Real Estate

HGTV’s Lauren Liess Renovated This Rockville House and Now It’s For Sale

The Washington designer's TV series "Best House on the Block" premieres Thursday night.

Photos by Peter Bang of Redfin.

Lauren Liess, a superstar of the local interior design scene, will debut her new TV series “Best House on the Block” on the DIY Network Thursday night. The show—in which Liess and her husband David makeover homes around Washington—is headed to HGTV next year. But before the Great Falls decorator becomes the next Joanna Gaines, you can snap up one of her houses for yourself.

This 1950s rancher just hit the market in Rockville for $525,000. If you’re already a Liess fan, you may recognize it—it starred in the pilot episode of “Best House on the Block” that aired last year. Liess totally renovated its first floor for the homeowners, opening up the layout and doubling the size of the kitchen. According to a spokeswoman for Redfin, which has the listing, the owners still love the house, but they’re moving to Cincinnati to be closer to family.

Take a look around.



Senior Editor

Marisa M. Kashino joined Washingtonian in 2009 as a staff writer, and became a senior editor in 2014. She oversees the magazine’s real estate and home design coverage, and writes long-form feature stories. She was a 2020 Livingston Award finalist for her two-part investigation into a wrongful conviction stemming from a murder in rural Virginia.