Historic Bussard-Newman House in Georgetown Listed by Cochran Morse Team of Long & Foster

July 22, 2016
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The main home at 1309 35th Street is one of the earliest small-frame, free-standing houses in the western part of Georgetown and has been recorded by the Historic American Buildings Survey.

Judi Cochran and Edina Morse, a sales team with Long & Foster Real Estate’s Georgetown office in Washington, D.C., have listed the historically significant Bussard-Newman House, located at 1309 35th Street NW. Constructed in Georgetown in the early 1800s, the property also includes a two-story carriage house located at 1311 35th Street NW. The main home is one of the earliest small-frame, free-standing houses in the western part of Georgetown and has been recorded by the Historic American Buildings Survey. It is being offered for $3.150 million.

“The Bussard-Newman House stands alone as a unique Georgetown hallmark,” Cochran said. “The property has a wonderful history as well as many updated features, such as the large kitchen island, the beautifully tiled master bath and gas fireplaces. The addition of the carriage house opens up more possibilities for the buyer, as it could serve as a rental property, in-law suite, guest house or space for an at-home business.”

Constructed between 1805 and 1808, the Bussard-Newman House is one of few remaining in the area that was used as a combination of residence and small business. Before the street was renamed, the home’s original address was 38 Fayette Street. The original structure was a single-story frame house and by 1847 a second story was added. In 1920, central heating was installed in the property.

Daniel Bussard purchased the north half of the lot, likely without a structure on it, for $100 in 1805 and in 1808 he purchased the south half for $300. Bussard was a well-known citizen in Georgetown and was a land developer who owned a number of properties in the area. In addition, he owned and operated a brewery, a tannery and a distillery. The property has been a number of things throughout the years, including the home and business of a butcher and a confectioner as well as a residential rental property.

Now, the single-family main home has been completely renovated with an open floorplan to reflect current living styles. The home has three bedrooms, including a master suite with an en suite bath, gas fireplace and private porch, as well as three additional full bathrooms and a half bathroom. Also included in the house is a sun-drenched kitchen with large windows and an island, a dining room with gas fireplace, a spacious living room, a family room with a gas fireplace, a laundry room and views that overlook the property’s courtyard.

The carriage house, with the address of 1311 35th Street NW, was originally constructed as a stable for the main house, then was used as a garage. Finally it was renovated and updated to be used as living space and now offers a flexible space for the property’s owner. The upper level includes a full kitchen, living and dining areas, two bedrooms, a full bathroom and doors to the main house. The lower level includes a large, brick-floored room with a wall of windows, laundry, a full bathroom and doors to the courtyard and main house.

You can learn more about the Bussard-Newman House and see more photos at the property’s listing website. For additional information about this property, contact Cochran at 202-415-1510. Long & Foster Real Estate is the largest privately owned residential real estate company in the United States and an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate. For more information about Long & Foster, visit www.LongandFoster.com.