By Andrew Giambrone
This light-filled historic mansion on the corner of 16th and R streets NW features multiple fireplaces, soaring ceilings, and around a dozen bedrooms. The home includes more than 9,000 square feet of space and previously served as the embassies of Bolivia and Ecuador. The property comes with a carriage house, an au-pair suite, a garage, and a parking space.
The mansion was built in the 1880s and embodies the Richardsonian Romanesque style. It boasts a turret as well as rounded windows and wrought-iron balconies. There are hardwood floors and chandeliers throughout, including in the big formal dining room. The kitchen has been refurbished and is equipped with two stoves, two dishwashers, and two sinks. A spiral staircase with carved balusters leads upstairs, and each of the master suites has a fireplace.
The listing team—Washington Fine Properties’ Bobbie Brewster, Kimberly Casey,and —says the home is among the largest townhouses in the vicinity of Dupont Circle and Logan Circle. The 14th Street NW corridor is within walking distance, as are restaurants on 17th Street NW and Connecticut Avenue NW.