In Dupont Circle, this listing blends the old with the new with reclaimed and and stained pine flooring, refinished hallway trim, and hand-crafted stained glass windows.The painted handrail on the curving staircase is also original. The D.C.-based non-profit L'Enfant Trust, which helps preserve and maintain facades of historically significant homes, has an easement on the property, so the future homebuyers won't be able to change the front of the home without permission.
The upstairs "salon" offers a French chandelier with a design from the 1930s and over 44,000 faceted hand-wrapped crystal glass beads. The French influence continues into the foyer which UrbanTurf reported has 19th century-style reproduction tile from France.
The structure was constructed in 1885 and is a total rebuilt with a third story added. There is also a private patio that, according to the listing brochure, can bring one to total bliss. The brochure reads:
This City Tree house with views of the stately Magnolia tree, your natural sculpture. This beauty shields you from the harsh realities of the outer world. Inner peace is yours with a book or a circle of friends in this space. A lounge/bedroom on this level has so many functions.
UrbanTurf recently featured the listing, noting that early 20th century actress Tallulah Bankhead was a former resident. The asking price totals $1,879,000. Take a closer look inside with the below photo gallery:
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