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Unwind in Style. Enjoy the chocolate cigar dessert and over 200 tequila selections. World renowned chef Richard Sandoval has prepared yet another seductive getaway from the home and office. Check out the new Georgetown location.

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This grand six-story Washington, D.C. estate overlooks Battery Kemble Park.  The residence is over 15,000 square feet and includes an elevator, 3000 sq ft ballroom, gym, library, dining room that seats 20, a pool with guest house, six fireplaces, four car garage, eight bedroom (including 2 bedroom self contained staff apartment), eight full baths and three half baths.  See it online: 3101 Chain Bridge Road, NW Washington DC - Zillow.  Offered at $15,997,000.

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This spectacular and elegant residence is in a prime location in the neighborhood of Observatory Circle/ Massachusetts Avenue Heights, home to many embassies, ambassadorial residences and the US Vice President’s mansion! It’s ideal for formal and diplomatic entertaining. Built in 1992 with exquisite architectural details, this home offers a grand foyer with a sweeping staircase, a dramatic two story living room with Palladian windows, a banquet- size dining room, a mahogany library and fireplaces, an expansive master suite with a luxurious bathroom, a terrific home theater, beautiful gardens with a terrace, waterfall and parking for five cars. Offered at $3,995,000

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1 6 8 0 W i s c o n s i n A v e n u e N W | Wa s h i n g t o n , D C 2 0 0 0 7 - 2 2 5 8 This material is based upon information which we consider reliable, but because it has been supplied by third parties, we cannot represent that it is accurate or complete, and it should not be relied upon as such. This offer is subject to errors, omissions, changes of price, or withdrawal without notice. The listing agent represents the sellers in this transaction.


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The urban design of Cleveland Park is an example of the design approach introduced by the internationally renowned landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted’s firm in consultation with the District of Columbia between 1894 and 1897. This gracious 1917 city residence retains its original character despite being completely renovated and enlarged over the years to realize its true potential. Its unparalleled and very private Cleveland Park setting with spectacular views of the National Cathedral enhance its unique appeal. A stunning, light-filled double salon opens dramatically onto an adjoining Music Conservatory. Special architectural details include coffered and coved ceilings, glass-paneled pocket doors, and elevator access over four floors. Al fresco gatherings in the garden and terrace areas and parking for four cars are other highly desirable features.

Offered at $3,495,000

Susan Stead Daves 202.236.5958

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Lybrook Burning Tree

bethesda, md

Magnificent custom home under construction on 1.2 acres in sought-after Lybrook/Burning Tree neighborhood. Features will include a formal gallery, spectacular custom kitchen, caterer’s kitchen and private living quarters overlooking the pool. Stunning master suite includes sitting parlor and elegant bathroom. Finished lower level offers a bedroom, full bath, wine cellar and home theatre. Four garages surround a courtyard leading to the backyard and pool area with guest home/cabana. Estimated 1st-year property taxes: $58,933. New home will be similar to builder’s own home, shown in photographs above.

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. Luxury Realtor® Green Designation Specialist 301-758-7224 (cell) / 301-907-7600 (office) JillSchwartzGroup@gmail.com

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The 14th floor of the Turnberry Towers offers sensational and unobstructed views. This stunning 2,227 square foot residence offers private elevator service directly into unit, custom granite flooring, a custom Snaidero Kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances and a 29-foot private balcony. Includes over $200,000 of custom upscale upgrades throughout. Legendary Turnberry five-star service and amenities include valet, garage parking, full service concierge, health club, indoor pool and spa. Offered at $1,995,000

Jan Brito a s s o c i a t e

7700 Old Georgetown Rd., Suite 120 Bethesda, MD 20814

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T h e R e s i d e n c e s at R i t z - c a r lt o n Designed for gracious living in downtown Washington, DC , The Residences at The Ritz-Car lton are located in the premier neighborhoods of Georgetown and the West End. These luxur y condominiums offer exquisite residences with superb floor plans and feature the unparalleled ser vices of The Ritz-Car lton Hotel. Please enquire about availability (for rent or sale)

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F i d e l i o, M i d d l e b u r g , VA An incomparable estate, Fidelio is less than one hour from Washington, DC . The architecture and landscapes form an exceptional composition of refinement and tranquility that offer ever y comfor t and convenience. Designed for showcasing ar t, gracious enter taining and luxurious living, the 12,000 square foot manor is complemented by expansive gardens, a pool and spa pavilion, guest accommodations, a lighted tennis cour t, and an impeccable 5,000 square foot estate office and studio. Set on 61 acres in the finest location in bucolic Virginia Hunt Countr y, Fidelio offer s security, privacy and tranquility along with easy access to Dulles International Airpor t. $15,000,000

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Nestled within 3.8 tree-lined acres, this delightful, newly-built home offers complete seclusion on a desirable corner lot close to Potomac Village. The exterior of the home is a picture of elegance, with arched windows and gleaming white columns revealing more than a hint of classical inspiration. A grand portico dominates the facade with striking double doors leading to a 23,727 sq. ft. interior, both rich in detail and generous in proportion. Finished to an exceptional standard, the property boasts outstanding features such as custom cabinets in the kitchen and library, plus the ultimate escape: a luxurious private spa. Outside, residents and guests can soak up views of the landscaped grounds from the spacious roof deck or relax in the elegant pool. Presented in move-in condition, this home combines practicality and luxury to superb effect.

