Long & Foster® Real Estate, Inc., the largest independent residential real estate company in the United States and a leader in the sale of luxury properties, today announced it has listed, as part of its extensive number of current listings, a five-bedroom, four-bath, contemporary home in the Cleveland Park neighborhood of Washington, D.C., designed and built in 1964 by famed architect Winthrop Faulkner for his personal use. The property is listed by Jeanne N. Livingston and Susan Stead Daves, sales associates with Long & Foster’s Georgetown office in Washington, D.C., and is being offered for $2.4 million.
According to Livingston and Daves, the home is one of six Mr. Faulkner designed in the neighborhood. He and his wife, interior designer Jeanne Faulkner, built 3530 Ordway St., N.W. to suit the needs of their family of five children. The home is truly a one-of-a-kind residence in a stellar location. Livingston and Daves also noted that the dramatic spaces that are both livable and inspiring, as well as the peaceful secluded large lot add to the home’s uniqueness.
Faulkner created a unique outdoor space by molding the earth to create a secluded paradise highlighted by partially-bricked and fenced gardens that feature specimen plants and trees.
Other architectural achievements, for which Faulkner has been recognized include the design of a home for Lucy Rockefeller Waletzky, daughter of philanthropist Laurance Rockefeller, in Tarrytown, N.Y.; two major apartment renovations at the Watergate apartment complex; U.S. Embassy housing in Jakarta, Indonesia; and the Great Ape House and crocodile pavilion at the National Zoo
Faulkner’s father was nationally recognized Waldron Faulkner, a Washington architect whose work included the design of the campus of the Maderia School, the Brookings Institution and numerous private residences.
The Cleveland Park home has an open floor plan that features a two-story foyer with access to the outdoor sumptuous gardens Faulkner designed. In addition, there is a step-down living room with 10-foot high ceilings, a solarium with a wall of glass and access to the terrace and gardens, a conservatory, a plant room, and a second floor that is dramatically bridged to separate the master bedroom wing from the other bedrooms.
The main level of the home also features a wide two-story central entrance hall with a narrow doorway that opens into the spacious living room. The impressive living room is accentuated by an off-center fireplace that has a 16-foot long smooth black slate fireplace apron, recessed and illuminated niches and removable glass shelves for art and collectibles, and built-in custom-designed walnut cabinetry and a separate library.
The warm and intimate dining room has built-in sideboard cabinets, while the large kitchen also features a wall of glass, granite counters, a pantry, a service entrance and beautiful views of the outside. A guest bedroom/den with an en-suite and scenic vista views of the outdoor gardens rounds out the home’s main level.
The second level master bedroom features built-in cabinetry with an en-suite bath and an adjacent private sitting room with a fireplace and built-in closets. The additional three bedrooms are sizable and offer appealing views and ample closet space. One of the bedrooms has an en-suite bath.
Other features include an extra-large linen/laundry room, an attic, red square quarry tiles, ceilings of custom-milled vertical-grained Douglas fir, and off street parking for several cars.
“Listings such as this one illustrate how history, taste, style and location are featured in the wide range of extraordinary real estate Long & Foster is proud to represent,” said Gary Scott, president of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. “Sellers and buyers of high-end properties continue to turn to us because they recognize the value of the luxury homeownership experience offered by our industry-leading sales associates.”
“As with Long & Foster’s other higher-end properties, this unique residence also will be showcased in the global spotlight we can provide through our exclusive affiliation with Christie’s International Real Estate and our affiliations with Luxury Portfolio International, Luxury Real Estate and Leading Real Estate Companies of The World,” added Scott.
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