Evermay Estate

18th Century EntranceA landmark historic Washington, D.C. property for 216 years, host to American presidents, international diplomats, and world—renowned dignitaries, is now being offered for sale at $49 million dollars.

The historic home, whose beginnings are just a year younger than the capital itself, is sited on approximately 3.5 park like acres in the heart of Georgetown, with commanding views of Rock Creek Park and the Washingron Monument. Evermay is represented by Jeanne Livingston and Susie Maguire from the Georgetown office of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

Evermay as seen from a garden Evermay, a grand two-and-one-half-story brick mansion, is renowned for the elegance and grace of its Federalist architecture, its spectacular open gardens and terraces, and its magnificent fountains. This landmark estate was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 and is widely recognized as one of the "Great Homes" within the Georgetown Historic District. The northern grounds of the White House, the Treasury Building, the Old Executive Office Building, and Lafayette Square are on lands that were part of the original 150-acre Evermay estate.

Evermay historic plans The history of Evermay is intertwined with the evolution of Washington, D.C. In 1791, George Washington commissioned French architect and engineer Pierre L'Enfant to design the U.S. capital at its new location, A year later, businessman Samuel Davidson purchased prime acreage in what would become Georgetown, and selected an exceptional hillside setting for the site of his home. Both L'Enfant and Davidson turned to architect Nicholas King to execute their visions for the city of Washington and Evermay.

Evermay memorial fountain Begun in 1801, the main residence at Evermay reflects the shift from the Georgian tradition to the Adamesque Federal architecture style that would take hold as the new Republic evolved. Originally constructed as a two-and-one-half-story formal brick manor with an attached kitchen wing, the estate has undergone a number of meticulous restorations. Diplomat F. Lammot Belin, the fifth owner of Evermay, proved to be its greatest steward. He purchased the property in 1923 and began a painstaking renovation to reinstate the original integrity and charm of Evermay, including development of the unique terracing that overlooks the city, and the glorious fountains. The estate, located at 1623 28th Street NW., has remained in the Belin family for three generations.

Details

  • Located at 1623 28th Street NW., Washington, D.C.
  • Being offered for sale at $49 million
  • This historic home was built in 1801
  • 3.58 park like acres with spectacular gardens
  • 12,000 square feet of interior space

Evermay Today


Evermay drawing room Today the main residence of Evermay consists of a two-and-one-half-story main block, a two-story hyphen, and two-story end wings. Magnificent Federal-period doorways adorn the north and south façades—the tympanum in the north doorway is filled with an exquisite wooded scalloped sunburst. Palladian windows and recessed panels between the first and second floor windows add to the property's architectural delights. Evermay's grand interiors exude Evermay view of the washington Monument sophisticated refinement and historic grace, much of it a reflection of "Mott" Belin's world travels. expansive first-floor formal drawing room and a dazzling ballroom have played host to numerous grand receptions thtoughout Evermay's rich history.

"Long & Foster is extremely pleased to have been chosen to represent this unprecedented and historic Georgetown offering", says P. Wesley Foster Jr., Chairman and CEO of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. "We are putting the combined strength of Long & Foster and Christie's Great Estates to work to present Evermay on the local and international level as no other real estate company can."

"A Washington landmark, otherwise promoted as America's Living Room, with elegant architecture, landscaped gardens, and sweeping views of our nation's capital, Evermay is one of the Greatest Estates of all time," says Kathleen Coumou, Christie's Great Estates Vice President for the Northeast Region. "It is a privilege to be representing a property of such significance in one of the most historic neighborhoods of Washington D.C."


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