Armchair Open House: Four-Story Victorian on R Street

We’re back in Dupont with a peek inside a recently restored end-unit stunner.

By: Kathleen Bridges

Photographs courtesy of Home Visit.

Address: 2030 R St., NW

Price: $3,750,000

Details: 6,000 square feet; 6 BR, 4+ BA; roof deck, 3-car parking, media system, elevator; lower-level space could function as gallery or in-law suite.

Listing Agents: Cathie Gill, John Gill, and John Pruski

We know, we’re still in Dupont (and still not completely over that Corcoran Street property we showed you last time). But we couldn’t resist the opportunity to sneak a peek at this four-level Victorian we discovered on a recent trip to the neighboring Phillips Collection.

Built around the turn of the century, this 100-plus-year-old home was due for an overhaul. It had previously been converted into three separate units; the current owner fused them together into one space in a complete reno project that wrapped in 2008. “The owner is a doctor that lives in Potomac,” says John Pruski, one of the listing agents. “You get a sense of that Potomac style in this renovation, which is rare to find downtown.”

If by “Potomac style” Pruski means gracious spaces, high ceilings, and top-of-the-line fixtures, we’d have to agree. 

The main level offers a bay-windowed living room, an expansive dining room, and a freshly outfitted kitchen, complete with an in-cabinet espresso maker, a wine cooler, and Dacor appliances.

The entire second level could be treated as a master suite—though “suite” doesn’t really do this space justice. You’ve got a light-filled bedroom, a study, a 21-by-11-foot sitting room, a master bath, access to the rooftop deck, two fireplaces—you get the picture.

Climb the stairs to the third level—or take the elevator—and you’ll reach three more bedrooms and two full baths. The view from the front bedroom’s bay window looks out over mature trees to the tops of other turreted Victorians in the neighborhood. Climb up one more level and you reach an office/spare room and floored attic storage. 

The lower level could be rented as an income unit—Pruski says it has been used as a gallery in the past—or could be used as bonus space (exercise room! storage!), or as an in-law/au-pair suite. In any case, it’s got a large rec room, two smaller bedrooms, a full bath, and a powder room.

For more information (and more drool-worthy pics), check out the virtual tour or call Cathie Gill’s team at 202-364-3066.