Rare opportunity to own Van View, an incredible 8BR/4.5BA, Second Empire-style mansion built between 1868 - 1871. This property is a DC Historic Landmark and listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Originally located beyond the city limits in rural Washington County, it was a 2nd home for wealthy Washingtonians and is the only surviving country house of its era in Shepherd Park! At over 5,400 sf* (not including the bsmt), it is situated on a flat, almost half acre lot (19,007/.44 acre), with an oversized 2+ car garage, circular driveway, and off-street parking. The property frontage spans almost the entire block; you don’t get more private than that! A perfect blend of original features and modern updates; there is a mansard roof and Italianate doors; 12-foot ceilings, original oak floors, transoms, 7 fireplaces, expansive rooms, and a private guest wing! The sprawling main floor has a gracious foyer and grand staircase with great flow between the incredible living rm, dining rm, and sunroom on the left; and a private office and spacious yet cozy family room on the right. At the rear of the home is a beautifully updated, expansive eat-in kitchen with a large island, Subzero refrigerator and amazing storage! The kitchen accesses the patio and park-like grounds as well as a mud area with powder room and rear staircase. Take either staircase up to the first landing to the private guest wing with its 2 lovely bedrooms, full, updated bathroom, and laundry closet! Your guests will never want to leave! On to the 2nd fl, where you’ll find an expansive, light-filled primary suite with dressing area and bathrm with separate shower and tub, double vanity and water closet! There are two add’l bright and roomy bedrooms, each with a fireplace! The 3rd fl has three large bedrooms (one was converted to a huge floor-to-ceiling shelved storage room; a 2nd was transformed into a spacious family room with built-in bookcases); and a full bath. There is plenty of add'l basement and garage storage. The home is located on a quiet, tree-lined street in Shepherd Park, a lovely, “Gold Coast” neighborhood, steps from Rock Creek Park! Close to the Parks at Walter Reed (Whole Foods is scheduled to open this Summer); Takoma Park and downtown Silver Spring (restaurants, shopping, and metro), and convenient to commuter arteries to MD and VA. Truly a one-of-a-kind property that checks all the boxes and more! Welcome Home! *Sq ft taken from floor plan; bring tape measure to confirm.
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