Design & Home

Lori Graham’s Swanky Dupont Rowhouse: Now on the Market

Designer’s gorgeous pad was previously featured by The Washingtonian

Lori Graham's kitchen has a hidden pantry where she can stash messes during parties. Photograph by Morgan Howarth.

When we featured interior designer Lori Graham’s Dupont Circle rowhouse in our October guide to Dream Kitchens, we didn’t realize just how drool-worthy the rest of the home was. It’s now on the market for $2,749,900, and this photo tour left us with a serious case of house envy.

Graham and husband Richard Berman bought the 19th-century Victorian—which had housed an art gallery for 30 years—in 2007 for $1,370,000, then did a top-to-bottom renovation.

Fabulous as the kitchen is—three-inch-thick marble countertops, modern glass chandeliers, a Sub-Zero fridge so big contractors had to reinforce the floors to support it—the rest of the house looks just as swank.

With four levels and 5,000 square feet, there’s a lot to love. The dark, glossy wood floors—they’re oak with an ebony stain—are a nice modern counterpoint to traditional details like custom-made plaster molding, which Graham had painted in high-gloss white to reflect light. We also like the playful light fixtures in the second-floor hallway and the shiny fuschia wallpaper in one of the second-floor baths.

But it’s the top-floor master suite that really goes over the top. It has a living area with built-in bookshelves, surround sound, and a flat screen, plus a “midnight kitchen” with top-of-the-line appliances. That way you don’t have to go downstairs for a snack late at night—or ever, really.  Best of all is the beautifully landscaped roof deck, complete with outdoor shower. We can only imagine how refreshing a morning up there would be.

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