638 CAPITOL STREET E NE, WASHINGTON, DC 20003

$2,999,000
6 Bed
3 Full Bath
2 Half Bath
ACTIVE

Description

From the Nation's Capitol, East Capitol Street runs due east to the DC-Maryland border. Some of the choicest real estate can be found on these blocks, and on rare occasions, a very special property becomes available. Just six blocks from the Capitol, 638 E Capitol St NE occupies a prominent setting in a premier Capitol Hill location. Facing South, the dwelling enjoys natural sunlight through large windows and top floor skylights. This unique property is one of three towering Victorians often pictures on publications about Washington DC and Capitol Hill architecture. DC tax records date the property's beginning to 1908, but it is well documented to have been built by Charles Gessford, who died in 1894. Between 1875 and 1894, Gessford, one of the city's prolific builders, built more row houses on the Hill than anyone else. The Capitol Hill Restoration Society counts Gessford-designed properties on 824-832 D St SE and 638-642 East Capitol St SE and NE. Gessford's row houses usually had a square-cornered projecting bay that stretched from ground to sky, always in red pressed brick, and often with stone trim. Gessford further enhanced his most expensive houses with stained glass windows and door transoms and slate roofs. 638 E Capitol St NE retains some original details including stained glass accents, exposed brick and woodwork. Throughout, there are modern finishes and architectural touches including coffered ceilings, recessed lighting, gourmet kitchen, marble flooring and multiple fireplaces. This property also features a finished English basement apartment with its own front and rear doors and a rear brick patio leading to a two story over-sized carriage house. McLean Stained Glass Studios recently restored four of the lovely stained glass panels to their original glory. This much loved home is now ready for new owners to create their own life spaces!

Property Details

MLS #

DCDC403272

Status

ACTIVE

Type

Residential

Subtype

Row/Townhouse

Style

Victorian

Beds

6

Full Baths

3

Half Baths

2

Cooling Fuel

Electric

Heating Fuel

Natural Gas

Hot Water

Natural Gas

Fireplaces

4

Levels

3

Total Sqft

4,032

Lot Size

2,562 square feet

Current Price

$2,999,000

Ownership Type

Fee Simple

Listed

Mar 25, 2019

Days on Market

61

Subdivision

CAPITOL HILL

County/City

WASHINGTON

City Tax

$12,976.00 (Annually)

Parking

Detached On Street


Directions

From North Carolina Ave SE: NE on North Carolina Ave toward Pennsylvania Ave SE, Left on 6th St SE, Right on E Capitol St SE/E Capitol St NE to property on left.


ADDITIONAL PROPERTY DETAILS

Year Built

1894 (125 years)

Architecture Style

Victorian

Garage Type

Garage Door Opener,Oversized

Parking Included

No

Parking

Detached Garage, On Street

HOA

No

Fireplaces

4

Levels

3


Utilities

Cooling Fuel

Electric

Cooling System

Window Unit(s), Ceiling Fan(s)

Heating Fuel

Natural Gas

Heating System

Steam

Hot Water

Natural Gas

Sewer/Septic

Public Sewer

Water

Public


INTERIOR

Room Level Firepalce

Living Room

Lower 1

Fireplace - Wood Burning

Kitchen

Main

Basement

Yes

Basement Type

Daylight, Full, English, Front Entrance, Fully Finished, Heated, Outside Entrance, Rear Entrance, Windows

Attic

No

Interior Styles

2nd Kitchen, Built-Ins, CeilngFan(s), Crown Moldings, Dining Area, Floor Plan - Traditional, Kitchen - Gourmet, Kitchen - Table Space, Master Bath(s), Recessed Lighting, Skylight(s), Stain/Lead Glass, Upgraded Countertops, Wood Floors

Other Rooms

  • Living Room
  • Dining Room
  • Master Bedroom
  • Sitting Room
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast Room
  • Loft
  • Bathroom 3
  • Additional Bedroom

Assessment Information

Year

2018

Total Assessment

$1,713,260.00


LOT & LAND

Acreage

0.06

Lot Size

2,562 square feet

Soil Type

Urban Land-Sassafras-Chillum

Other Structures

  • Above Grade
  • Below Grade

Water

Water Oriented

No

Riparian Rights Convery

No

Water Access

No

Water Front

No

Water View

No

Navigable Water

No

Physical Docks

No

Directions

From North Carolina Ave SE: NE on North Carolina Ave toward Pennsylvania Ave SE, Left on 6th St SE, Right on E Capitol St SE/E Capitol St NE to property on left.


Very Walkable
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Capitol Hill

Before the hot air of bureaucracy settled over Capitol Hill in 1791, the area was rural farmland better known as Jenkins Hill. While Capitol Hill may not represent the “true center” of the District, it has been the center of the American political experience since 1791, when Pierre L’Enfant chose it as the site for the nation’s “Congress House.”

Capitol Hill is situated in both the NE and SE quadrants. It is one of the oldest residential communities in D.C. From its inception, the area surrounding the U.S. Capitol was a desirable location for Congressman and Senators to set up temporary residence. It is home to a number of American landmarks, including the Supreme Court and the Library of Congress, and luminaries like John Phillip Sousa, Frederick Douglass and J. Edgar Hoover. The Capitol Hill Historic District is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Quality of Life:

Capitol Hill is the largest residential historic district in the District. The street plan remains a testament to L’Enfant’s vision; wide avenues feature lines of well-maintained row houses reflecting a range of different styles, from stately, Federal townhomes to smaller frame residences.

While many of the Hill’s residents still seek temporary living accommodations, there are many who make Capitol Hill their permanent “headquarters.” Those who stake a claim have unprecedented access to an eclectic mix of contemporary restaurants and boutiques. The National Mall and the Smithsonian Museums are only a short walk away. Eastern Market, which features fresh food, craft stands and other artisanal booths, attracts a considerable crowd on the weekends, especially during the spring and summer months.

Getting Around:

Democracy rules; Capitol Hill is a pedestrian-friendly community open to all. There are two metro stops on the Blue and Orange lines at Capitol South and Eastern Market. Like most D.C. neighborhoods, reliable buses ferry residents between different parts of the city.

Airports:

Ronald Reagan National Airport:  < 10 miles
Washington-Dulles International Airport:  < 30 miles
Baltimore-Washington International Airport:  < 35 miles 

 

With our relationship with Atlantic Coast Mortgage, LLC, we’re able to provide the full spectrum of mortgage services, from online pre-approval to a guiding hand throughout the entire financing process.

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