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This Week’s Find: The Best View in Georgetown

by Shilpi Paul

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This Week’s Find has earned a long list of awards and praise, from institutions and publications like the American Institute of Architects, Washingtonian, and Builder Magazine. And all the praise is deserved: a 1999 renovation turned the Georgetown home into a window-filled modern gem with perhaps the best views of the Potomac River in DC.

Perhaps the two most dramatic areas in the Prospect Street house, re-imagined by architect Mark McInturff, are the “view room” and the master bedroom. The view room, in the photo above, has a two-story-high ceiling and one wall made entirely of glass. Shading mechanisms keep the room from getting too sunny without disrupting views of the river, Key Bridge and Rosslyn.

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The master bedroom has even more impressive scenery; glass walls on three sides provide for 180 degree views. For those worried about feeling like they are living in a greenhouse, the layout is such that the bed appears to be out of direct sunlight, and there are electric drop-down shades. The master suite takes up an entire floor of the home, with a kitchenette, media room, jacuzzi tub and steam shower filling the space.

Other view maximizers include a roof deck (with a mini fridge and hot tub) and a lower level porch. A closer inspection of the desk in the home office reveals what looks to be an Oscar, but alas, the listing agent told UrbanTurf that this was a mock gift given to the owner. More details and photos below.

  • Address: 3618 Prospect Street NW (map)
  • Price: $3.995 million
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 1900
  • Listing Agent: Mark McFadden, Washington Fine Properties
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Photos courtesy of HomeVisit.

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/this_weeks_find_modern_river_views_in_georgetown/6909

3 Comments

  1. rrb said at 7:35 am on Wednesday April 10, 2013:

    Isn’t a developer going to put a building where the gas station now is and block that fabulous view?  Perhaps, that is why someone is willing to part with it.

  1. John said at 5:43 am on Friday April 19, 2013:

    They sure are going to be a building on the gas station lot but from what I can tell it will not block all of the views, only partial. Nice place though and love the wall of windows although not so sure why people pay big bucks to stare at a dirty brown river.

  1. Chris said at 3:00 pm on Monday April 22, 2013:

    Think the owner just got married and that’s why they are moving.  From my understanding, the views will only be partially lost on the bottom floor, so no big woop.  Nothing else like this around though, so very special.  Bored of the mcmansions and cookie cutter houses that DC can’t seem to get away from, so this is a nice breath of fresh air.  Which you apparently can get plenty of.

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