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$15,995,000
117 Days Online

3508 Prospect Street NW
Washington, DC 20007

For Sale|Single Family Home|Active
8
Beds
6
Full Baths
1
Partial Bath
9,086
SqFt
$1,760
/SqFt
1787
Built
Subdivision:
Georgetown
County:
Washington

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Thought to be designed by William Thornton, the architect of the U.S. Capitol, and long considered one of the most architecturally and historically significant properties in the city of Washington, Prospect House was built between 1787 and 1793 and sits high above the Potomac River at 3508 Prospect Street in Georgetown. This red brick Georgian-Federal house has been a show place for politicians and statesmen since Revolutionary War days, and is sited on nearly half an acre of beautifully manicured formal English gardens.  Among many renowned owners over the years, the property was the home of the first Secretary of Defense, James V. Forrestal, and during the Truman Administration Prospect House served as The White House Guest House for visiting dignitaries. Presidents Washington and Adams, the Marquis de Lafayette, the Shah of Iran, the President of France, and the poet Robert Frost have all been guests of Prospect House. The first floor of this 9,000+ square foot residence includes 12-foot ceilings; a formal entrance hall; a double parlor living room with twin Adams fireplaces, a Jefferson window, and a bay window overlooking the gardens; a banquet-sized dining room with a fireplace and river views; a gallery hall; an ample-sized eat-in kitchen, a powder room and a veranda.  Upstairs are 7 large bedrooms -- several with river views -- a sitting room and 5 full baths. A lovely library opening to the garden, a home office, an 8th bedroom and a full bath make up the lower level.  The property includes a 41-foot swimming pool and an octagonal watch tower where one of the early owners watched his boats come into Georgetown Harbor.  A three-car garage and additional parking for 3 cars complete this extraordinary offering. Prospect House has been well-maintained and improved by its current owners, who, in the last few years, have replaced the roof; the plumbing, heating and air conditioning systems; and rebuilt all of the windows.

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Listing Snapshot
Price 
$15,995,000
Days Online 
117 Days
Bedrooms 
8
Inside Area (SqFt) 
9,086 sqft
Total Baths 
7
Full Baths 
6
Partial Baths 
1
Lot Size 
0.43 Acres
Year Built 
1787
MLS® Number 
DCDC2129376
Status 
Active
Property Tax 
$49,381
HOA/Condo/Coop Fees 
N/A
Sq Ft Source 
Estimated
Friends & Family
Recent Activity
yesterdayListing updated with changes from the MLS®
4 months agoStatus changed to Active
4 months agoListing first seen online
General Features
Style 
FederalGeorgian
Water 
Public
Sewer 
Public Septic
Garage 
Yes
Foundation 
StoneBrick/Mortar
Other Structures 
Above GradeBelow Grade
Construction Materials 
Brick
Zoning 
RESIDENTIAL
Levels Count 
4
Interior Features
Flooring 
Hardwood
Heating 
Radiator
Cooling 
Central A/C
Central Air 
Yes
Basement 
Yes
Basement Description 
Daylight, FullConnecting StairwayFullFully FinishedHeatedImprovedInterior AccessOutside EntranceRear EntranceSide EntranceWalkout Level
Fireplace 
Yes
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Exterior Features
Pool 
Yes - Personal
Roof 
Slate
Community Features
Security 
Exterior CamerasSecurity System
Accessibility Features 
None
Senior Community 
No
Schools
School District
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Elementary School
Unknown
Middle School
Unknown
High School
Unknown
Listing courtesy of Washington Fine Properties, LLC [email protected]



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