Endless Possibilities


Jeff Akseizer’s philosophy is simple. “I design homes that I’d want to live in,” says the self-described “house whisperer” and founder of award-winning Akseizer Design Group.

For this restored Victorian at 2735 P St. NW, that meant a return to its original grandeur — but with a twist. In place of the traditional ornate decoration, there is a sense of light and space accentuated by a cool grey-and-white color palette, an open and flexible floor plan, rich finishes and meticulously crafted molding and millwork.

Here, nothing is left to chance. Every detail matters, including a luxurious and eclectic array of furnishings, textiles and “objets” that marry contemporary with antiquity in a timeless transitional style. All can be purchased for the ultimate “move-in ready” experience.

Herringbone-patterned natural wood flooring runs the length of the main level, seamlessly connecting the living room, kitchen and dining room. In the living room, built-in bookcases flank a vented gas fireplace with a marble surround and a French marble mantle dating from the 1880s.

The kitchen boasts extensive custom-designed white Shaker cabinets, white quartz marble-look counters, a full-height backsplash and dual waterfall edges on the island/breakfast bar, which seats four. Appliances, some integrated, include a Bosch dishwasher and a Thermador refrigerator-freezer, a gas range and a convection oven and hood. Fixtures here and in all the baths are Waterworks.

The dining room features a wall of built-in cabinetry with bookshelves, drawers and lighting. It opens into a fenced-in garden, professionally landscaped with bluestone paving, sculptural topiary, evergreen shrubs and integrated lighting. There is an outdoor speaker system and a parking pad.

On the first upper level, there is a guest room with a garden view and an en-suite bath fitted with Carrara herringbone tile flooring, a white vanity with a marble counter and polished nickel fixtures.

On the same floor, but up a step, is the master suite, with custom built-in cabinets and armoires framing a grass cloth accent wall. A sitting area, nestled in a box bay window, overlooks P Street. The master bath is dressed in Calacatta Gold marble (flooring, wall and shower tile, counters) and has a frameless glass shower with bench, a dual floating vanity and a linen closet. Between bed and bath is a dressing room with floor-to-ceiling closets fitted with a variety of storage systems.

The dressing room is a study in black and white with extensive closet space and built-ins. Photo by Homevisit.

On the second upper level, there are two bedrooms (one with a street-facing balcony), a hall bath and a laundry closet with a Bosch stacked washer and dryer.

Down on the lower level is a laundry room, a full bath, a bar/entertainment area and a family/screening room that can accommodate an 80-inch television.

Offered at $3,495,000, the 3,350-square-foot home includes four bedrooms, four and a half baths, a garden and a host of smart-tech features. It is listed with HRL Partners at Washington Fine Properties. For details, contact Robert Hryniewicki, Adam T. Rackliffe and Christopher R. Leary at HRL Partners, 202-243-1620 or robert.h@wfp.com. For a visual tour, visit spws.homevisit.com/hvid/256206.


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