4701 Linnean Ave NW

Washington, DC 20008 View Map $9,100,000 Schedule a Tour
Beds8
Baths7Full21/2
Sq.Ft.9,042
Year1938

DC Condo Boutique Team

(202) 450-9324

Schedule a Tour
Ask a Question
Status: Active
Property Type:Detached
MLS #:DCDC2128850
Sq. Feet:9,042
On Site:56 Days
Lot Size:0.5 Acres
Warmth, love and laughter have filled the rooms and grounds of 4701 Linnean Avenue for over 80 years. A tribute to the unsurpassed quality of stone and concrete construction of the 1930's, this residence has rarely become available for sale and has been home to just 3 previous families fortunate enough to have become its owner. The architect's mission in designing the home was to include unique features in each room, including stunning inlaid wood flooring and various custom moldings and finishes, so that each room boasts its own "surprise" details. This resplendent Tudor style stone mansion in Forest Hills could easily have been the backdrop for many famous movies from Citizen Kane to Sunset Boulevard. The residence was built in 1938 by legendary real estate developer A. Joseph Howar as a tribute to the love of his life, his wife Bader. 4701 Linnean Avenue became the go to Washington residence hosting elegant receptions and dinners for multiple US Presidents, Kings and Queens and heads of state from every corner of the globe. Prominent dignitaries, businessmen and women, movie stars and celebrities graced its halls, including well known newscaster Helen Thomas who was a personal family friend of the original owners. In 1989 Georgetown University commissioned an autobiography of the owner with the story of his life that includes incredible photography of the many elegant receptions and family events held at 4701 Linnean Avenue.
Welcome into the gallery sized marble foyer with a grand sweeping staircase constructed of one piece of marble, custom wrought iron balustrades and high ceilings all of which overlook the ballroom size living room with fireplace. The living room with three seating areas, has on multiple occasions been transformed into a large dining area that can seat 60. Opening off the Living Room, one is greeted by a formal library and separate sunroom/solarium making entertaining spaces as intimate or as expansive as needed. Opposite the foyer one enters the spacious dining room which includes double French doors that open to a similarly sized Southern style covered porch with wood ceiling. Resplendent views of the formal landscaped gardens and lawn designed by James Van Sweden can be seen from inside the dining room and continue on from the covered porch. The hallway from the dining room leads to the cook's kitchen with granite countertops on four sides and adjacent breakfast room. The breakfast room with windows on three sides overlooks the lush green back lawn and pool. The current owners have added a Japanese garden and outside sitting area with specimen plantings designed for the far right corner of the grounds-the perfect hideaway for a serene and peaceful retreat at home. Double staircases were designed to allow access to the upper levels and lower levels of the home, from either the front foyer and library, or directly from the kitchen area of the home. Glide up the circular foyer staircase to the second level of the residence to the primary suite with fireplace, spacious primary bath and ample wardrobe and closet space. Four additional bedrooms and three baths continue on this second level of the home. Completing this level of the residence you will find a beautiful second level balcony which sits atop of the main level covered porch. The third level of the home, originally designed for household staff has been beautifully renovated by the current owner to provide a large home office and gallery space with light filled windows and skylights, two additional large bedrooms and a fifth full bath. The lower level of the home continues with an added bonus, a home theater the size of the living room above it, with ample space for twenty whether formally entertaining or spending an evening at home with family and friends. An additional 8th bedroom and 2 full baths along with storage and utilities are found on this level of the residence.

Mortgage Calculator

$000 Monthly Payment
Loan and interest only.

Detailed Maps

Community Information

Address:4701 Linnean Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
Subdivision:Forest Hills
Zip Code:20008

Architecture

Bedrooms: 8
Bathrooms: 7 Full / 2 Half
Year Built:1938
Stories:4
Style:Colonial
Construction: Stone
Roof: Slate
Foundation: Concrete Perimeter
Basement Type: Connecting Stairway, Outside Entrance, Rear Entrance, Full, Improved, Walkout Level

Features / Amenities

Interior Features: Floor Plan - Traditional, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Additional Stairway, Family Room Off Kitchen, Kitchen - Gourmet, Kitchen - Eat-In, Spiral Staircase, Upgraded Countertops, Wainscotting, Walk-in Closet(s), Wine Storage, Wood Floors, Built-Ins
Appliances: Stove, Refrigerator, Microwave, Extra Refrigerator/Freezer, Dishwasher, Disposal, Stainless Steel Appliances, Washer, Dryer
Flooring: Hardwood
Exterior Features: Hot Tub, Underground Lawn Sprinkler, Secure Storage
Patio And Porch: Patio(s), Terrace, Porch(es)
Pool: Heated, In Ground, Pool/Spa Combo
Security System: 24 hour security, Monitored, Motion Detectors
Sub Structure Types: Above Grade, Below Grade
Cooling: Central A/C
Cooling Fuel: Electric
Heating: Forced Air, Zoned
Heating Fuel: Natural Gas
Hot Water: Natural Gas

Square Footage

Finished Sq. Ft.
Above Grade 6834
Below Grade 2208
Total 9042

Property Features

Lot Size: 0.5 Acres
Lot Description: Landscaping
Soil Types: Urban Land-Brandywine
TV/Cable/Com: Natural Gas Available, Electric Available
Sewer: Public Sewer
Water: Public
Zoning:R1A
Directions:NORTH ON CONNECTICUT, RIGHT ON ALBERMARLE, LEFT ON LINNEAN TO CORNER OF LINNEAN AND CHESTERFIELD.

Tax and Financial Info

Total Taxes: $40,409 (paid Annually)
Tax Year: 2022
Ownership Type: Fee Simple
Homeowners' Assoc.: No
City Tax Rate: $40,409.00 (Annually)

Schools

WALKING AND TRANSPORTATION

0
Wait...
Walk Score ®
0
Wait...
Transit Score ®
0
Wait...
Bike Score ®
Please wait while loading...

Schedule a Tour

4701 Linnean Ave NW Washington,  DC 20008
GO SEE THIS LISTING
4701 Linnean Ave NW Washington, DC 20008
 
ASAP
Mon
15
Apr
Tue
16
Apr
Wed
17
Apr
Thu
18
Apr
Fri
19
Apr
Sat
20
Apr
Sun
21
Apr
Choose Your Date -- It's Free, Cancel Anytime
Printable Flyer Get Directions
Listing Information Last Updated 4/14/2024
Listing provided courtesy of Washington Fine Properties, LLC.
The data relating to real estate for sale on this web site comes in part from the Internet Data Exchange Program. Real estate listings held by IDX Brokerage firms other than TTR Sotheby's International Realty are marked with the Internet Data Exchange logo or the Internet Data Exchange thumbnail logo and detailed information about them includes the name of the listing IDX Brokers. This information is provided exclusively for personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing.

The Broker providing these data believes them to be correct, but advises interested parties to confirm them before relying on them in a purchase decision. Information deemed reliable but is not guaranteed.