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Historic Georgetown Home Revitalized Cover property presented by the Alex & Paul Group, pages 20-21


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CAPITOL HILL 28 9th Street NE Offered at $1,490,000

The house you have always admired. The “Buffalo Bill” house, prominently sited, nobly proportioned. Don’t miss the opportunity to inspect this rare example of Second Empire splendor. Presented by The Pettie/Tubbs Team: Linda Pettie 276-3172 / Michael Tubbs 487-7206 Office 202-547-3525 / Tour at www.pettietubbs.com/28.

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1708 Swann Street NW Offered at $1.95M

An architectural masterpiece on one of Washington’s most charming streets, 1708 Swann Street is a phenomenal property with a four-bedroom, two and a half bath main unit and a one bedroom legal rental unit. The home also boasts a rear deck, two-car parking, a balcony off the master bedroom and a large roof deck, plus Baldwin and Waterworks fixtures and tile. Presented by The Dwight & David Group 1606 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20009 David 202-352-8456 / Dwight 202-361-4400 david@dwightanddavid.com / www.dwightanddavid.com

2209 39th Street NW OFFERED AT $950,000

GEORGETOWN

What you have been waiting for! Renovated semi-detached row house in Glover Park with 4 bedrooms & 3 1/2 bathrooms. 4 Finished levels of amazing space. Open floor plan with separate living, dining and family rooms. “In law” suite with full kitchen, bathroom and laundry. Deck, fenced yard and 2 car-parking. Presented by Shari Gronvall sgronvall@cbmove.com Direct 202-625-4850 / Mobile 202-360-7648

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Capitol Hill

202-387-6180 Kevin McDuffie Managing Broker kmcduffie@cbmove.com

202-333-6100 Rick Hoffman Managing Broker rick.hoffman@cbmove.com

202-547-3525 Don Denton Managing Broker ddenton@cbmove.com

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PRICE RESIDENCE, Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC Travis Price Architects – Price/Brake Construction Ken Wyner – Photography

AUTHENTICITY METAPHOR SIMPLIFIED

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The home is seen as an abstracted tree with a street side of patina copper planted on two columns at the cliff ’s edge hung by steel cables. The park side rear is clad with transparent super-insulated glazing. Trees are saved and wrap through the house. The design desires to blend into the park by its matching natural colors as well as its use of glass, which reflectively display the preserved trees surrounding it.

Found in one of the most exceptional settings in Forest Hills, this residence was designed by award-winning architect Travis L. Price III, FAIA as his own home. In close proximity to Rock Creek Park, one enjoys a bucolic setting while also being only a ten-minute walk to Connecticut Avenue.This iconic house claims many sustainable features including the super-insulated glazing and the innovative use of copper and steel. The house comprises approximately 3,500 square feet including: three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, an open living/dining arrangement, a perfectly outfitted kitchen, studio and separate laundry. The public spaces are large and offer uninterrupted light from every aspect and the private spaces are intimate and inviting.

It is essentially the embodiment of a spiritual journey that manifested itself in a unique complement of materials, joyously expressed. The house is more armor than residence, enveloping the inhabitants in a secure sheath, providing them with an opportunity to create their own experiences within. While presenting a strong and bold exterior, the interior is almost Zen-like in its calming aspect. 2805 CHESTERFIELD PL, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20008 OFFERED FOR $3,399,000

Conceived in a way like no other, this house is more than merely a distinguished residence. It incorporates a lifetime of learning and experiences from all over the world and from numerous traditions.

Ron Mangas, Jr. & John T. Mahshie Ron 703 298 2564 | rmangas@ttrsir.com 6723 Whittier Ave, McLean, VA | www.ContemporaryListings.com John 202 271 3132 | jmahshie@ttrsir.com 1206 30th Street, NW | www.ttrsir.com ISSU E N O. 1 7


At The Mandy & David Team, our approach is both collaborative and comprehensive. We are resultsdriven, constantly maintaining our clients’ best interests by approaching each transaction as a lifelong partner and negotiating fearlessly. We place a particular emphasis on the personal care and attention of our clients. As part of our standard service, we manage and completely oversee the preparation of our clients’ homes for the marketplace and generate the most exposure possible. Coupled with our boutique sensibility is the global reach and influence of Coldwell Banker. Our tools and technology are the best in the business and support our unique and extensive knowledge of the local marketplace. Call us for a confidential consultation.

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Luxurious Penthouse Living 2100 11th Street NW #PH2 Washington, DC 20001 Offered as a Private Exclusive: $1,150,000 Please contact us for more details.

cell (202) 425-6417 | direct (202) 379-9619 | office (202) 387-6180 | team@mandyanddavid.com | www.mandyanddavid.com

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Extraordinary New Home in Sought-After Phillips Park

$ 3 ,7 9 5 ,0 0 0 2112 Dunmore Lane NW, Washington DC 20007

Welcome to this spectacular new home designed by award-winning Ankie Barnes and built by acclaimed Zuckerman Partners. Four fabulous finished levels consist of 6,600 square feet and includes a Gourmet Chef ’s Kitchen, terrific Breakfast Room with picture window surround, dramatic Family Room with coffered ceiling, wonderful Library and sensational Master Bedroom Suite with exquisite “His” and “Hers” Baths. Wainscoting, custom millwork, two fireplaces, and full service elevator are some of the many fine features and details found throughout this incredible home. Further enhancing the home’s appeal is a three car side loading garage and level backyard engineered with custom retaining walls to handle future swimming pool.

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French Country Masterpiece by Award Winning Gibson Builders

$2,7 9 5 , 0 0 0 5254 Loughboro Road NW, Washington DC 20016

Welcome to this brand new sensational French Country masterpiece created by sought after award winning Gibson Builders. Containing over 7000 square feet of extraordinary materials, incomparable design and expert workmanship, this very special home wows at every turn. From the gourmet chefs’ kitchen with designer honed marbles to the exquisite family room with adjoining outdoor Loggia to the stunning Master Bedroom Suite with fabulous Master Bath, no detail has been compromised in this home of distinction. Beautifully nestled in an enclave of 3 other fully customized homes by the same builder, this gorgeous home is further enhanced with circular drive and is conveniently located to Georgetown, Tysons Corner, C and O Canal and two major airports.

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Contents Exclusive listings

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Showcasing distinctive properties in the District.

