A historic Georgetown house predating the Civil War was treated with painstaking effort to restore and repair the existing building materials and finishes. The front façade underwent extensive restoration from the single glazed double-hung windows to the custom mahogany ship-lap siding. The interiors have been updated with modern amenities and energy-efficient systems. The property includes a fully detached Guest house/studio in the rear yard amidst a landscape of mature trees and a centrally located water feature, creating an oasis within an oasis. This home is an excellent example of how historic style can be sensitively adapted to fulfill contemporary needs.