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Most Expensive Homes on the Market: A $5.25 Million Mansion in Kalorama

Built in 1928, this 7,000-square-foot home was carefully renovated by real-estate developer John Cecchi to retain the beauty of the original detailing, including dark hardwood floors, intricate crown molding, and custom built-in cabinetry, plus ten-foot ceilings, huge windows, and French doors. An extensive flagstone terrace and lush gardens surround the house, set on a 10,000-square-foot lot on Bancroft Place in tony Kalorama Heights; inside, there’s a first-floor kitchen—outfitted with marble counters and backsplash and featuring top-level Viking stainless steel appliances—and a breakfast dining area with skylights, garden access, and its own informal powder room (there’s another, more formal half-bath off the foyer). Upstairs, a master suite overlooks the garden and features two walk-in closets, a sitting area, and a master bath with marble floors and double-sink vanity, a soaking tub, and a rain shower. Speaking of marble: All five of the full-size baths (one for each bedroom) feature the luxe stone. There’s also a two-car garage; a designated laundry room on the lower level as well as a stacked laundry closet off the master suite; an elevator; and a walk-in wine closet. The property is listed at $5.25 million. Keep reading for a look, then go to Washington Fine Properties for the complete details.


Renovated and expanded in 2011, this four-story brick Tudor home on Belmont Road in tony Kalorama dates to the late 1920s. Situated on a third of an acre—a double lot—the 8,200-square-foot home features nine bedrooms and nine bathrooms, plus three fireplaces, a wet bar, a lower-level au pair suite with a second kitchen and laundry room, a massive backyard garden, a two-car garage, and a gated courtyard with parking for ten. Many of the original features were restored, including the hardwood floors and original leaded-glass windows. Here are few more of the high-end highlights: a Jennifer Gilmer-designed gourmet kitchen, steel and French doors opening to the flagstone patio, custom hidden storage panels in the dining room, his-and-her master bathrooms with heated marble floors, and a windowed dressing room with a marble vanity. It’s listed at $5.995 million. Scroll down for a tour, then head to Washington Fine Properties for more.

Nestled in the woods of Potomac’s Bradley Farms on more than 80,000 square feet of land, this award-winning glass-walled creation—designed by architect Warren Cox of Hartman-Cox and built in 1974—takes its distinctive architectural inspiration from the Swiss architect and modernist pioneer Le Corbusier. The sprawling 8,000-square-foot, open-layout home includes six bedrooms, nine and a half bathrooms, a wet bar, a wine cellar, a dressing room with three walk-in closets, and a glass-enclosed exercise room on its three levels. Then there are the outdoor amenities: Tucked among extensive gardens is a spacious tiered deck, plus a self-covering pool and a tennis court. A pool house and a two-bedroom guest house sit nearby. The property is listed at $2.695 million. Read on for a look at this unusual design, then head to TTR Sotheby’s for details and the full tour of the home.