offered at $10,750,000

202.714.1300

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1174 Old Tolson Mill Road,

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McLean, Virginia 22102

fine dining, this almost new McLean Mansion boasts almost 18,000 sqft of

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extraordinary living spaces spread over three levels with 6 bedrooms, 7 full baths, 3 half baths, 6 fireplaces, an elevator, a power generator and garage

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for 5 cars. Embassy-sized spaces were conceived with the goal of hosting high-profile celebrations, yet the home retains a warm-hearted charm that will make it a special place to return to. PRICE: $5,950,000

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Presenting the latest quality custom home from Capital City Builders! Specially designed and perfectly sited on a half acre in peaceful River Oaks. Handle the day to day as well as large gatherings with equal aplomb in the luxuriously equipped kitchen at the center of this 10,000SF home. Upper level BRs all en-suite, each uniquely appointed. Lower level covered patio complete with fireplace! Offered at $3,700,000

Ginny Howden 703.628.0925 (cell) ginny.howden@longandfoster.com

6849 Old Dominion Dr, Suite 200 McLean, VA 22101


elegant center hall colonial

Custom built for the original owners by renowned Natelli Builders, on a 2-acre lot in Eagle Ridge – Avenel, the home boasts a large two-story Foyer, Formal Living Room & Library, banquet sized Dining Room, sunken Family Room with custom built-in cabinetry and recently renovated Gourmet Kitchen. Accommodating every leisure pursuit the residence offers 3 daylight levels, with 6 bedrooms, 5 full & 2 half Baths, gym & media room. Perfectly located in the Whitman Cluster. Offered at $2,285,000

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Long & Foster, Inc.

Community. Traditional open floor plan. Entertaining spaces include a two-story Foyer, Library, Family & Living Room, Dining Room, Gourmet Kitchen & Breakfast Room. Recent additions include a fabulous Sun Room & wooden Deck. The upper level boasts a spacious Owner’s Suite, 4 Bedrooms and 2 additional Baths. The residence includes a walk-out Lower Level, and is conveniently located in the Whitman Cluster. Offered at $1,595,000

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Custom built in 2011, sited on a fully fenced 2.5-acre lot. Three fully finished levels boast a 2-story Family Room, Gourmet Kitchen, Dining Room & Living Room – all flooded with natural light, a Main Level Owner’s Suite, 4 en suite additional Bedrooms, Movie Theater, Professional Bar, Wine Cellar, Pool Room & Sauna. Outdoor entertainment area has a salt-water pool, cascading waterfall, and spa, pool house & outdoor Kitchen. Offered at $2,985,000

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krystyna Litwin 301.299.6098 k.litwin@longandfoster.com


Waterview Penthouse 1111 19th St. N. #3001 / Arlington, va

Luxury Hotel Style Living

Offering dramatic views of Washington, DC’s monuments, landmarks and the Potomac River, this 30th floor penthouse of the acclaimed Waterview residences provides an expansive collection of elegant spaces well suited for both grand entertaining and private relaxation. This four bedroom penthouse, spread over 4,500 sq ft, offers access to the services and amenities of the Le Meridien Hotel and is well located near Georgetown and downtown Washington, DC.

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MCLEAN, VA

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O f fe re d a t $ 3,995,000


ROB C ARNEY 703.927.4290 r c a r n e y @ t t r s i r. c o m NVAR Lifetime Top Producer, CRS, GRI

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A l e x a n d r i a , VA 1 0 0 7 Va s s a r R o a d Offered at $1,999,000

F l e u r H ow g i l l c: 202.425.9403 t: 202.234.3344 fleur.howgill@sothebysrealty.com

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Sited on 110 acres, historic Cross Manor was built circa 1765 and features a main home with four bedrooms and two and one half baths. Two one-bedroom guesthouses complete the proper ty, with over 3000 feet of waterfront on Saint Inigoes Creek. Fully restored under guidelines for historic proper ties, the home features original hardwood floors, paneling, and staircases blended with modern upgrades to the kitchen and baths. Fur ther

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amenities include a pier, barns, pool and lighted tennis cour t.

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masterfully planned stone walkway through formal gardens leads to curved front doors. 

tasting room and master suite.  Upstairs another master suite

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with his and hers master closets and three more bedrooms. 

Italian-tiered fountain and magnificent two-story

On the lower level, all of the comforts of home, including a

center foyer greet you.  Continue through the front entry to

massage room and exercise room. This Mediterranean villa

the spectacular outdoor entertaining terrace with breathtaking

is an award-winning builder’s own home, and  features six

views of the two-acre pond and hidden nature sanctuary.  Or,

bedrooms, seven baths, and three half-baths totaling over

visit the Habersham kitchen and butler’s pantry, library, wine-

13,000 square feet.

Offered at $3,148,880

Jan & Dan Laytham donate a portion of each sale to breast cancer research.


