Washington Post: Capitol Hill rowhouse, former home of Canadian ambassador, set for auction

While Capitol Hill in Washington has an array of historic homes and properties that belong to well-known politicians, lawyers and diplomats, a relatively new residence in the neighborhood is scheduled for auction Oct. 24.

Built in 2007, the traditional rowhouse at 610 Maryland Ave. NE has been listed for sale at approximately $3.8 million but will be auctioned to the highest bidder without a minimum bid requirement. The rowhouse previously sold for $2.45 million in 2014.

The four-level house, formerly the residence of the Canadian ambassador to the United States, has an elevator to all four levels and a gated two-car garage. Located adjacent to Stanton Park and within walking distance of the U.S. Capitol, the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress and the Mall, the house has panoramic views of the city and its monuments from the rooftop deck, reached from a spiral staircase.

The 5,600-square-foot rowhouse has six bedrooms, six bathrooms, hardwood floors and custom millwork. The main level includes a formal living room and a formal dining room, each with a 12-foot-high ceiling. The living room has a fireplace and a box bay window. At the back of this level is a large kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, a center island and a glass door to a deck. A closet and powder room are also on the main level.

The first of two upper levels includes a primary bedroom with a box bay window, a fireplace and four closets. This level also has another bedroom with a private full bathroom. The fourth level has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, one of the home’s two laundry rooms, a wet bar and the spiral staircase to the roof deck. The English basement includes a recreation room or the sixth bedroom, a bathroom, another laundry room and storage rooms.

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