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Jeff Brier


$1,689,000 1609 Madison St NW, Washington, DC 20011
Employing the Goldilocks Principle and this home is named for it, DILAN INVESTMENTS delivers the most desirable single family home on the market in the DMV today. Through meticulous planning and design, DILAN transformed this Colonial into a cozy and contemporary gem. It's possible you will hate me or your Realtor for showing this home, you will not be able to resist fantasizing about your new life on this rarely traveled block of Madison Street. Goldilocks occupies a street with no outlet and almost zero traffic. She fronts onto the oasis of, and breathes the fresh crisp air from Rock Creek Park. She likes to play Tennis (or Pickleball) at the Rock Creek Tennis center. Accented with copper gutters and oversized windows, teased by two outdoor decks and a hardscaped yard we must go inside. The first floor is a hybrid open conception layout that defines space yet maintains flow and sight lines. Leave your shoes at the front door the back then refresh in the herringbone tiled half bathroom after shedding your outer layer in the mid house mudroom. This mudroom is key to keeping your home neat and uncluttered without feeling antiseptic or bare. Grab a cool drink from your under counter wine fridge and run your hand over the sleek island that serves as the canvas for the meal you are about to prepare in your chefs kitchen. Safety and style demands a pot filling faucet above your six burner Viking Gas Range. Easily access your ingredients from your 40" paneled Whirlpool refrigerator. Dine alone or with your family at the Island or in the open dining room that leads to your massive deck kitted with a most necessary grill. Before, during and after meal prep, bond and enjoy the wood burning fire in your living room. Never wear shoes so your bare feet caress the white oak floors. Feel the custom iron work railing as you ascend to your 3 bedroom 2nd floor that has the first of two laundry rooms and 2 baths. The Master bath has basket weave tile, an oversized rain shower, a double vanity with hidden electrical outlets inside the medicine cabinets. The 2nd and third bedrooms have ample closet space and the 3rd bedroom opens onto your second floor true balcony that is comfortable for up to 4 practicing Yogis or an outdoor sitting area. Above the family floor is the 4th bedroom that doubles as a study/playroom/office/artists studio with a full bathroom, ample storag and abundant light. The lower level has a full bathroom and the 5th bedroom which has 3 windows and is perfect for a nanny/granny suite or your teenager. The full 2nd laundry room flanks the full bathroom. The basement recreation room is banked by a wall of glass and a dry bar and a full refrigerator. Exit through the back to your patio and minimal upkeep yard. Enjoy the saftey, comfort and privacy of your fenced yard while admiring your home and the warmth inside. Goldilocks was a fairy tale, BUT this home is a reality and is as good as it gets. It will not last.
  • Sold
  • 5
  • 4.5
  • 1934
    Year Built
  • 4,000 Sq.Ft.
    Living Area

Features & Amenities

Area & Lot

  • Status: Sold
  • Living Space: 4,000 Sq.Ft.
  • Lot Size: 4,356 Sq.Ft.
  • MLS® ID: DCDC2074880
  • Type: Residential
  • Year Built: 1934
  • Architecture Styles: Colonial


  • Total Bedrooms: 5
  • Total Bathrooms: 4.5
  • Full Bathrooms: 4
  • Half Bathrooms: 1
  • Flooring: Wood
  • Appliances: Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Refrigerator, Washer, Microwave, Gas Oven, Gas Range, Cooktop, Electric Water Heater
  • Other Interior Features: Kitchen Island, Bar, Pantry, Walk-In Closet(s)

Exterior & Building

  • Stories: 4
  • Water Source: Public
  • Roof: Shingle
  • Parking: Off Street
  • Heat Type: Hot Water, Natural Gas
  • Air Conditioning: Central Air
  • Sewer: Public Sewer
  • Substructure: Slab


  • Sales Price: $1,689,000
  • Real Estate Tax: $6,938/yr


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