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Tons of amenities on two acres of property. By Kay Wicker

This eight-year-old property boasts five bedrooms, eight bathrooms, two kitchens, six fireplaces, a gym, media room, and a library spread over three floors. Outside, you’ll find an expansive entertaining space, a swimming pool, and yet another kitchen, all overlooking rolling hills and a pond. And if all that luxury just gets to be too much, the owners can retreat to a master suite that includes a sitting area, wet bar, and a huge bathroom with a soaking tub and its own TV.

Take a peek at the photos below, then head to Washington Fine Properties for complete details.

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Posted at 12:39 PM/ET, 11/19/2014 | Permalink | Comments ()
The 11-bedroom, seven-bath mansion went for a record-breaking $3.9 million. By Caroline Cunningham

Logan Circle saw its highest residential sale in history on Monday when an 11-bed, seven-bath rowhouse sold for $3.9 million, as reported by the Washington Post. Built in 1885, the Victorian mansion was originally listed at $4.445 million. The 9,880-square-foot home, filled with exposed brick, original molding, eight fireplaces, an in-law suite with its own kitchen, and a spacious patio out back, sold in two months.

Take a peek inside 1332 Vermont Ave., NW below, then head to TTR Sotheby's for all the details.

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Posted at 01:30 PM/ET, 11/18/2014 | Permalink | Comments ()
This 5,648-square-foot rowhouse is on sale for the first time in 75 years, for $4.1 million. By Kay Wicker

Though it's been renovated, this four-story home has maintained much of its historic grandeur. You'll find custom millwork, carved mantels, original crown molding, and stained-glass windows throughout. It has ten bedrooms, ten bathrooms, eight fireplaces, and a finished basement with a one-bedroom, one-bath apartment. There's plenty of space outside, too, in the form of an English garden and a large, brick-paved patio with a water fountain and built-in grill.

We're not the only ones who have noticed the rowhouse—earlier this year Realtor.com named it one of the top five homes that could stand in for the Underwood residence in the Netflix drama House of Cards.

Take a peek at the photos below, then head to the Kimberly & Daryl Team for complete details.

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Posted at 12:34 PM/ET, 11/12/2014 | Permalink | Comments ()
The Lauren's penthouse could end up being the Washington area’s priciest condo yet. By Kay Wicker
Rendering courtesy of The Lauren.

The Lauren’s eighth-floor penthouse is poised to be a real-estate game changer. Though still under construction—it’s not slated for completion until spring of 2016—this Bethesda property just hit the market. And if it sells at (or near) its current listing price of $10.5 million, the 7,300-square-foot condo might wind up with the dubious honor of being the area’s most expensive apartment to date.

Here’s a rundown of the luxe amenities: The three-bedroom, five-bath unit features a private elevator that will open directly into the living space, a 600-square-foot grand salon, a gourmet kitchen outfitted with custom cabinetry and 48-inch hooded gas ranges, a 100-bottle wine chiller, and a spa-style master bath with natural stone detailing, an oversize soaking tub, and a rain shower. Plus there's a private 1,500-square-foot terrace. If the place sells soon, the buyer will be able work with Miami architect Robert Swedroe and Washington interior designer Jeff Akseizer to select the condo’s custom finishes.

Beyond the spoils of this individual unit, the penthouse’s future residents will also gain access to the Lauren's 3,000-square-foot terrace, a posh garden-level wine lounge—which includes a large-screen television, separate bar, and catering kitchen—plus valet parking and a fitness center.

Take a peek at the renderings below. Prospective buyers must reach out to listing agent David DeSantis directly; head to TTR Sotheby’s for contact details.

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Posted at 09:50 AM/ET, 11/05/2014 | Permalink | Comments ()
This elegant estate offers six bedrooms, a pool, and lots of luxe details. By Kay Wicker

Sophisticated meets traditional in this six-bedroom, eight-bath mansion, an elegant 1949 home off Massachusetts Avenue that was completely restored to include a three-story addition—set up with an au pair suite—and lots of luxe details. Among the highlights: French doors that open to a secluded garden terrace and swimming pool, dramatic checkerboard tiling in the foyer, a stately fireplace in the living room, and a majorly glam master bath that features a soaking tub, statement lighting, and marble-tiled walls. There’s parking for ten and a wine cellar, too.

2849 McGill Terrace, Northwest, is listed at $4.5 million. Take a peek below, then go to Zillow for the complete details.

