• 3 Beds
  • 0.56 Acres Lot
  • 5,115 Sq.Ft. Living
  • 1956 Year Built
  • Sold Status
  • DCDC484936 MLS ID

THE GUEST HOUSE FIRST TIME ON THE MARKET IN 64 YEARS! THE OASIS IN THE CITY! This radiant estate, comprising a Main Residence (2935 Albemarle -- see separate listing) and the Guest House (2931 Albemarle), which also features an apartment with private entrance, is the ideal retreat. Featuring soaring ceilings and entertainment spaces galore, the guest house has all the "bells and whistles". The breathtaking Conservatory, with soaring 16' ceilings, antique, European tile flooring and 7 sets of French doors, opens to a central courtyard between the two homes where dining, living and entertaining of any scale unfold. There is a stunning living room with a wood burning fireplace, access through french doors to the central courtyard, a bay window and views of the vegetable garden and greenhouse. An eat-in kitchen overlooks the pool and expansive, fully landscaped and irrigated rear gardens where the heated swimming pool and gazebo may be found. Two bedrooms with en suite baths, laundry and a powder room are located a few steps down the main level hall. Below and on grade, the garden level offers a Palm Beach inspired cabana area with changing rooms, fitness center, wet bar, full bathroom and laundry. In addition on this level, a separate entrance invites bedroom three to become a private guest suite with full bathroom and kitchenette. Please view the Main Residence -- 2935 Albemarle as the properties are sold together. Each home was designed and built in 1956 for the current owners' parents and grandparents. The sumptuous English gardens that unite the two homes were conceived in 1985 by the distinguished landscape architect Jane MacLeish. The present owner grew up on site, and in 2001 reoccupied the property as an adult with the plan to re-imagine it. Led by Richard Arentz, the gardens were expanded while noted architect Richard Williams re-envisioned the main residence and guest house to take on their present configurations. Peterson and Collins executed the construction with masterful attention to materials and craftsmanship. Every detail has been considered and every modern convenience and efficiency introduced including: an elevator in the main residence, geothermal and solar energy, recirculating hot water and Lutron Homeworks lighting are a few examples. The estate is "one of a kind" offering a timeless sense of grace, extraordinary privacy and an unparalleled expanse of enchanting gardens -- 1.25 acres -- in a location with easy access to conveniences, restaurants and Metro.

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Christopher Ritzert

Christopher Ritzert

Features and Amenities


  • Laundry roomMain Floor, Lower Floor, Has Laundry
  • FlooringHardwood, Tile/Brick
  • APPLIANCESBuilt-In Range, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Exhaust Fan, Extra Refrigerator/Freezer, Humidifier, Icemaker, Microwave, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Stainless Steel Appliances, Washer
  • other interior Features2nd Kitchen, Breakfast Area, Built-Ins, Carpet, Combination Kitchen/Dining, Dining Area, Floor Plan - Traditional, Kitchen - Eat-In, Kitchen - Island, Kitchen - Table Space, Kitchenette, Primary Bath(s), Soaking Tub, Stall Shower, Tub Shower, Wet/Dry Bar

Area & Lot

  • Living Area5,115 Sq.Ft.
  • Lot Area0.56 Acres
  • Status Sold
  • MLS IDDCDC484936
  • YEAR BUILT1956
  • Architecture StylesOther
  • View DescriptionGarden/Lawn


  • PoolYes - Personal
  • Green featureThe property has many "green" components. Please request specifics.
  • HEAT TYPEHeat Pump(s)
  • utilitiesCable TV Available, Phone Available, Sewer Available
  • lot featuresAdditional Lot(s), Backs to Trees, Front Yard, Landscaping, Not In Development, Open, Partly Wooded, Premium, Private, Rear Yard, Secluded, SideYard(s), Vegetation Planting
  • parkingCircular Driveway, Heated, Private
  • other exterior FeaturesExtensive Hardscape, Exterior Lighting, Lawn Sprinkler, Stone Retaining Walls, Underground Lawn Sprinkler
  • sewerPublic Sewer
  • security FeaturesCarbon Monoxide Detector(s), Electric Alarm, Main Entrance Lock, Security System


  • SALES PRICE$7,295,000
  • Real Estate Taxes$23,437 yearly

The estate is "one of a kind" offering a timeless sense of grace, extraordinary privacy and an unparalleled expanse of enchanting gardens.

- Ritzert Weiss Partners


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