Best New Listings: Alexander Graham Bell's Georgetown Home

  • February 17th 2023

by Ashley Hopko

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This week's Best New Listings includes a Charles Goodman classic, a colorful row house and the former Georgetown home of Alexander Graham Bell.

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A Rowhome Fit for an Inventor

Previously owned by Alexander Graham Bell, this one-bedroom townhome in Georgetown inspired the children's book, The People of Pineapple Place. Beyond its position on the historic Georgetown registry, UrbanTurf appreciates this listing for its inclusion of modern amenities, exposed wooden beams and aged brick walls. A gas fireplace helps to create a welcoming environment in the living area, and at the back of the living room, tall glass doors lead to an enclosed stone patio. The upstairs bathroom includes a waterfall shower, a smart toilet, heated tile floors and a soaking tub. Remote-controlled skylights allow new owners to sleep in or bask in the sun. 

  • Full Listing: 7 Pomander Walk NW (map)
  • Price: $879,000
  • Bedrooms: One
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Year Built: 1900
  • Listing Agent: Leslie Shafer, The ONE Street Company


A Colorful Row Home Near Capitol Hill

This three-bedroom listing, renovated in 2016, sits on the tree-lined, one-way Emerald Street. Crown molding and a wood-burning marble fireplace with a green mantle welcome people into the open living area on the first floor. The kitchen has white cabinetry, marble counters and a back door leading to a fenced patio and the alley beyond. The primary suite features royal blue walls (a color carefully curated by the current owners), a lofted ceiling with an exposed wooden support beam, multiple windows facing the street and a closet with French doors. Two other bedrooms can also be found on the top story, along with a shared bathroom.

  • Full Listing: 1363 Emerald Street NE (map)
  • Price: $950,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Square Feet: 1,422
  • Listing Agent: Robert Fritzman, Compass

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A Hollin Hills Standard

Designed by Charles Goodman, this Alexandria home captures the architect's signature style. The open living space includes a large wood-burning hearth to keep cozy in colder months, room for an entertainment center and an area for a dining table. Large windows, glass walls and an angled roof allow for natural light to flood the room.  After a 2022 renovation, the elongated kitchen boasts light quartz counters, a marble backsplash, filtered tap water and a breakfast bar. The primary suite has large windows, access to an outdoor patio and an en-suite bathroom featuring a double vanity sink and teal shower tiling. A front wood patio offers the perfect place for entertaining guests, and there is a storage shed in the backyard. 

  • Full Listing: 7713 Elba Road (map)
  • Price: $925,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Feet: 1,650
  • Year Built: 1957
  • Listing Agent: Sean Vann, Compass

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/best_new_listings_alexander_graham_bells_georgetown_home/20642.

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