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Luxury Townhouse In Fast-Rising SW Waterfront

November 20, 2014

Dining Room (Photo by: Beasley RE) Dining Room

A luxury townhouse in Historic Wheat Row, which is incorporated into the Harbour Square Cooperative in Southwest Washington, is being offered at $879,000 by Beasley Real Estate.

Built in 1794 by John Greenleaf, Washington’s first real estate speculator, and his partners designed by architect William Lovering and renamed for John Wheat, an early owner who worked as a Senate messenger, Wheat Row, is the city’s oldest standing group of row houses. 

Living Room (Photo by: Beasley RE) Living Room

Originally the area was called “the island” because the canal of Tiber Creek isolated it from the rest of the city.  It was part of a large development plan in the interest of quickly developing the capital city for housing.  Greenleaf built 10 houses a year for seven year and lent them to the government. 

Front Entry (Photo by: Beasley RE) Front Entry

Wheat Row is incorporated into the Harbour Square Cooperative, which means the owner of this townhouse has all the conveniences and amenities of a luxury condominium.

Features include an elevator to all floors; seven fireplaces, including in the spacious kitchen that has modernized hickory cabinets and limestone floors; a grand formal dining room fit to host anybody in the the newly reconstituted  114th U.S. Congress; super drawing rooms that compete with the smartest townhouses in Georgetown; and an entryway with hardwood floors that welcome even the most jaded socialites.  To top it all off, the rich triple crown moldings give this interior an air of  designer sophistication, accented by the historically reproduced lighting fixtures.

There's a privated fenced terrace and a security system with cameras and a multi-phone line. 

For those who want to be reasonably close to Capitol Hill, the ball park or even the Metro system, this townhouse has it all.

Beasley Real Estate, office: 202.957.2272. Agent: Christopher Johnson at 202.306.0020.  wdcrealestate@gmail.com

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The Perfect Georgetown House

October 28, 2014

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Beautifully decorated and renovated, with four bedrooms (three upstairs and one on the lower level), three full baths, and a garden directly across from Montrose Park, it's the perfect Georgetown house!

Launching October 29 by the Kimberly and Daryl Team of Washington Fine Properties, 3002 R Street will have an open house on November 2.

The entire first floor was remodeled in the summer of 2010. There’s a new kitchen and breakfast room, complete with new oak hardwood floors, custom cabinets, marble countertops, an Ann Sacks glass tile backsplash, and Sub Zero refrigerator.

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The renovation includes reconfigured living areas (moving wall between entry hall and Living and dining rooms, creating larger living spaces), and repaired and refinished/stained original hardwood floors

 A gas fireplace has been installed, with refaced old brick, Ann Sacks marble tiles and a marble hearth replacing old bricks.

There’s a new sound system, new lighting and electrical throughout the home.

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On the second floor hardwood floors have been repaired and refinished, and the bathrooms updated with painted cabinets, new mirrors and hardware. 

 The English basement has new carpet, new paint and new light fixtures. A new bathroom was completely redone in 2012 with a pocket door, enlarged shower area, added insulation, added heated floors (no heat in room previously), upgraded electrical, and all new tile and fixtures.

A complete renovation of the patio includes a professionally designed and landscaped backyard (over $30,000 invested in summer 2011) with regraded space and installed drainage systems.

View the virtual tour here.

For more information on this extraordinary property, contact Kimberly Casey at 202.361.3228 Kimberly.Casey@wfp.com and Daryl Judy at 202.380.7219 Daryl.Judy@wfp.com


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Four Seasons Serves Up Gourmet Street Food for Great Taste and a Great Cause

October 14, 2014

Four Seasons Hotel Washington Executive Chef Douglas Anderson (Photo by: taste.fourseasons.com) Four Seasons Hotel Washington Executive Chef Douglas Anderson

Four Seasons Hotel Washington’s Executive Chef, Douglas Anderson and BOURBON STEAK Executive Chef, Joe Palma offer their take on American comfort but internationally-inspired street food menu priced under $10 as Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Food Truck continues its epicurean journey in Washington, DC from October 13 -18.

Chef Anderson and Chef Palma will go head to head competing in Battle of the Chefs. While Chef Anderson is on board, the truck will serve Kale Caesar salad, DC Halfsmoke, Grilled Kimcheese, Lamb Burgers, Bulgogie Short Rib Sandwich, Mojo Spiced Chicken Kebabs, BBQ Spiced French Fries, and desserts.

Chef Palma’s street food menu consists of local ingredients with a twist; offering Dime Store BOURBON STEAK Burgers, Fried Old Bay Shrimp and Grits, Pulled Pork, Roasted Turkey Sandwiches, and Pickled Shrimp and Pecan Salad.

To accompany the entrees, $3 sides of BBQ Baked Beans, Apple Butternut Squash Cilantro Slaw, and Truffled Mac and Cheese will be offered, as well as “Fluffernutters” and Cider Carmel Dipped, Shortbread Lady Apples for dessert.

In keeping with Four Seasons mission of giving back to the local community and finding a cure for cancer, fifty percent of proceeds from the Medstar Washington Hospital Center stop on Wednesday, October 15 will be donated to the hospital's Washington Cancer Institute.

Tuesday, October 14: 6:00-8:00 pm PNC Georgetown Branch, Parking Entrance on M Street (BOURBON STEAK menu)

Wednesday, October 15: 11:00 am – 2:00pm MedStar Washington Hospital Center, 110 Irving Street NW
    6:00-8:00 pm PNC Georgetown Branch, Parking Entrance on M Street (BOURBON STEAK menu)

Saturday, October 18: 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm PNC Georgetown Branch, Parking Entrance on M Street

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