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$1,225,000 1840 VERMONT AVENUE NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20001
Prominently sited on one of the most picturesque streets in the Shaw/U St. neighborhood, this beautiful bay-front Victorian is a seamless blend of original details and modern amenities. The gracious front exterior with flagstone terrace and beautifully landscaped gardens is bathed in morning sunlight and offers breathtaking views of the other historic homes close by. The original iron staircase has been meticulously maintained and leads to the original double front doors and interior vestibule. High ceilings, newly refinished hardwood floors, crown moldings, original pocket doors and plaster ceiling medallions add a unique charm to this wonderful residence. The stunning decorative fireplace is the perfect focal point that separates the living area from the dining area. The kitchen/family room area is perfect for quiet reflection or entertaining guests with immediate access to the deck and rear patio area. The rear deck and stairs to the patio are constructed with Ipe, an exotic Brazilian walnut that is hard, strong, and naturally resistant to rot, abrasion, weather, and insects. Nestled under the staircase is a magnificent powder room with imported French sink and faucet. The second floor is a wonderful combination of primary bedroom on the front, guest bedroom on the back and a middle room that is perfectly suited as a den/home office or a third bedroom. The showcase of the second floor is undoubtedly the bath. With a refinished claw-foot tub, antique vanity/mirror with marble top and Carrera marble floor, this room will always delight. A separate one bedroom, one bath lower level unit is the perfect complement for this offering. With full height windows in the bay overlooking the flagstone terrace, this isn’t your typical English basement. Brand new vinyl flooring throughout is a modern and appealing quality. The gas fireplace with period style mantle along with the open kitchen design offers flexibility and abundant options. Complete with front and rear entrances, new (2020) mini-split HVAC system, new (2019) water heater and separately metered electrical system, this becomes the ideal accessory unit.
  • Sold
  • 4
  • 3
  • 1890
    Year Built
  • 2,300 Sq.Ft.
    Living Area

Features & Amenities

Area & Lot

  • Status: Sold
  • Living Space: 2,300 Sq.Ft.
  • Lot Size: 1,032 Sq.Ft.
  • MLS® ID: DCDC495222
  • Type: Townhouse
  • Year Built: 1890
  • Architecture Styles: Victorian
  • View Description: Street


  • Total Bedrooms: 4
  • Total Bathrooms: 3
  • Full Bathrooms: 2
  • Half Bathrooms: 1
  • Flooring: Hardwood, Laminated, Slate
  • Fireplace: Gas/Propane

Exterior & Building

  • Water Source: Public
  • Heat Type: Forced Air, Radiator
  • Air Conditioning: Central A/C
  • Sewer: Public Sewer
  • Substructure: Combination
  • Other Exterior Features: Above Grade, Below Grade


  • Sales Price: $1,225,000
  • Real Estate Tax: $8,351/yr
  • Zoning: RF-1


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