Listed By:
Washington Fine Properties, LLC
3508 Prospect Street NW, Washington, DC
$ 15,995,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#DCDC2129376
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CityWashington
  • NeighborhoodGeorgetown
  • Zip20007
  • StyleFederal,Georgian
  • Year Built1787
  • Taxes$ 49381
  • Price$ 15,995,000
  • Bedrooms8
  • Full Bathrooms6
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage9086
  • Lot Size0.43 Acres
Data Source:
Bright MLS
Property Description

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 sitshigh above the Potomac River at 3508 Prospect Street in Georgetown. This red brick Georgian-Federal house hasbeen a showplace for politicians and statesmen since Revolutionary War days, and is sitedon 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 asThe White House Guest House for visiting dignitaries. Presidents Washington and Adams, the Marquis de Lafayette, the Shah ofIran, 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 residenceincludes 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 roomwith a fireplace and river views; a gallery hall; an ample-sized eat-in kitchen,a powder room and a veranda. Upstairs are 7large bedrooms -- several with river views -- a sitting roomand 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 swimmingpool and an octagonalwatch tower where one of the early owners watched his boatscome 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.

Price History
2/21/2024 Listed $15,995,000

General Features

Sewer Public Septic
Heating Radiator
Cooling Central A/C
Possession Negotiable
Roof Slate
Garage Spaces 3.00
Architectural Style Federal,Georgian
Security Features Exterior Cameras,Security System
Construction Materials Brick
Year Built 1787
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 GEORGETOWN
Facing Direction North
Garage Y/N Yes
Water Access Y/N No
Other Structures Above Grade,Below Grade
Directions Between 35th and 36th Streets on Prospect Street in Georgetown.
ModificationTimestamp 2024-05-22T01:42:16
Buyer Agent Compensation 2.5
Disclosures Historic Property,Lead Based Paint - Federal,Lead Based Paint - State,Prop Disclosure
Senior Community Y/N No
Lot Size Units Square Feet
Lot Size Square Feet 18740.00
Tax Assessed Value 5809550.0
Waterfront Y/N No
Tax Annual Amount 49381.0
Home Warranty Y/N No
Property Condition Excellent
Structure Type Detached
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.00
Price Per Sq Ft Total AG 1760.4
Historic Y/N Yes
Lease Considered Y/N No
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Virtual Tour
Total SQFT 9086
Days on Market 114
Standard Status Active
Year Built Source Assessor
Legal Subdivision Georgetown
Buyer Agent Compensation Type % Of Gross
Association Recreation Fee No

Interior Features

Heating Fuel Natural Gas
Basement Daylight,Full,Connecting Stairway,Full,Fully Finished,Heated,Improved,Interior Access,Outside Entrance,Rear Entrance,Side Entrance,Walkout Level
Flooring Hardwood
Total Fireplaces 10
Hot Water Electric
Total Stories 4
Basement (Y/N) Yes
Heating Y/N Yes
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Above Grade Finished Area 9086
Full Baths 6
Half Baths 1
Central Air Y/N Yes
Total Bedrooms 8
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
LivingAreaSource Estimated
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin SQFT Source Estimated
Below Grade Finished Area Source Estimated
Bedrooms Count All Lower Levels 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 7
Bedrooms Count Lower Level 1 1
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 5
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 2 2
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 2 1
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 4
Bathrooms Full Lower Level 1 1
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 5
Bathrooms Full All Lower Levels 1
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 2 1.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 4.00
Bathrooms Count Lower Level 1 1.00
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 5
Bathrooms Count All Lower Levels 1
Above Grade Finished Area Source Estimated
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Total Baths 7

Exterior Features

Pool Yes - Personal
Water Source Public
Total Parking Spaces 6
Garage Features Garage - Front Entry
Type of Parking Attached Garage,Driveway
Foundation Details Stone,Brick/Mortar
Water View Y/N No
Lot Size Acres 0.43
Lot Size Source Assessor
Soil Types Urban Land-Manor-Glenelg
Horse Y/N No
Land Assessed Value 2351500.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Water Oriented Y/N No
# of Attached Garage Spaces 3


  • 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 20007

AVG $6.68M
AVG $34,627
AVG 1500
Data Provided by Inside Real Estate®
Year Built
AVG 1933