5110 Cathedral Ave NW

Washington, DC 20016 View Map $3,295,000 Schedule a Tour

Aty Biswese

(202) 831-9131

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Status: Active
Property Type:Detached
MLS #:DCDC2109252
Sq. Feet:3,900
On Site:26 Days
Lot Size:0.24 Acres
OPEN THIS SUNDAY! Nestled on a deep and grassy 1/4-acre lot in the leafy and welcoming Kent neighborhood in Northwest DC, this home has been meticulously renovated with no detail overlooked by local, boutique developer Scribe Development. Scribe's hallmark is to renovate and reimagine homes with the utmost care and attention to detail.

This delightful 'Mountain Retreat in the City' finds natural inspiration from the southern Appalachian mountains and the architecture of the shingled homes and cottages in Highlands, North Carolina. The exterior is a natural western red cedar lap siding with mitered outside corners with copper accents and details, and the casement windows are in a rich, iron ore finish. The existing brick driveway is enhanced with red brick in a basketweave pattern providing additional texture and patina; and a custom, built-in EV charger has been installed.

The welcoming exterior portico flows into a breathtaking two-story foyer, vaulted ceilings, white oak floors, an open staircase in white oak with candlestick balusters, and strategically installed lighting to showcase an owner's art collection. The main floor formal entertaining spaces include a light-filled yet intimate dining room ideal for both casual supper and formal dinner parties and a richly decorated sitting room with custom built-in cabinetry, Farrow & Ball paint and hand made brass lighting. Bespoke touches are seen and felt at every turn: custom moldings and casements, the hand-hewn details, custom-crafted lighting, and built-in shelves and niches.

The hall from the foyer leads to the heart of the home -- an open-concept kitchen and family room with selections that reflect a nod to nature: a white oak island, honed Taj Mahal quartzite countertops and floating quartzite shelving. From the kitchen, the large window & french doors provide long-range views of the lush, deep rear yard. The large island with ample seating opens perfectly to the family room with an inviting fireplace with a slate surround and custom-crafted bookshelves. It flows nicely out to a deck for dining and a breezy and welcoming screened-in porch that provides additional year-round living space -- ideal for al fresco dining, entertaining and relaxing.

Just off the brick driveway there is also an informal side entrance with a whimsical built-in herb garden that leads to a charming and functional space with custom-tiled terra cotta porcelain floors and shiplap walls -- and a beautiful granite prep sink, custom-built cabinetry, separate mudroom, and two large pantry closets.

The second floor has a gracious open foyer -- all with impressively high ceilings there are three nicely sized bedrooms, one with an en suite full bath with cornflower blue penny tile; a full hall bath with white quartzite and white carrara marble and a stackable washer/dryer. Step into a world away into the hallway of the private primary retreat boasting a massive custom walk-in closet; a full bath with double sinks; honed carrara and allure gray marble checkerboard floors; herringbone shower; and the tranquil bedroom with vaulted ceilings and treetop vistas.

As you make your way to the lower level, there is a charming wallpapered powder room for guests -- then on to the windowed walkout lower level with a bedroom and bathroom and an oversized shower just perfect for guests, in laws or an au pair. Enjoy a dedicated gym/Peloton room or office and a large family room that's perfect for movie night or the big game with doors that lead out to even more entertaining space with another outdoor dining area and large bluestone patio ideal for a firepit, conversation and enjoying nature. There is walk-in laundry with energy efficient machines, storage and a sink and a custom storage room with lighting and shelving for bikes, tools, & more.

You MUST see this fairytale residence in person! Even these stunning professional photography does not fully capture all the magical moments in this home.

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Community Information

Address:5110 Cathedral Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016
Zip Code:20016

School Information

Elementary School:KEY


Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4 Full / 1 Half
Year Built:1973
Construction: Cedar, Combination
Foundation: Brick/Mortar
Basement Type: Daylight, Full, Improved, Walkout Level, Windows, Drainage System, Full, Fully Finished, Heated

Features / Amenities

Interior Features: Built-Ins, Butlers Pantry, Chair Railings, Combination Kitchen/Living, Crown Moldings, Dining Area, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Floor Plan - Traditional, Kitchen - Gourmet, Kitchen - Island, Primary Bath(s), Pantry, Recessed Lighting
Flooring: Hardwood, Luxury Vinyl Tile, Marble, Stone
Other Rooms: Dining Room, Kitchen, Family Room, Den, Foyer, Laundry, Mud Room, Office, Utility Room, Screened Porch
Exterior Features: Exterior Lighting, Sidewalks, Street Lights, Secure Storage
Fencing: Wood
Sub Structure Types: Above Grade, Below Grade
Cooling: Central A/C
Cooling Fuel: Electric
Heating: Heat Pump(s)
Heating Fuel: Natural Gas
Hot Water: Natural Gas

Square Footage

Finished Sq. Ft.
Above Grade 2900
Below Grade 1000
Total 3900


FoyerUpper 1 Level
KitchenMain Level
FoyerMain Level
Dining RoomMain Level
Family RoomMain Level
DenMain Level
Mud RoomMain Level
Utility RoomMain Level
Family RoomLower 1 Level
OfficeLower 1 Level
LaundryLower 1 Level
Screened PorchMain Level

Property Features

Lot Size: 0.24 Acres
Lot Description: Cleared, Front Yard, Landscaping, Open, Rear Yard
Soil Types: Urban Land-Manor-Glenelg
Parking: Brick Driveway, Concrete Driveway
Driveway - # of Spaces: 3
Off Street Parking - # of Spaces: 3
View: Trees/Woods, Street
Sewer: Public Sewer
Water: Public
Transportation: Airport less than 10 miles, Bus Stop less than 1 mile, Metro/Subway Station 1 to 3 miles
Directions:Lovely street in Kent in NW DC

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Tax and Financial Info

Total Taxes: $8,357 (paid Annually)
Tax Year: 2022
Ownership Type: Fee Simple
Homeowners' Assoc.: No
City Tax Rate: $8,357.00 (Annually)



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