Published in The Washington Post. By Michele Lerner.
While today’s home buyers value open floor plans and natural light, those elements are not always a part of the older stately homes found in some of Washington’s most sought-after neighborhoods.
The home at 4940 Lowell St. NW, built in 1937 in the quiet neighborhood of Kent in Northwest Washington, has a restored original brick facade, a professionally landscaped front garden and a modern interior. The home is listed for sale at $3.995 million.
The renovation is a collaboration between Columbia Property Capital, founded by Guy Prudhomme, and ADG: Akseizer Design Group, founded by Jeff Akseizer. The home has four levels, about 6,200 finished square feet, seven bedrooms, six baths and a two-car garage. Indoor-outdoor living, another feature desired by today’s buyers, is accomplished with a wraparound deck accessible from the open kitchen and family room, as well as the living room.
The kitchen has walls of windows and top-of-the-line appliances, including a microwave drawer hidden in the island, as well as marble counters, a marble backsplash and maple cabinetry. The master suite overlooks the back yard and has cathedral ceilings, two walk-in closets and a luxurious bathroom with a marble shower, a freestanding limestone soaking tub, marble floors and marble counters.
The home has white oak hardwood flooring on the three upper levels and oak floors with an ebony finish on the lower level. Smart home features include stereo speakers throughout the residence, video and data outlets, a lighting system and a music control system.
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