This Georgetown Federal home has an unrivaled history. Built in 1797 by John Thomson Mason (nephew of George Mason) with brick he imported from England and named 'Quality Hill' by its subsequent owner, this home has passed through the hands of many influential Georgetown residents including Senator Claiborne Pell. Quality Hill has been meticulously renovated and features over 10,000 square feet of living space with 8 bedrooms and 11 baths. Each room has a preserved sense of history with modern updates. Grand entertaining spaces with 14-foot ceilings in the living room and throughout the main floor. Mahogony built-ins were inspired in the elegant and inviting library were inspired by George Washington's Mount Vernon.
Compared to other major East Coast metropolises in the United States where skyscrapers and monoliths dwarf pedestrian life, Washington D.C. feels like a city built on a human scale. An ordinance first passed in 1899 capped the maximum height of new residential and commercial buildings, which today stands at roughly 12 stories. Read more about luxury homes in Washington