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Highlighting exclusive properties in the District.

Exterior Design

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Thomas Tait Garden Design Expert

Red Hot in the District

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Exclusive Water Street Condominiums are hot on the market and ready to sell.

Q&A Spotlight

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Insight from one of the region’s top realtor teams.

Front Cover: The Alex & Paul Group from TTR Sotheby’s present a historic Georgetown property. Cover Photo by Bob Narod, Photographer, LLC


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Boutique Chic listing, renovated by R&D Development, in sought after Logan Circle.

The Design Department 45-54 A Fresh Start in the New Year with innovative design and eco-friendly renovations.

Escape the District

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Nearby destinations make for relaxing weekend retreats.

Giving Back

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Believing in the power of charitable causes to create stronger communities.

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the district is our audience

y inspiration for District Home Magazine came from my intrigue for D.C.’s exceptional urban living style. Washington, D.C. has quickly developed into the Manhattan of the Mid-Atlantic, appealing to sophisticated young professionals and home to the world’s most influential and affluent people. Over the past decade, the city has drastically transformed into a modern metropolis with a rich history. D.C. is also notable for being both chic and conservative, appealing to those who seek a refined city lifestyle. I wanted to highlight the evolving city atmosphere and showcase the diverse neighborhoods of the District. Whether it’s historic Georgetown, vibrant Dupont Circle, or the revitalized Capitol Hill, each community has distinctive qualities with residents and homes that share unique lifestyles.

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D.C. is the perfect place to put down your roots, and the ease of escaping the hectic city contributes to Washington’s appeal. I am excited to not only include beautiful urban homes, but also present residents with real estate opportunities for relaxing weekend escapes to nearby destinations. A short ride out of the city can take you to the charming seaside town of St. Michaels, Maryland, to a beautiful rural horse farm in Middleburg,Virginia, or to your dream getaway in the Shenandoah Valley. With the convenience of two accessible DC airports, Reagan National Airport and Dulles International Airport, a weekend trip to Nantucket or down the coast to Hilton Head is at your fingertips.

the old and the new Rich histories and modern amenities encompass the District’s culture. Our listings combine elements of the old and new, including homes from the 1900’s that have been beautifully preserved and updated for today’s lifestyle. I wanted to put a spin on real estate by showing an intimate history of the homes we list, while showcasing their beauty with modern updates and unique design elements. We work with local designers, architects, and builders to present fresh and inspiring ideas for your own home. Living and working in Rome, Italy for over 15 years is where my passion began for homes that combine the old and the new to create harmonious living spaces. Our first home was an apartment in a renovated monastery, built circa 1501. I feel the style of European living in Georgetown where I currently reside with my husband and two children. I hope that you enjoy each of the homes we showcase, and are inspired by our design professionals.

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“What’s great about thisthis house the “What’s great about houseis isthat thatit’s it’sspread spreadout out and and has has the long sweeps you’d Christian long sweeps you’dsee seeininaacountry country house” house” Architect Architect Christian Zapatka says. “So our approach was to make you feel as you’re Zaptka says. “So our approach was to make you feel as ifif you’re in ainbeautiful English country land, a beautiful English countryhouse houseononaabeautiful beautiful piece piece of of land, though you’rethough only onyou’re one-third acre in of thean city.” onlyofonanone-third acre in the city.”

Alex Venditti & Paul Pike 1506 14th Street, NW Washington, DC 20005 Alex Venditti 202-550-8872 avenditti@ttrsir.com Paul Pike 202-550-8871 ppike@ttrsir.com www.ttrsir.com ISSUE N O. 1 21


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MEDITERRANEAN This eleganT 1926 MediTerranean-sTyled villa next to the Vice President’s residence is sited on one of the largest remaining private parcels in Observatory Circle. Its period details include chestnut paneling, herringbone oak floors, etched glass panels and antique brass hardware. The rooms are well-proportioned and there is a separate home/office entrance. A private apartment over the two car garage provides additional living space. Offering Price $5,900,000

Terri Robinson, Associate Broker trrestate@aol.com c 202 607 7737 o 202 944 8400 ext 209 22 ISS U E N O. 1

Denise Warner, RealtorŠ denise.warner@lnf.com c 202 487 5162 o 202 944 8400 ext 213

1680 Wisconsin Avenue NW Washington, DC 20007 202 944 8400


PURE ELEGANCE in Georgetown

Elegant Victorian townhouse on one of the most prominent corners in Georgetown. Light filled interior with high ceilings, large windows and skylights. Modern updates meet period details throughout the house. The dramatic kitchen addition opens onto large rear garden and driveway entrance. Five bedrooms and three and a half baths on four levels. 3100 P STREET NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20007 $2,795,000

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Russell Firestone o 202-333-1212 | c 202-271-1701 | f 202-280-6655 1206 30th Street, NW | www.ttrsir.com


STATELY COLONIAL with VIEWS of the PARK in Wesley Heights

BEAUTIFUL brick Colonial overlooking Battery Kemble Park on one of the most sought-after streets in Washington. Fashionably updated, the renovated kitchen with Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances opens to both the formal dining room and to the family room. The formal living room is flooded with natural light. A recently-added sunroom offers three exposures. Upstairs, the master suite has two closets and a large, marble bathroom. There are five additional bedrooms with updated bathrooms. The lower level offers the everyday luxuries of a home gym and additional family room.

Russell Firestone o 202-333-1212 | c 202-271-1701 | f 202-280-6655 1206 30th Street, NW | www.ttrsir.com

4500 EDMUNDS STREET NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20007 $2,795,000

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Selling the Area’s Finest Properties

Estate Setting

Marvelous Masterpiece

Simply Elegant

Kenwood/ Chevy Chase. This magnificent classic colonial in an elegant private setting on 2/3 acre grounds features a beautiful hall with curving staircase, a cherry wood paneled library, gracious entertaining spaces, 8 bedrooms, 6.5 baths and 4 levels of spacious, sunny rooms. $2,795,000

Palisades. This brilliant new home by designer Chryssa Wolfe offers high style and cutting edge technology, with 4 levels and over 6000 sf of luxurious living spaces, 6 bedrooms, 5 full and 2 half baths, a walk-out lower level to a fabulous pool, patios and elegant landscaping. $2,735,000

