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4201 Cathedral Avenue NW , Ph1215e

WASHINGTON, DC 20016
  • $5,999,999
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 72 Days
  • ID#: DCDC2052010
UPDATED: 53 min ago
$5,999,999
  • 6
    BEDS
  • N/A
    ACRES
  • 6
    BATHS
  • 1
    1/2 BATHS
  • 9,450
    SQFT
  • $635
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Condo
Built:
1960
County:

School Ratings & Info

Description

In 1960, visionary real estate developer and philanthropist, Melvin Gelman, built The Towers Condominium overlooking Glover Archbold Park in Northwest Washington. Determined to create the most spectacular penthouse residence, in the city, rivaling the finest apartments in New York, Mr. Gelman carved-out over 9,000 square feet on the top two floors of the East Tower for his personal residence. In the decades that followed, Mr. Gelman and his wife raised their family and hosted lavish cultural and philanthropic events for Washington's elite. In James M. Goode's book BEST ADDRESSES, this glorious residence was later described as the largest Penthouse in Washington, D.C. that featured a grand foyer with a curved staircase and drawing room where the ceiling commands 16 feet in height. Notable guests often referred to the penthouse as the "Palace in the Sky". Guests arrive through double mahogany wood doors to a soaring entry hall with a sweeping staircase centered under a magnificent crystal chandelier. Beyond the entry hall, an elegant salon with 16 foot ceilings centers on a fireplace and a wall of glass revealing an expansive terrace and with views looking over Washington and beyond to Virginia. Adjoining the grand salon is an elegant dining room that easily accommodates 24 guests and features a richly appointed 19th century Chinese screen which reveals ample storage for crystal, porcelain, and linens. The adjacent media room reflects an Art Deco theme and is equipped with a separate wet bar to provide further options for large-scale entertaining. Reminiscent of the finest private clubs of New York and London, the mahogany paneled library provides an elegant retreat centering on a fireplace with custom crafted built-in shelves. An exceptionally large professionally equipped kitchen, breakfast room, impressive powder room, laundry room, 2 bedrooms, and one full bath completes this level. Ascending the grand staircase or via the private elevator, the second-floor family quarters includes an expansive primary suite with stunning views of the National Cathedral, two separate marble baths, and two large dressing rooms with abundant closets, built-in storage and private balcony, two bedrooms with en-suite baths [one bedroom with a private balcony], one additional bedroom and one full bath, second laundry room, family room with a private balcony and second kitchen complete this level. Four reserved parking spaces are included in the sale. The Towers offers a complete range of amenities and services including 24-hour front desk and door attendants, valet parking, fitness center, sauna, gourmet market, hair salon, tennis court and swimming pool. With an ideal location just minutes to the downtown business district, and the shops and restaurants of Georgetown, Penthouse 1215E is unquestionably the most unique and glamorous residence currently offered for sale in the Nation's Capital.

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4201 Cathedral Avenue NW , Ph1215e WASHINGTON, DC 20016

