5331 16Th Street NW

Washington, DC
$ 1,549,900 Beds 5 Baths 3.5 Sq 4,935 Virtual Tour
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INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY! Facing Rock Creek Park and its incredible tennis stadium, this home along the "Avenue of the Presidents", and the original Embassy Row, feels like it could have been an ambassador's home at one time-- it very well could have been! With palatial proportions--4800 sq ft on a 9000 sq ft lot-- and boasting 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths including a 1-bedroom lower unit complete with kegerator, wine fridge and ice maker (that has been rented on AirBnB for $3,000-4,000 per month for years!), this home is about as good as it gets. Combining historic significance and modern amenities, you can feel like a king in your own 16th Street heights castle. Open every window, and you won't even hear that magnificent avenue, thanks to the extensive 50-foot setback from the sidewalk. The main level has coffered ceilings, windows on three exposures, and is open and airy, with a mainly open layout but also modern fixtures and finishes. There is a fireplace in the music room, plus a den/family room on the main level with access to the deck. The newly renovated kitchen features a GE Monogram 60" counter-depth refrigerator/freezer, calacatta quartz counters, french blue base cabinets, brushed brass hardware and eat-in area with new casement windows and pantry. The primary bedroom suite upstairs features a spa-like travertine sanctuary, separate soaking tub and water closet, dual rounded vanities, small balcony and views of the park; there is also an expansive dual closet suite with benches and built-in cabinetry. The primary bedroom has access to the rear porch spanning the entire width of the home, perfect for a playroom, work area, yoga space or plant conservatory. Two second bedrooms on this level share a newly renovated jack-and-jill bathroom featuring a curved corner vanity in french blue, plus marble accented subway tile shower. The upper level is the perfect space for a man cave, she-space, game room, poker den, and/or play room for aspiring princesses, astronauts, magicians, chefs and everything else a young mind could conjure, with four separate window nooks, separate sleeping space, built-in upholstered window benches, gas fireplace, flat-screen tv and separate HVAC too. Down below, you'll find two separate storage areas for owners, plus a laundry facility too. Outside, both front and back, you'll enjoy mature gardens and plantings on a fully level lot with over a dozen zones of irrigation, a 2-car detached garage, plus 3 additional parking spaces. There's a large grassy lawn- regulation size for the most professional of croquet tournaments, a large wooden deck with seating for 12, plus a flagstone patio, perfect for a fire pit. To top it all off, the furnace was replaced in 2020, and AC was replaced in 2019. 16th Street was originally destined to become embassy row, thanks to the direction of Sarah Foote Henderson, who built a "castle" at the base of Meridian Hill park in the 1800's. That plan changed, but many embassies still exist all along 16th Street, and consequently the homes of ambassadors, diplomats and other District glitterati line this distinctive street. Who knows what interesting folks crossed the threshold of this historic home? Who knows if it just might be you, next? For comps, be sure to check out 1606 Varnum Street NW-- $1.81M for very similar house, with a pool but slightly smaller house and lot, and less open layout.


  • Price
  • $ 1,549,900
  • Lot Size
  • 8,712 SqFt
  • Bedrooms
  • 5
  • Sqr Footage
  • 4,935
  • Full Bathrooms
  • 3
  • Year Built
  • 1923
  • Half Bathrooms
  • 1
  • City, Zip
  • Washington
  • Taxes
  • 11214
  • County
  • Style
  • Spanish,Villa,Mediterranean,Manor
  • Area
  • MLS#
  • DCDC489962
  • Zip
  • 20011
Listing Provided by: Keller Williams Capital Properties



Accessibility 32 + wide Doors
Architectural Style Spanish, Villa, Mediterranean, Manor
Association Y/N No
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Brick, Stone
Cool Fuel Electric
Cooling Central A/C
Exterior Features Extensive Hardscape
Garage Spaces 2.00
Garage Y/N Yes
Heating Forced Air
Legal Subdivision 16TH ST. HEIGHTS
Levels 4
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Ownership Fee Simple
Parking Features Asphalt Driveway
Patio/Porch Features Deck(s), Patio(s)
Possession 31-60 Days CD
Price Per Sq Ft 396.5
Property Type Residential
Real Estate Owned Y/N No
Roof Tile, Architectural Shingle
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Public Sewer
Structure Type Detached
Subdivision Name 16TH STREET HEIGHTS
Tax Annual Amount 11214.0
Tax Lot 835
Tax Year 2019
Vacation Rental Y/N No
View Park/Greenbelt
Water Access Y/N No

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 3909
Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Daylight, Full, Rear Entrance
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Lower Levels 1
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 2
Bathrooms Count Lower Level 1 1.00
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 2.00
Bathrooms Full All Lower Levels 1
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 2
Bathrooms Full Lower Level 1 1
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 2
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Bedrooms Count All Lower Levels 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 4
Bedrooms Count Lower Level 1 1
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 3
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 2 1
Below Grade Finished Area 1026
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft 342
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Assessor
Central Air Y/N Yes
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Full Baths 3
Half Baths 1
Heating Fuel Natural Gas
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Natural Gas
Laundry Type Washer In Unit, Dryer In Unit
Living Area 4935
Total Baths 4
Total Bedrooms 5
Total Fireplaces 1

Exterior Features

# Of Detached Garage Spaces 2
Foundation Details Block
Garage Features Garage - Rear Entry
Lot Features Level, Landscaping
Lot Size Acres 0.20
Lot Size Source Assessor
Lot Size Square Feet 8691.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Pool Y/N No Pool
Soil Types Urban Land Not Rated
Total Parking Spaces 5
Type of Parking Detached Garage, Driveway
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

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  • Monthly Principal & interest $1,939
  • Monthly Property Taxes $1,062
  • Monthly Home Insurance $67
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Price History

10/2/2020 Listed $1,549,900

Property vs Zip Code Average in 20011

AVG $650K
AVG $4,669
AVG 48
Year Built
AVG 1945
AVG 83
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5331 16Th Street NW Washington, DC is a Single Family Home for sale at $1549900 with 4935 sqft and a lot size of 8,712 SqFt Acre(s). 5331 16Th Street NW Washington has 5 bedrooms, 3 baths and was built in 1923. The property's zip code is 20011 which is in Washington, DC

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