Ted Beverley 301-728-4338 Pat Lore 301-908-1242

Nancy Hammond 202-262-5374

Town of Chevy Chase. On a beautiful tree-lined street, this picturesque period colonial with elegant renovations features a gourmet kitchen/ breakfast room/ family room, 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths including a luxurious master suite with spa bath, and custom landscaped patios and gardens. $1,879,000 Eric Murtagh 301-652-8971 Karen Kuchins 301-275-2255

Drama & Style

Georgetown Charmer

City Style

Georgetown/ Hillandale. In the heart of a popular gated community, this handsome townhouse has been dramatically renovated with gourmet eat-in kitchen, striking granite fireplace, 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths  including a luxurious master suite, stone terraced patio and garage parking. $1,750,000

Completely renovated, this appealing townhouse with vintage front porch offers an open floor plan, high ceilings, 2 kitchens, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and 3 parking places. $1,384,000

Chevy Chase, DC. Within walking distance of Metro and the amenities of Friendship Heights, this immaculate townhouse circa 1999, offers elegant entertaining spaces, 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, a fabulous lower level family room, home office and a spacious in-law suite. $1,299,000

Lynn Bulmer 202-257-2410

Lynn Bulmer 202-257-2410

Kathi Kershaw 301-613-1613

Chevy Chase

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any original features were preserved in the careful updating of this sophisticated Georgetown residence. Elegant 4 bedroom and 3.5 bath Federal-styled, semi-detached home featuring gracious living room with fireplace and garden view, generous dining room to accommodate large dinner parties, garage parking, updated kitchen, spectacular custom hard scape tiered garden with outdoor fireplace, ample attic storage and fourth bedroom en suite that easily converts to library or guest/nanny suite. A very special offering. 3053 Q St, NW | Offerred at $1,735,000

Elizabeth Dawson D’Angio c 202-427-7890 | edangio@edangio.com 1206 30th Street, NW | www.ttrsir.com

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Ne w Engl an d St yl e Co l o ni al i n Ch evy Ch ase DC Welcome home to this spacious, sun-filled 1923 New England style Colonial in Chevy Chase, DC with all the charm of yester-year and all the modern conveniences for today’s living—think wine cellar and professional Viking range. From the wide entry foyer and stunning open staircase, to the gourmet kitchen overlooking the spacious family room, you will find period details, high ceilings and large room sizes throughout this magnificent home. With 6 bedrooms,

4 updated full baths and 2 half baths, including a master suite with sitting room, full bath, walk-in closet and Juliet balcony to a complete lower level au pair/in-law suite with full bath, kitchenette, bedroom, sitting area and separate entrance, there is plenty of room for everyone. Sited on a 7,453 square foot fenced, level lot, with a rare two car detached garage, this home is ideally located close to shops, schools and metro. 6025 Western Ave, NW Offered at $1,295,000

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2810 R Street, NW — $2,250,000

3417 O Street, NW — $945,000

A Dashing Colonial on R Street in Georgetown’s Fashionable East Village.

A Vibrant Victorian located on a Cobble Stone Street in Georgetown’s West Village.

From its demure facade to its elegant interior, this lovely 3 bedroom, 3 and a half bath home invites gracious living. The entire house is even more enjoyable with its enchanting interior design created by the discerning talent of Samuel Morrow. Each room is a visual treat with tasteful crown moldings, inspired millwork, and gleaming wooden floors. With double patios and a peaceful water feature under the elegant pergola, you will proudly entertain your guests in style. All of this with a garage, a finished lower level with a family room, and guest room.

Beautifully maintained two story Victorian boasting 2 bedrooms, 2 baths for easy in-town living. Don’t miss the stunning millwork surrounding the fireplace, the heartpine floors and the bright light flooding in from every window. The floor plan with a living room, dining room and kitchen on the 1st floor adds to the convenience of this true Georgetown Victorian. A lovely garden with storage is right outside the dining room door and an alley to the street insures your in-city living will be easier to enjoy.

Margaret Byrne Heimbold, Realtor ®, GRI 202-944-8400 (office) | 202-812-2750 (primary) | 202-944-8424 (fax) margaret.heimbold@longandfoster.com | www.longandfoster.com 30 ISS U E N O. 1


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WATER STREET 3303 Water Street is a full-service, concierge-doorman condominium building located on a prominent site between the Potomac River, the US National Waterfront Park, and the C & O Canal. 3303’s modern architectural mix of brick, black metal, and concrete reflects Georgetown’s industrial history. All 70 units provide high-end amenities, and virtually all integrate substantial amounts of light and views through floor-to-ceiling windows in every room. 3303 includes skyline views, three roof terraces, fitness, reserved parking, and a cantilevered rooftop swimming pool.

Monica has had more transactions at 3303 Water Street than all other agents combined! Contact Monica for information regarding purchase and lease opportunties at 3303 Water Street and the Georgetown Ritz Carlton Residences. Monica’s January Featured Units: 3303 Water Street: 2 bedroom/2 bath + den & office. $1,550,000 Ritz Carlton Georgetown: 2 bedroom/3 bath. $12,500 per month

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elcome to an elegant, impeccably maintained and substantially updated stone manor-style residence in the heart of Spring Valley. This home is beautifully sited on one of the largest and widest lots in the neighborhood with an acre of private grounds between both Loughboro Road and Rockwood Parkway. At the rear of the property are several stone terraces surrounded by mature trees. Built in 1929 of multi-colored stone with turret and slate roof, the home was designed for grand scale entertaining as well as private family living. The center entrance hall and foyer with dramatic curved staircase is flanked by a large living room with fireplace and an embassy-sized dining room with builtin corner cabinets. On the main level of the home, one also finds a walnutpaneled library with fireplace, powder room, a family room with fireplace 3023 Q STREET, NW | WASHINGTON, DC 20007

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$5,800,000 opening to the kitchen, backstairs, and a sunroom. The recently remodeled and expanded kitchen provides excellent workspace, possessing three sinks, double ovens, gas cooktop, warming drawers, exceptional storage space, and a separate service entrance. The second level features 3 bedrooms, each with attached full baths, and a Master suite with an en-suite bath, sitting room, and dressing room.The third level offers 2 bedrooms, a full bath, and a walk-in closet. The lower level is fully finished with a family room and fireplace, recreation room, full bath, laundry, abundant storage, and utility room. Available for the first time in forty-five years, this in-town estate is truly one of Spring Valley’s grandest homes. $4,995,000

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elcome to Cooke’s Row in the East Village of Georgetown! This historic 1870 semidetached home offers grand, updated living space and unparalleled craftsmanship. The main level features 12’ ceilings, a dramatic foyer with curved staircase, double living room with two fireplaces, library with fireplace, dining room, sunroom, butler’s pantry, and updated kitchen with backstairs. The second level can be used as a master suite with double baths, sitting room with fireplace, and a dressing room, or as four bedrooms. The top floor is currently arranged as three bedrooms with two baths and extra storage. On top of the house is a cupola with views of the city and Washington Monument. Other features include zoned central air conditioning, radiator heat, new hardwood flooring, garden, detached garage, and multiple car parking. Cooke’s Row was built by Henry Cooke, the first territorial governor of Washington, D.C. 3023 Q Street has been owned by the same family for over 60 years.


