Ever since the Obamas decided that a 1920s mansion in Kalorama would make a suitable alternative to the White House, we can't stop hearing about the neighborhood! It became a bipartisan millionaires club when Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner decided to rent a 6-bedroom/6-bath house two blocks away from the Obamas, and Jeff Bezos rounded out the gang when he purchased the $23 million former Textile Museum down the street.
Now, a unique Kalorama townhouse that mixes residential and office spaces has come on the market. The property is currently being used as the office space for Embassy Row Orthodontics, owned by Dr. Wayne Hickory, and is steps away from the Philips Collection and the Embassy of India, among other embassies. Hickory recently completed a three-year renovation, overseen by architectural historian Don Hawkins, who was crucial in helping to maintain many of the home's original features such as the original crown molding and refurbishing two marble fireplaces.
When you enter the five-level home, you see a grand foyer with a palatial staircase, fireplace and a powder room. The main level also has six offices, an additional powder room and a balcony. An elevator takes you to the second and third floors. The second level has a living room, family room, dining room, -- each with their own fireplace -- kitchen and entertaining area. Upstairs on the third-fifth levels of the home, you'll find bedrooms. The third and fourth floor each have a spacious owners suite with a full bath, fireplace and walk-in closet, as well as a guest suite/apartment with a bedroom, kitchen, full bath, washer/dryer and private deck; both levels can be accessed from a back staircase. Finally, the fifth floor has two additional bedrooms with a breakfast bar and sitting area, and a rooftop deck with a killer view of the city and a hot tub. There is an indoor pool, rec room, steam room, storage space and dual one-car garages on the lower level.
“This unique space is something that’s truly one-of-a-kind in Washington, D.C.,” said listing agent Jennie McDonnell said. “Not only is it in an excellent location, it’s also a highly adaptable property that can suit many needs at once. Additionally, both the home and the neighborhood are filled with wonderful history.”
2132 R St was originally owned by Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer in 1916. Palmer was the AG from 1919-1921 -- he served in Congress from 1909-1915 -- and is best known for overseeing the Palmer Raids during the Red Scare.
- Neighborhood: Kalorama
- Bedrooms: 6
- Bathrooms: 6 full, 2 half
- Size: 8,000 square feet
- Extra Goodies: Indoor pool; Rooftop deck with hot tub; Six offices on the first floor; Original crown molding; An elevator; Two separate owners suites, each with a full bath, fireplace and walk-in closet; Rec room and steam room
In case you were one of the few folks who didn't hop into the photo gallery straight away, scroll back to the top and take a tour through this stunning home! For more information, please see the full listing here.