Once home to the Portuguese consulate, this four-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom Georgian revival house in Northwest’s posh Kalorama neighborhood has been refurbished throughout and went on the market this month for $5,295,000. It was built more than a century ago, in 1914.
At approximately 7,000 square feet, the home is airy and expansive. It boasts high ceilings, light-filled living spaces, custom hardwood floors, and honed marble surfaces. The kitchen is equipped stainless steel appliances. The adjacent sunroom and breakfast area leads to a private patio and garden in the back of the house that are suitable for outdoor entertaining.
“The current owners used a light hand in the restoration, choosing whites, ivories and creams while making period-appropriate choices and preserving many of the home’s historic details,” the listing team says. The property features a library as well as a Sonos sound system, new plumbing and electrical systems, and a new slate roof. The four gas fireplaces spread across the home have been restored and there are two laundry rooms.
The furnished lower level is accessible via a separate entrance. It has a family room, a full bathroom, an attached garage, and a spacious wine cellar that oenophiles will appreciate. i
Located at 2310 Tracy Pl. NW, the property is near the historic Woodrow Wilson House, Mitchell Park, and Embassy Row. Also nearby are the current homes of the Obamas and Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. Kalorama has long been home to Washington’s elite, including William H. Taft, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Warren G. Harding, and Herbert Hoover.