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1818 S. Victoria Ave. – Exceptional Lafayette Square Estate Property

This historic estate, long owned by Norma Williams Harvey, daughter of famed architect Paul Revere Williams, will be open in Lafayette Square on Tuesday, Feb. 4, and Sunday, Feb. 9

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This truly impressive estate property, custom built in 1914, is one of sought-after Lafayette Square’s largest homes and also, at more than half an acre, boasts one of the Square’s largest lots.

With its original architectural detailing intact, this handsome 3-story, 5,084-square-foot Tudor Craftsman has been fully restored and highly upgraded. Enter through the solid wood front door with beveled glass inlay and sidelights into the grand foyer.

The richly detailed interior features mahogany and oak trim, four stained glass windows, hardwood floors, and period light fixtures. The elegant living room has an elaborate fireplace mantle and decorative “wedding cake” plaster designs on the ceiling.

The formal dining room has another very elaborate ceiling, a massive built-in china cabinet, wainscoting, and stained glass.

A revamped Butler’s pantry leads to the new kitchen with Viking appliances; it now opens to a family/media room.

Upstairs, there’s a master suite with walk-in closet, dressing room, and sophisticated bathroom with marble tile, floating-glass-walled shower and separate clawfoot tub.

Other upgrades include: electric 400 amp panel; new HVAC systems for the house, guest quarters and studio; new roof; foundation retrofit/bolting; chimney rebuilt; revamped exterior brickwork; and 3.5 additional redone and new bathrooms with vintage vibe.

This wonderful home is set on a 22,366-square-foot parcel, encircled by original brick walls, creating an oasis in the city. The original garden pavilion with pergola/colonnade, sunroom and fountain/pond anchors the northeast corner of the expansive side yard.

The property also includes a carriage house with guest quarters, and stand-alone studio/workshop.

A new owner inherits a celebrated local provenance. Along with being a Historic Contributor to the Lafayette Square HPOZ, this property’s later, longtime owner was Norma Williams Harvey, daughter of famed architect Paul Revere Williams and herself an art consultant and interior designer of note. She and her husband, Frank Harvey Jr., purchased this estate located down the street from her father and mother in 1963. The Williams-Harvey family owned this grand mansion until just a few years ago, after which the current owners set about restoring it and improving/updating it for another generation.

Offered at: $2,999,000
6 bedrooms + 4.5 bathrooms in Main House
Guest Quarters with Bathroom over Garage
5,084 square feet on a 22,366 square foot lot
Zone: R1-HPOZ (single family)

Open Houses:
• Tuesday, February 4, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
• Sunday, February 9,  1 – 4 p.m.

Offered by David Raposa, City Living Realty
[email protected]
DRE #00905218

Co-listed with Nick Mercado, DRE #01348465, Sotheby’s International Realty

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