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Wesley Heights, Washington, DC 20016

Wesley Heights is a small but wealthy neighborhood located within the 20016 zip code in Washington D.C. This enclave was founded by a land speculation group led by John Waggaman in 1890. Developments in the area started in the 1920s and now it offers pleasant upscale housing where a lot of people live. This is one of America’s first planned neighborhoods. Residents can do a lot of things in Wesley Heights because of its proximity to downtown.

This area is served by a small commercial mall with shops, restaurants, and stores.  Families would definitely enjoy living here as they can access all the things they need easily. It will be perfect for raising a family as Wesley Heights is surrounded by green space which is ideal for hiking, playing, and picnics. Commuters in the area are happy because transportation is easy.  Another advantage of living in Wesley Heights is that it is near to schools, which are important for families who have children. Schools nearby include Woodrow Wilson High School, Deal Middle School, Mann Elementary School, and Sidwell Friends School.

People who live or visit Wesley Heights are always pleased to see some original Tudor-style homes and modern mansions. When you are new to the area, don’t miss checking out Glover Archbold Park to chill and escape from the bustling sounds of downtown. Even though Wesley Heights is a quiet community, one can easily travel to Georgetown to enjoy shopping, listen to some live music, and more. A number of people are planning to move into this neighborhood but most homeowners in the area are quite satisfied staying in Wesley Heights. If you are one of those people, you should be patient enough to wait as real estate homes in the area rarely go to the market. Visit Wesley Heights and get to know why homes here are in high demand. Make Wesley Heights your future home.


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Hot Wesley Heights Homes for Sale

4 Beds 4 Baths Courtesy of Washington Fine Properties, LLC
Welcome to 4501 Cathedral Avenue, a charming Wesley Heights residence built in 1925 that has been thoughtfully and tastefully updated by the current owners. The owners added approximately 600 square feet in a seamless, three-story addition that created a cozy sunroom, a massive master closet with custom built-ins and a lower level game room/storage area.  Noted architect Ankie Barnes of Barnes Vanze & Associates, and Richard Zantzinger of Zantzinger & Associates were the construction managers.   This well designed and appointed residence with 4BR, 3BA and 1HB exudes old world charm and is on a rare flat lot for Wesley Heights. The main level boasts a family room off the kitchen and separate breakfast nook, a living room with a separate reading nook, a sizeable dining room and the cheerful sun room.  Starting with the two sets of french doors from the sunroom, there is egress to the beautifully landscaped side yard and other outdoor areas throughout the house. Tasteful interior decor and furnishings make this one of the most charming homes in Wesley Heights.  Noted for its beautiful homes, lovely architecture and wonderful community, this is one of Washington's premier neighborhoods and is the perfect location for those looking for a picturesque setting with all of the conveniences of the city. This is a must see! By Appointment only.

4501 Cathedral Ave Nw, Washington

Listing courtesy of Washington Fine Properties, LLC.

7 Beds 8 Baths Courtesy of Washington Fine Properties, LLC
AMAZING NEW PRICE! Located in a private setting across from Battery Kemble Park, this extraordinary new home features nearly 7,000 square feet and four levels of masterful construction, unsurpassed quality, and elegant details throughout. The main level includes an elegant Living Room with fireplace, exquisite wood paneled Library, Dining Room, amazing Chef’s Kitchen with top of the line appliances, island, Breakfast Room, & Butler’s Pantry, adjacent is the Family Room with fireplace, custom cabinetry and French doors that lead to the flagstone patio. The second level features a Master Bedroom Suite with stunning views of the park, marble Master Bath w/ 2 sinks, separate shower and soaking tub, 2 walk-in closets, and wet bar. 3 additional Bedrooms, all with en-suite Baths, linen closet and Laundry Room, complete the second floor. The third level has a Bedroom, Bonus Room/Exercise room, and full Bath. The lower level provides magnificent entertaining space with a large Recreation Room with sitting area, FP, game area, and custom wood bar, w/refrigerator, dishwasher, ice maker, powder room, one bedroom full bath, utility closets, Mud Room with built-in cubbies, second Laundry Room, and two car Garage. Additional amenities include an Elevator, Pella windows, Geothermal system, walnut hardwood floors, and so much more.

2935 49th St Nw, Washington

Listing courtesy of Washington Fine Properties, LLC.

