“A Georgetown Rowhouse Built When Lincoln Was in The White House”
The Washington Post featured 3005 O Street, NW Washington, DC as their House of The Week. The article does a beautiful job of detailing some of the history and prominent residents of one of Georgetown’s famed “twins.” The homes were built between 1862/1863 and while on the outside they appear quite similar, the inside shows their contrasts.
“This house retains many of its original features, including the random-width hardwood floors and the elegant newel and banister of the stairs. The current owners, who have lived in the home for nearly 25 years, updated the kitchen and bathrooms for modern living but have been careful caretakers of the house. They also added a mortgage “button” to the newel. The tradition, believed to have started in New England, was to have a scrimshaw maker carve into a piece of ivory the date the home loan was paid off. The ivory “button” was then inserted into the newel.”
Now offered at $3,250,000 please ask me about a showing, the interior is worth seeing in person. For more information follow this link to the Washington Fine Properties listing page.