2030 R STREET, NW | WASHINGTON, DC 20009

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gorgeously restored, elegant and modern, semi-detached Victorian is now for sale. This home was designed to offer living, entertaining, home-office, and gallery area all in one space. A complete renovation in 2008 came with new windows, HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems, full security system, and an elevator to all levels. This deceptively large brick end-unit rowhouse offers a fantastic location and flexible living space. The main level provides a living room, dining room, breakfast room, powder room, and a dramatic entrance hall/foyer. The second level offers a bedroom suite with sitting room, dressing room with fireplace, a full bath, and a roof deck. The third floor provides 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a laundry closet. The top floor can be used as a home office or flexible space. The lower level is flexible space that can be used as a gallery or an in-law suite with 2 bedrooms, 2 powder rooms, and a full bath. 3-car parking is achieved through a 1-car garage, and a 2-car parking pad. The home is within walking distance of 2 METRO stations, Adams Morgan, Woodley Park, and Rock Creek Park. Additionally, many shops, restaurants, and city amenities are steps from the front door.

3316 R STREET, NW | WASHINGTON, DC 20007

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$1,500,000

elcome to Georgetown! This inviting 3-level all-brick Federal row house offers comfor table living space, a desirable location, and a relaxing garden. The entry level provides a foyer/entrance hall, bedroom, full bath, laundry area, storage, and a separate outside entrance.The main level of the home is where one finds a large living room with built-in shelving and cabinets, fireplace, and access through glass French doors to the garden. The main level also provides a separate dining room, powder room, and a recently updated kitchen. Granite counters, stainless appliances, recessed lighting, white cabinetry, and large windows contribute to the kitchen’s appeal. On the top level, the Master bedroom is light-filled, overlooks the garden, and has its own bath and great closet space. Also on this level are two nicely sized bedrooms, a full bath, and access to a large attic. Other amenities include hardwood floors throughout, central air conditioning, an oversized 1-car garage, large windows, crown molding, and a location at the top of Georgetown. Within walking distance of the home are parks, shops, restaurants, and public transportation.

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georgetown

1505 2 8 TH St r e e t NW

Wash ington DC 20007 Offered for $1,795,000

Enjoy spectacular entertaining spaces on four beautifully finished levels, including 3 bedrooms and 3 and a half baths with custom dressing room off the Master Suite. The main floor offers double parlor living rooms, 10 ft ceilings, plus library, 4 fireplaces, and built-ins through out. Have wonderful dinner parties in large formal dining room & gourmet kitchen with family room opening to secluded English garden. Perfectly located minutes from the White House, Reagan National Airport, Kennedy Center, Rock Creek Park, Potomac River, shops, restaurants and all Washington has to offer. Escape to your private residence in the heart of the city.

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So what do cookie decorating and real estate have in common? “A lot,” he says. “They both require a great deal of experience, patience, and precision....”

Not a Cookie Cutter Realtor

Lawrence M. caLvert As a DC resident of 17 years, Lawrence Calvert truly loves Washington. Lawrence is a realtor with TTR Sotheby’s International Realty and also manages volunteer commitments and enjoys participating in communitysponsored events and exploring Washington’s boundless cultural offerings. But it is his hobby of 6+ years as an artisan in hand-decorated cookies where he has found a wonderful creative outlet and a way to balance his active Washington life. As Lawrence puts it, “my cookies are personalized and taste great, which makes people happy, and that feels good.” Calvert is no amateur though. His cookies have landed in the pages of The Washington Post Magazine and Martha Stewart Living. “I am basically self taught via YouTube videos and Google searches,” he admits, “and it took me some time to perfect my cookie recipe and my Royal Icing recipe, which can be very tricky, but I now own more than 250 cookie cutters and pastry tips of all sizes.” He also manages to teach classes 6-8 times per year at Temple Micah in upper Georgetown.

Lawrence M. Calvert Realtor, Georgetown Office TTR Sotheby’s International Realty c 202.510.7040 f 202.595.0399 lcalvert@ttrsir.com ttrsir.com

So what do cookie decorating and real estate have in common? “A lot,” he says. “They both require a great deal of experience, patience, and precision. Baking is not like cooking. You must be precise when measuring ingredients (hint: I weigh my ingredients) for the final product to turn out perfect each and every time. The same is true for real estate. Clients rely on me for precision and accuracy on price (in both selling and buying) and in research, marketing and negotiations.” And how else do these two come together? At closing, of course. All parties receive a package of his custom cookies. “They are usually really surprised that I make them myself.” Besides, what makes a house more of a home than a freshly baked and beautifully handdecorated batch of cookies? ISSUE N O. 1 35


by Living Design Center DC

SCAVOLIINI STORE WASHINGTON DC The Ritz Carlton Georgetown Building 1005 Wisconsin Avenue, NW. Washington, DC 20007 P:202.338.8090 - www.scav-dc.com

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STILLI’S TeaM FeaTuReD LISTINgS

4355 FOReST LN NW WDC 20007 PRICe : $1,885,000

Welcome to this charming and impor tant Tudor revival built in 1943 located at the pinnacle of a high center lot of almost 12,000 sq/ft in the most desirable location within one of the most exclusive neighborhoods of the District: Wesley Heights.

If you are

considering purchasing, selling or renting a

2707 34TH PL NW WDC 20007 PRICe: $2,185,000

property in the Greater

Washington Metropolitan

Sophisticated and stylish Observatory Circle property presented in pristine condition and very well maintained with passion and attention to details.

