Open Sunday, January 26th from 1-3PM. Built in 1916, this four-level Beaux-Arts townhouse has been thoroughly updated and expanded, offering endless surprises the moment you cross the threshold. Four finished levels comprise over 6,000 square feet of living space with a sense of grandeur not often found today. On the entry level, a vast foyer — large enough to provide exhibition space for the owner's large art installations — leads to the gallery and a bedroom with en-suite bathroom. There is also access to the enclosed courtyard from the gallery and bedroom. The entire space is flooded with light through open-air walls of glass. The powder room and laundry room complete this level, as does the oversized two-car garage with storage space.
The stately staircase leads to the piano nobile, creatively reimagined while honoring the essence of the structure, all under impossibly lofty ceilings adorned by original molding. The main landing smartly conceals a powder room and coat closet while offering access to the living and dining rooms. The airy kitchen and dining room flow together as one, separated by a large island replete with miles of counter space. The kitchen includes a Viking six-burner gas range, Miele wall oven, Miele combination convection oven/microwave, Liebherr refrigerator, and Bosch dishwasher. A modern fireplace takes center stage in the dining space. Access to the outdoor grilling area and expansive covered deck beyond is provided off the kitchen. The generous south-facing living room is bathed in light by large windows on two sides and is graced by a handsome fireplace.
There are two levels of bedrooms and baths upstairs, ready to welcome family and guests. The third floor incorporates the master suite with fireplace and a lavish master bathroom. The master bath includes a full-size tub plus two showers with separate controls. Two walk-in closets complete the master. There’s even a small, enclosed deck off the bath for letting in the breeze. A generous second bedroom with fireplace, full bathroom and walk-in closet completes this floor. The fourth level includes a top floor bedroom with en suite bathroom and kitchenette, and a second bedroom with full bath that offers an additional sun-filled space for work or play. In total, the property offers five en suite bedrooms across three floors.
Access to the outdoor spaces on two levels extends the inside, outward. The main level flows into a garden courtyard via the gallery and a separate bedroom. The surfaces are turfed for play and reclining. A strikingly modern staircase leads visitors and guests up to an airy deck with sunny and shade-covered areas adjacent to the summer kitchen. The private two-car garage includes two storage compartments.
Kalorama attracts a myriad of clientele from both the US and abroad, along with Washington’s international community with Embassy Embassy Row a mere 2 blocks away. Since 1997, the Dupont Circle farmers market has served as a year 'round Sunday hot spot for the community. Nearby grocery stores are The Mediterranean Way Gourmet Market, Glen's Garden Market and Kleet supermarket. Whole Foods and Safeway are just a few blocks away. Nearby coffee shops include Teaism, Starbucks, Filter and Smoth Tea LLC. Restaurants abound from the United State’s original organic restaurant, Nora, to Sweet Green, Sette Osteria, La Tomate, Thaiphoon, The Russian Tea Room, Circa, and many others. 2019 R St NW is near Mitchell Park, Sheridan Circle and Dupont Circle. The Metro is just two blocks away, as is easy access Rock Creek Park, downtown, Union Station and the airports.