Cable TV, Ceiling Fan, Large Kitchen Island.
Built in Wine Cooler, Burglar Alarm, Ceiling Fans, Central Air Conditioning, Continuous/Self Cleaning Oven, Cook Top Range, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Ice Maker, Kitchen Island, Kitchen Sink, Oven, Range/Oven, Refrigerator, Self Cleaning Oven, Stainless Steel, Washer & Dryer.
Air Conditioning, Bay/bow Window, Blinds/Shades, Carbon Monoxide Detector, Ceiling Fans, Chandelier, Crown Molding, Decorative Lighting, Decorative Molding, Drywall Ceiling, Floor to Ceiling Windows, Furnace, High Ceilings, His/Hers Closets, In-Law Suite, Kitchen Island, Paneled Doors, Recessed Lighting, Security System, Smoke Alarm, Solid Surface Counters, Solid Wood Doors, Washer and dryer, Woodwork.
Family Room, Foyer, In-law, Inside Laundry, Kitchen/Dining Combo, Laundry Room, Living Room.
Deck, Exterior Lighting, Security Gate, Street Lights, Thermal Windows/Doors, Under Ground Electric.
City View, North, South.
Perfectly nestled in the heart of Kalorama, less than a block from the 18th Street corridor, 1864 California Street, NW is an airy 3,538 square foot elegant and stately bay-front Victorian row home. With four levels, six bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, an unbelievably luxurious and private penthouse master suite, and a rental unit (with certificate of occupancy pending!), this home is simply a masterpiece.
With soaring 9-½ foot ceilings, crown molding, glistening hardwood floors, custom restored radiators, and a pocket door, this home is filled with historical delights while also being fully updated to provide an exquisite blend of old-world architecture and contemporary design! An open living room, with a cozy wood burning fireplace featuring a Morso fire insert is ideal for cozying up for a movie or the latest new novel. A coat closet that also doubles as a bonus dry bar with MARVE wine fridge can be found off of the foyer.
The main level also features a conveniently located renovated powder room, which features high end fixtures, including a Vola faucet. The family room is open to the gourmet, eat in kitchen, allowing an ideal flow for entertaining. With plentiful Blum electric cabinets, storage abounds in this upscale kitchen! With a full suite of high-end stainless steel appliances (including a Smeg six burner stove and Miele dishwasher), center island, custom stainless steel countertops, custom floating shelves, and heated floors with white epoxy finish, no expense was spared to ensure that this kitchen is perfect for any gourmet chef.
Off the family room through double custom steel framed French doors is the incredible outdoor area, the newly completed renovation cost over $120,000. A brand-new deck with new custom railings leads down to a large flagstone deck. Newly landscaped and impeccably designed with a new built in bench, wood storage enclosure, and secure back gate, the back yard is a surprising outdoor oasis, ideal for entertainment or quiet relaxation. A brand-new secure garage with additional storage space provides the ever coveted off street parking to round out the exterior of the home.
Upstairs, three spacious bedrooms can be found. Each room has ample storage and the beautiful oak floors throughout lend to the wonderful character of the home. The front bay-front bedroom is flooded with natural light and has a wall of custom built-ins for ample storage. The back bedroom has its own renovated en-suite bathroom featuring penny tile, a Phillip Starck sink, and a shower faucet by Axor. The back bedroom also has a charming private balcony, perfect for enjoying a cup of coffee or tea al fresco. The upstairs windowed hall bathroom is spacious, with a glass door shower and features Ann Sacks tile.
The entire penthouse level is an incredible master suite with a large bay window and fireplace. The front facing master bedroom is awash with warm natural light and feels miles away from the rest of the home allowing a quiet and private haven. With multiple smartly designed closets complete with thoughtfully placed organizers, the master suite is replete with storage for any shopaholic. The private master bathroom is fully updated and is highlighted by a claw foot tub, and spa like shower. Washington Monument views from the double windows are an additional bonus.
The rental unit in the basement is a two-bedroom one bathroom flat, that is currently an income producing property and is pending the Certificate of Occupancy. Completely renovated in 2009, including new underpinning, installation of a sump pump, new central HVAC system and brand-new kitchen and bathroom. The open layout is ideal for entertaining. The kitchen is sleek and renovated, with butcher block countertops, stainless steel appliances and a center island with cooktop.
This ideal location is just steps from the popular neighborhoods of the 18th Street Corridor, Adams Morgan, Kalorama and Dupont Circle. With a “Walker’s Paradise” Walkscore of 95, this is city living at its absolute finest. It’s located just minutes away from metro, and multiple bus lines. Every shop, restaurant and grocery that could be desired are within easy walking distance. It’s just blocks to parks, museums and nightlife.
Complete Renovation to Modernist, Open Plan, Garage Parking, Separate Rental Unit, Walk to Restaurants, Shops and Groceries.
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