According to neighborhood lore, Washington developer Harry Boss returned from a trip to England smitten with the town of Bath. So he decided to try to recreate its village feel with the brick and stucco homes in Foxhall Village.
He began his project in 1925, creating winding streets of tudor style row houses, complete with roundabout gardens at many intersections. It was named after Henry Foxall (Boss took the liberty of adding the "h"), a buddy of Thomas Jefferson's and a former mayor of Georgetown.
There are no two houses alike, although they do have many of the same arches between the living and dining room, and most have beautiful marble fireplaces. And when you step inside one of these homes, you never know what you'll find. Some are pretty much they way Mr. Boss built them, while others have had all sorts of amazing renovations. The yards are small, and there seems to be a sort of competition going for the best garden. The roundabouts are community efforts.
In the springtime, this lovely little community puts on lipstick, in the form of every imaginable flowering tree. This week it is beautiful azaleas and dogwoods in full bloom. The streets are lines with pink dogwood leaves!
A few years ago, Foxhall Village was designated an historic district, meaning owners may not alter the facades of their homes.
There usually is not a whole lot of inventory in Foxhall Village when I have a buyer looking there, but today there are a total of 8 homes on the market. Prices range from $499,000 for a fixxer upper in need of some serious TLC, to a high of $995,000 for one of the 3-story homes in excellent condition. Prices average $800,125 with an average listing period of 54 days.
There are another 5 homes under contract, with prices from $595,000 for one of the smallest floor plans to $1,125,000 for a huge 3-level home with every renovation known to man. These homes spent an average of 11 days on the market, showing that well-priced homes in this neighbhorhood are flying off the shelves.
Since the beginning of the year, 3 Foxhall Village homes have sold, averaging $747,000 (97% of their asking prices) and taking an average of 57 days to sell.
The location, near Georgetown University with excellent public transportation to downtown will make Foxhall Village continue to be one of Washington's most popular neighborhoods.
Oh! And so will the relatively reasonable price tags!
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