at TTR Sotheby's International Realty
Built in 1892 on the site of a former stable in downtown DC, Narrowmoor is one of two neighboring free-standing red brick houses designed by prominent D.C. architect Appleton P. Clark Jr. In his 1955 obituary, The Washington Post referred to Clark as the “Dean of Architects.” Clark’s style is seen in the elaborately corbeled cornice, arched windows, brownstone watercourse and butter-joint brickwork front of this fully detached, light-filled house in the Shaw Historic District. Current owners lovingly renovated and expanded the house to more than 3,700 square feet while keeping original plaster moldings, brickwork, curving center staircase and hardwood floors. The house has all-new HVAC systems, gas fireplaces, and historically accurate but modernly efficient windows, as well as a large attached garage and secluded side garden behind a custom gate. The main level of this 4-bedroom, 3.5 bath home features a living room with custom built-in bookshelves and gas fireplace, gracious entry hall, and grand dining room perfect for parties. Cooks and entertainers will love the spacious kitchen which includes an eat-at bar, breakfast or living area, large windows overlooking the garden, ample storage and a half-bath. The master bedroom includes an en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet. Two additional large bedrooms, an additional bathroom, and a bright reading nook complete the upper level. The lower level includes oversized windows, doors to the garden and to the front, an en-suite bedroom and a rec room with gas fireplace that can easily be used as a future in-law suite. The garage, tucked off the street, is large enough for a workbench; a dumbwaiter from garage to kitchen makes taking groceries upstairs a snap. All of this located in one of the city’s most desirable locations, the Shaw Historic District. Steps to notable DC restaurants, world-class shopping and grocery stores. Transportation options abound: Minutes to Metro, 395, and National Airport and Union Station.