Address: 521 Duke Street
Neighborhood: Old Town
Built in 1789, this distinguished brick townhouse was once home to George Washington’s nephew and heir to the Mount Vernon Estate, Bushrod Washington. Today, this fine 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath residence embodies the historic beauty of yesteryear with modern conveniences including generously proportioned rooms, original floors, 12-over-12 windows, exquisite built-ins, off-street parking and a private patio.
This timeless home greets you with an airy entrance hall boasting 10-foot ceilings and an elegant hand-carved archway. Entertaining is effortless in the spacious library and stately dining room where two presidents have dined. The well-equipped kitchen adjoins the handsome family room featuring 18th century barn paneling, fireplace and a glass door opens to the outdoors.
Above the library sits a second-floor parlor showcasing the unparalleled craftsmanship of long ago with its arched entrance doorway and original glass fanlight, tall windows, fireplace and built-in cabinetry. Additional second floor highlights include a charming primary bedroom with original paneling and millwork, marble bath, light-filled guest suite, and a large cedar closet. The third level includes two bedrooms, a full bath and desk space.
The delightful patio with mature plantings offers the perfect setting for al fresco dining. One off-street parking space is located beyond the gate.
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