Kent / Palisades house listed by Rina Kunk 2023
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5521 Hawthorne St NW

5521 Hawthorne St NW

There is so much to see and love about this home.

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5521 Hawthorne St NW

$1,710,000 | 5521 Hawthorne St NW, Washington, DC 20016

This stunning home, designed in 1985 by architect John Christian (Bethesda), and located in the Kent / Palisades neighborhood of NW DC has striking features and so much to write home about. 5521 Hawthorne Place NW is perched nicely above street level and boasts beautiful sunsets from the primary suite’s front facing balcony. An abundance of windows throughout allows natural light to flood the interior and highlight the home's spacious layout while preserving privacy and beautiful views of foliage from every perspective. This unique home has a traditional, contemporary style with subtle notes of mid-century modern. Modern touches are seen in the front to back site lines in the kitchen pass throughs using geometric motifs. An eye-catching fireplace mantel with a domed black stone centers nicely in the minimalist dining storage cabinets. A spacious chef’s kitchen will delight serious cooks and weekend dabblers alike. Top-of-the-line appliances and ample counter space (Cambria Natural Quartz) with a built-in chopping block, generous cabinets, pantry with spice shelves, a quartz peninsula table, a custom bookcase, under-cabinet lighting and more. The expansive main level provides an open layout for comfortable living, dining and entertaining. It won’t surprise you these owners spend much of their time in the convenient family room and the screened porch, enjoying captivating views of the lush landscaped yard. A pressure treated wood deck right off the screen porch has built-in bench and wide steps to a flagstone patio. The property also includes a 2-car garage with remote controlled overhead door, great storage, and a private driveway for guests' parking. Additional space on the main level includes a bedroom, full bath, office, and den. Upstairs, you’ll enjoy a primary suite with dressing room and full bath offering a double sink vanity, tub and shower. Two large bedrooms and another full bath plus a dedicated laundry room complete this upper level. There is plenty of closet space offered in this home. The lower level is spacious and awaiting your hobbies. Workshop, bench and shelves, plenty of storage, an underground cellar (approx. 6ft x 5 ft) and an outdoor entrance garden room (approx. 10ft x 12ft). As you tour this home, leave time to step into the yard and side walkways and enjoy the lush landscaping supported by an outdoor sprinkler system (Toro annual maintenance agreement) and a professionally installed backyard lighting system with 16 lamps, decorative water fountain and stone walkways. There is so much to see and love about this home.

Seller Note: The current house was built in 1985 on the foundation of the original 1923 structure.


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  • Sold

  • 4

  • 3

  • 1,904 Sq.Ft.

    Living Area
  • 10,149 Sq.Ft.

    Acres Lot
  • 1985

    Year Built

Features & Amenities

Area & Lot

Open House:
Sun Jan 22, 2:00PM-4:00PM
Living Space:
1,904 Sq.Ft.
Total Area:
2,814 Sq.Ft.
Lot Size:
10,149 Sq.Ft.
Year Built:
Architecture Styles:
Contemporary, Craftsman
Elementary School:
Key ES
Middle School:
Hardy MS
High School:
Jackson-Reed HS
School District:


Total Bedrooms:
Total Bathrooms:
Gourmet Kitchen, Cambria Natural Quartz Countertops, Omega Brand Wooden Cabinets, Under-cabinet Lighting, Corner Unit Lazy-susan, Built-in Chopping Block, Kährs Engineered Wood Flooring, Glass Backsplash With Passthroughs to Dining Room
Laundry Room:
Upper-level Laundry
1 Wood Burning
Stainless Steel


3 Floors
Garage Space:
Water Source:
City Water
Natural Gas, Electric
Lot Features:
Landscaped, Outdoor Lighting, Toro Outdoor Sprinkler System, 15' × 15' Pressure Treated Wood Deck, Flagstone Patio, Stone Walkways, 6ft Privacy Fence
2 Garage Spaces, 2 Driveway Spaces, On-street Parking
Heat Type:
Forced Air
Air Conditioning:


Sales Price:
Real Estate Taxes:

There is so much to see and love about this home.

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