Listed By:
TTR Sotheby's International Realty
2210 20Th Street NW, Washington, DC
$ 3,500,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#DCDC2111640
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CityWashington
  • NeighborhoodKalorama
  • Zip20009
  • StyleTraditional
  • Year Built1898
  • Taxes$ 13909
  • Price$ 3,500,000
  • Bedrooms4
  • Full Bathrooms3
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage3701
  • Lot Size1,742 SqFt
Data Source:
Bright MLS
Property Description

This distinguished historic residence, designed by prolific Washington architect Waddy B Wood, encompasses nearly 3,800 sqft and has three parking spaces. It features graciously proportioned rooms, welcoming living spaces and abundant sunshine. Built in 1898, this grand, freestanding home features original architectural elements such as detailed woodwork, plaster molding, deep window sills and expansive pocket doors, yet it has all the amenities and finishes needed for modern life, remote work, and easy entertaining. With two surface parking spaces, detached single-car garage, and within easy walking distance to numerous restaurants, shops, parks and the Metro, this light-filled residence offers the ultimate luxury city living experience paired with unparalleled convenience. The house has recently undergone a full top-to-bottom renovation, with entirely new plumbing, electrical, heating and cooling systems; newly-milled antique heart-pine floors throughout; new tin roof; three and a half beautiful bathrooms with Italian tile and Kohler fixtures; spacious custom kitchen; six refinished wood burning fireplaces with relined chimneys; fully restored and/or new windows and doors; designer light fixtures in every room; new garden irrigation system; and fresh interior and exterior paint. The solid construction throughout the house makes it a quiet oasis in the city. A sophisticated front vestibule with marble flooring showcases the impressive mahogany front door with custom wrought-iron detailing. A welcoming foyer opens to an elegant study and a generous family room, both of which have fireplaces. There is also a full bathroom on this floor, providing flexibility for multigenerational living. The family room opens to a beautifully-designed rear garden, which is exceptionally private and perfect for entertaining. Continue to the second level, which has nearly 10 ceilings, oversized windows and an open-plan feel with natural flow between rooms. The stunning dining space sits naturally between the sun-filled living room and the renovated gourmet kitchen. Hidden pocket doors offer the flexibility to create a more formal dining experience. The bright and inviting kitchen features abundant storage, breakfast nook, Mouser custom cabinetry, Calacatta marble counters, Bertazzoni appliances, and a large center island. This floor also features a lovely private powder room. The upper levels provide four additional bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a library, laundry, and sizable media or playroom. The peaceful, spacious primary suite has a fireplace, impressive closet, and luxurious spa-inspired bathroom with dual vanities, frameless glass shower, and separate soaking tub. The library has floor-to-ceiling built-in bookshelves and a spectacular limestone fireplace created by two master stone carvers of the National Cathedral. All additional bedrooms capture inviting natural sunlight and have ample closet space. The loft-style top floor has an oversized skylight and dramatic demilune window with treetop views, making it the perfect home office, media room or family space, with generous additional storage. Original architect Waddy Wood designed countless residential and government buildings in the Washington area, including the Woodrow Wilson House in Kalorama, the Car Barn in Georgetown, the Department of the Interior and The National Museum of Women in the Arts. The house was constructed for prestigious geologist Arthur Keith, who lived in the house with his wife until shortly before his death in 1944. Numerous changes were made to the house over the subsequent decades, before the property was bought by the current owners in 1989 and restored to its original grandeur through a series of renovations and upgrades over the last 30 years. Their efforts have culminated with the current restoration aimed at seeing the house into the next century as one of Washingtons most impressive residences.

Price History
9/14/2023 Listed $3,500,000

General Features

Accessibility None
Architectural Style Traditional
Association Y/N No
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.00
Bathrooms Full Main Level 1
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Brick
Cool Fuel Electric
Cooling Central A/C
Days on Market 75
Garage Spaces 1.00
Garage Y/N Yes
Heating Central
Legal Subdivision Kalorama
Levels 5
Lot Size Square Feet 1938.00
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Percent Ownership Fee Simple
Pool Y/N No Pool
Possession Settlement
Price Per Sq Ft 945.69
Property Type Residential
School District 121140357950
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Public Sewer
Structure Type Detached
Subdivision Name KALORAMA
Tax Annual Amount 13909.0
Tax Lot 810
Tax Year 2022
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Water Access Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No
Year Built 1898
Zoning RA-2

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 3701
Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Interior Access
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 3
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 1.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 2 1.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 3 1.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 2
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 2 1
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 3 1
Bathrooms Half All Upper Levels 1
Bathrooms Half Upper Level 1 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 4
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 2 1
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 3 3
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft 987
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Assessor
Central Air Y/N Yes
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Full Baths 3
Half Baths 1
Heating Fuel Natural Gas
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Natural Gas
Total Baths 4
Total Bedrooms 4
Total Fireplaces 6

Exterior Features

Living Area 3701
# Of Detached Garage Spaces 1
Foundation Details Slab
Garage Features Garage - Side Entry
Lot Size Acres 0.04
Lot Size Source Assessor
Navigable Water Y/N No
Soil Types Urban Land-Sassafras-Chillum
Total Parking Spaces 3
Type of Parking Driveway, Detached Garage
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Single Family Average in 20009

AVG $3.22M
AVG $17,137
AVG 570
Data Provided by Inside Real Estate®
Year Built
AVG 1892
AVG 96
Data Provided by Walkscore® not using MLS data