7 Beds 7 Baths Courtesy of KW Metro Center
Nestled in the heart of Wesley Heights in our nation’s capital this home invites you into a calm, peaceful oasis amid the bustle of the city. This custom built, artfully designed property honors the architectural style of the original 1920s planned community with its exterior while incorporating modern elegance through high ceilings, and perfectly sized rooms for creating space for intimate living on a grand scale. Upon entering the home one is greeted by an abundance of natural light and a sense of spaciousness. There is a large library with a separate exterior entrance to the side of the home and an attached den which can easily be separated from the main living area and library. A large sitting room with an oversized wood burning fireplace stands poised to host your next social event. Just beyond this is an open dining room perfect for small intimate dinners or can be expanded to al fresco dining by opening the moving glass walls to the screened in porch. An expansive open kitchen with center island provides a functional and welcoming transition to the family room anchored by a custom stone wood burning fireplace perfect for creating fond memories in the winter. The entire back of the home serves as a gateway to nature. From the family room to the screened in porch, one can enjoy the perfect harmony of modern living and the beauty of nature afforded by the backyard oasis complete with waterfall and pond. The primary suite exudes privacy and luxury providing you with the perfect retreat from the bustle of city life. The suite offers a spacious bathroom replete with skylights over a large soaking tub, double vanities, and glass enclosed walk in shower. Adjacent to the vanities is a cedar lined walk-in closet, large dressing mirror, and an additional walk through closet consisting of custom shelving and several drawers offering locked storage. The primary suite shares a floor with 2 other en-suite bedrooms with walk-in closets, a spacious, light-filled den, and the convenience of the laundry room. The lower level features several rooms which provide ample flexibility in purpose. One room includes an en suite bath and could serve as an Au Pair suite, and another provides a separate entrance adjacent to the garage. The lower level also features a spacious multi-purpose room with a wet bar, large doors leading to the backyard and an entrance to the two car garage.

4433 Cathedral Ave Nw, Washington

Listing courtesy of KW Metro Center.

6 Beds 9 Baths Courtesy of Compass
Outstanding new construction in Wesley Heights. 2022 AIA award-winning design from Wouter Boer Architects that celebrates tailored, clean lines and the integration of indoor and outdoor spaces. Overlooking Battery Kemble park, the home is surrounded by a lush tree canopy that provides both extraordinary views as well as tremendous privacy. This fully custom 6 BR/9 BA home is the sensational achievement of Developer Cliveden Group, Builder Zantzinger and Architect Wouter Boer. Sited on just under an acre of land, 4640 combines sumptuous materials and amenities with exacting design and construction. Rich details include flush mounted, floor-to-ceiling windows and doors, exotic teak paneling, cabinetry and floating walls, imported marbles and stone, Waterworks hardware, SubZero, Miele, Wolf and Bosch appliances, and Level 5 plaster wall and ceiling finish, a 40' x 17' saltwater pool with infinity-edge and 1000 bottle capacity, glass-walled wine room. A detailed automation package provides control over every element of home operation - lighting, audio, visual, security and window treatments. An elevator services all four levels. The classically-proportioned, smooth stucco exterior is framed by tailored green roofs, limestone lintels and capstones. A dramatic entry foyer is dominated by a two-story floating steel and glass staircase. Radiant-heated limestone flooring and 10 ft+ ceilings continue throughout the main level. An open concept Living/Dining Room sets the stage for extravagant entertaining and one of the most incredible park views in the city. Flanked by a more intimate Library with extensive built ins and a Family Room with two-sided fireplace and floor to ceiling windows on three sides. Adjoining the family room is the fabulous gourmet kitchen with Calacatta Cavelano counters, top of the line appliances and custom teak cabinetry. A sliding glass wall opens the kitchen to a limestone terrace for seamless indoor/outdoor flow. An oversized pantry/catering kitchen and one of two home offices complete the Main Level. The upper level includes four bedroom suites. The owner's suite features a private balcony, fabulous marble and limestone bath with soaking tub, dressing closet and secondary laundry facilities. A show stopping 3rd floor office with floor to ceiling glass on three sides accesses a large, private terrace providing expansive vistas. The spectacular pool terrace level includes a large recreation space with 1000 bottle capacity, glass-walled wine room and full wet bar, an exercise room with walls of windows overlooking the pool and park, and a full spa with luxurious marble steam and dry sauna. Two bedroom suites provide additional guest and/or staff space. No detail has been spared in presenting this sleek, fully custom, and exquisitely rendered residence. Minutes from Georgetown, downtown and the many attractions of the Nation's capital, as well as the best independent schools. 4640 Cathedral gracefully combines simplicity and grandeur, defining a new generation of luxury. Listing Agent related to Seller.

4640 Cathedral Ave Nw, Washington

Listing courtesy of Compass.

