Welcome to 221 3rd Street SE. The spectacular location in the heart of Capitol Hill, coupled with the original character of the residence, inspired a complete top of line renovation of this home. True to the Victorian architectural style of the neighborhood, the facade's color-scheme highlights every delicate detail of the brick masonry. The front yard features an iron fence and steps leading to the main entrance with oversized French exterior doors, and a private foyer with original Victorian tile work and an original glass transom. The interior maintains many original finishes, most notably the staircase and banister, heart pine hardwood flooring, marble fireplaces and pocket doors. The first of two fireplaces on the main floor is a striking black marble statement against the bright and airy formal living room. The Victorian bay front window lets in an immense amount of light. Passing into the dining room/library, notice the original pocket doors, beautifully restored and painted to match the white trim with original corner rosettes. Another black fireplace anchors the dining room/library, flanked by built-in bookshelves and more windows than is typical for Victorian townhome dining rooms. A half bath finishes the main level, providing convenience for entertaining and hospitality. Descending to the lower level, and convenient for the frequent host, the stunning gourmet kitchen and welcoming informal living and eating space are warmed by in-floor radiant heat. The kitchen includes Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances and a modern, private outdoor terrace connected by a wall of sleek, steel windows, incorporating a pleasing juxtaposition with the charm of the original structure. A gorgeous exposed brick wall featuring two more original, decorative fireplaces runs the length of the lower level. On the opposing wall, hidden storage is tucked beneath the staircase. On the second level, two bedrooms and two stunning bathrooms, including a primary en suite, complete this home. Mooi and Circa lighting, high-velocity AC, marble tile, Waterworks vanities and plumbing, ceramic bathtub, curved, plaster walls, and plenty of closet space are just some of the luxurious details that make this home a rare find.