This impressive Federal residence, historically referred to as the Crawford-Cassin house, is desirably located among many prominent houses in historic Georgetown’s East Village. Sarah Crawford was the first known occupant and Stephen Cassin, a renowned United States Naval officer, was the second known owner of the house. The residence was constructed circa 1816 and early documents reference it as being one of Georgetown’s most extraordinary houses with commanding street presence and a two-story side porch. It is one of the few remaining freestanding houses in Georgetown. Set back from the street, the house has a beautiful façade of traditional brick, which is enhanced with detailed custom millwork. A private gated front entry and mature trees and landscaping provide the residence with immense privacy. The house has been extensively updated and expanded, while still maintaining the traditional elements of historic Georgetown design. Beautiful original moldings and architectural details enhance the elegant proportions of the house. It is ideal for entertaining and has hosted prominent DC political figures, including United States senators, congressmen, and members of the diplomatic corps, for extravagant parties and social gatherings. The main level is illuminated by an abundance of natural sunlight, which is further magnified by the impressive 12-foot ceilings. The gracious front foyer and reception room has attractive decorative moldings and a lovely fireplace. The elegant formal living room has an additional fireplace and provides both northern and western sunlight and provides access to the first-story porch. The sophisticated dining room is conveniently located directly off the kitchen and can be completely closed off on all three sides, a wonderful feature for formal entertaining. The impressive library/family room has floor to ceiling walls of bookshelves and overlooks the beautiful garden. The fully renovated gourmet kitchen features modern design and conveniences. There is large center island with a thick slab marble breakfast bar, top-of-the-line chef’s grade appliances, and a remarkable fire feature. The kitchen opens to the sunny breakfast room and provides direct access to the rear terrace and secure parking. A sweeping circular stairwell with a heavy Victorian turned newel seamlessly leads to the second level, which has a charming landing with a sitting area. The impressive primary suite, which encompasses the entirety of the floor, has a fireplace and an adjoining luxurious dressing room with walls of closets and built-ins. The exceptional en-suite bathroom has dual vanities, a frameless glass shower, and separate soaking tub. Both the bedroom and bathroom access the private second-story porch, which overlooks the lush garden and yard below. A private gym with mirrored walls and built-in speakers can also be accessed from the main stair. Continue to an additional bedroom with a spa-inspired en-suite bathroom with a sauna. The top floor features four well-appointed bedroom suites, all with fully renovated en-suite bathrooms. The lower level is expansive and features a media room, temperature-controlled wine cellar, a powder room, and a large laundry room with a secondary refrigerator, folding station, utility sink, and storage. The house sits on an over .27-acre lot, especially rare in Georgetown, with expansive rear grounds and gardens. There are multiple entertaining terraces, a large flat pool-sized yard, and professional landscaping. Mature trees and plantings provide the house with the utmost privacy. While the front of the house faces O Street, the house is accessed by car from P Street, where a private gate opens to a long private driveway. The driveway is a wonderful feature of the house with parking for as many as six cars. It also provides access to the two-car garage.
Courtesy of TTR Sotheby's International Realty
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