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Gorgeous Spanish colonial in Observatory Circle asks $3.6M

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Built in the 1920s, the home has been renovated but maintains its original architecture

3600 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Courtesy of Washington Fine Properties’ Sarah Howard and HRL Partners—Robert Hryniewicki, Adam T. Rackliffe, and Christopher R. Leary

Located a couple of blocks south of the National Cathedral, this five-bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom stunner with Spanish colonial architecture and multiple French doors is now on the market for $3,675,000.

The 5,100-square-foot house at 3600 Massachusetts Ave. NW was built in the 1920s and was recently renovated. It is a few blocks up the avenue from the U.S. Naval Observatory that gives the leafy neighborhood, Observatory Circle, its name.

The listing agents say the property is “perfect for indoor-outdoor entertaining” given its open-floor plan and multiple patios, including one in the front that comes with a hot tub and is surrounded by landscaping. The main floor boasts a sunroom, a family room, and a formal living room that has a gas fireplace and three sets of French doors.

The home is on a corner lot and has a two-car garage and a driveway. The en-suite master bathroom is decked out with a heated marble floor, a stand-alone bathtub, a glass shower with a “rain fall” shower-head in the ceiling, custom cabinets, and a beverage cooler.

The property last sold in 2015 for $1,800,000, per public records. It has a basement with wall mirrors that can be used as a workout space.

The home is part of Washington Fine Properties’ “Private Placement Program – All Brokers Honored.” Sarah Howard and HRL Partners—Robert Hryniewicki, Adam T. Rackliffe, and Christopher R. Leary—are the listing agents.