Area, put my enthusiasm and local expertise together with the global power of Sotheby’s International

4020 LINNeaN ave NW WDC 20008 PRICe : $1,435,000

Realty® to work for you.”

The serenity of the Park’s vicinity, the convenience of the city living and endless oppor tunities for indoor and outdoor enter taining are defining elements of this Forest Hill property.

Marco Stilli 202.255.1552

Beatriz Merchan DC licensed Realtor Mobile: 202.345.9650 beatrizmerchan@yahoo.com

Marco Stilli Realtor, TRC, IT Navy LCDR (Retired) www.interdomusre.com marcostilli@msn.com Skype: marcostilli Office: 202.333.1212 Mobile: 202.255.1552 Home/Fax: 202.518.2601

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Matt McHugh & Heather Davenport Lindsay Reishman Real Estate District Home magazine: How did you two become a team? matt: The DC real estate community is pretty small. Heather and I have been friends for years and started out in the same office. We ultimately decided that we could serve our clients better if we operated as a team because, in this case, two is better than one.

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DHm: Do you have any favorite projects you’ve worked on?

HeatHer: We both live in the District but we know and experience it differently. We have found that we bring different skills and attributes to the table but we compliment each other in a lot of ways which works well in our partnership.

mm: Our favorites are usually the ones that differ the most from before to after. It doesn’t really matter if it’s an estate sale that needs a complete overhaul or a buyer’s new house where they are opening up a kitchen and renovating a bathroom—we just like to see the transformation and the personal stamp people put on their homes.

DHm: What sets you apart from other agents?

DHm: What type of client do you enjoy working with?

HD: Our clients often tell us we listen well. In our initial client meeting, we really try to hone in on what the buyer or seller is trying to achieve, whether it’s a larger home for a growing family or someone trying to sell their home to downsize. This helps us serve our clients better and helps them get to their goals faster.

HD: We’ve worked with all kinds! Some buyers take the time to find that very specific house; others have some general specifications and quickly find something that works for them. In either case, knowing what you want—and what you don’t—makes the whole process smoother and ultimately more satisfying. We do enjoy helping clients pinpoint their goals.

DHm: Do you specialize in any aspects of the business?

mm: One of the great things about DC is the variety of people living here. It keeps our job interesting to work with all kinds of different clients in different areas of the city.

mm: Because inventory in our market can be tight and the “perfect house” doesn’t always exist. Over the years we’ve become experts in helping people find properties that are ideal candidates for renovation. Those purchases can be somewhat tricky with financing, timing, getting contractor bids, etc. and often times buyers don’t even know where to start. We use our expertise to help buyers navigate the process so they can create their own perfect space.

Lindsay Reishman Real Estate 1506 19th Street NW, Suite 1 Washington, DC 20036 www.mattandheatherdc.com

mm: The process can be daunting, even more so than a regular purchase or sale, but it’s all about managing the elements and having a great list of resources.

HD: And then we are able to use our resources to help sellers who might need to renovate before getting their house on the market. We are able to help identify problem areas in a home and assist the seller with fixing the issues using our extensive list of service providers.

If you are ready to purchase a new home and want a private consultation, or are interested in selling your current home, contact Heather and Matt today.


CARRIAgE HOuSE AfTER Photos courtesy of Bennett Frank McCarthy Architects, Inc.

BEfORE MORRISON STREET AfTER

BEfORE After photo courtesy of Chris Mills Designs.

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GeorGetown

1077 30th street NW #209 tucked neatly into the heart of Georgetown, down a brick pathway and across the courtyard, you will discover James Place, a warm and inviting residence ideal for any homebuyer looking for a unique niche in Washington, D.C. Convenient to many favorite restaurants, shopping or the Georgetown night life, you won’t find a better location. ease of living permeates this spacious yet stylish 2 bedroom plus den and 2 bathroom condominium. Desirable features include beautiful open living room and dining room with santos Mahogany hardwood floors, a gourmet kitchen boasting Maple cabinets, silestone counters offset by a Limestone back splash, built-in wine cooler and stainless appliances. the office offers quiet time or expands the living room when entertaining large parties. After a fun filled day, retire in the large master suit with two closets and an elegant private bath.

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Chevy Chase

3913 huNtiNGtoN street NW Completely renovated and expanded 6Br, 4BA elegant home, blocks to Friendship heights metro! All the bells & whistles – nothing missing! Previous ambassador’s residence. spacious, sunny, tree-top city views. Professional kitchen – 3 Wolf ovens/ sub-Zero + wine fridges. refined master suite + 4 bedrooms on 2nd floor w/baths; 4th floor loft/ bedroom; upper laundr y. Fenced backyard & 2-car garage. excellent touches!

$1,695,000

Georgetown Long & Foster 1680 Wisconsin Avenue NW Washington, DC 20007 202-944-8400

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Unit 1

Luxury in Logan Circle 1410 S St NW is another well-executed project brought to you by R&D Development. Offering two units in the highly sought after neighborhood of Logan Circle, this property has been finely tuned to exhibit only the best craftsmanship and high level of D.C. luxury. Located off of the tree-lined sidewalks of S Street NW, these two residences are bound to impress. Unit one is 1,591 SQ FT and includes two bedrooms and a den, plus two and a half bathrooms. Unit two is the penthouse, totaling 2,293 SQ FT with three bedrooms, a den, and loft, plus three and a half bathrooms. Parking is of course included, but should you decide to walk there are restaurants, retail shops, and nightlife just blocks away.