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Posted at 10:21 AM/ET, 10/29/2014 | Permalink | Comments ()
This elegant brick estate offers a half-acre of land and more than 7,200 square feet of living space. By Kay Wicker

Built in the late 1920s, this Embassy Row Georgian mansion combines a dignified exterior with a tasteful, classical interior, including such details as decorative moldings and wall paneling, curving staircases, French doors, arched entrances, and elaborately carved fireplace mantels and display shelving. A sunny conservatory offers walls of bright picture windows, and thereʼs both a cozy study and a library lined with built-in bookcases. Outside, a fenced-in yard and plenty of greenery lends privacy to a swimming pool, balcony, and terrace on the homeʼs manicured half-acre plot.

The six-bed, seven-bath mansion is listed at $8.1 million. Take a peek below, then go to Long and Foster for the complete details.

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Posted at 02:18 PM/ET, 10/23/2014 | Permalink | Comments ()
It has 16 bathrooms and gilded crown molding. By Kay Wicker

Grandeur and luxury are in no short supply at this Potomac mansion. Just the numbers alone are impressive: The Montgomery County Colonial has nine bedrooms, 16 bathrooms, two kitchens, and three dining rooms spread across more than 16,700 square feet. It’s on nearly four acres of land. There are eight fireplaces. The master suite involves not only a sitting room and balcony, but also enormous his-and-hers bathrooms and dressing closets. There’s a finished basement large and fancy enough to rival most people’s entire homes, including a wine cellar and tasting room, another kitchen, a home theater, and a sauna. Outside, there’s a decadent fountain, a terraced patio, and a massive pool. And then there's the laundry list of ultra-extravagant decorative detailing—magnificent spiraling staircases, inlaid-marble floors, carved fireplace mantels, huge palladian windows, and opulent gilded crown moldings.

The home is now listed at $9.75 million, down from the original price of $15 million. Take a peek inside below, then check out Long & Foster for the complete details.

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Posted at 01:37 PM/ET, 10/15/2014 | Permalink | Comments ()
The Brightwood home was custom-built to LEED standards in 2011. By Michelle Thomas

Open and airy, this five-bedroom home just off upper 16th Street, Northwest, was custom-built by HRY Design in 2011 to fuse organic warmth—via rich walnut floors and lots of wood accenting—with contemporary design style features, such as white marble, sleek white, glass-walled balconies, and stainless steel stair rails. Walls of windows allow natural light to flood each of the four levels, and upstairs, a wall of planked walnut and marble fireplace add a chic vibe to the large master suite. Other highlights? The open rainfall shower and soaking tub in the spa-like master bath, and a duo of wet bars, one each on the lower and top floors.

The property is listed at $1.499 million. Take a look inside below, then go to Long & Foster for the complete tour.

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Posted at 01:11 PM/ET, 10/10/2014 | Permalink | Comments ()
It has a sauna and a wine cellar that holds more than 600 bottles. By Michelle Thomas

Ringing in with more than 9,500 square feet of living space on nearly three acres of land, this custom-built McLean mansion is loaded with luxurious architectural details, including double-height ceilings in the living room, intricate moldings and medallions, Palladian windows, and elegant mantels on its eight fireplaces. The kitchen and bathrooms might be a touch outdated, but there are other amenities to make up for it: Check out the mahogany-paneled library, private sauna, and wine cellar with room for more than 600 bottles.

The property is listed at $3.499. Take a look below, then go to Long & Foster Real Estate for more.

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Posted at 02:56 PM/ET, 10/08/2014 | Permalink | Comments ()
Historic beauty meets tons of opulent features. By Michelle Thomas

Love the grand opulence of old-city Victorians? This Dupont townhome, at 17th and Q streets, combines the best of the era's ornate detailing with some majorly luxe upgrades. Designed by turn-of-the-century architect T.F. Schneider, the large 3,500-square-foot rowhouse retains many of its original historic details—such as the intricate moldings and those gorgeous fireplace mantels—with modern upgrades. Some of the highlights: ebony floors, a marble and white kitchen (outfitted with top-of-the-line appliances), and an elevator, plus a stunning top-floor master suite that features white exposed brick, built-in shelving, vaulted ceilings, and a second kitchen—meant for catering the roof deck, naturally.

The home is listed at $2.895 million. Take a look inside below, then go to Evers & Company Real Estate for the complete details.

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Posted at 04:30 PM/ET, 10/01/2014 | Permalink | Comments ()