Posts Tagged ‘house of the week’

Exorbitant House of the Week, Elevator Edition

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 [...]

Exorbitant House of the Week, Price Drop Edition

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 [...]

Exorbitant House of the Week, Bunker Edition

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.

Exorbitant House of the Week, Secret Garden Edition

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 [...]

Exorbitant House of the Week, $6 Million Rowhouse Edition

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 [...]

Exorbitant House of the Week, Kennedy Edition

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 [...]

Exorbitant House of the Week, Schoolhouse Edition

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 [...]

Exorbitant Condo of the Week, Snakes and Robots Edition

At a mere $795,000, this is the least exorbitant property to be featured here to date, but it's certainly not the least striking. This one-story Adams Morgan condo boasts nearly 3,000 square feet of space and three bedrooms. But that's not what catches a first-time visitor's eye. That distinction belongs to the serpentine light fixtures, [...]

Exorbitant House of the Week, BET Edition

There are perks to being in charge of a major TV network. For one, you can afford a gorgeous house. And should you choose to sell that gorgeous house, you can bank, oh, somewhere around $4.7 million.
Take 2801 Rock Creek Drive NW, tucked behind the Omni Shoreham Hotel alongside Rock Creek Park. Until last week, [...]

Exorbitant House of the Week, Modern Edition

Some people want their homes, well, homey. Others prefer life-size glass-and-concrete sculptures, where every angle can slice diamonds and evidence of actual residence is frowned upon. If you fall into the latter category, have I got the home for you!
For $2.9 million, a 3,800-square-foot box of the finest materials can be yours. "Sophisticated minimalism" is [...]