Originally built for a reported $55,000 in 1906, this was the mansion of world-renown violinist, Leonora Jackson and her husband Mr. Duncan who were introduced to each other by Robert Todd Lincoln. Ms. Jackson was decorated by Queen Victoria, had correspondence with Albert Einstein, and entertained people from all around the world including Edith Wilson and Susan B Anthony in this single-dwelling estate. Most of Ms. Jackson?s priceless art collection and contents from 1701 18th Street NW reside in The Smithsonian and Library of Congress where there is a fund in the family name for the creation and appreciation of music for violin and piano. Located in the heart of Dupont Circle, The Duncan is a boutique, nine-unit luxury condominium building built by prominent architects Hornblower and Marshall, whose credits include The Smithsonian?s Natural History Museum and The Duncan Phillips House. Today, residence #201 spans approximately 1600 square feet on one level and includes two bedrooms and two and one-half baths. Highlights include the large and open floor plan with 11+ foot ceilings throughout, hardwood flooring and windows on three sides that flood the spaces with sunlight. The gourmet kitchen with chef-grade appliances sets the tone for a relaxing dinner with friends and the wood-burning fireplace with bold mantel provides the perfect space for entertaining. Many of the upgrades include floor to ceiling bookshelves, designer lighting, and a new, HVAC systems installed within the past two years. The building has an elevator, is pet-friendly and has extra storage. This residence includes garage parking complete with a heated driveway. More importantly, this address has a history and prominence unique to anything else in our Nations Capital!
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