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E l l i c o tt C i t y, M D Magnificent estate in The Preserve boasting 7 bedrooms, 10 full and 2 half baths, 5 fireplaces, formal living and dining rooms, parlor, pub, exquisite custom details, 3 kitchens with stainless steel appliances, copper sinks, and perfect finishing touches. Additional luxuries include an elevator, sauna, steam room, indoor pool, theater room, game room, wine tasting room, outdoor pool, cabana house, and garages to accommodate 10 cars. $3,500,000

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G a mb r i l l s , M D Every equestrian’s dream! 20+ acre horse farm with 2 barns, 42 stable stalls, ½ mile track, 2 hot walkers, machine shop, office building, silo, and paddocks with run-ins. The custom home features 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, beautiful hardwoods, exquisite accent moldings, 2-story formal living room, gourmet kitchen, and French doors accessing the patio overlooking the farm. Partial acreage is approved for subdivision to additional homesites. $1,750,000

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Sp e n c e r v i l l e , M D Framed by 12+ acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, this manor estate home offers 6 bedrooms, 5 full baths, 2 half baths, gated circular drive, brick courtyard, pond, marble grand foyer with sweeping dual staircase, exquisite trim and intricate accent moldings, plus luxurious custom window treatments. Lower level boasts a full bar, huge rec room, and wood trimmed doors leading to the indoor pool and spa. $1,595,000

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glenwood, MD This French Provincial spectacular sited on 1.14 acres in The Woods at Wellington includes 6 en-suite bedrooms, 6 ½ baths, multiple balconies, dramatic 12 foot and tray ceilings, Brazilian cherry hardwoods, custom finishes, 3 fireplaces, and fantastic living spaces. The all brick manor boasts 9,000+ sqft with a formal dining room, private library, office, chef’s kitchen, sumptuous owner’s suite, a spacious lower level, and more! $1,550,000

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Glenwood, MD A premier Vineyards at Cattail Creek location, this striking colonial offers 5 bedrooms, 6 full baths, 2 half baths, endless high-end amenities, and coveted golf course views. Expertly appointed 7900+ sqft home with walnut hardwoods, gorgeous finishes, coffered ceiling, butler’s pantry, gourmet kitchen with professional grade appliances, guest suite with sitting room and study, and lower level with media room, office, game room, full bar. $1,375,000

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E l l i c o tt C i t y, M D Originally built with local granite and stone in the 1700’s by Admiral Hammond, Font Hill is a fully-restored extraordinary home with 10 bedrooms, 7½ baths, 10-11 foot ceilings, fine moldings, wood floors, and spacious rooms. Grounds include outbuildings, 32x32 workshop, original smokehouse, 19th century chapel, and stone walls. The west wing is currently a guest suite with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room and kitchen. $1,150,000

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E l l i c o tt C i t y, M D Stunning manor presents a stone facade, veranda, columned porch, 5 bedrooms, and 4½ baths. A grand 2-story foyer guides you into the home featuring radiant hardwoods, dual staircases, exquisite trim, gorgeous light-filled spaces, a huge gourmet kitchen, media center, formal living room, formal dining room, family room with fireplace, and more. Offering style and sophistication, this home is the perfect blend of grandeur and comfort. $1,050,000

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Glenwood, MD A columned portico leads to the grand entry foyer of this stunning estate home in the prestigious Vineyards at Cattail Creek. Boasting golf course and country club views, this home features 5 bedrooms, 4½ baths, detailed moldings, dazzling hardwoods, waterfall staircase, extraordinary appointments, twists of excitement, a French door study, formal dining room, soaring great room, culinary kitchen, and expansive lower level perfect for entertaining. $1,000,000

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Franklin Park 2019 Virginia Avenue, McLean, VA 22101

Amazing six-bedroom custom designed home on over an acre in sought after Franklin Park. Completely renovated and remodeled, second wing added in 2003. Frank Lloyd Wright inspired architecture. Stunning 25 foot tall light tower. Hardwoods, skylights, custom built-ins, oversized windows. Luxurious master bedroom retreat with his and her dressing rooms and sauna. Lower-level in-law suite with kitchenette, sound-proof multi-purpose room and more! Offered at $2,249,000 Contact Steve Wydler at 703.873.5020 for more information about this listing.

“When you’re ready to make a move, Wydler Brothers can help.”

www.WydlerBrothers.com


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This amazing four-bedroom colonial in the Palisades neighborhood of Northwest holds some surprising secrets: the entire fourth level is a gymnasium complete with basketball court, exercise equipment, wet bar and media area. The home also includes a large pool and in-ground spa in the private backyard and the lower level includes a sauna and wine room! Tons of upgrades and unbeatable location. Offered at $1,695,000 Contact Hans Wydler at 301.986.6405 for more information about this listing. 

Oh, Brother! Ranked in the

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Steve Wydler

Hans Wydler


Custom built Sitting majestically on 2.96 private acres, this home is magnificent and only a short commute to Downtown D.C. From the custom molding and mantles to the 600 bottle wine cellar. Experience amazing views of the 22X44 pool from the rotunda or the roof top balcony off one of the two master suites. Every room is special with features too numerous to list.  For floor plans and additional  photos, go to BrookValleyEstate.com  or email Joy10s@aol.com Offered at $3,699,000

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The Nutcracker A Christmas classic and a family favorite, the Nutcracker will be playing at the Warner Theatre-Washington, DC on December 5, 2013.

