In Washington,'s Cleveland Park, the home at 3225 Highland Place NW is fondly known as the "Wedding Cake House". And when the listing agent, Terry Robinson of Long & Foster held it open today for her colleagues, it was on the top of my list of homes I had to visit.
And what a step back in time!
So, how did this charmer get it's name? It's from the frieze above the front porch looks like icing on a cake that came from Martha Stewart's kitchen.
But this home is way more than just a delicious facade.
First, the home is situated on a lot of almost a third of an acre on Highland Place, one of Cleveland Park's most charming streets - more of a lane, really - with charming Victorian homes lining both sides of the street. And it's only two blocks to Connecticut Avenue, with the Uptown Theater, shops, restaurants, and Metro. On nice days, you can head a few blocks south and go for a walk or jog through the National Zoo.
This home's interior has 6,200 square feet of space, with 7 bedrooms, 3 full and 2 half baths. The ceilings soar to 11 feet on the first floor, and 10 feet on the two upper levels, and the floors look like they are beautifully restored heart pine originals. There are three fireplaces with period mantles.
While the home retains many of it's original architectural details, the systems, kitchens and baths are thoroughly modern in their function. The kitchen is very open and airy, with cherry cabinetry and slate counter tops, making for a renovation that was very true to the period.
This home is priced at $4,990,000.
If you would like more information about the Wedding Cake House or for any of the other his charming homes for sale in Cleveland Park, please contact me. You may email me (Housepat@mac.com) or call (202-549-5167).
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