6 Beds 9 Baths Courtesy of Compass
JUST COMPLETED, this Thomson & Cooke-designed and Zantzinger-built home in Wesley Heights is the ultimate in sophisticated city living. 6 Bedrooms, 7/2 baths, and sited on a beautiful, flat half acre lot adjoining Battery Kemble Park, 4620 is a residence without peer nor compromise. Three light-filled levels accessed by both floating stair and elevator provide a thoughtful floor plan finished for the most discerning buyer. Sophisticated automation for audio visual, heating/ cooling and security provide total control. A tailored front elevation creates a seamless transition from the traditional architecture of Wesley Heights to the 21st century aesthetic of Three on Cathedral. With classic scale and a cement stucco facade, the residence is both sheltered and expansive on this dramatic site. A private forecourt leads to an open entry foyer with views to Battery Kemble Park beyond. Expansive windows, doors and terraces integrate indoor and outdoor spaces. Paired with mature trees and landscaping, this sophisticated, graciously-proportioned residence provides elegance and privacy. The main level enjoys a generously-scaled dining and living space with tray ceiling detail and dual sided fireplace, and adjoins an intimate library with full floor to ceiling views of parkland. The oversized gourmet kitchen with dual islands and morning room serve as both gathering hub and chef's dream. Full-sized SubZero refrigerator and freezer, 6 burner Wolf range/oven, Basalt waterfall islands and two Miele dishwashers are complemented by a large butler's pantry/bar with wine and beverage refrigeration, ice maker and abundant storage. A light-filled gathering room with adjoining office, large mudroom and informal and formal powder rooms complete the main level. Upstairs is the primary suite with dual dressing rooms and luxurious bath with soaking tub, separate shower and double vanities clad in marble with waterfall sides. Four secondary bedrooms with en suite baths and dramatic ceiling heights, and secondary laundry room complete the upstairs level. One bedroom works easily as upstairs office or den with huge corner windows and flush-mounted closet doors. The fully walkout lower level provides tremendous entertaining and recreation opportunities with access to the heated pool, level private side yard, secondary wet bar/kitchenette, exercise and recreation rooms and 6th bedroom suite. A wine cellar with arched steel and glass entry door is the focal point upon descending the floating staircase to this level. The lower level is further enhanced with laundry and changing facilities, as well as abundant storage. With an unrivaled location in one of the city's A+ neighborhoods, 4620 Cathedral provides easy access to Georgetown, downtown, a multitude of exceptional independent schools, as well as the many attractions of our Nation's capital. Listing Agent is related to Seller.

4620 Cathedral Ave Nw, Washington

Listing courtesy of Compass.

6 Beds 7 Baths Courtesy of TTR Sotheby's International Realty
This impressive stone residence is ideally located on a quiet tree-lined street in the sough-after neighborhood of Wesley Heights. The house is situated on an impeccably maintained .34-acre lot with mature trees, professionally landscaped gardens, and thoughtfully positioned hardscape. The house is set back from the street and offers a commanding front façade with a charming portico accessed via a flagstone front walkway. The interior of the residence offers over 9,000 square feet of finished living space with exceptionally-scaled formal entertaining rooms, as well as intimate family living spaces. It is illuminated by an abundance of natural sunlight, which is further magnified by the large skylights and oversized windows throughout. The gracious entry foyer has high ceilings and provides an uninterrupted axis to the rear of the home. There is a seamless transition from the foyer to both the living room and formal dining room. The generously proportioned living room with a fireplace adjoins the library, which has a multitude of bookshelves and custom planation shutters. The south-facing dining room has elegant crown moldings and a swinging door to the adjacent hallway with a powder room, walk-in pantry, and wine storage. The gourmet kitchen has a beamed ceiling, large center island with a breakfast bar, and high-end appliances. Additionally, the kitchen has a nearby wet bar and three convenient sets of French doors to the rear terrace and yard. The neighboring family room, which can be closed off via pocket doors, is expansive and features a built-in media center, fireplace, and another set of French doors to the terrace. The grand curved staircase to the second level showcases a dramatic overhead skylight, which provides substantial sunlight to the floor below. Beautiful paneled walls along the generous landing are one of the thoughtful details of the second level. The well-appointed primary bedroom has a tray ceiling and an expansive walk-in dressing room. The marble en-suite primary bathroom epitomizes luxury with two separate vanities, a frameless glass shower, and lovely soaking tub. There are two additional bedroom suites on this floor, both with spacious closets and private bathrooms. The other two upper level bedrooms share a center bathroom with access from both rooms. There is also the added convenience of an impressive laundry room with two full-sized washers and dryers, a folding station, utility sink, and storage found on this level. The sprawling lower level of the residence offers a large recreation room with a dry bar and beverage refrigerator, an office with private entry, a gym, game room, and ample storage space. There is also an in-law/staff suite with a full kitchen, bathroom, and a separate entrance. The rear grounds are wonderfully private and great for entertaining with a desirable flat yard and a lovely terrace with a built-in gas grill. The residence also has a private driveway and two one-car garages. It is within close walking distance to neighborhood favorite restaurants, shops, and parks.

4519 Cathedral Ave Nw, Washington

Listing courtesy of TTR Sotheby's International Realty.