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WFP Lists Quintessential Georgetown Home

Historic and charming family home.

Washington Fine Properties(WFP) has listed 1234 33rd Street NW, one of the oldest houses in the West Village of Georgetown, a large and beautiful neighborhood landmark offered at $2,995,000. With flexible and charming spaces, this 5 bedroom, 3 1/2 bathroom rambling family house is very desired but rarely available. 

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The central portion of the 4,341 square foot house was a farmhouse and dates to 1790, the front of the house is a semi-detached brick Federal, and the magnificent rear addition was added in 1920. It is located on a tree-lined, one-way street in the West Village, just steps from the fine dining and shopping of M Street and Wisconsin Avenue, a short drive to the White House, the Kennedy Center and the museums and monuments of the National Mall.

Back yard
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The current owners rent two garage spaces in the alley, only 30 feet from their front door.

The primary entrance is through the gracious and light-filled entry hall, a significant space wide enough for furniture. Just beyond is a small landing with a coat closet and a large powder room with a double laundry closet. Off the entry hall is the expansive and light-filled living room and dining room with original pine floors and a gas fireplace with a Federal mantel flanked by built-in bookshelves. These two rooms are open to each other, but each is an independently large room. From the dining room a door opens to a lovely portico with a mosaic floor adding to the elegance and open, airy feel of this level.  This area connects to a side door with an extra entry the current owners use as a mud room and stroller storage. 

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The gourmet kitchen has two exposures, an abundance of storage, high-grade appliances and a central island. The kitchen leads directly to the family room with a gas fireplace and has open access to the less formal dining room. 

The kitchen also has two exterior doors, one opens to the private brick-walled patio with a teak deck - perfect for grilling - with a storage shed and arched stairway leading to the secluded garden, while the second door leads to a patio with flagstone steps up to the garden. The informal dining room is filled with southern light from a wall of windows the length of the room and beyond.

The house has two staircases, and the rear stairway leads directly to the second-floor library and primary suite. This spacious suite is in the middle of the house and can be reached from the front or back staircase and connects the house. It has a large separate dressing room/sitting room fit for royalty with custom closets, built-ins and a luxurious bath with two sinks and marble floors. 

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All bathrooms throughout the house are by Waterworks. There is also a door to a side porch which runs along the south side of the house. A magnificent room that was added to back of the house in the 1920s, with soaring ceilings and tall French doors, opens to a bluestone terrace and the garden. The current owners use this space as a playroom, but it makes a terrific library, master bedroom or family room, also. Whatever the use, it is a spectacular room and walks out to the wonderful, lush, and landscaped garden - a true oasis. There are two additional rooms on this level, one makes a fine office or nursery and the other is a large bedroom with two exposures and an en suite bath. 

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On the third floor is a fourth bedroom with views to the east and west and its large bathroom has views to the south. The lower level is spacious and has many uses; there is a large room with built-ins, a nice-sized storage area and a large cedar closet for seasonal storage. There are two zones of AC, original floors, many original and decorative details, and beautiful wallpaper throughout the house.

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For more information, contact Jamie Peva at 202.258.5050 or

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