4201 CATHEDRAL AVE NW #PH1215E

WASHINGTON, DC

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4201 CATHEDRAL AVE NW #PH1215E

WASHINGTON, DC

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4201 CATHEDRAL AVE NW #PH1215E

WESLEY HEIGHTS
WASHINGTON, DC

Offered At $5,999,999

6
BEDROOMS
5
FULL BATHS
1
HALF BATHS
9,450
SQFT
In 1960, visionary real estate developer and philanthropist, Melvin Gelman, envisioned and built The Towers Condominium overlooking Glover Archbold Park on one of the largest remaining sites in Northwest Washington. Determined to create the most spectacular penthouse residence in the city rivaling the finest apartments in New York, Mr. Gelman set aside over 9,000 square feet on the top two floors of the East Tower for his personal residence. In the decades that followed, Mr. Gelman and his wife raised their family and hosted lavish cultural and philanthropic events for Washington's elite. In James M. Goode's BEST ADDRESSES, this glorious residence was later described as the largest Penthouse in Washington, D.C. that featured a grand foyer with a curved staircase and drawing room where the ceiling commands 16 feet in height. Notable guests often referred to the penthouse as the "Palace in the Sky". Over the past eight years, this exceptional residence has been meticulously restored to its original grandeur. Guests arrive through double mahogany wood doors to a soaring entry hall with a sweeping staircase centered under a magnificent crystal chandelier. Beyond the entry hall, an elegant salon with 16 foot ceilings centers on a fireplace and a wall of glass revealing an expansive terrace and sweeping views over Washington and beyond to Virginia. Adjoining the grand salon, the elegant dining room easily accommodates 24 guests and features a richly appointed, 19th century Chinese screen which reveals ample storage for crystal, porcelain, and linens. The adjacent media room reflects an Art Deco theme and is equipped with a separate wet bar to provide further options for entertaining. Reminiscent of the finest private clubs of New York and London, the mahogany paneled library provides an elegant retreat centering on a wood burning fireplace with custom crafted built-in shelves. An exceptionally large professionally equipped kitchen, breakfast room, laundry room, and staff quarters complete this level. Ascending the grand staircase or via the private elevator, the second-floor family quarters include an expansive primary suite with stunning views of the National Cathedral, two separate marble baths, and two large dressing rooms with abundant closets, built-in storage and private balcony, one bedroom with en-suite bath and balcony, 2 additional bedrooms , one full bath, second laundry room, family room with a private balcony and second kitchen complete this level. Four reserved parking spaces are included in the sale. The Towers offers a complete range of amenities and services including 24-hour front desk and door attendants, valet parking, fitness center, sauna, gourmet market, hair salon, tennis court and swimming pool. With an ideal location just minutes to the downtown business district, and the shops and restaurants of Georgetown, Penthouse 1215E is unquestionably the most unique and glamorous residence currently offered for sale in the Nation's Capital.
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Entry Hall | Private Elevator
Drawing Room | Fireplace
Drawing Room | Wall of Glass
Drawing Room | 16 foot ceilings
Ceiling Details
Terrace | retractable awning
Library
Library | fireplace
Library | mahogany wood paneling
Media Room
Media Room | bar seating
Media Room | opens to the terrace
Media Room | wet bar
Media Room | National Cathedral Views
Dining Room
Dining Room | opens to the terrace
Dining Room | 19th century Chinese screen
Dining Room | hidden doors to the kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen | professionally designed
Kitchen | serving section
Breakfast Room
Breakfast Room | in the round
Top Floor Landing
Primary Bedroom Suite
Primary Bedroom Suite
Primary Bedroom Suite
Primary Bathroom #1
Primary Bathroom #1
Primary Dressing Room #1
Primary Dressing Room #1
Primary Dressing Room #1
Primary Dressing Room #1 | Balcony
Primary Bathroom #2
Primary Bathroom #2
Primary Dressing Room #2
Bedroom #2 | en suite
Bedroom Suite #2 | Private Balcony
Bedroom #2 | en suite bathroom
Family Quarters | living room
Family Quarters | private balcony
Family Quarters | auxiliary kitchen
Family Quarters | informal dining
Office
Laundry Room #1 [of 2 laundry rooms]
4201 Cathedral Avenue, NW
The Towers | Wesley Heights
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court
Fitness Center | his & hers saunas
Penthouse | Top Two Floors
Terrace | perfect place to end the day
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Home Information

  • MLS#

    DCDC2000963

  • Bedrooms

    6

  • Full Baths

    5

  • Half Baths

    1

  • Levels

    2

  • Fireplaces

    2

  • Basement

  • Garage Spaces

    4

  • Style

    Contemporary

  • Type

    Penthouse Unit/Flat/Apartment

  • Year Built

    1960

  • Age

    61

  • Subdivision

    WESLEY HEIGHTS

  • County

    WASHINGTON

  • Total Est Taxes

    $11,500

  • R.E. Tax Year

    2020

  • Home SQ FT

    9,450

  • Lot Size

    0

  • Exterior Const

    Brick

  • Heat System

    Central

  • Cool System

    Central A/C

  • Water

    Public

  • Sewer/Septic

    Public Sewer

  • Heat Fuel

    Natural Gas

  • Hot Water

    Natural Gas

  • Cool Fuel

    Electric