Georgetown
2720 Dumbarton Street NW Washington, District Of Columbia 20007 United States

$6,500,000
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Social arbiter and political columnist Joseph Alsop built this detached residence in 1949 to be a unique, modern standout in Georgetown’s East Village. The private residence was created for entertaining; all rooms on the main level open to an...
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TTR Sotheby's International Realty

Michael Rankin
Phone: +1 202.271.3344
Phone: +1 202.333.1212
1206 30th Street NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20007 United States
$6,500,000
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6
Bedrooms
6
Full Baths
1
Partial Baths
.17 Acres
Exterior
Single Family Home
1949
Year Built
VKV37W
Web Id
PX2720Dumbarton
MLS ID
80
days ago

About 2720 Dumbarton Street NW

Social arbiter and political columnist Joseph Alsop built this detached residence in 1949 to be a unique, modern standout in Georgetown’s East Village. The private residence was created for entertaining; all rooms on the main level open to an enchanting central courtyard garden that radiates with old-world charm. Alsop, known for his grand dinner soirees, often hosted Washington’s elite in the home. In fact, President Kennedy reveled in the home after leaving the last of his five inaugural balls before he retired to the White House, and President and Mrs. Bush dined in the home when it was later owned by former Ambassador Danilovich.


The most recent owners meticulously renovated the exceptional residence in 2009 with builder Michael Carr, architects Franck and Lohson, and interior designers Jeff Lincoln and Hillary Thomas. Featured in House Beautiful, Lincoln and Thomas worked to maintain the chic salon vibe of the home’s past.


A black and white patterned tile floor and striped wallpaper grace the entry foyer, complete with a hidden powder room. The adjacent thirty-six foot salon-style living room has a central, antique marble fireplace, ten foot ceilings, thick crown molding, ebonized floors, floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the garden, and turquoise coloring that complements the kitchen backsplash. Across the foyer is the updated kitchen that has a center island with breakfast bar, Bosch wine refrigerator, sleek white cabinetry, custom paneled Subzero refrigerator and freezer, prep bar with second sink, Viking six burner range with grill, double ovens, and a striking blue Ann Sacks tile backsplash. The bright and spacious dining room boasts De Gournay Plum Blossom wallpaper, pale pink lacquered ceiling, and a wall of windows to the courtyard. The master wing is accessed through the library that has built-in bookshelves, a silver ceiling to complement the wall color, and a corner fireplace with mirrored surround. The first-floor master suite has a Carrera marble bath with a frameless glass shower, private courtyard access, a raised hearth fireplace with mirrored surround, four closets, and two linen closets. The ultra-posh Venetian plastered pink solarium off the dining room features a hand-carved stone tile floor by Robert Kuo for Ann Sacks, a fireplace, and intricate molding. Architect Outerbridge Horsey designed the solarium’s soaring cupola and sixteen small transoms for the home’s second owner. A bedroom suite is on the rear of the residence.


The lower level features four additional bedrooms and baths. There is a large recreation room, wine cellar, ample storage, and laundry room. One of the bedrooms has a fireplace and walks out to a lower level patio, which can also be accessed from the attached one-car garage.

The residence’s flowing floor plan is centered around the Mediterranean-style courtyard on three sides. The enchanting south-facing garden is professionally landscaped with boxwoods and a wisteria-covered loggia. Multiple terraces and seating areas enhance the private gardens. There is also a heated pool and central fountain.

Amenities

  • Finished Basement
  • Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 4+ Fireplaces

features

Parking
1 Car Garage, Attached Garage, Garage