Like the famous gargoyles flanking Notre Dame in Paris, striking dragons adorn the intricately-carved portico of 2029 Connecticut Ave NW, warding off evil and guarding all who enter here. Among those who've entered (and lived here) since it was built in 1916 are President William Taft and Lena Horn, along with other distinguished and historical DC figures. The Parisian-inspired building remains upscale and exclusive today, with only 26 total residences.
Here in the heart of Kalorama, the luxurious, historical details from the original building construction have been preserved. Richly-paneled entry doors give way to inlaid, parquet wood floors and swooping 13-foot ceilings. The rooms are embellished with grand-scale, shuttered windows, elegant wall paneling, and classical plaster mouldings and cornices. A spacious dining room framed by chair moulding allows for the best in entertaining. In the living room, a stone fireplace and delicately-carved mantel are beautiful enough to serve as the focal point of the seating area, unifying all the Parisian elements of the residence that create a regal atmosphere. Chandeliers and classic wall sconces add subtly to the opulence of the preserved design.
Modern elements and renovations, of course, have not been overlooked. A historical kitchen has been modernized with updated stainless steel appliances and a distinctive pop of cherry-red in the Italian Bertazzoni oven and stove. This spacious one-bedroom, two full-bath home features a contemporary, glass-walled shower with rainshower overhead.
In addition to the bright, gorgeous lobby that greets residents each day, amenities include a deeded parking space, 24-hour concierge, on-site manager, exercise room, rooftop deck with catering kitchen, and private storage room. This home is must-see when seeking a luxurious and private flat in the chic, quiet Kalorama neighborhood.
Courtesy of: Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. Listing information provided courtesy of the Bright MLS. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use, and it may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. The data is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS. Updated: 28th January, 2023 4:50 PM (UTC)