In a city know for its secrets, Mass Avenue Heights is a gem unknown to lifelong DC residents as well as newcomers. In fact, I recently took a couple of active Trophy Home buyers on a tour of prospective DC neighborhoods and they were amazed that there was such a breathtaking area in the shadows of the National Cathedral. One of them said, “I drive past here on Massachusetts Avenue all the time and it never occurred to me to turn the corner on Garfield Street!”
Mass Avenue Heights’s quiet streets are lined with true Trophy Homes, and luxurious estates. Massachusetts Avenue Heights also includes part of Embassy Row within its borders and is home to the Cape Verde Embassy, Embassy of Norway and Embassy of the Republic of Iraq. While some houses are offered in the $3 Millions and $4 Millions, this is an area where people are routinely wiling to spend over $5 Million and for good reason. Consider these two current Mass Ave Heights listings:
2933 Benton Place NW — A Trophy Home with International Flair, this Mediterranean style villa on a half-acre lot was renovated and expanded in 2002,and features over 15,000 square feet designed for elegant entertaining. With 11 bedrooms, 9 full baths and 3 half baths, it is currently listed at $9,800,000.
2728 32nd Street NW — An exquisite Timeless Classic, this Tudor is on the market for the first time in 30 years. With magnificent grounds overlooking parkland, the residence is a remarkable restoration of a 1933 architectural gem with magnificent fireplaces, hand hewn beamed ceilings, and a porte cochere entrance to a courtyard. It is listed for $7,500,000.