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Trans Siberian Orchestra presents the lost Christmas Eve. A must see for the whole family on December 5, 2013 at the Verizon Center.


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National Christmas Tree Lighting Join the fist family as they host the 91st annual National Tree Lighting on December 6, 2013. Event will take place on the Ellipse near the White House where performers such as Train, Janelle Monae, jazz trumpeter and pianist Arturo Sandoval and Latin musician Prince Royce will take the stage.

Gaylord National Resort’s ICE! The 2013 edition of Gaylord National’s ICE! will feature ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, which will bring the classic holiday poem to life in TWO-MILLION POUNDS of hand-carved ice. Event taking placing daily through January 5th at the National Harbor, adjacent to the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center; Tickets: Adults (ages 12+) starting at $27, Kids (ages 3-11) starting at $19, ages 2 and under are free.

Elf: The Musical A musical and a hilarious tale of Buddy, an orphan who leaves the North Pole to find his true identity will be playing at the Kennedy Center Oprah House. Event begins December 17, 2013 through January 5, 2014.

NYE Masquerade Ball Join your friends at DC’s biggest party and only NYE 2014 Masquerade Ball in bidding a collective farewell to the departing year and expressing our joy and hope for the year ahead. Ball takes place on December 31, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Capital Hill.

Logan Circle Holiday House Tour The 35th  Annual Logan Circle House Tour is Sunday, December 8, 2013. Up to ten fabulous homes throughout the neighborhood will be open to the public from 1 to 5 p.m. Relish the architecture, interior design and art during an afternoon of sights as well as live music. There will be a Wassail Reception with free refreshments and raffle prizes at the Studio Theatre. Tour Begins at Studio Theatre 1501 14th St, NW (at P Street).

Hot 99.5 Jingle Ball The concert events of the season with performances by some of today’s best entertainers, including Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Fall Out Boy, Paramore, Austin Mahone, Jason DeRulo and many more. Concert will be taking place at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC on December 16, 2013.

National Symphony Orchestra Handel’s Messia Get in the holiday spirit with Handel’s epic masterpiece, performed with a fresh perspective by the NSO and acclaimed guest artists. Concert event takes place between December 19-22, 2013 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Grandoise NYE 2014 Ring in the New Year with the Grandiose New Year’s Eve gala at DC’s Beacon Hotel on December 31, 2013. The Grandiose Group  are a collective of prominent D.C. based Promoters and DJs who have joined forces to host one of DC’s best New Year’s Eve celebrations.

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6,000 sf of interior modern living 1,600 sf on 4 private terraces Elevator to all levels

NEW European Style contemporary View of the Washington Monument ARLINGTON RIDGE AREA , ARLINGTON , VA

An Unprecedented, New Contemporary, unlike any in the entire Washington D.C. region. Spectacular views overlooking the city and Washington Monument. Pairing a premier address with the finest in quality, and the ability to host special events and gatherings in this outstanding European inspired residence. The best of the best in amenities.  Rooms open out to 3 open air terraces, plus an expansive roof top terrace. 2 private master suites, and 3 additional bedrooms, all with private baths. State-of-theartgourmet kitchen, wine cellar, media room and much more. Spacious, stone terraced back yard garden area for entertaining. 3 car garage. Minutes to D.C. The perfect Washington Residence. Only steps to upscale shopping, fine restaurants, Pentagon, Reagan National Airport and Metro. Offered at $2,185,000

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located at the end of a private road, high on a hillside above the Potomac adjacent to parkland. 

Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the river, undeniable style and spacious comfortable rooms, perfect for entertaining.  The Mediterranean influence is present with features such as Saltillo tile floors, arched windows and doors with authentic iron hardware, custom wood shutters, stone fireplaces, and a series of tall French doors opening onto an extensive flagstone terrace in rich earth tones with breathtaking views.  The architecture of this home allows for abundant natural sunlight to fill the home and vistas to fill the senses. This is a truly exceptional residence offering an extraordinary lifestyle.

Phyllis Patterson 703.408.4232

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alexandria circa 1785 711 Princess Street Alexandria, VA Located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, this historic property can serve as an elegant residence or, alternatively, as a distinctive office. Many special features including high ceilings, fine moldings, four fireplaces, five off-street parking spaces plus an  exquisite garden. Price: $2,650,000

River View 8 3 0 H e r b e r t Sp r i n g s R o a d Alexandria, VA This gorgeous five bedroom plus four bathroom plus two half bath stone residence is the ultimate in luxury living! Fabulous 31’ x 28’ great room with 18 foot coffered ceiling, lovely first floor master suite, warm & inviting library, gourmet kitchen, heart pine floors, four fireplaces plus elevator. This magnificent home has it all! Price: $3,175,000

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This six bedroom Mediterranean-style house on Tilden Street in Forest Hills is priced at $4,700,000

