European Elegance on a tree lined street.

1641 19th St, NW, Washington, DC 20009, living room

Euro-Style Salon-Party Perfect!

City Style-Completely Re-Styled

1641 19th St, NW Washington, DC 20009

Price: $1,879,000- Sold after the first open house!

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Featured as This Week’s Find on Urban Turf DC!
See also this feature article on Curbed DC.

Main Level

Make sure you do the 3D tour on-line! Then come in “real life” to see this exquisite home.

Washington, DC’s most sought after neighborhood. The definition of a city retreat…city style on a quiet street in the heart of Dupont Circle–one of the most vibrant metropolitan neighborhoods. Walk Score is 99! Wow score can’t be measured!

Every detail has been meticulously planned. This home has been re-crafted by the award winning boutique builders that have won two prestigious Montgomery County Awards in building and historic preservation. One of their last projects in American University Park won the best remodel in the prestigious “Week” magazine in the spring of 2014. Their last project sold in the first day in Woodley Park. Special Space Design and Restoration, Inc. carefully plans every exacting detail that you would dream of.  Nothing is every left out. Ever.

This home is also one of the prestigious L’Enfant Trust Homes. The bronze plaque on the front façade identifies prestigious roots in architecture and our DC history. Vintage and modern unite…Ultra-modern security cameras and automation are at your front door. Don’t miss the must-have parking!

1641 19th St, NW, Washington, DC 20009 front

Dreamy french windows. The Yellow House you’ve walked by so many times.

Re-crafted…

A stunning entry foyer with a recreation of 19th Century southern France homes, this “Hydraulic” collection tile is bold yet reflects the classic conservation of elegant estates. Granite carefully frames the tile of this museum-like entrance.

A must-have powder room with a clever frosted door has walls inspired by British country homes of the 19th century. Osborne & Little pattern “Derwant” with it’s clever Koi fish is balanced by a Toto fixure and a hand crafted stained glass window echoing the circular patterns found throughout this treasure.

In-Situ ebony stained floors blend beautifully with the ebony staircase railing. Farrow & Ball’s rich black paint is the railing statement. The staircase is reminiscent of the Phillip Museum’s staircase. Look up three floors to the hand crafted skylight.

The City-Kitchen and Lounge: The Bertazzoni  gas range and hood is a conversation starter and a chef’s dream. The patented painted finish was developed for Italian race cars-special transparent paint bright and shiny and transparent. Orange is the new Black!

1641 19th St, NW, Washington, DC 20009, kitchen

The Perfect City Kitchen with Italian and German appliances-sleek and functional.

Another stylish convection/microwave is conveniently placed. A Liebherr Refrigerator is the perfect companion to these Italian appliances. A reclaimed stained glass door to the pantry finishes this sharp Euro style space.

This beautiful house has been built out on all three levels. The kitchen lounge is framed by a Anderson black custom door-functional and elegant. Speakers and designer lighting lead to the Dupont dream-an outdoor patio. Cocktails and conversation, private and dramatic. Original brick walls, a lap-siding wall inside that reflects the outer fence wall! The weeping cherry tree stands in the shadow of a century old Magnolia tree. Nature sets the scene here.

1641 19th St, NW, Washington, DC 20009 sitting room

Conversation and cocktails await.

Exquisite Details

Uber modern living with the Control 4 music, security and camera system connect you with everything you need or want. A Home Security Camera System to see who is at the door. Views both inside and outside the house.

The Second Level

A hand-crafted skylight at the top of the stairs has colored glass accent panels that reflect beautifully in any light.

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Gorgeous stairway.

The “Salon” stuns. Ebony stained reclaimed floors are reflected by an exacting recreation of a 1930’s antique French chandelier. Over forty four thousand faceted hand-wrapped crystal beads wrap the steel frame to form a “floating orb”, suspended by a steel cable. This incredible light glows and warms this expanded space. The hand crafted heavy marble mantel, rumored to have been brought from a Russian count glows in the soft light. The rich pattern begs for a winter night fire. The fireplaces have been completely rebuilt, including the chimneys and flues. Of course a gas line has been installed.

The original bookcases have lush new trim and original glass door that stretch to the high ceiling. The perfect setting for your books and treasures. Next door a Pulitzer prize winner author once lived-Sinclair Lewis. A copy of The Job, a first edition of course will convey with this architectural library.
The expanded living room has the original brick wall and is a city tree house overlooking that historical Magnolia.

