4949 Sherier Place is nestled on a leafy corner in the very popular, close-in Palisades neighborhood. This area is known for its “small town America” feel and strong sense of community. The Palisades has its own newly renovated library, large park with community center and playground, post office, an impressive farmer’s market, and for over 50 years has hosted a Fourth of July Parade which draws thousands of people from all over the city. This area is also home to several highly-rated restaurants, sought-after public and private schools, and a wide array of shops and markets. The Palisades is perched along the Potomac River, near the C&O Canal walking and bike paths, proximate to Georgetown and downtown Washington’s business, cultural and educational centers. Sibley Hospital is less than 1 mile away Reagan National Airport and Dulles International Airports are easily accessible.
This special property has historic roots as the Sherier family’s original farmhouse, dating to the early 1930’s, unusual with fieldstone rather than wood planks, which was typical of the style and era. A 2003 renovation preserved some of the architectural features like fieldstone walls and chimneys, and greatly expanded the original structure. The thoughtful preservation of the original house details , combined with a seamless expansion results in a house with character and charm, yet with all the modern amenities buyers want. A top Bang & Olufsen TV Stereo system custom installed throughout conveys with the home.
The first floor includes a spacious living room with access to the garden and pool, a large dining room with a fireplace, a cozy den which was part of the original structure with exposed stone, a fireplace, an office, a butler’s pantry and wet bar, and a fabulous, enormous gourmet kitchen-family room combination with top of the line appliances, granite countertops and an additional dining area. A half bath completes this level.
The second story includes an owners’ suite with a fabulous stone wall, walk-in closet, large bathroom with whirlpool and sitting room. This level also includes 4 additional bedrooms and 2 additional bathrooms and laundry room.
The lower level provides a 6th bedroom with a private entrance and windows, full bath, mudroom, garage access and excellent storage.
The exterior is beautifully hardscaped with a black bottom pool, stone pathways and retaining walls and is fully landscaped for privacy. A one-car garage and additional parking for three cars completes this very special English country house in the city.