International Flair Superior Listing Grande Mediterranean gated home sited beaut 3/4 acre landscaped estate sized in-town lot. Light filled 3 fin levels recently renovated & expanded w/ cook’s kitchen, formal rooms for grand entertaining, 6 BR & 6.5 new custom BAs. An urban oasis minutes to Downtown & Metro. Waterfall pond, patios. Offered at $4,700,000

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Greater DC Statistics Statistics focus: markets of Bethesda, MD; McLean, VA; Arlington, VA; Alexandria, VA; Washington, DC

Total listings sold in October 2013

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Based on reported sales and # of listings Ratio based on sold homes of 1520/2868 total listings

Percent Sale to list: 5 county Average

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Fairfax county: Highest median List Price

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DC: Homes sold vs previous year

19.1% increase in homes sold in District of Columbia year over year for the month of October

Inside the Infographics: Staying Bullish on 2014 DC Luxury Investments Home prices in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria metropolitan area (hereafter, DC) remain on the rise and ahead of the longterm moving average. Income levels in and around DC continue to represent the highest levels in the country and have grown 14% in the past five years, driving continued economic growth to the area while promoting ongoing price expansion. The five year trailing average shows home affordability growth of 10%, due

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DC: Median Sold Price VS Previous Year

2.8% increase in median sold price in District of Columbia year over year for the month of October

DC: Price reduction from Original List price

primarily to lower home prices and mortgage rates. Interestingly, while Millennials in the job hunt have rapidly piled into DC’s urban districts to the tune of a 25% increase since 2000, the population of those aged >60 years has increased 5% in the same span. Several expert reports state DC will be dethroned from atop the hottest investment cities in 2014. They suggest the city has been exhausted of its best deals. Though the luxury markets in San Francisco, Houston and Miami will likely outperform DC in 2014, I remain bullish on the DC market. My prediction is based on the hard data points info-graphed in this article and a calculated assumption regarding Millennials: A backlog of future heads of households has suddenly developed

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as a result of the abrupt drop in household formations following the crisis. Highly paid Millennials represent a growing untapped market in DC – when they start opening up their wallets to buy their first homes, you’ll want to have DC properties in your portfolio.

30.2% of homes on the market from 8/28 - 11/26 in District of Columbia experienced a price reduction. Total % price reduction in listings during the period was 5.3%

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­On October 11, 2013, the home once owned by the

represented the buyers.

When asked what prompted

late Senator Ted Kennedy sold for $9.5 million.

This

the noteworthy sale, Talout responded, “The sale could

esteemed property sits on 6.5 acres of land and overlooks

not have been done without Pascale. It was with her

the scenic Potomac River in the upscale neighborhood of

diligence, professional integrity and commitment to keep

McLean, VA. The significance of the sale reflects not only

the buyers’ privacy that we were able to make this entire

the historic legacy of the iconic man who once resided

transaction happen.”

at the estate but also the market value of the property as it became the most acclaimed sale of the year in the

Karam is no stranger to real estate. A native of Lebanon,

DC area.

she holds a degree in translation and interpretation from her home country as well as a communications

The riverfront property was sold by Long and Foster Real

degree from George Mason University. Equipped with

Estate Inc., one of the most prominent real estate firms

knowledge from years in real estate, Karam is celebrated

in the Mid-Atlantic region.

by colleagues and buyers alike for her unprecedented

Real estate extraordinaire

Fouad Talout represented the sellers while Pascale Karam

interpersonal

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P otomac river view

serving home buyers’ needs. “The sale was especially

remained on the market for eleven years before Long and

significant because it highlights a beautiful property in a

Foster closed the deal within eight months of acquiring

prestigious neighborhood that served as a former home

it. “Whenever you are faced with a sale of an impeccable

to a Washington dignitary. It was a transaction I was truly

property such as this, obstacles arise; however, once the

honored to be a part of,” said Karam.

right buyer is found, the task becomes less strenuous and more gratifying for both parties,” Talout stated.

While the home echoes the name of American royalty, it also carries the political legacy and personal life of the

As for the buyers, they have chosen to remain anonymous.

late senator. Here sits the home where Kennedy raised

It is without doubt that the property will continue to

his children and found solace after long days of delving

withstand the test of time as it aspires to serve the unique

into bi-partisan politics.

meaning to the new owner while preserving the reputation of the former.

In an industry as fickle as real estate, the sale of this

Author inquiries:

property also signifies unwavering diligence as the home

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Mclean’s Most Powerful Listing 8909 Brook Road

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McLean, VA

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O f f e r e d at $ 3 , 5 0 0 , 0 0 0

Sited on 1+ acres with pool and circular drive in the Heart of Tysons Area in Woodside so thee are lake priviledges. This Dynamic Home Boasts High End Finishes that will emmerse the new owners in Luxury. Flowing Floor Plan. Floating StairCase. Gallery Overlook. Ensuite Guest Bedroom with Juliet Balcony. Terrace. Abundance of light from every axis. Game and Exercise Room. Media Room. Today, The Price is a Value. It makes better sense to buy this home than building this home new.

