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This Week's Find: A Georgetown Treehouse

  • Apr 5th 2012

by Shilpi Paul

This Week's Find: A Georgetown Treehouse: Figure 1
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.

This Week's Find: A Georgetown Treehouse: Figure 2
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.

This Week's Find: A Georgetown Treehouse: Figure 3
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.

This Week's Find: A Georgetown Treehouse: Figure 4

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.

This Week's Find: A Georgetown Treehouse: Figure 5
Kitchen

This Week's Find: A Georgetown Treehouse: Figure 6
Living Room

This Week's Find: A Georgetown Treehouse: Figure 7
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.

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