Unit 2 • Spacious and well-planned floor plans accented by soaring ceilings • Custom-stained and finished-in-place hardwood floors

• Penthouse has loft with wet bar and wine fridge which opens up to private rooftop terrace

• Recessed lighting throughout the entire unit

• Built-in speaker system controlled by wall-installed iPod docking station

• Gourmet kitchens with honed granite counters and plenty of cabinet space

• Expansive closet space for storage as well as massive walk-in closets in each of the master bedrooms

• Kitchen appliances include: Wolfe Range, Sub-Zero Refrigerator, and Bosch dishwasher • Bathrooms are custom designed with subway tile, carrera marble, and Kohler fixtures

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• Unit one has substantial private patio

• Bosch side by side front-loading washer and dryer in each unit • One parking space per unit with automatic garage door

Lindsay Reishman Real Estate 1506 19th St NW suite 1 Washington DC, 20036 www.reishmanrealestate.com


Modern Style + Vintage Soul

1412 14th Street NW Washington DC showroom1412.com


FORMA Design breathes new life into a Georgetown townhouse >

Interior Architecture and Interior Design: FORMA Design, Inc 1524 U Street, NW, Suite 200 Washington, DC 20009

FORMAonline.com Kitchen / Breakfast / Family Room / Master Bathroom


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he homeowners, a couple with two young children and a dog, purchased this home in Georgetown upon moving here from California. In the initial interview with FORMA Design, they emphasized the fact that they had a casual lifestyle, that all areas of the house needed to be child friendly and accessible, and that they loved and missed the bright and relaxed home they left behind in LA. They hoped, with minor architectural modifications, to be able to transform this house so it maximized the light, had bright surfaces and furniture throughout and allowed for a generous and efficient multi-family kitchen/eating/study area opening to the back patio, while respecting the existing architecture and personality of the home.

The family and Auggie, the dog, are happy in their new Georgetown digs!

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LENZNER RESIDENCE, Cleveland Park, Washington DC Travis Price Architects – Price/Brake Construction Ken Wyner – Photography

two hands holding … thrusting into the infinity of time…. collections of timeless sculpture within sculpted light…

The home design reflects the lives of its owner’s immense love of art and sculpture as well as their growing family. The house is located across the street literally from the oldest home in Washington DC. The project is nestled amongst some of Washington’s finest historical homes with only a few modernist pieces. After a one hour only of extensive review, the Historic Commission gave unanimous approval.

While I.M. Pei gave us our first 20th Century piece of architecture in this historical district, the Lenzner house is our first equivalent piece of 21st Century architecture.

The home captures and bounces light from dawn to dusk with its raised edges and transom lights. As well, the south facing façade is designed to capture a full amount of passive winter sun while completed shaded in summer. Borrowed space visually is enhanced by a constant stream of water elements on the sides and rear of the home. In all, it is a jazz piece reflective of the light-filled spaces of surrounding Victorians in concert with the stately Gothic dominance of the National Cathedral.

-- DC HistoriC Commission

Travis L Price III, FAIA - Architect 1028 33rd St NW, Suite 320, Washington, DC 20007 • (202) 965-7000 www.TravisPriceArchitects.com


Parting the

Waters

SALOP GELMAN RESIDENCE, Bethesda, Maryland Travis Price Architects – Price/Brake Construction Ken Wyner – Photography

lifted between the two waters…. hushed thin sighs twixt rippled rocks…. velvet sunlight dapples on watering sky….

The Salop/Gelman residence is a new home on a lot overlooking the Potomac River above a large spillway with a placid manmade lake to one side and the harsh rippling rapids to the other. The essential design parti was a garden path that literally bifurcated the home creating an endless path outward to experience the parted waters as the main entry. Nature as front door was the key. To one side is a large living, dining, kitchen and master bedroom suites. The path to the other side continues down through a long tunnel through media room to the other side containing 3 more bedrooms and an office. The entire house is also a reflection of silver clouds and rolling hills. The large roof canopy is a direct function of full winter passive solar gain and full summer shading. Functional green design is celebrated by the metaphors of waters and nature in view. It is highly insulated, passively heated and cooled, as well as equipped with a solar domestic hot water system.The entire skin uses low embodied energy with brushed aluminum, indigenous stone and glass. The interior is all select cut lumber and engineered wood.

Travis L Price III, FAIA - Architect 1028 33rd St NW, Suite 320, Washington, DC 20007 • (202) 965-7000 www.TravisPriceArchitects.com


A comprehensive renovAtion/restorAtion, by Architect christiAn ZApAtkA, of A historic 1870’s cooke’s row house in GeorGetown

RENOVATE + RESTORE

PhotograPhy | PePPer watkins

This house is part of the historical Cooke’s Row, four pairs of semi-detached houses that were built in 1868. The Italianate and Second Empire houses were designed by architects Starckweather & Plowman and were commissioned by DC’s first governor, Henry D. Cooke.

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he Second Empire semi-detached “suburban villa” had been neglected since the early 1940’s. Working within the shell of this historic structure, the renovations provided much clearer circulation within the house, particularly on the first floor. By removing an opaque brick box added to the back of the house in the 1930’s front to back light and circulation has been achieved. The rear-most space of the first floor has become a spacious kitchen. A custom door was designed and constructed to appear as a window, yet provide access to a new rear deck. The original three story circular staircase was reinforced and reconditioned. A back lit circular window at the top of the stairwell provides the equivalent of daylight. A warren of small rooms and corridors on the second floor were reconfigured to provide two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a family room, and a study. The top floor, under the Mansard roof, formerly servant’s quarters was transformed into a master suite and adjacent nursery. The original trunk room is now a master bathroom. Most of the interior doors have been reused and the original fireplace polished and reset. All of the windows throughout the house were removed and reinstalled with much of the original glazing still intact. Much of the slate roofing was replaced, while the masonry piers of the projecting bays were rebuilt. The original brick of the driveway was relaid and expanded to accommodate automobiles.

1656 33rd Street NW Washington, DC 20007 202 333 2735 (tel) 202 333 5372 (fax) www.christianzapatka.com


PhotograPhy | PePPer watkins


Kreative Ways and Solutions, LLC has more than 8 years of experience providing interior design services for both residential and commercial clients that help to create healing spaces through color and arrangement. Our design team is unique in that we create Interior Attunement™ through the use of Personalized Feng Shui, Color Therapy and Holistic Design for our residential and commercial clientele.

