Listed By:
TTR Sotheby's International Realty
2824 Chain Bridge Road NW, Washington, DC
$ 7,800,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#DCDC2137950
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CityWashington
  • NeighborhoodKent
  • Zip20016
  • StyleTraditional
  • Year Built1937
  • Taxes$ 29995
  • Price$ 7,800,000
  • Bedrooms5
  • Full Bathrooms4
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage8000
  • Lot Size1.04 Acres
Data Source:
Bright MLS
Property Description

With two recent major additions/renovations increasing its size to over 8,000 square feet, this elegant and beautifully renovated Colonial estate is discreetly sited on a serene private street in the highly desirable Kent neighborhood. Perfectly situated across from Battery Kemble Park on just over one acre of extensively landscaped gardens and grounds, this residence offers a remarkable opportunity to escape the bustle of the city while still enjoying convenient access to urban amenities. Originally built in 1937 the original farmhouse was designed by legendary, pioneer woman architect Gertrude Sawyer with a later addition by notable architect, Anne McCutcheon Lewis. Since then, and more recently, the residence and property have been meticulously renovated and expanded again to include over 8,000 square feet of living space and extraordinary gardens and outdoor living spaces. No detail was overlooked in the exceptional transformation of this historic residence, with masterful collaboration from Solis Betancourt & Sherrill (interior), BarnesVanze Architects (architect), and Arentz Landscape Architects (landscaping). The stunning grounds and gardens of the residence designed by Richard Arentz are unparalleled. Spanning over one acre of land, the exterior is private and wonderful for entertaining, offering multiple seating/al fresco dining areas with outdoor speakers, extensive landscaping, numerous fruit trees, a perineal garden, honeybee hives, a vegetable garden, basketball court, and an impressive 50 pool surrounded by a bluestone sundeck. This exceptional and rarely available offering provides the peace of country living without sacrificing modern comfort and convenience. Extensive and beautifully designed accent and other lighting has been placed around the entire property for evening entertaining ambiance. Upon entry into the home, a welcoming foyer provides transition to the rooms on the main level. The formal living room with an early American, antique pine mantel and a large fireplace is directly opposite the formal dining room. The modernized farmhouse kitchen is well-appointed with Vermont slate and zinc countertops, a large center island, two dishwashers, two ovens and sinks, a wine refrigerator, and abundant cabinetry storage. The kitchen overlooks the rear vegetable garden and alle of fruit trees and includes a large pantry and mudroom. The expansive family room is wrapped in glass windows and offers an impressive fireplace with a stunning antique mantle. The room is a haven of entertainment, featuring a concealed drop-down 11 wide movie screen, a discreet projector, dramatic surround sound, and Lutron blackout shades, providing an immersive cinematic experience. Both the kitchen and family room provide access to multiple separate terraces on the main level, creating a wonderful flow for entertaining and seamlessly blending indoor and outdoor spaces. There is also a piano room, breakfast room, powder room, and two coat closets on the main floor. The second level of the residence offers four bedrooms and three full bathrooms, including the luxurious primary suite. The primary bedroom has a dramatic western facing window overlooking the garden, multiple walk-in closets, blackout shades, and an en-suite bathroom with dual vanities, a steam shower, and separate soaking tub. The primary bedroom also provides access to the third floor, which offers a private exercise room, office, and oversized cedar closet. The walk-out lower level is expansive and enhanced with beautiful blue stone flooring. This level has TV/playrooms and a spectacular billiards room with built-ins that opens onto the outdoor pool area. There is also a lovely guest room/office with exterior access and a wall of windows overlooking the pool deck. Completing the lower level is a full bathroom, wine room, storage room, and laundry room.

Price History
4/21/2024 Listed $7,800,000

General Features

Sewer Public Sewer
Heating Central
Cooling Central A/C
Possession Settlement
Zoning R-1A/CBUT
Architectural Style Traditional
Construction Materials Brick
Year Built 1937
Levels 4
Tax Year 2023
Percent Ownership Fee Simple
Cool Fuel Electric
Accessibility None
New Construction No
Property Type Residential
HOA / Comm Assn No
Subdivision Name KENT
Garage Y/N No
Water Access Y/N No
Other Structures Above Grade,Below Grade
Directions 2824 Chain Bridge Road NW - Please use GPS.
ModificationTimestamp 2024-05-22T01:49:24
Buyer Agent Compensation 2.5
Senior Community Y/N No
Lot Size Square Feet 45172.00
Tax Assessed Value 3612880.0
Waterfront Y/N No
Tax Annual Amount 29995.0
Structure Type Detached
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.00
Price Per Sq Ft Total 975.0
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Total SQFT 8000
Days on Market 32
Standard Status Active
Year Built Source Estimated
Legal Subdivision Kent
Tax Lot 813
Buyer Agent Compensation Type % Of Gross

Interior Features

Heating Fuel Natural Gas
Basement Walkout Level,Fully Finished,Interior Access
Total Fireplaces 2
Hot Water Natural Gas
Basement (Y/N) Yes
Heating Y/N Yes
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Above Grade Finished Area 8000
Full Baths 4
Half Baths 1
Street Suffix ROAD
Central Air Y/N Yes
Total Bedrooms 5
LivingAreaSource Estimated
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Bedrooms Count All Lower Levels 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 4
Bedrooms Count Lower Level 1 1
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 4
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 3
Bathrooms Full Lower Level 1 1
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 3
Bathrooms Full All Lower Levels 1
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 2 0.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 3.00
Bathrooms Count Lower Level 1 1.00
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 3
Bathrooms Count All Lower Levels 1
Above Grade Finished Area Source Estimated
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Total Baths 5

Exterior Features

Pool Yes - Personal
Water Source Public
Type of Parking Driveway
Foundation Details Slab
Water View Y/N No
Lot Size Acres 1.04
Lot Size Units Square Feet
Lot Size Source Assessor
Soil Types Manor-Glenelg
Land Assessed Value 2649340.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Water Oriented Y/N No


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Single Family Average in 20016

AVG $3.86M
AVG $20,048
AVG 519
Data Provided by Inside Real Estate®
Year Built
AVG 1958