Mediterranean Style Home Conveniently Located in the DC Neighborhood
WASHINGTON, DC – This impressive Mediterranean-style residence is conveniently located on one of the most desirable streets in the Wesley Heights neighborhood.
Architecturally inspired by traditional Tuscan villas, this exquisite home has been completely transformed to reflect that of classic examples in Italy. The implementation of exterior elements such as terracotta tiles, hand applied stucco walls and custom wrought iron details give the residence a distinct Mediterranean appeal, elegance and aura.
Arches are used inside and outside the home to give a sense of history and tradition in a graceful way. Award-winning architects Barnes Vanze designed the residence with attention to detail and the exceptional new brick and block construction was completed in 2000. The plan and interiors have been developed to provide a high level of comfort, elegance and comfort. utility for a modern, casual lifestyle.
The house was built in the style of the 1920s with modern conveniences including electric blinds and curtains throughout. The main level of the residence is illuminated by an abundance of natural light from large windows, which is further magnified by the 11′ ceilings. The gracious entrance hall has limestone floors and transitions smoothly to the reception hall with quarter-sawn white oak floors and then to the generously proportioned formal entertainment rooms.
- Address: 4417 Garfield St NW, Washington, DC
- Price: $9,400,000
- Square feet: 7,700
- Bedrooms: 6
- Bathrooms: 7
- Listing Description: The south-facing dining room has a limestone fireplace and beautiful lacquered walls, complemented by elegant crown mouldings. The striking scale formal living room has Venetian plaster walls in shades of white, limestone floors and an impressive central limestone fireplace. Three sets of French doors with arched transoms provide direct access to the back patio and garden, making for an exceptional entertaining space. An adjoining veranda with four additional exterior French doors further enhances the graceful flow of the room. There is an amazing adjoining family room/library with an antique marble fireplace and lovely beamed ceiling and custom lacquer clad built-ins. The well-appointed gourmet kitchen features striking Siamese flooring reclaimed from Thailand and distinguished glass countertops. There’s a large center island, custom cabinetry, a chef-grade Subzero refrigerator with freezer drawers, and a set of top-of-the-line Viking appliances. The exterior access from the kitchen to the rear terrace is easily accessible via two French doors. There is also the added convenience of a nearby butler’s mudroom/pantry with additional storage, refrigerator drawers, ice maker, washer and dryer. A bathroom and the elevator that serves all floors complete the main level. A stairwell with custom wrought iron railing details leads to the second level. The luxurious master suite has Venetian plaster walls, beautiful moldings, built-ins, oversized windows, bright sunlight and a large walk-in closet with two walk-in closets. The spa-inspired master bathroom is finished in white Thassos marble and features dual sinks, a frameless glass shower, and a separate soaking tub. There are two additional bedrooms on this floor, both with private marble and tile bathrooms, as well as a private office. The third floor has two larger bright bedrooms located near the hall bathroom, which has beautiful marble floors and walls. The lower level of the residence has high ceilings and offers an impressive media room, a staff bedroom with a full bathroom, a gym, an additional full bathroom and a large laundry room with built-ins. The exterior grounds of the residence offer beautiful landscaping as well as professional landscaping. There is a large private brick deck with several areas for outdoor entertaining, as well as a swimming pool with a separate changing room and half bath. There is also a two car garage and driveway. The residence is within walking distance of favorite neighborhood restaurants, shops and parks.
Posted by: Michael Rankin, International Realty TTR Sotheby’s