Residential and Commercial Interiors 888.280.8318 interiors@kreativeways.com WWW.KREATIVEWAYS.COM

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Project Overview

Renovate & Remodel After living in their Chevy Chase home for several years, these homeowners were ready to convert their attic into a master suite. Design & Construction The goal of the project was to create an open, spacious master suite, conducive to unwinding after a stressful day. During the design phase, several concepts were explored and after a few rounds of schematic drawings, the homeowners selected an open floor plan with enclosed areas for the shower and toilet. A large walk-in closet backs up to the shower, and the location of the bed was changed to allow the couple to take advantage of better sight lines. In spite of its urban setting, the large windows and proximity of trees make the suite feel as if it is nestled in a remote forest. The design includes a reading area with a coffee center and beverage fridge, custom shelving for books, and hidden storage for luggage. The television is mounted on the exposed brick chimney, and swivels so as to be visible from both the bed and the seating area. From the beginning, Four Brothers suggested an eclectic combination of classic and contemporary finishes for a timeless, clean look. The heart pine floors were refurbished and the custom cabinetry throughout was finished in complimenting colors. A wall of salvaged wood from an old barn in Virginia is illuminated by accent lighting, and a stained glass window from Chicago adds texture and interest. Four Brothers encountered several unexpected problems during the construction phase. When the floors 54 ISSU E N O. 1

The homeowners interviewed five other firms and finally selected Four Brothers, LLC as their remodeling partner. They were impressed with Four Brothers’ portfolio, and liked the transparent nature of their design/build approach. In its pre-renovation condition, the attic had one redeeming quality: the heart pine flooring (although it was badly in need of re-finishing). Other than that, it was a dark, dated space, with an awkward kitchen and tiny bathroom.

were opened, it became clear that the existing structural framing was inadequate, and hazardous insulation had been used in the floor joists and walls. Despite the added structural and remediation work, Four Brothers kept the project on budget and on schedule.

In the Words of the Homeowners “We had very high expectations, but the end result still managed to far exceed them, both aesthetically and functionally. From the project’s inception, we had a collaborative relationship with Four Brothers. They patiently and carefully listened to our ideas and concerns and came up with innovative solutions. Leroy worked hard to keep our project on-budget, informing us of unanticipated costs along the way and suggesting ways to keep on track; Matthew is a gifted architect, whose designs really set the tone for the project; and Walid was the project foreman extraordinaire. Anyone who has done any renovation work knows that you will be seeing A LOT of the foreman. Walid is exactly the person you want—meticulous in his craft, punctual, respectful of the home and homeowners, hardworking, and pleasant to be around. We are thrilled with our new master suite and thank Four Brothers for their hard work.”

four brothers, llc 2617 Myrtle Ave, Northeast Washington, DC 20018 202-423-8703


Understated elegance prevails

TROUGH Hill FARm

The pavilion was built using lovely native field stone, antique Honduran mahogany and exquisite millwork. Originally used as a large game room, today this extraordinary structure serves as a banquet room, pool house, greenhouse and guest quarters.

design DEPARTMENT

103 acres of open farmland, just miles from town near Foxcroft School surrounded by protected land. A unique combination of a a grand stone pavilion and a traditional 5 bedroom c.1830 Virginia farmhouse.

Sheridan MacMahon Realtors, Ltd. 110 East Washington St, Middleburg, VA 20117 540 687 5588 | www.sheridanmacmahon.com

Paul MacMahon 703 609 1905 Ann MacMahon 540 687 5588

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HAYES RESIDENCE, West Virginia Travis Price Architects – Price/Brake Construction Ken Wyner – Photography

two rivers at the white birch..... growing in the grove........ waters shed trees of light in shades of green....

The home is a path through the West Va hills. The path splits and meanders to know where…to know where nothing is left but self and nature. The cloak of nature and soul are equally in harmony punctured by growth and rebirth all afloat. Swaying trees and swirling winds scoop clouds of water to feed the split trees. A rock opens as a stairway and leaves paths to take in or out. The home is simple, a main area and a guest house connected and apart. The main place is a bedroom, kitchen, dining and living. Basics are met under ceilings that are vaulted in wood. The living trees were saved and become captured art as they puncture the home preserved for lovers of nature.

Travis L Price III, FAIA - Architect 1028 33rd St NW, Suite 320, Washington, DC 20007 • (202) 965-7000 www.TravisPriceArchitects.com


BRUNEEL RESIDENCE, West Virginia Travis Price Architects – Price/Brake Construction Ken Wyner – Photography

the setting for this house is a reminder of duality with it’s view of the twin peaks across the valley. this is the context that I want this house to capture. I want it to be simple, but complex technically and artistically. I want it to be comfortable and challenging at the same time. I want it to keep me safe from nature but make me feel part of nature. And ultimately, I want it to make me aware of these layers and contradictions so that I can sit and contemplate all that on long winter nights.....this idea of opposites is not really what I am trying to describe. It is more still waters running deep…… -- Larry BrUneeL 9-12-08

The home is much like an ipod. As one approaches it is at once a surreal object that stands like a wall, but beckons and then with the slightest movement opens and invites one in. The simple path divides the lower level of auto from the above dwelling place. The home has bridges all in glass to separate time and echoes. Always crossing and rising with the sun. The southern side is packed with solar streams all winter and dwindles into shade with silver fins in summer’s heat. The roof is terrace of never ending vistas that make one wonder why live inside at all.

saddled between two peak….. fermenting curtains rising to the seasons, fire and sun, water and leaves… crashing out to the cornucopia of the beginnings………

Travis L Price III, FAIA - Architect 1028 33rd St NW, Suite 320, Washington, DC 20007 • (202) 965-7000 www.TravisPriceArchitects.com


A Spectacular Horse Farm in the Quiet Village of Casanova

Spring Hill Farm

The spectacular horse farm known as Spring Hill was established in 1969 as a racing and breeding farm. Comprised of 4 farms of standalone quality, the breathtaking 2,456 acres, during the past 40 years has been fortunate to be owned and expertly managed by a visionary in the horse world, who received numerous awards including National Breeder of the Year and Virginia Breeder of the Year. The land of this magnificent property offers gently rolling pastures lined with miles of white board fencing, interior private roads, a beautiful lake and a bold stream. Located near the quiet village of Casanova, 10 miles southeast of Warrenton, one is transported by the idealic setting, of this land. The property lies on both sides of Rogues Road with Spring Hill and its manor home, Ingleside with a lovely Victorian home, Annex and Page Meadows totaling approx.1250 acres to the northwest and Melrose and Longwood with a manor home and foaling barn totaling approx. 1,180 acres to the southeast. The beauty of this land belies the fact that is a true working farm with horses, cattle, hay and staff, employing at times 30-40 people. Understated, the genteel spirit of Spring Hill is epitomized in its manor home. The front of the home is accessed from a picturesque bridge with lavish perennial gardens leading to the front porch.

