4515 Foxhall Crescent is going to be open on Saturday 2 to 4. Be prepared to fall in love with the elegance, light and space that abound in this spectacular Foxhall Crescent home, one of DC’s most sought after developments.

History of Foxhall Crescents

4515 Foxhall Crescent is a luxury home in Foxhall Crescents, built on the site of the hilly 25 acre estate of Nelson Rockefeller in the 1980s. The community is just minutes to Georgetown, the White House, Reagan Airport, the Kennedy Center, and the Battery Kemble hiking trails. Prices range start around $2 million.

Nelson Rockefeller’s estate was sold in 1977 for $5.5 million to developers Allen Rozansky and Alan Kay.  The sale dismayed some of the neighbors like former CIA director Richard Helms, David Lloyd Kreeger, chairman of GEICO, and socialite and philanthropist Gwendolyn Cafritz. They were among neighbors who vowed to block the development.  (Ironically the Cafritz family made its fortune building affordable homes throughout Washington from 1916 through the 1980s.)

The architect for the project was Arthur Cotton Moore, a Washington institution in himself, a sixth-generation Washingtonian, a graduate of St. Albans School and Princeton University.  Moore turned for inspiration to an earlier housing project: the Royal Crescent, completed in Bath, England, in 1774 in selecting a design for the new Foxhall community.

The Royal Crescent — designed by an architect known as John Wood, the Younger — comprises 30 rowhouses that present a seamless, colonnaded facade of honey-colored stone. As the name implies, the facade is curved.  The Royal Crescent is one continuous building but Foxhall Crescents is made up of detached houses arranged around circular streets. Front yards are just a few feet deep (if at all) and backyards are small.  The lots range from approximately 8000 square feet to nearly half an acre.  A few homes are built on double lots.

All About 4515 Foxhall Crescent

4515 Foxhall Crescent is a Mediterranean style property which has been thoughtfully updated throughout.  WIth 4 large bedrooms and 3.5 baths, a two car garage and a large balcony overlooking the private patio, this home has everything you need.  To see more photos, just click here.

Large windows flood every room of the home with natural light.   The entry level has access to the 2 car garage, a study with built-in bookshelves, laundry room and utilities, plus a bedroom and full bath. The main level, which is reached by the stunning staircase, has a flowing layout perfect for entertaining, with spacious living and dining rooms and a convenient wet bar. The living room, kitchen and master bedroom all have fireplaces – making this home a perfect place to curl up in the winter and enjoy a glass of wine before dinner or cup of coffee as the evening winds to an end.  You will fall in love with the newly renovated eat-in kitchen with marble waterfall counters, breakfast bar, high-quality stainless steel appliances, and tons of fresh cabinetry.

Even though it is January and it has been cold and snowy, you know that warm weather will be soon.  Even though this is a small lot, there are still expansive outdoor spaces including the stone rear terrace and the super spacious flagstone patio, surrounded by fragrant rose bushes and greenery, and perfect for your next cookout or garden party.  You also will love the large balcony off the main living spaces on the second floor.  This balcony is perfect for hosting a cookout or a small al fresco dinner.  Imagine how wonderful it will be in the summer to host a party here.

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What’s Near 4515 Foxhall Crescent?

fall bucket listThe property’s location strikes the perfect balance: wooded setting with proximity to Georgetown, Downtown DC, AU Park, Friendship Heights, Glover Archbold Park and the C & O Canal National Historic Park. Foxhall Crescents is surrounded on three sides by parkland, yet is close to nearby retail, shopping, dining and entertainment. Metro buses on MacArthur Boulevard allow for a quick commute. BlackSalt, Kotobuki, Chef Geoff’s, Safeway, CVS, Palisades Neighborhood Library and Georgetown University all nearby. Welcome home!

This lovely home is near the Field School, the Lab School, St. Patrick’s, Our Lady of Victory and the George Washington campus on Foxhall Road.  It is also a short trip to National Airport, the White House and Kennedy Center.  Stop by on Sunday from 1 to 4 and check it out – or call the Lise Howe Group at 240-401-5577 to arrange a private showing!

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