2101 is the finest building in Washington, DC and offers the feeling of the Upper East Side of Manhattan here in Washington, DC.
Cross the stately Taft bridge on Connecticut Avenue spanning Rock Creek and just beyond lies this prestigious property described in the pages of Best Addresses, as designed to ensure dignity and quiet for the discerning resident in an attractive atmosphere. Great thought and care were put into developing this building that includes Gothic, Moorish and Spanish Colonial architectural elements. Many notable exterior features include its semicircular driveway flanked by limestone piers; iron and glass marquee overlooking a five colonnade arched entrance; limestone balconies with French windows; terra cotta roof-top pavilions adorning the private roof deck; and decorative elements such as stone lion head friezes, parrot gargoyles, and five-foot-tall “guardian” statues perched atop the building to protect its residents. Throughout the years, many notable Washingtonians have chosen to reside in this renowned architectural beauty.
Step down through the grand lobby and you’ll be captivated by its lofty 16-foot ceiling anchored by a crystal chandelier in a recessed dome that overlooks gorgeous mahogany pier columns. The columns are decorated and gilded in the Adamesque style, topped with elaborately carved capitals. The lobby is resplendent luxury featuring rich dark wood paneling and a pearl gray marble floor covered by a large Oriental carpet. Residents can use the large private meeting room located to the left of the lobby, and the reception desk is located to the left rear adjacent to three banks of handsome elevators that lead up to the refined and expansive 3,200 square foot home.
Sophisticated elegance greets you as you enter the home’s public space through the bright ante foyer; the unit’s three exposures admit plenty of sunlight. The ante foyer features a tall gothic archway that opens into the spacious and comfortable gallery foyer. Note the foyer’s many refined details such as lovely oak wood floors, multi-level crown molding, and wood panel molding on the walls that feature built-in shelf units for displaying personal heirlooms or artistic treasures. The foyer is roomy and can easily be used as an additional sitting room accommodating a loveseat and several chairs.
Walk through the foyer’s opposite gothic arched entry directly into the generous living room framed by four windows. The refined finishes carry through from the entry -- gleaming oak wood floors, multi-level crown molding, and detailed wood panel molding. The layout and design of the home’s public spaces was developed ideally for formal entertaining of large groups and speaks to the quality of its exquisite character. The living room features a decorative fireplace with an intricately detailed surround and mantle, and can accommodate a large couch, loveseat, coffee table and several chairs.
Immediately to the right of the living room is the bright and sunny solarium featuring four windows and terra cotta ceramic-tiled floor. This room is the perfect place to sit, relax and quietly sip coffee or read the paper in the morning before the start of the day.
The exceptionally large formal dining room, located adjacent to the foyer and solarium, is large enough to seat sixteen. It is designed with grand entertainment in mind for both guests and large family gatherings. This stately room’s features include lofty ceilings adorned with crown molding, detailed wood panel molding, wood floors and three oversized windows. A swinging door on the far wall leads into the separate butler’s pantry, kitchen and former servant’s quarters making it easy to prepare meals privately to serve guests directly in the dining room.
Butler’s Pantry & Kitchen
The butler’s pantry was specifically designed for catered affairs and features a swinging door entry directly from the dining room, as well as an entry directly into the foyer. Boasting built-in overhead storage shelves, white storage cabinetry and durable Silestone counter-top, it’s great for staging courses to be served in the foyer and the dining room. Walk into the adjacent kitchen where a window sheds bright light on three silestone counter-tops that provide abundant space for preparing meals, white kitchen cabinetry above and below all counter spaces, and beige linoleum floors. The kitchen has a separate entrance leading directly out to the unit’s exterior hallway which allows for discreet catering service to and from the home during private functions. An additional entrance from the kitchen leads to the former servant’s rooms that include a private bedroom that can double as an office and features an en-suite full bathroom that is currently configured as a laundry room.
The Private Wing
To the left of the foyer, there is a separate entrance to hallways leading further into the private quarters of the home, where the master, second and third bedrooms are located. Walk through the first hall to the left of the foyer and find the master bedroom suite. The updated full master bath features light beige tile lining the walls, floor, a large walk-in shower and is accented by white bathroom cabinetry. The spacious master bedroom is adjacent to the master bath. Light streams in through two large windows framed by charming white shutters and are situated above a lovely built-in window bench. The room can accommodate a king size bed, dresser and nightstands, has oak floors, ceiling fan, and ample “his and hers” closets with shelving units.
The second and third bedrooms are situated left and adjacent of the foyer gallery and living room. Walk through the second hall entrance on the left of the foyer and directly ahead is a full vintage bath shared by the second and third bedroom. It has a window and its original ceramic tile wainscoting and classic hexagon tiled floor. Directly to one side of the full bath is the sunny second bedroom, featuring four large windows, ceiling fan, and two large ample closets. The third bedroom is located directly to the other side of the full bath. A built-in bookshelf unit lines one wall, three windows another wall, and it has two large closets on a third.
Travel to the top of the building where you’ll find a spectacular rooftop deck that has breathtaking views of Washington, D.C., including the Capitol and Washington Monument. Developed as a private oasis for special entertaining, this gorgeous space was designed with three outdoor “rooms” for guests’ seating and shelter. It features multiple benches, trellises, and beautiful earthenware pots filled with seasonal flowers and foliage. More than one hundred guests can enjoy cocktails or fifty guests for a seated dinner in this serene and picturesque space with the nation’s capital as its backdrop.
Additional property amenities include 24-hour front desk service, gym featuring cardio and weight training equipment, laundry facility, parking, and this unit comes with two additional private and secure storage units.
Parking Included, 24-Hour Front Desk, Door Man, Pets Welcome - Up to 25 lbs (11 kilos).
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