7 7 0 0 O l d G e o rg e t o w n R d . , S u i t e 1 2 0 Bethesda, MD 20814

703.402.2955


McLean, VA

Great For Large Group Entertaining F a ll s C h u r c h , V a

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O f f e r e d at $ 1 , 9 9 0 , 0 0 0

Truly Impressive Home.  No Expense Spared. Located on a Trophy lot with gated circular drive and fountain. Double Door Entry into Luxury. Dining Room with Wall of Glass. Master Suite on Main Level overlooks Private Pool. Family Room with Fire and Ice Fireplace acceses Pool Area. Media Room. Game Room. Atrium. Upper Level Gallery. Heated Garage with Built Ins. A Smart Home all controlled from your cell phone.  Easy to Entertain Large Groups especially those that need to be close to DC!

Sharon Hayman 7 0 3 .4 0 2 .2 9 5 5

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Beautiful Virginia Architecture 8 2 2 8 W est B o u l ev a r d Dr A l e x a n d ri a , V A 2 2 3 0 8

Reminiscent of the heritage of beautiful Virginia architecture yet embracing today’s design elements, this elegant five bedroom custom home is set on 1.3 landscaped acres and includes a pool and stunning cabana. Located near the Potomac River, this residence is just minutes from Washington, D.C. and historic Old Town Alexandria. Offered at $2,900,000

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Burning Tree Summer Delivery o f f e r e d at $ 3 , 7 9 5 , 0 0 0

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D ar n e s t o w n / Fairway Greenes is a private Estate with a meandering driveway lined with cherry trees that leads through 34+ acres of manicured lawns nested by riding trails, with ample acreage for an equestrian’s facility. As the gates swing open it appears to be a country club with an edifice stretching across

731-A Walker Road Great Falls, VA 703-759-6300 ext. 176


Resort Living a t i t s b est

Powder Rooms: 4 • Fireplaces: 4 • Garages: 6

Year Built: 2004, Lot Size: 34.8 acres

Kennel with Grooming Facility

Square Footage: 18,422

Security and Surveillance Systems

Additions, Expansions and Ground

HVAC: Multi-Zone, Geothermal.

Improvements: 2011

Emergency Generators

Above Grade Square Footage: 11,721

Water: Public, plus wells for irrigation

Below Grade Square Footage: 6,701

Sewer: Public

Bedrooms: 8 • Bathrooms: 9

N o r t h P o t o mac the landscape marked by columns and dormers, gables and hips, surrounded by plazas and gardens, a professional grade 9 hole golf course, tennis/basketball court, amazing swimming pool and party pavilion, and much more. Meticulous gardens surround the European motor court and front plaza. Accent lighting pinpoints beauty at every angle, the golf course spans in the distance. As you enter the residence, past the elegant foyer is the reception room marked by an “old-world”-style staircase that winds its way to a surrounding promenade balcony.

MLS #MC8105986

Sa i d Z a n g e n e h Licensed in VA, MD, and DC 29 Years of Selling Real Estate in Washington, Metropolitan Area Direct: 703.855.1819

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Offered at $8,000,000


Autumnwood

1 2 6 6 L y o n s S t, G r e a t F a ll s , V A

Perched regally high on its cul-de-sac lot, this grand estate of white brick construction is conveniently located only 2.5 miles to Tysons Corner’s world-class shopping, the Metro Silver Line and home of local and international businesses. Equally suited for family living and elegant entertaining, this luxurious 4-level residence exudes an aura of simple elegance, coordinated by tastefully modern hues, marble and rich Brazilian cherry flooring, gently arched doorways, artistic lighting and millwork, and multiple wall recesses for display of collectibles or fine art. Space abounds in 8 bedrooms, 8+ baths, with a separate apartment accessed through the skylighted breezeway. The clever placement of the home on the 1.3-acre professionally landscaped lot -- backing to a wooded buffer zone and adjacent to an idyllic pond -- provides the ambiance of multiple private acres. www.1266Lyons.com

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Alluring Elegance 3 5 3 S p r i n g v a l e R d , G r e a t F a l l s , VA

Classy, all-brick, custom home on 2.75 acres just minutes from the quaint shops and fine dining of Great Falls Village. Meticulously maintained 13,000 sq ft home with 6 bedrooms, 6 full and 2 half baths. Beautiful architectural details include majestic columns, foyer dome, tray ceilings, French doors, crystal chandeliers, Brazilian cherry flooring, gourmet kitchen, library, 2 staircases, elevator, and cinema room. The lower level boasts expansive entertaining possibilities with buffet room and pub-style bar, and a walk-out to a private Mediterranean courtyard, exquisite gardens/landscaping. www.353Springvale.com

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Offered at $3,899,000

FouadTalout

703.459.4141 / fouad.talout@gmail.com

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Pascale Karam 703.472.3749 pascale.karam@longandfoster.com www.PascaleKaram.net

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designed by Ted Bower 8 3 9 To w l s to n M c l e a n , VA

Roa d

This stunning contemporar y, designed by Ted Bower, an associate of Frank Lloyd Wright, is an ar t collector’s showcase. Sited on a private gated 3 acre lot, the home sits comfor tably on the land with abundant, light filled rooms & var ying ceiling heights. From the design elements in the leaded glass front door to the clean lines of the librar y floor to ceiling bookcase, the home’s interior overflows with modern European design elements. This 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home features a formal living room & dining room overlooking a rooftop dining patio. $2,750,000