  • Price: $5,999,999
  • Status: Active
  • On Site: 72 Days
  • Updated: 53 min ago
  • ID#: DCDC2052010
6
Beds
6
Baths
1
½ Baths
N/A
Acres
9,450
SQFT
$635
$/SQFT
1960
Built
Neighborhood:
Wesley Heights
County:
Washington
School District:
District Of Columbia Public Schools
Property Description
In 1960, visionary real estate developer and philanthropist, Melvin Gelman, built The Towers Condominium overlooking Glover Archbold Park in Northwest Washington. Determined to create the most spectacular penthouse residence, in the city, rivaling the finest apartments in New York, Mr. Gelman carved-out over 9,000 square feet on the top two floors of the East Tower for his personal residence. In the decades that followed, Mr. Gelman and his wife raised their family and hosted lavish cultural and philanthropic events for Washington's elite. In James M. Goode's book BEST ADDRESSES, this glorious residence was later described as the largest Penthouse in Washington, D.C. that featured a grand foyer with a curved staircase and drawing room where the ceiling commands 16 feet in height. Notable guests often referred to the penthouse as the "Palace in the Sky". Guests arrive through double mahogany wood doors to a soaring entry hall with a sweeping staircase centered under a magnificent crystal chandelier. Beyond the entry hall, an elegant salon with 16 foot ceilings centers on a fireplace and a wall of glass revealing an expansive terrace and with views looking over Washington and beyond to Virginia. Adjoining the grand salon is an elegant dining room that easily accommodates 24 guests and features a richly appointed 19th century Chinese screen which reveals ample storage for crystal, porcelain, and linens. The adjacent media room reflects an Art Deco theme and is equipped with a separate wet bar to provide further options for large-scale entertaining. Reminiscent of the finest private clubs of New York and London, the mahogany paneled library provides an elegant retreat centering on a fireplace with custom crafted built-in shelves. An exceptionally large professionally equipped kitchen, breakfast room, impressive powder room, laundry room, 2 bedrooms, and one full bath completes this level. Ascending the grand staircase or via the private elevator, the second-floor family quarters includes an expansive primary suite with stunning views of the National Cathedral, two separate marble baths, and two large dressing rooms with abundant closets, built-in storage and private balcony, two bedrooms with en-suite baths [one bedroom with a private balcony], one additional bedroom and one full bath, second laundry room, family room with a private balcony and second kitchen complete this level. Four reserved parking spaces are included in the sale. The Towers offers a complete range of amenities and services including 24-hour front desk and door attendants, valet parking, fitness center, sauna, gourmet market, hair salon, tennis court and swimming pool. With an ideal location just minutes to the downtown business district, and the shops and restaurants of Georgetown, Penthouse 1215E is unquestionably the most unique and glamorous residence currently offered for sale in the Nation's Capital.
Exterior Features

Architectural Style Contemporary Assigned Parking Spaces 4 Construction Materials Brick Garage Spaces 4.00 Garage Type Garage Door Opener Garage YN Yes Other Structures Above GradeBelow Grade Parking Features Assigned Parking Types Attached Garage Pool Yes - Community Property Condition Excellent Riparian Rights YN No Soil Types Urban Land-Manor-Gleneig Unit Building Type Hi-Rise 9+ Floors Water Access YN No Water Oriented YN No Water View YN No Waterfront YN No

Interior Features

Above Grade Fin SQFT 9450 Basement Other Basement YN Yes Below Grade Finished Area 0 Below Grade Unfinished Area 0 Cooling Central A/C Fireplace YN Yes Fireplaces Total 2 Heating Central Heating YN Yes Levels 2 Main Level Bedrooms 2 Pets Allowed Case By Case Basis Upper Level1 Bedrooms 4

Property Features

Accessibility Features Elevator Assessment Year 2021 Association Amenities Beauty SalonConciergeConvenience StoreElevatorFitness CenterParty RoomSaunaSecuritySwimming PoolTennis Courts Association Fee Includes Air ConditioningCommon Area MaintenanceElectricityExt Bldg MaintGasHeatInsuranceLawn MaintenanceManagementParking FeeReserve FundsSewerSnow RemovalTrashWater Association Fee2 9063.00 Association Fee2 Frequency Monthly Association YN No Builder Model Penthouse Builder Name Melvin Gelman Central Air YN Yes Condo YN Yes Cooling Fuel Electric Entry Level 12 Heating Fuel Natural Gas Hot Water Natural Gas Navigable Water YN N New Construction YN No Number Of Units Total 0 Original MLSNumber 801607236992 Ownership Interest Condominium Pets Allowed YN Yes Possession Settlement Sale Type Standard Senior Community YN No Sewer Public Sewer Structure Design Type Penthouse Unit/Flat/Apartment Tax Annual Amount 14147.00 Tax Assessment Amount 1677720.00 Tax Lot 2647 Vacation Rental YN No Water Source Public Zoning Residential

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©2022 Bright MLS, All Rights Reserved. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Some properties which appear for sale may no longer be available because they are for instance, under contract, sold, or are no longer being offered for sale. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS or Arlington Realty, Inc.. Some real estate firms do not participate in IDX and their listings do not appear on this website. Some properties listed with participating firms do not appear on this website at the request of the seller. Data last updated: 2022-08-08T23:59:47.403.
 
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