Conversations will begin here and go late into the night. The French windows transport you back in time. Rumor has it that Tululah Bankhead, a famed actress from the 1920’s lived her briefly. Drama and literature always make for good times!

The ebony floors in this new space have been hand matched and  crafted to blend with the heart pine floors in the older part of this home.
Across the hall is a Lounge/third bedroom with a  matching Russian marble fireplace. The reclaimed closet door from a train station in Pennsylvania is functional and fun. The tree tops and turret views stun! Original balcony details tell their own story, the circle of fortune and good luck.
Window boxes bring flowers to your eye level. The evocative views of the streets of Paris, Roma and London come to mind. Exquisite details and finishes are everywhere, transom doors, House of Antique Hardward  for the door knobs and switches.

1641 19th St, NW, Washington, DC 20009 fireplace

Russian Marble fireplace mantel.  Tree top and turret views.

The third level…

The original curving staircase from the 1890’s is part of the historical significance of this L’Enfant Trust treasure.

The staircase curves and is filled with light from the hand crafted skylight. Colored glass accents reflect beautifully in all light. The design follows the plan of the circle, the staircase, the newel post, the balcony railings, the tile.

The En-Suite Master in the expanded back of the home is a retreat from the real world. High ceilings and tree top views will set the mood. A secret… a roof top moon light to shed soft light. The barn door with it’s original stained glass windows allow for privacy and function. Modern and Vintage blend here. A ultra cool turquoise light senses your presence in the bath, and turns on softly. It will turn itself off of course! The original brick wall of the home is a warm brick, now framed with elegant mirrors and tile.

1641 19th St, NW, Washington, DC 20009 bedroom

The En-Suite has it all!

The bath is dreamy—modern tiles and a Toto toilet. Euro fixtures blend an American barn door for design and style. An over-sized shower with a custom niches. Plenty of drawers for the so needed storage.

The master bedroom has another original brick wall and French windows with tree tops views of our city. Light and elegance and function in this quiet retreat. Music and lighting can be controlled to fit your mood. Any style works here-elegance can be 19th century or even mid-century style here .

The hall bath has modern glass tiles and another Toto! High ceilings and Hansgrohe fixtures set the tone for style. The white wave of tile and skylight is beautiful in soft twilight or early morning.

The additional bedroom has everything… ebony stained “In-situ” heart pine floors -great light and space. Real bedrooms with closets and those French windows. A crisp white bookcase allows for even more treasures.

This home was rebuilt to exacting standards. New everything: new additions added to each floor in the rear of the home, under the stewardship of the L’Enfant Trust. The windows and exteriors blend beautifully with past and present.

A new roof, new HVAC, all new plumbing and electric. Nothing was forgotten.

The incredible design of the Control 4 system allows for security and music and the “Smart Home” hidden in the façade of the 1890’s.

1641 19th St, NW, Washington, DC 20009 patio

The Dupont Dream-a private patio.

The Neighborhood

Located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood.

This stretch of 19th Street is a little bit of New York and a lot of the European feel of the late 1800’s.

This stretch of 19th Street is so charming.  Small colorful row houses line one side of the street, mirrored by early 20th Century buildings with style and charm. No ugly high rises to block your sun. Trees and charming lights are the norm. Wrought iron fences frame lovely small gardens. Bird baths and stone benches are hidden pleasures to see.

This is the best central neighborhood in DC. It’s a short walk to downtown for work, or stroll to the happening 14th Street corridor. Pop over to Georgetown by way of Rose Park. Walk to three different Metro stations. It’s one block to Dupont Station on the Red Line; seven blocks to U Street Station on the Green/Yellow Lines. If you don’t want to walk, technology awaits…Car2Go and ZipCar are at your fingertips and moments away. Uber and Cabs if you don’t want to drive yourself!

The secret block, sidewalks, trees, wrought iron fences and turreted roofs. This yellow jewel is tucked away in an established neighborhood. A hidden enclave of peace in this capital city. A private fenced garden is a hidden surprise.  Cocktails, coffee, music and conversation.  The  ultimate luxury in DC.  Perfect for a pet companion too.

Walk Score 99! And the best to convey: your own secure parking space. Exit through R Street or Corcoran. Nothing better!

Nothing compares in our Washington, DC market.  The incredible charm of the late 19th Century with exacting details of today’s standards.

A lovely home and a most unique opportunity awaits one lucky buyer.

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