The NEMBYs won't like this one.
As I reported in my column last week, residents of the Kalorama neighborhood, north of Dupont Circle, have been pushing to prevent a certain type of neighbor from becoming more prevalent in their midst, rallying behind the cry: No Embassies in My Back Yard! Embassies—or, more specifically, chanceries, as opposed [...]
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The NEMBYs won't like this one.
What does it take to sell a five-bedroom house for $4 million? It helps if everything's covered in gold.
Of course, the nine bathrooms at 2962 Chain Bridge Road NW in Palisades don't hurt, nor does the sauna or the wine cellar that no reasonable human could possibly fill. But it's the baroque touch that sets [...]
"Do not get confused by addresses," warns the listing. "Record shows 1657 31st St. BUT it is way behind that address and is on the Alley off of Avon Place."
At $97,000, this week's exorbitant house is the most inexpensive one to date. Are the days of buying D.C. real estate for $100,000 back? Not quite; [...]
Ever find yourself climbing two flights of stairs to your house's top floor and thinking, "This isn't what I dropped three and a half million for?" The architect of this Cleveland Park home knows how you feel. Sure, it only has three stories plus a basement, but after a long day's work, sometimes you just [...]
This house has nine bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, 12,000 square feet, a swimming pool, an enormous kitchen, a shoe closet that could easily serve as a 10th bedroom—and a seeming inability to attract a buyer.
According to Zillow, since the house at 4400 Garfield St. NW went on the market in January 2011 for $8,995,000, it's had [...]
OK, this place isn't so much exorbitant as unusual. From the outside, the Palisades house—on the market for $875,000—looks like a good place to take cover in the event of nuclear war.
So much that on the inside, residents apparently make a habit of painting more normal-looking houses to which they dream of moving.
Times have changed since the days when the city's well-to-do found Logan Circle scary and kept their real estate dollars west of Rock Creek Park. Ten or 15 years ago, it would have been unthinkable for a compact two-bedroom Logan condo to cost more than a spacious four-bedroom Palisades house.
And what of a Logan Circle rowhouse [...]
Sure, the dean of Georgetown development may have decamped for Logan Circle, saying that "the city's moved east," but when it comes to exorbitant real estate, Georgetown's still the place to beat. Where else would a townhouse be listed for just shy of $6 million?
Granted, it's a rather large townhouse, at 6,713 square feet and [...]
For a four-bedroom house in Marshall, Va., $11 million (at more than $2,000 a square foot) sounds a little steep. That is, until you take into account the 166 acres it sits on, and its illustrious pedigree. Wexford, as it's known, was built by Jackie Kennedy in 1963 and served as the Kennedys' retreat, if only [...]
Step inside the old Pierce School; today's lesson is on extravagance. In 2000, a team of two bought the vacant school building, a stone's throw from H Street NE, from the District for $275,000 and began converting it into nine loft units. Now, for just $7.25 million, the whole thing can be yours. Rent out [...]