This exceptional McInturff Architects designed rowhouse is desirably located in the vibrant Dupont neighborhood. The residence sits on Hillyer Pl, a quiet street in the heart of Dupont Circle. The beautiful brick residence was built in 1870 and has undergone extensive updates, while maintaining original details to preserve its historic character and charm. The house features an abundance of natural sunlight from oversized windows, which is further magnified by the high ceilings throughout.
A lovely front garden and iron-railed stairway compliment the impressive façade of the house. Upon entering, a charming front vestibule with black and white tiled floors leads to the welcoming reception foyer. The foyer seamlessly transitions to the elegant living room, which has a south-facing bay window and a decorative fireplace with marble surround. Neighboring the living room is an exceptional family room/library. The room offers a wood-burning fireplace, built-in bookshelves, and a two-story wall of windows towards the rear of the home with lovely views of the rear garden. There is also a conveniently located wet bar with granite counters, cabinetry storage, and a mini refrigerator with an ice maker.
The garden level below features an expansive gourmet kitchen with high-end appliances, a large center island, breakfast bar, abundant custom cabinetry, and a pantry. There is also a table space breakfast area with a built-in window seat and a window. The kitchen opens onto the sophisticated dining room, which accesses the two-story wall of windows and French doors opening to the rear garden and terrace. There is also a convenient powder room and multiple storage closets found on this floor.
The second level is fully encompassed by the well-appointed primary suite. The generously proportioned primary bedroom is found towards the front of the house, with a wonderful south-facing window, a wood-burning fireplace, and a quaint private balcony overlooking the lovely tree-lined street below. There are multiple walk-in closets on this floor, as well as a large sitting room/office with custom built-in bookcases, two desks, cabinetry, and an additional balcony that overlooks the beautiful rear garden. The primary bathroom has lovely granite finishes, a tub and a separate shower with a seamless glass frame. The third floor, which is illuminated by a lovely skylight, provides two additional bedrooms, both with large double door closets, and a marble hall bathroom. The front bedroom features built-ins and a decorative fireplace and the rear bedroom overlooks the beautiful rear garden. There is also the added convenience of a washer and dryer, as well as a gym or a secondary office space.
The impressive rear terrace and garden is exceptional for entertaining with wonderful privacy with Brick walls. There is also two-car parking. The house is within close walking distance to neighborhood favorite restaurants, shops, parks, and the Metro.
Courtesy of TTR Sotheby's International Realty, Michael Rankin
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