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D.C.’s Strangest Mansion Headed to Reality TV

The strangeness of Dupont Circle's sprawling Mansion on O Street will soon be accessible to the whole country.

In June, a film crew shot the sometimes-controversial home/concert venue/hotel/restaurant for an episode of Mega Mansions, a new Travel Channel series, according to Tracy Halliday, the mansion's chief marketing officer. The episode is expected to air next year.

I was at the mansion Monday for a food tasting, and it is something else. With its myriad secret doors, piles and piles of knick-knacks, and constant encouragement that everything there is on sale, the whole place is steeped in a shabby sort of mystery. In other words, perfect for reality TV.

Correction: Due to a reporting error, this post originally incorrectly stated the series would be on TLC.

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