Donna Moseley john mcnamara 703.623.5294 | 703.395.2908 d m o s e l ey @ t t r s i r. c o m | j m c n a m a r a @ t t r s i r. c o m

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Bright and sunny, sought after end unit in Glover Park with 6 bedrooms and 41/2 bathrooms, off-street parking, renovated and updated throughout, fabulous kitchen with SS appliances, breakfast bar, lower level in-law suite with full BA and and separate entrance, laundry room, ample storage, beautiful family room with home theater, surround sound, custom built-ins and more. $1,150,000

absolutely stunning 2 2 3 8 3 9 t h p l a c e n w w a s h i n g t o n , DC

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Great Falls, VA 347 Walker Road

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McLean, VA 821 Turkey Run Road

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Offered at $3,950,000

Gary Dopslaff

Buyers Agent

Anjanette Murphy Aaron Scruggs Ryan Gribbon

Buyers Agent

Buyers Agent

Office Manager

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McLean, VA

909 Chinquapin Road

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T he P e n n y Yer k s T eam


a r l i n g t o n , VA www.3509N25thSt.com

New England Style Classic Arlington, VA

3509 25th Street N

 This new home built by Crest Development LLC is located in one of N. Arlington’s most desirable locations near Windy Run Park and Key Bridge.  A New England Style classic residence with beautiful views and over 6,360 sq. ft. of finished interior. This new home features a stone walkway with a gracious portico entry. The interior has approximately 10 foot ceilings on main level, recessed panel wainscoting, three gas  fireplaces, butler pantry with a wine cooler, designer lighting, exquisite moldings and  custom staircases plus a covered veranda off the kitchen, perfect for your morning coffee or just reading and relaxing while enjoying the views. 

Jack Spahr

Florann Audra

Cell: 703.598.0267 Office: 703.790.1990 jackspahr@aol.com

Cell: 703-402-9127 Office: 703.790.1990 Florann.Audia@LNF.com

1311 Dolley Madison Blvd, McLean, VA 22101


M c l e a n , VA

Custom Contemporary Mclean, VA

1614 Kirby Rd

This magnificent, custom, contemporary take on French country was recently featured as Channel 7 WJLA’s “Home of Distinction.” At just over 9200 finished sq. ft., this home offers 6 bedrooms (masters on both the main and upper levels) and 7.5 baths.  Situated on over half an acre, the driveway is on Cottonwood and the three-car garage home is gently screened from Kirby Rd. by trees and shrubs. Spectacular finishes, main and catering kitchens, 100”  television and projector, and built-in Savant system make this home a rare find.

John Mentis Your Life is Changing. I Can Help! 202.549.0081 | 703.522.0500 john.mentis@longandfoster.com 4600 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA 22207


Journey’s End

2 0 8 Virginia Av e n u e

On the outskirts of Washington, D.C. in close-in Alexandria, find Journey’s end, a rare 2 acre estate built in the 1920s. Winding pathways, secret gardens and breathtaking views complement the expansive grounds. renovations by prominent craftsmen & celebrity designers have made this home the luxurious estate it is today. Offered at $3,900,000

&

history Elegance Circa 1850, and steeped in history and elegance. Reminiscent of southern charm, this home

has a private courtyard with garden, brick patio, pool, terrace porch, and upper balcony. With a finished lower level, five bedrooms, six full baths, and two half baths, it is truly one of Old Town Alexandria’s finest properties. Offered at $3,495,000

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Drew Gibbons

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This exquisite estate sitting on a private and gated two acre lot was built in 2005 with first class architectural designs and finishes featuring over 12,000 square foot of finished space. Some of the features and amenities of this grand property include a gated entry, indoor and outdoor pools, pool/guest house, tennis court, custom kitchen, library, media room, five-car garage, exterior front and rear hardscapes, extensive landscaping, etc. Offered at $4,900,000

Reza Shahabadi

reza.shahabadi@gmail.com / 202.460.7065

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S oci a l ly R es p o n si b l e i n v est i n g i n v esti n g for a c a u se With corporate scandals, environment safety issues and

One misconception about SRI that investment managers

human rights cases frequently in the headlines, investors have

have sought to clarify is the notion that a socially conscious

been increasingly concerned about the products and services

investment will bring a lower return. Research has shown

associated with their investments.

that socially screened portfolios perform competitively when compared to portfolios that are not screened for social causes.

Such concern has led to the growth of socially responsible

(2) There are several approaches to pursue for investors

investing (SRI), an investment approach which seeks to

interested in SRI, including:

maximize both financial return and social good by investing in companies that have a good track record with such topics as the

Green Investing – This approach focuses on companies that

environment, social justice, human rights, corporate governance

are committed to the conservation of natural resources, the

and diversity. Companies profiting from the sale of tobacco or

production and discovery of alternative energy sources, the

alcohol, for example, are typically shunned from SRI investment

implementation of clean air and water projects, and/or other

strategies.

environmentally conscious business practices.

