dwelling.
Built in 1927, the 5,050 SF historic Norman Revival structure is solidly constructed of load-bearing granite walls sitting atop a full finished 1st level, with private driveway and 1st level garage. It is finished with original bronze casement windows as well as an expertly maintained original slate roof. The home has been thoughtfully renovated by its owner, a local property developer, tastefully preserving its original character and charm.
The main floor of the home offers a grand entry hall and staircase as well as a spacious living room with large windows, high ceilings, and expansive views of the surrounding forest of Rock Creek Park. The house boasts original brass light fixtures, specialty Yeller Forge hardware, Waterworks plumbing fixtures, and impeccably refinished original oak floors throughout. In the dining room, glazed patio doors open directly onto a large veranda – perfect for entertaining – with panoramic views and overlooking an expansive yard and meticulously maintained topiary garden. The adjacent kitchen includes a 6-burner Viking range, cabinet-depth Sub-Zero refrigerator, dual Bosch dishwashers, and custom cabinetry topped with generous granite countertop.
With 4 floors of finished living space, the house offers 9 bedrooms and 5½ bathrooms, which includes 1 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, living space, as well as 3 rooms of generous storage space in the at-grade finished 1st level. There are 3 original fireplaces in the living room, master suite, as well as at-grade finished 1st level living room.
Notable neighboring properties include the embassies of several nations, the Phillips Collection, the Cosmos Club, the President Woodrow Wilson home, now occupied by Jeff Bezos, and the homes of other prominent citizens such as former President Obama and his family, as well as many corporate leaders and high ranking government officials. The US Secret Service discreetly maintain a 24-hour security post adjacent to the property which secures the Belmont Street portion of the enclave.