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Address
4201 Cathedral Avenue NW # PH1215E Washington, DC
Price
$ 5,999,999
Property Attributes
  • MLS#DCDC2000963
  • TypeCondos
  • CountyWASHINGTON
  • CityWashington
  • NeighborhoodWesley Heights
  • Zip20016
  • StyleContemporary
  • Year Built1960
  • Taxes$ 11500
  • Price$ 5,999,999
  • Bedrooms6
  • Full Bathrooms5
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage9450
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
TTR Sotheby's International Realty
Data Source:
Bright MLS - 382 - MD
Property Description

In 1960, visionary real estate developer and philanthropist, Melvin Gelman, envisioned and built The Towers Condominium overlooking Glover Archbold Park on one of the largest remaining sites in Northwest Washington. Determined to create the most spectacular penthouse residence in the city rivaling the finest apartments in New York, Mr. Gelman set aside 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 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". Over the past eight years, this exceptional residence has been meticulously restored to its original grandeur. 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 sweeping views over Washington and beyond to Virginia. Adjoining the grand salon, the elegant dining room 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 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, laundry room, and staff quarters complete this level. Ascending the grand staircase or via the private elevator, the second-floor family quarters include 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, one bedroom with en-suite bath and balcony, 2 additional bedrooms , 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.

Elementary School
Mann Elementary School
Price History
10/20/2021 Listed $5,999,999

General Features

Accessibility Elevator
Architectural Style Contemporary
Association Amenities Beauty Salon, Concierge, Convenience Store, Elevator, Fitness Center, Party Room, Sauna, Security, Swimming Pool, Tennis Courts
Association Fee Includes Air Conditioning, Common Area Maintenance, Electricity, Ext Bldg Maint, Gas, Heat, Insurance, Lawn Maintenance, Management, Parking Fee, Reserve Funds, Sewer, Snow Removal, Trash, Water
Association Y/N No
Bathrooms Count Main Level 2.00
Bathrooms Full Main Level 1
Building Name TOWERS CONDOMINIUM
Condo/Coop Association Y/N Yes
Construction Materials Brick
Cool Fuel Electric
Cooling Central A/C
County WASHINGTON
Days on Market 40
Elementary School MANN
Garage Spaces 4.00
Garage Y/N Yes
HOA Fee 2 8715.00
HOA Fee 2 Frequency Monthly
Heating Central
Legal Subdivision WESLEY HEIGHTS
Levels 2
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Ownership Condominium
Pool Y/N Yes - Community
Possession Settlement
Price Per Sq Ft 634.92
Property Type Residential
PropertyCondition Excellent
School District DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
School District 121140357950
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Public Sewer
Structure Type Penthouse Unit/Flat/Apartment
Subdivision Name WESLEY HEIGHTS
Tax Annual Amount 11500.0
Tax Lot 2647
Tax Year 2020
Unit Number PH1215E
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Water Access Y/N No
Zoning RESIDENTIAL

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 9450
Above Grade Finished Area Source Estimated
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Y/N No
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 4
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 4.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 4
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 4
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 4
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 4
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Assessor
Central Air Y/N Yes
Entry Level 12
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Full Baths 5
Half Baths 1
Heating Fuel Natural Gas
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Natural Gas
Living Area 9450
Main Level Bedrooms 2
Total Baths 6
Total Bedrooms 6
Total Fireplaces 2

Exterior Features

# Of Assigned Spaces 4
# Of Attached Garage Spaces 4
Builder Model PENTHOUSE
Garage Features Garage Door Opener
Navigable Water Y/N No
Parking Features Assigned
Soil Types Urban Land-Manor-Gleneig
Total Parking Spaces 4
Type of Parking Attached Garage
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No

Amenities

  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Pets
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Condos Average in 20016

Price
AVG $450K
$6M
Taxes
AVG $126,599
$11,500
Visits
AVG 60
101
Year Built
AVG 1955
1960
Walkscore
AVG 76
78
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

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