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West U’s Most Charming House Hits the Market With a $2.25 Million Asking Price

This Georgetown Beauty's Been Saved — and Lovingly Restored

BY // 03.25.19

Everyone in West University knows the charming white house on Georgetown catty-corner from beloved neighborhood haunt Tiny’s No. 5. At least I certainly know it. For years I admired it — with its combo of painted white brick, horizontal siding and latticed balconies, it reminded me of the architecture of my native Virginia.

It had fallen into disrepair, sure, but its charm couldn’t be beat.

Stacy Graubart of SG Designs had her eye on it, too. And when it went up for sale in 2016 marketed as a tear-down due to said disrepair and years of choppy renovations combined with an oversized lot by West U standards, Graubart just couldn’t resist the opportunity to save it.

And did she ever. Originally built in 1941 with only one owner prior to Graubart, the home is situated on a sizable corner lot on a beautiful West University block. Graubart’s painstaking renovations have taken two years to complete — with no detail overlooked.

She stripped the home down to the studs (a necessity given the peculiar floor plan and the home’s decay) and designed the new interiors to keep the original charm and design aesthetic, but with a completely up-to-date, modernized interior.

The home features magnificent cross-lighting —  a rarity in the neighborhood, in part thanks to the home being on a corner lot but also due to the home’s diagonal siting on the lot. The sun dapples the wide planked, waxed hardwood floors in the breakfast room with windows on three sides.

The home, which is 4,500 square feet, now boasts four bedrooms, with five full and one half bath. Each bedroom is now ensuite. There is a large, bright master suite, complete with sitting area, coffee bar, a beverage fridge and custom barn doors — plus a clean, marble bathroom.

The kitchen, which overlooks the charming triangular-shaped backyard, features marble countertops and walls. The modern kitchen has brass hardware and custom range hood, a butler’s pantry, coffee bar, and an ice maker.

All bathrooms feature marble and high-end designer tile and finishes. The home is filled with custom built-ins to satisfy any modern family. Graubart also installed all new electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems throughout the home.

“I can not tell you how many people walk by and thank me for not knocking this house down. It is really great,” Graubart tells PaperCity.

We’re so grateful Graubart restored this beauty, helping to maintain the fabric and rich history of the neighborhood. The original owners, now in their nineties, are too — they sent her a heartfelt letter thanking her for fixing up the home they loved so dearly for 78 years.

The house just listed on HAR with an asking price of $2.25 million. The listing agent is Susan Wolf McCauley with Bernstein Realty.

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