4343 39Th Street NW Washington, DC
$ 3,679,500
Property Attributes
  • MLS#DCDC498076
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CityWashington
  • NeighborhoodTENLEYTOWN
  • Zip20016
  • StyleTraditional,,Colonial
  • Year Built1700
  • Taxes18691
  • Price$ 3,679,500
  • Bedrooms5
  • Full Bathrooms4
  • Half Bathrooms0
  • Sqr Footage5020
  • Lot Size0.4 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
Data Source:
Bright MLS
Property Description

When you are working with a unique property, such as this, there are no comparable sales. Therefore, you do the best you can, and you start high. We've dropped the price a couple of times in the last few month, and are doing so again today. This one is a significant reduction. Please come see this large and unique property - 'The Rest' complete with an 1800's Colonial mansion, a guesthouse, a gazebo, pergola, a grape arbour, playhouse, porte cochere, passive pond, and the original millstone from Jones Mill - sits on just shy of half an acre and is only .2 miles to the Tenleytown metro. Imagine, in the years to come, your family gatherings can take place in this beautiful piece of American history. Also due to the 2016 and 2018 District of Columbia changes to regulations regarding residential zoning, there is now legislation allowing historic properties to be used for lodgings. (These regulations are now in the Documents section.) Of course, anyone considering this should follow all due diligence required and consult with both legal and zoning authorities as needed. This property - one of the oldest houses in DC - has been owned only by 3 families since the 1700's. This is the first time it has been on the market in 46 years. The Rest is a perfect home and retreat. The land is fully fenced, private, with trees, bird baths, room to run and play, room to plant flowers and to garden. Inside there's an alcove, sitting rooms, and a guesthouse (with a kitchen) that could be an office, used as a school room, a studio, a place to do yoga, or for family and friend visits. Outside on warm days, there are the 37 feet of wraparound porch to enjoy, the gazebo for visits with friends, and the pergola for yoga or reading. Inside are spacious rooms, high ceilings, wavy blown glass windows, built-in cabinets, built-in bookcases, an alcove between the first and second floor, original hardwood floors, colonial hand-hewn massive beams held in place with wooden pegs, 8 fireplaces (some now ornamental) and a tower. From the tower the Washington Monument can be seen, and during the war of 1812, Dolley Madison is rumoured to have stood there and watched the White House burning. If you visit during an open house, or with an agent, ask to see the stairs accessible from the kitchen porch that open into the stone foundation basement. Or, as written above, you can live on the property and possibly open a beautiful bed and breakfast.

Price History
11/21/2020 Listed $5,000,000
1/10/2021 5% - $4,750,000
3/9/2021 7% - $4,449,000
4/1/2021 18% - $3,679,500

General Features

Acceptable Financing Cash, Conventional
Accessibility None
Additional Parcels Y/N No
Appliances Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer - Gas, Oven/Range - Gas, Range Hood, Six Burner Stove, Refrigerator, Stainless Steel Appliances, Washer, Water Heater
Architectural Style Traditional, Other, Colonial
Association Y/N No
Basement Connecting Stairway, Drain, Drainage System, Interior Access, Outside Entrance, Poured Concrete, Shelving, Sump Pump, Rear Entrance, Water Proofing System
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.00
Bathrooms Full Main Level 1
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Brick, Frame, Mixed Plumbing, Stone
Cool Fuel Electric
Cooling Window Unit(s)
Days on Market 171
Exclusions Buddhas in yard can convey - please ask.
Exterior Features Outbuilding(s), Play Area, Play Equipment, Other
Facing Direction Southwest
Flooring Hardwood, Partially Carpeted
Floors In Unit Count 4
Garage Y/N No
Heating Radiator, Programmable Thermostat
Historic Y/N Yes
Interior Features Additional Stairway, Built-Ins, Carpet, Cedar Closet(s), Curved Staircase, Floor Plan - Traditional, Spiral Staircase, Wine Storage, Chair Railings, Crown Moldings, Dining Area, Wood Floors, Other
Legal Subdivision N. CLEVELAND PARK
Levels 3.5
Location Type Corner Lot/Unit
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Ownership Fee Simple
Parking Features Circular Driveway, Paved Driveway, Private
Patio/Porch Features Porch(es), Wrap Around, Patio(s)
Possession Settlement
Price Per Sq Ft 908.97
Property Type Residential
PropertyCondition Very Good
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Public Sewer
Structure Type Detached
Subdivision Name TENLEYTOWN
Tax Annual Amount 18691.0
Tax Lot 32
Tax Year 2020
Utilities Cable TV Available, Natural Gas Available
Vacation Rental Y/N No
View Garden/Lawn
Water Access Y/N No
Zoning R-1-B
Zoning Description Historic property - residential use.

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 4048
Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 3
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 2.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 2 1.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 3
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 2
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 2 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 5
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 3
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 2 2
Below Grade Finished Area 972
Below Grade Finished Area Source Estimated
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Central Air Y/N No
Entry Level 1
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Full Baths 4
Heating Fuel Natural Gas
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Natural Gas
Laundry Type Basement
Living Area 5020
Room Type Living Room, Dining Room, Sitting Room, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Kitchen, Basement, Bedroom 1, Study, Laundry, Other, Bathroom 1, Bathroom 2
Total Baths 4
Total Bedrooms 5
Total Fireplaces 8

Exterior Features

Door Features French, Six Panel
Fencing Decorative, Fully, Privacy, Board, Other
Foundation Details Stone
Horse Y/N No
Inclusions guesthouse, pergola, gazebo, storage room, storage building, Jones Mill original stone from grist mill, passive pond
Lot Features Corner, Landscaping, Pond, Private, Rear Yard, SideYard(s), Secluded, Front Yard
Lot Size Acres 0.40
Lot Size Source Assessor
Lot Size Square Feet 17400.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Off Street - # Of Spaces 6
Pool Y/N No Pool
Soil Types Unknown
Total Parking Spaces 6
Type of Parking Off Street, Driveway, Other
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
Basement Lower 1 Flooring - Concrete
Basement Lower 1 Built-Ins,Fireplace - Other,Flooring - Concrete
Bathroom 1 Main Built-Ins,Flooring - Tile
Bathroom 1 Upper 1 Flooring - Tile,Tub Shower
Bathroom 2 Upper 1 Flooring - Tile,Tub Shower
Bedroom 1 Upper 1 Fireplace - Wood Burning,Flooring - HardWood
Bedroom 2 Upper 1 Built-Ins,Cedar Lined Closet,Fireplace - Other,Flooring - Carpet
Bedroom 3 Upper 1 Built-Ins,Cedar Lined Closet,Fireplace - Other,Flooring - Carpet
Dining Room Main Built-Ins,Fireplace - Other,Flooring - HardWood
Kitchen Main Fireplace - Gas,Kitchen - Gas Cooking
Laundry Lower 1
Living Room Main Chair Rail,Fireplace - Wood Burning,Flooring - HardWood
Other Upper 2 Flooring - HardWood
Other Upper 2 Flooring - HardWood
Sitting Room Upper 2
Study Upper 3 Flooring - HardWood


  • 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

Property vs Zip Code Average in 20016

AVG $3.81M
AVG $21,634
AVG 256
Year Built
AVG 1949
AVG 63
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

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