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Built in 1820 and located on the most coveted block of Old Town, this historic gem is on the market for the only time in 65 years! With marvelous sunlight streaming throughout, this end townhome enjoys an unobstructed birds' eye view of Windmill Park + the Potomac River to the east while the length of the south-facing home provides sunlight to each room in the home. Charm and elegance resonate throughout with many original elements of a bygone era. Upgrades + extra features added by the owners compliment the home's preserved historic character. The entrance to the wood clapboard home features a brick threshold + a row of boxwoods. Wood cornices accent the roof line + shutters with distinctive iron scroll shutter guards accentuate the east and south-facing windows. Enter the wide foyer featuring paneling on the walls + a bead board ceiling. The south + each-facing living room is filled with light throughout the day + offers a broad view of the park and River. It features walls of built-in cabinetry and bookcases + a handsome fireplace accented by a wood mantle, Roman ionic column paneling + thick dental moulding. The antique heart pine flooring carries into the family room with fireplace + bookcases. A second doorway leads to the dining room, large by Old Town standards, which can easily provide seating for a table of ten. This room is sure to delight with wood paneling, bookcases, a bar with storage drawers and shelving and walls of built-ins with, as throughout the home, old drop bar latches, strap hinges + handles. Brick flooring + a fireplace complete this special room. The rear of the home features a half bath and a spacious kitchen with ample cabinet space and windows overlooking the private patio. A Dutch door leads to the side and rear gardens. With original newel post and railing, wainscot wall paneling carries to the upper level with heart pine floors throughout + a hallway with a wall of closets. To the left of the stairway is a large bright bedroom with a hall to the full bath featuring ample closets and a charming dressing table. The laundry with great workspace is located off this room. Following the hall closets to the front of the home is a bedroom with a wall of bookcases and closet - perfect for a crib, office or exercise room. The large owners' suite, with plenty of space for a king size bed + sitting area, faces the Potomac + Windmill Park allowing for glorious morning light + soft golden light at the end of the day. The owners' bath with large linen closet and tiled shower with seamless glass door was remodeled by Harry Braswell, Inc. Follow the stairs to the top floor featuring a small area with wood paneling + a window - a perfect spot for a desk or extra dresser. A comfortable sized bedroom with hardwood floors + windows on three sides plus a tiled full bath complete this private space. Reached by a hatch in the front hall, there is a cellar under the living room for all storage needs! Offering a quiet oasis from the busy world, the spacious brick patio + side yard are enclosed by a high brick wall. Adorned with mature landscaping, the rear yard is separated from the side yard by a brick archway with cascading ivy. The beauty of yesteryear is especially prevalent in the southeast quadrant, home to some of Old Town's oldest + most significant historic dwellings. Whether adult or child, there is also fun + relaxation for all right across Lee Street with a hill which rolls down to the Potomac for sledding, play + picnic spots as well as volleyball + basketball courts. The bike path is one block away + the beautiful waterfront, restaurants + shops of King + Washington Streets, grocery stores, dry cleaners, schools and churches are within blocks. The fireplaces + a/c units convey "as is".
Listed by Susan Anthony of McEnearney Associates, Inc.

Listing Sold by Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

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