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This Week’s Find: A Georgetown Treehouse

by Shilpi Paul

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Looking down into 3712 R Street NW

Homes in Georgetown don’t usually offer many surprises. A traditional Federal exterior usually means a fairly staid looking interior. However, with this installment of This Week’s Find, what you see is not what you get.

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Rear Addition

In 2008, the owner, a general contractor, took a relatively simple, 1928-built Georgetown home and turned it into a 3,400 square-foot, four-story display of modernity. The most striking interior element is the open column down the center of the house, grounded by a bright kitchen and capped by a peaked roof that is full of cut-out skylights. The middle floor has a few balconies and the overall effect is somehow one of a natural, treetop dwelling, with hallways and narrow staircases to connect the various perches and nooks.

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Exterior

As for layout, the main house has five bedrooms. The master suite is alone on the third floor and has a walk-in closet, double-headed shower and modern finishings. The roof deck is accessible from the master bedroom. On the lower level, there is a fifth bedroom and a one-bedroom unit than has been renting for $1,650 a month.

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The outdoor spaces are thoughtfully executed, with a bamboo feature bordering the property, a mature tree sprouting up in the middle of the patio, a deck off the kitchen and the aforementioned roof deck up with the treetops.

More photos and info below.

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Kitchen
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Living Room
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Bamboo Garden
  • Full Listing: 3712 R Street NW (map)
  • Price: $1.349 million
  • Bedrooms: Six
  • Bathrooms: 5.5
  • Year Built: 1928
  • Listing Agent: Raynelle Araque, Long & Foster

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/this_weeks_find_traditional_in_the_front_modern_in_the_back/5380

4 Comments

  1. Mal said at 6:04 pm on Thursday April 5, 2012:

    Why is it so inexpensive….

    I haven’t been shopping in that area per se (looking in Shaw).  But it strikes me as relatively inexpensive for the convenience of Georgetown, 5 BRs, architectural detail, parking (I believe)....

    Am I right? 

    All I know is if I could reach juuuuust a little more, I would snatch this one up.

  1. LaszloB said at 6:19 pm on Thursday April 5, 2012:

    That’s Burleith isn’t it? That might explain the *affordable* price.

    Wonderful looking home!

  1. jj said at 8:57 am on Friday April 6, 2012:

    I tend to go for traditional, but I really love this one.  Nice work.

  1. Allie said at 9:40 am on Friday April 6, 2012:

    Woah. I lived 3 doors down from this house for a year, and had no idea that’s what the interior looked like!

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