Open House: Sun, Apr 14th 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT


1501 Farragut St NW

Washington DC, 20011


$364.33 per sqft


6 Beds

4.5 Baths

5,215 sqft


Built in 1910

Dazzling! What an extraordinary opportunity to become just the 4th owner of a home which is the very definition of old Washington. This stunning "Castle" as the neighbors refer to it was built in 1910 by a single woman, Miss Brown, who resided in the home until the next owner took possession during the 1950's, the evangelical minister Dale Spofford Crowley. The current owners have lovingly cared for her since 1977. The home hosted dinners for three foreign Presidents and held countless high-profile events with foreign diplomats and senior officials over the years. According to local lore, the original owner, Ms. Brown, billeted soldiers in the home during World War II, when the nation felt Washington was particularly vulnerable to attack.

The home sits high above the street, a visual feast of period architecture. Its rough-cut concrete block construction evokes Richardsonian Romanesque architecture. The inviting front porch spans the width of the home, the original balustrades, twin dormers, turret, and painstaking detailed moldings entice its visitors to pause in order to fully take it in. The home is sited on two lots, encircled by a fence as one space. The land is a private enclave of gorgeous greenspace inhabited by mature, foundation plantings and delightful perennial gardens that provide beauty throughout the growing season. And, within less than a minute walk is one of DC's most highly regarded Charter Schools.

Main Level Features:
Enter back through time through the generously proportioned original front door into an extraordinary, historically intact space. A formal entry foyer greets you, framed in the original, intricately hand-carved woodwork. The beautifully proportioned main level features high ceilings, a sprawling Living Room with a graciously curved wall of windows, and a wood burning fireplace. The Study features a softly curved wall of windows, and mahogany custom built-ins commissioned by the current owners to blend seamlessly with the home. Tucked away at the front of the home, it makes for a perfect Office. The generous Dining Room has a second, DECORATIVE fireplace, a charming built-in, glass front china cabinet and the original wooden pass through to the Kitchen. The open, eat-in Kitchen provides access to the Deck and grounds. The lovely Powder Room is discreetly tucked away in the rear of the home. On this level is also a Laundry/Mud Room.

Upper-Level 1 Features:
The first level is reached via the completely original grand staircase, turning at a gracious light filled landing and continuing to the foyer leading to the 4 Bedrooms and 2 Full Baths on this level. All doors are original with transom windows. The large Primary Suite has a Full Bath ensuite with the original tub, walk-in closet plus a second closet and six large windows, including three in the turret. Bedroom #2 has a walk-in closet and windows on each exterior wall. Bedroom #3 is currently used as an office with a built-in desk and storage and four windows, two in the curved wall. Bedroom #4 has been repurposed as a large walk-in closet. Full Bath #2 has a glass shower enclosure.

Upper-Level 2 Features:
Up one more flight, turning at another charming, light filled landing and then up a few more steps is a delightful surprise. 2 more Bedrooms with Sitting Area/Office and the 3rdFull Bath. Excellent storage in the form of four closets.

Full Footprint, Lower-Level Features:
Sprawling, LVP floored space with access to the rear yard and Powder Room #2. This incredible space can be reimagined in so many ways and has been fully waterproofed.

Exterior Features:
Large Deck accessed from Kitchen steps down to the second large deck. Two stunning lots treated as one, the home sits on Lot 2. Parking gate accessed from Iowa Avenue.



April 12, 2024



1501 Farragut St NW
Washington DC, 20011

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6 Beds


4.5 Baths

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Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Refrigerator, Freezer, Microwave, Gas Oven, Gas Range, Washer

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0.24 Acres

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Open House Schedule

Sun, Apr 14th

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Listed by Annabel D Burch-Murton, with Compass
Listing Contact: 2022857166 

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