Examples of

green investments include buying alternative energy stocks, Socially responsible investing (SRI) assets grew to $3.7 trillion

green energy exchange funds or energy efficient funds.

under management in 2012, up 37% from 2007(1) when $2.7 trillion in assets were being managed using a core socially

Ethical Investing – Involves buying only securities that are in

responsible strategy, according to the Social Investment

line with the investor’s personal views. The investment portfolio

Forum.

contains companies with business practices that the investor believes in. Certain industries, such as gambling, alcohol and

Socially responsible investors include individuals, and such

firearms, might be excluded.

institutions as corporations, universities, hospitals, foundations, insurance companies, pension funds, nonprofit organizations

Community Investing – One of the fastest growing areas

and religious institutions, which collectively represent the

of socially responsible investing. This approach provides

largest and fastest growing segment of SRI investors.

investment capital to communities not served, or underserved,


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by traditional financial institutions. Community investing gives

References

these communities direct access to credit, equity, capital and

“2012 Report on Socially Responsible Investing Trends in the United

basic banking products they would otherwise lack.

States,” Social Investment Forum (www.socialinvest.org) 2 Robert Eccles, and Ioannis Ioannou, George Serafeim, “The Impact

Shareholder Advocacy – Shareholder advocates will purposely invest in companies with poor social or environmental records, while actively working with the company’s management to

of a Corporate Culture of Sustainability on Corporate Behavior and Performance.” (Working paper, Harvard Business School, November 25, 2011), 54. Accessed December 6, 2012, www.hbs.edu/faculty/ Pages/download.aspx?name=12-035.pdf.

improve its practices. These activities may include filing, co-filing and voting on shareholder resolutions that focus on social and

Mutual funds are sold by prospectus. More complete information about

corporate-governance issues. They generally intend to improve

the funds including information on investment objectives, risks, charges

a company’s policies and practices, encouraging management

and expenses is detailed in the prospectus. Please read the prospectus

to exercise good corporate citizenship, and promote long-term shareholder value and financial performance.

and consider this information carefully before investing.

Important information about Advisory & Brokerage Services As a firm providing wealth management services to clients, UBS

Investors interested in socially responsible investing may seek

Financial Services, Inc is registered with the U.S. Securities and

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Exchange Commission (SEC) as an investment adviser and a broker-

specific investment portfolios or mutual funds based on social,

dealer, offering both investment advisory and brokerage services.

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This Mediterranean estate home exemplifies a striking and sophisticated blend of classic and modern architecture throughout * A full scale renovation encompassing 9,000+ sq ft has married the picturesque location with vivid views to the Chesapeake Bay and optimal southeastern exposure with deluxe modern comforts * Gentle access to the water’s edge extends to the private pier with 4 boat lifts and a large deepwater slip O f f e r e d at $ 3 , 7 5 0 , 0 0 0

Mary ann Elliott maryann@mris.com

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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Annapolis, MD 21401

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Proof 1,000 bottlings and over 40 by-the-glass wine selections. Address: 775 G St NW, Washington, DC 20001 Phone: (202) 737-7663 / proofdc.com

1 7 8 9 R e s ta u r a n t Complimentary valet, the rare treat of white truffles and a Christmas scene personally orchestrated by renowned decorator, William Watts. Address: 1226 36th St NW, Washington, DC 20007 Phone: (202) 965-1789 / 1789restaurant.com

N e w t o n ’ s Ta b l e Their Pig Brittle is named by FOOD NETWORK as one of the “50 Best Ice Cream Desserts in America.” Address: 4917 Elm St, Bethesda, MD 20814 Phone:(301) 718-0550 / newtonstable.com

Woodmont Grill In-house bakery and live jazz nightly. Address: 7715 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814 Phone: (301) 656-9755 / hillstone.com/#/restaurants/woodmontGrill


Fine Dining Guide

2 9 4 1 R e s ta u r a n t Floor-to-ceiling windows and magnificent water views with overflowing Christmas charm. Address: 2941 Fairview Park Dr, Falls Church, VA 22042 Phone:(703) 270-1515 / 2941.com

Ray’s the Steaks It’s all about the steaks. Address: 2300 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201 Phone:(703) 841-7297 / raysthesteaks.com

Filomena Ristorante A unique Christmas experience. Address: 1063 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20007 Phone:(202) 338-8800 / filomena.com

Mintwood Place Chef Cedric Maupillier mans the grill, Food & Wine’s THE PEOPLE’S BEST NEW CHEF: Mid-Atlantic. Address: 1813 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009 Phone:(202) 234-6732 / mintwoodplace.com

Range Highly sophisticated contemporary designs with a raw bar and cocktail menu designed to match. Address: 5335 Wisconsin Ave NW #201, Washington, DC 20015 Phone:(202) 803-8020 / voltrange.com

G e o rg i a Br o w n ’ s For a taste of the south. Address: 950 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005 Phone:(202) 393-4499 / gbrowns.com

O va l R o o m Close proximity to the White House and chef Tony Conte make it a DC powerhouse. Address: 800 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006 Phone: (202) 463-8700 / http://www.ovalroom.com/

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1789 Discover DC’s most extravagant

Christmas dining experience personally staged by renowned decorator William Watts. For the rare delicacy lovers, be sure to decorate your plate with the white truffles!

1226 36t h St re e t , NW Wash ingt on, D C 2 0007 202.965.1789



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