Woodley Park Home of Prominent Family Goes on the Market
Beasley Real Estate lists DC luxury property at $1,690,000
(MediaQuire) Washington, DC – ( Beasley Real Estate) – From the outside, it looks like a characteristic Woodley Park home, but the inside is filled with the stories and treasures of a remarkable Washington family. It is the former home of Patricia “Tish” Alsop whose family has been making its mark on Washington, DC for over 8 decades.
Born in Gibraltar, Tish met Stewart Alsop during World War II when he was serving in the British Army. She later worked as a decoding agent for the British Intelligence Service. They were married in London on June 20, 1944, when she was 18.
Back in the United States, from 1945 to 1958, Stewart Alsop covered domestic and world politics for the New York Herald Tribune with his brother, Joseph Alsop. After the Alsop brothers ended their partnership, Stewart went on to write articles and a regular column for the Saturday Evening Post until 1968, then a weekly column for Newsweek from 1968 until his death in 1974. He published several books, including a “sort of memoir” of his battle with an unusual form of leukemia, Stay of Execution.
After Mr. Alsop’s death, Mrs. Alsop returned to school to study medical technology and the disease that took her husband’s life. She worked in a biomedical research laboratory and studied issues related to bone-marrow transplantation, which has become increasingly important in the treatment of leukemia. She retired in 1992.
“I am honored to have been chosen to present this truly elegant home to the public,” said Sheila Mooney, Listing Agent.
The Alsop home is one of the largest homes in Woodley Park, offering spacious light-filled rooms, warm wood floors, superb indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces and a beautiful private terrace and garden. Garfield Terrace is a quiet, low traffic cul-du-sac, only a few blocks to the Metro and close to many fine schools including Oyster/Adams Bilingual School.
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About Sheila Mooney
A former trial lawyer in the Tax Division of the Justice Department, Sheila has spent more than 20 years developing her expertise in the DC real estate market, specializing in single family homes, co-ops and condos in Woodley Park, Cleveland Park and surrounding neighborhoods. Sheila also served as the co-director of sales in the P.N. Hoffman 35-unit project, Woodley Park Place, on Connecticut Avenue. (more)
Beasley Real Estate:
Jim Bell, former top producer at Washington Fine Properties, Trent Heminger, former top producer at TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, and David B. Pollin, co-founder of The Buccini/Pollin Group, are pleased to announce the formation of Beasley Real Estate, a full service carriage-trade real estate firm with a global reach based in Washington DC. “Beasley Real Estate evolved out of years of reflection on creating a different kind of real estate experience for clients, one that focuses on a ‘client first, brand second’ model,” explained Jim Bell, founder and managing partner, Beasley Real Estate. “No other firm operates using this model.”
“Our brokers and agents have decades of experience serving the people of metro DC. From finance and conveyance to development and investment – we are leading experts in every field affecting real estate,” explained Trent Heminger, partner, Beasley Real Estate. “We are confident that our firm and our approach will produce the best financial results for our buyers and sellers.” If you’re looking for homes in the Washington DC real estate market, find out about the neighborhoods Beasley serves and learn more about the real estate market in Washington, DC by visiting www.BeasleyRE.com