Elegant, Historic Kalorama Property Listed by Jennie McDonnell

March 10, 2020

Tucked among embassies, the property includes residential and office spaces

Situated in Washington, D.C.’s, highly sought-after Kalorama neighborhood, 2132 R Street NW offers beautiful, flexible spaces and a rooftop deck overlooking the city. Just one block from Embassy Row, the property includes six bedrooms, six full baths, two half baths as well as six offices on the first floor and zoning for Diplomatic Overlay. The approximately 8,000-square-foot property is being offered for $4.95 million by Jennie McDonnell of Long & Foster | Christie’s International Real Estate.

“This unique space is something that’s truly one-of-a-kind in Washington, D.C.,” McDonnell said. “Not only is it in an excellent location, it’s also a highly adaptable property that can suit many needs at once. Additionally, both the home and the neighborhood are filled with wonderful history.”

This lovely townhome carries a history as rich and essential as Washington, D.C., itself. Clarke Waggaman built the home in 1919, which was first owned by Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer, while Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt lived across the street before they moved to the White House. The current owners spent three years renovating the home under the guidance of noted architect and historian Don Hawkins. With his expertise in historic preservation, the property has retained its original molding and two original marble fireplaces were refurbished.

On the main level, which was previously used as an office, visitors enter a spacious and elegant lobby with a grand staircase, fireplace and powder room. Six offices, and an additional powder room make up the rest of the floor, and an elevator provides access to the second and third floors.

Once reaching the second floor, guests will find a large living room, family room and dining room – each with its own fireplace. The well-appointed kitchen and entertaining area has copper doors and high-end stainless steel appliances.

Both the third and fourth levels of the property offer spacious owners suites with a full bath, fireplace and walk-in closet. Each of the floors also include a guest suite/apartment with a bedroom, kitchen, full bath, washer/dryer, private deck, and both levels can be accessed from a back staircase. On the fifth level of the property are two additional bedrooms with a breakfast bar and sitting area, full bath, as well as the fabulous rooftop deck and hot tub.

The property’s lower level includes an indoor endless pool with a recreation room and steam room, and an antique safe original to the home which serves as a conversation piece. This level also includes storage spaces and dual one-car garages, one of which is oversized. Three additional driveway parking spaces are just outside the garages.

You can learn more about 2132 R Street NW by contacting McDonnell at 202-744-7192. For more information about Long & Foster, visit www.LongandFoster.com.

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