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8792 Rogues Road Casanova, VA Offered at $25,000,000

Gracious room sizes with wonderful windows and French doors open the home to the grounds where magnificent boxwoods form the backdrop to the extensive perennial gardens. The charming pool house with gathering room is adjacent to the pool, tennis court and the lawn for parties and lawn games. The estate of Spring Hill includes 3 main homes, 11 tenant homes, a Main Office with trophy and meeting rooms, 8 horse barns,174 stalls including a 32 stall foaling barn, 72 fields and paddocks and various support structures including a large machine barn and hay barns. Spring Hill Farm is a spectacular property and is the largest contiguous acreage on the market in Northern Virginia. This is the first time since it was assembled that it has been offered for sale.

JOHN COLES 540.270-0094 jcoles@thomasandtalbot.com www.johncolesre.com


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Canterbury manor

A Georgian Revival Mansion in Virginia

ne of the most beautiful homes in America,� that was how the Georgian Revival Mansion of Canterbury was hailed by the American and French Society of Architects soon after completion in 1939. Col. Albert Pierce and his wife were drawn to the magnificent horse country of Virginia to build their fine estate. Major renovations came to Canterbury in 2007 when the current owners commissioned Clive Christian Kitchens to design and install their exquisite kitchen, family room (27 x 21) and prep room (23 x 10) with walls of fine cabinetry, superior appliances and marble countertops. Also during this time, electrical, plumbing, heating and air-conditioning throughout this eight-bedroom home was replaced. From the impressive back verandah enjoy expansive views over protected land. The grounds have the potential to be magnificent world-class gardens. The hardscape design of renowned landscape architect Ferruccio Vitale is still in place including: beautiful stone walls, serpentine brick walls, terraced lawn, swimming pool with two bathhouses and the tennis court with pavilion, all of which are exquisite and awaiting restoration. Enjoy the private world of Canterbury.

8605 Canterbury Drive, Warrenton, VA Offered at $9,750,000

JOHN COLES 540.270-0094 jcoles@thomasandtalbot.com www.johncolesre.com

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5 Bedrooms

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Modern aviaTion esTaTe rappaHanock,virginia This incredible modern home is a short flight from the Washington DC metro, featuring a privately owned 3,000 ft paved runway, large enough to accommodate a small jet. One of the few homes in the surrounding area with such amenities, quietly resting on 120 acres, surrounded by preserved agricultural land. The house is a modernist’s delight, built of steel and concrete, with glass walls overlooking the bucolic estate. Offered for $3,600,000

ulTra Modern geTaway 9483 Howardsville Turnpike, scHuyler,va 22969 A chic, ultra modern getaway just outside of Charlottesville, VA. Situated on 17 acres, with a commanding view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.This fantastic home, designed by award winning Architect W.G. Clark, was built with top of line insulated glass, and insulated concrete block, and dramatic copper facades. This modern home is incredibly efficient, built like a top of the line luxury high rise condominium, while offering peaceful seclusion and privacy. The home speaks for itself, and the furnishings are a true compliment to the style and magnificent architecture, all of which are being offered with the sale of the home.

Listed by Ron Mangas, Jr. www.ContemporaryListings.com 703.298.2564 | 703.319.3344 6723 Whittier Ave, McLean, VA

The house sits above the Rockfish River, a tributary of the James and one of the great, nearly unknown rivers for fly and spin fishing for small mouth bass in the middle-Atlantic region. Offered for $599,000

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Bolinvar is a masterpiece of architectural detail. It has been meticulously restored and updated with careful attention to preserving its historical integrity, while providing all the modern amenities for a luxurious lifestyle.

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ncompassing over one hundred gorgeous acres of towering trees, lush woodlands and verdant pastures, this magnificent estate is renowned as one of the finest in all of the famed “Virginia Hunt Country”. The exquisite stone Georgian manor boasts 22 rooms of spectacular living space, meticulously updated with extraordinary quality, superbly detailed and beautifully appointed. Through an imposing gated entrance, a long winding drive, bordered by hundred year old maples, leads to the stunning main residence with four finished levels of elegant rooms of unparalleled beauty. Stone walls and brilliant gardens enhance the story book setting and the Bull Run Mountains serve as a breathtaking backdrop to the estate. Ideally located just north of historic Middleburg, the property is bordered by Goose Creek and surrounded by other significant estates that are perpetually protected by conservation easements. Fine restaurants, boutique shops and excellent schools are all nearby, and Dulles International Airport is only 35 minutes away. The nation’s capitol is within an hour’s drive. Fieldstone terraces surround a fabulous free form pool, and mature gardens of lilies, roses and wisteria frame this idyllic picture. Most of the living quarters off the rear façade, including the sun rooms, enclosed porches, decks and terraces, overlook the ponds and gently rolling countryside. The elegant Entrance Hall (19.5’ X 15’)showcases a graceful curved staircase that leads to the upper level and is illuminated by a huge Palladian window. It provides a lovely introduction to the classic beauty and detail of the museum quality millwork found throughout the residence. The formal Living Room (17’ x 30’) and Dining Room (17’ x 21.5’) overlook the manicured grounds through wonderful bay windows, which offer spectacular

mountain views. The rooms are richly paneled and an elegant marble fireplace with hand carved mantel, adds wonderful warmth and charm. Nine fireplaces, a gourmet kitchen, library and office are some of the fabulous amenities. An 11 stall stone stable with 2 staff apartments and riding ring, create a haven for equestrians. An additional 227 acres is available as part of this extraordinary estate. Offered at $10,000,000

MARY ANN McGowan 540.687.5523

mamagowan@thomasandtalbot.com

Thomas & Talbot real estate No. 2 South Madison Street, Middleburg, VA 20118 540.687.6500 www.thomas-talbot.com

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SAVE THE LAUNCH DATE for

“The Wacky & Whimsical Tea” to benefit

THEARC Sunday, March 3, 2013 2-4pm

The Ritz-Carlton 1150 22nd Street, NW

all proceeds will benefit tHearC [ town Hall education arts recreation Campus ] in Southeast Washington, DC. For Sponsorship information and to order tickets, go to thearcdc.org or contact Janet Stone, Director of Development & Marketing at 202-550-8528 or jstone@thearcdc.org. Building Bridges Across the River 1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20020 202.899.5901 www.thearcdc.org

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