Embassy Row: Live in Style on Massachusetts Avenue

Posted by Mark Washburn on Saturday, November 10th, 2012 at 7:52am.

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The Embassy Row area of Washington, DC is loosely defined as Massachusetts Avenue and its cross streets between Thomas Circle and Ward Circle.  This Stretch of Mass Ave is home to over 50 embassies and spectacular late 19th and early 20th century Beaux-Arts and Georgian Revival estate homes.  Massachusetts Avenue along with Pennsylvania Avenue are DC's widest roads which provides a sense of grandness and importance to the Embassy Row area.

The section of Massachusetts Avenue that runs between Sheridan Circle and Scott Circle was coined "Millionaires Row" for the captains of industry that built trophy homes to showcase their wealth.  Industry titans in the mining, railroad, banking and publishing industries all settled in this area.  This was "the" place to live in Washington during the 1880s and 1890s.

While many of these grand homes have been converted to use as embassies, there are still some private homes tucked into the area.   If you have aspirations if living along Embassy Row, be prepared to pay dearly as homes on the Row sell in the $2M - $4.5m range.  Today, three homes area available in Embassy Row including 2328 Massachusetts Avenue, a 4 BR / 4.5 BA / 4,664 SF townhouse featuring a limestone facade and porte-cochere entrance.  This home is currently listed by TTR Sotheby's International Realty for $3.295M.

If you are interested in exploring home ownership options on Embassy Row, here is a resource to view active Embassy Row real estate listings.

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