Buyers can finish Quay Street home


River and park views, two parking places and a buyers choice of interior finishes are just a few highlights of this townhouse on Quay Street in Old Town. It is listed by Cindy Byrnes Golubin and Greg Golubin of Golubin & Warwick Realtors for $1,750,000. Call 202-437-3861.

The rooftop overlooks Founders Park, the city dock and the river. Buyers can select their own countertops, cabinets, appliances and other finishes at the sellers expense before moving in.

This four bedroom, 3.5 bath home also features skylights, recessed lighting, hardwood floors, a front-door video surveillance camera and hard wiring for computers.

The house already boasts a wide range of luxuries. Beyond the red-brick exterior, the marble foyer provides access to the garage on the left plus five steps leading down to the recreation room. It includes built-in bookcases, a media cabinet and a laundry room with new washer and dryer.

Up a half staircase from the foyer, the living room displays a woodburning fireplace, a roughed-in spot for a chandelier and a walk-out to a slate patio. It backs to a community walk leading to Founders Park.

Another half staircase leads to the dining room, which overlooks the living room and also provides a view of the Potomac River. The adjoining kitchen features new, stainless steel Jenn Air appliances, furniture-grade cabinets and a refrigerator with two French doors on top plus a bottom freezer. The countertops can be ordered to suit the buyers tastes and they can also choose to replace the appliances at the sellers expense. In addition to the gas stove, gas is piped into the backyard, which can be hooked up to the barbecue.

Above the kitchen level, the master suite stands on the right with customizable walk-in closets and a river view. The master bath boasts a glass enclosed, multi-fauceted shower, and a therapeutic, jet-sealed soaking tub, all accented with Italian marble.

On the top of the stairs, another full bath stands in the hall, with a bedroom on the left and a second room nearby. This could be an office or third bedroom, and a closet is one of the available choices.

Another set of stairs leads to a third level that was added after the townhouse was constructed. It features a 7.5 x 5 skylight leading to the rooftop deck. To the right, a game room is highlighted with skylights, built-in bookcases, storage closets and a spiral staircase to the rooftop deck.

A full bath is found on this level, and a bedroom faces the front of the house and waterfront area. A video screen in the hallway monitors the front of the house.

The home also features a new reinforced roof for the rooftop deck. Its new synthetic wood decking is built to survive any weather.

Greg Golubin describes the effect as urban living with all the suburban conveniences. One car can be parked in the garage and other in the driveway. The restaurants and shops of King Street beckon from two blocks away.

The schools are the Lyles-Crouch Elementary School, George Washington Middle School and T.C. Williams High School.