I've spent more than 36 years in the Washington, D.C. area building a distinguished career as a journalist, public affairs consultant, lobbyist, and Emmy Award-winning producer of public service programming. Through my volunteer work with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the American Red Cross, local food banks and Project Hope, I've helped to meet the needs of people in her own community and abroad.
My unique real estate interest merges modern and historic design styles, influenced by my own home-buying experiences in the United States and Europe, and has led to several of my homes being featured in major style and architectural magazines. These personal experiences of buying and renovating properties enhance my ability to represent distinctive homes and our exceptional clients.
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216 8TH Street NE UNIT 1
Washington, DC 20002
A timeless stone and red-brick facade shaded by mature landscaping captures the very essence of its charming setting, Historic Capitol Hill. Dating back to the late nineteenth century, Downing House was initially purposed as a church rectory for neighboring St. Monica and St. James Episcopal Church. The old church rectory has been completely reimagined to host two spacious luxury residences with every modern treatment and amenity. Spanning 3,900 square feet, Residence 1 offers 4 floors with 4-bedroom suites, 4 full bathrooms, and 1 powder room. The open chefs kitchen features a marble-clad island with a farmhouse sink, hand-milled cabinetry, Wolf & Bosch pro-series appliances, and fine glazed coffered ceilings, which add handsome architectural nuance to the main living spaces. Refinement is evident from every angle. From flickering gas lanterns to lacquered doors and banisters, hefty hardware and plumbing fixtures, flawless tile and masonry work, and rich solid oak hardwood flooring. The subtle handiwork of countless artisans is on display. Downing House is guaranteed to exceed the market standard. Plentiful custom paneling and soaring ceilings assure the feeling of grand-scale city living. Top-of-the-line audio/visual components were diligently installed throughout. Each bedroom is paired carefully with an en-suite bathroom and custom-milled closets. Spanning the entire second floor, residents are welcomed to the inspiring master suite boasting a massive walk-in master closet and a bath drenched in marble with a gas fireplace adjacent to a freestanding soaking tub. Garage parking completes the picture at Unit 1 at Downing House. Constructed with integrity by Berkeley.