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638 E Capitol St Ne, WASHINGTON, DC

$2,750,000 - 6 Beds - 4 Baths - 3,778 Sqft - .06 Acres

Open House Saturday & Sunday 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. From the Nation's Capitol, East Capitol Street runs due east to the DC-Maryland border. Some of the choicest real estate can be found on these blocks, and on rare occasions, a very special property becomes available. Just six blocks from the Capitol, 638 E Capitol St NE occupies a prominent setting in a premier Capitol Hill location. Facing South, the dwelling enjoys natural sunlight through large windows and top floor skylights. This unique property is one of three towering Victorians often pictured on publications about Washington DC and Capitol Hill architecture. DC tax records date the property's beginning to 1908, but it is well documented to have been built by Charles Gessford, who died in 1894. Between 1875 and 1894, Gessford, one of the city's prolific builders, built more row houses on the Hill than anyone else. The Capitol Hill Restoration Society counts Gessford-designed properties on 824-832 D St SE and 638-642 East Capitol St SE and NE. Gessford's row houses usually had a square-cornered projecting bay that stretched from ground to sky, always in red pressed brick, and often with stone trim. Gessford further enhanced his most expensive houses with stained glass windows and door transoms and slate roofs. 638 E Capitol St NE retains much of its original details including stained glass accents, exposed brick and woodwork. Throughout, there are modern finishes and architectural touches including coffered ceilings, recessed lighting, gourmet kitchen, marble flooring and multiple fireplaces. This property also features a finished English basement apartment with its own front and rear doors and a rear brick patio leading to a two story over-sized carriage house. McLean Stained Glass Studios recently restored four of the lovely stained glass panels to their original glory. This much loved home is now ready for new owners to create their own life spaces!

Essential Information

For 638 E Capitol St Ne, WASHINGTON, DC
  • MLS® # DCDC403272
  • Price $2,750,000
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathrooms 4.00
  • Full Baths 3
  • Half Baths 2
  • Square Footage 3,778
  • Acres 0.06
  • Year Built 1894
  • Type Residential
  • Sub-Type Townhouse
  • Style Victorian
  • Status Active

Community Information

For 638 E Capitol St Ne, WASHINGTON, DC
  • Address 638 E Capitol St Ne
  • Subdivision CAPITOL HILL
  • State DC
  • Zip Code 20003


For 638 E Capitol St Ne, WASHINGTON, DC
  • Garages Garage Door Opener, Oversized


For 638 E Capitol St Ne, WASHINGTON, DC

Built-Ins, CeilngFan(s), Crown Molding, Master Bath(s), Recessed Lighting, Skylight(s), Stain/Lead Glass, Upgraded Countertops, Wood Floors


For 638 E Capitol St Ne, WASHINGTON, DC
  • Interior Features Floor Plan-Traditional
  • Heating Steam
  • Cooling Window Unit(s), Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Has Basement Yes
  • Fireplace Yes
  • # of Fireplaces 4
  • # of Stories 3
  • Stories 3+ Story


For 638 E Capitol St Ne, WASHINGTON, DC

Daylight, Full, English, Front Entrance, Fully Finished, Heated, Outside Entrance, Rear Entrance, Windows


For 638 E Capitol St Ne, WASHINGTON, DC
  • Exterior Brick and Siding
  • Windows Bay/Bow, Skylights

School Information

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For 638 E Capitol St Ne, WASHINGTON, DC


Additional Information

For 638 E Capitol St Ne, WASHINGTON, DC
  • Listing Office McEnearney Associates, Inc.
  • Date Listed March 25th, 2019
  • Days on Market 208
  • Zoning 024

Price Change History for 638 E Capitol St Ne, WASHINGTON, DC (MLS® #DCDC403272)

Date Details Change
Price Reduced from $2,999,000 to $2,750,000 $249,000 (8.30%)

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Listing information last updated on October 19th, 2019 at 5:03am EDT.