Originally built in 1875 for Benjamin Butterworth, US patent commissioner and prominent Ohio politician, the Butterworth Mansion is the perfect example of James McGill's "tranquil home away from the hustle and bustle of DC, yet near enough to be convenient". The exterior is grand but the magic is definitely beyond the threshold. Be prepared to get lost roaming the cavernous interior of Butterworth Mansion, one of LeDroit Park's original grand homes.
The view from the oversize historic windows will make you feel as if you are living in a park. The home is shrouded in privacy due to the mature trees encircling the property. The yard is definitely atypical of an urban yard. The south facing front yard can accommodate a fantastic cutting garden with room to spare for a lawn. The north facing rear of the home is surrounded by a huge terrace overlooking a charming back yard. The back of the property can easily accommodate three car parking on clay brick pavers that can double as garden party space.
The panoramic view from the top floor will have you thinking you are in a penthouse. The quintessential power view from this detached Victorian home is stunning. The US Capitol, Washington Monument, all of downtown Washington, DC, Washington Regan National Airport, the National Cathedral, Howard University's Founder's clock tower, the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception all are within site. Also, sunrise and sunset are picture worthy.
421 T St NW is a rare opportunity and fantastic investment property boasting 2 adjoining lots totaling a 7,000 square foot lot and 3 separate units and 3+ off-street parking spaces. Unit 1 is 2BR/2BA and 1500 SF. Unit 2 is 2BR/2BA and 1850 SF. Unit 3 is 3BR/1.5BA and 3000 SF.