Good Deal or Not? Weekly Wed. House Porn “walnut-paneled library” edition

This house is located at 5017 Loughboro Road, NW:


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The listing says:

“First time on the market in 45 years! This fully updated, substantial stone residence offers an acre of private grounds and 8,000 sq. ft. of interior space. Grand public rooms, a gourmet kitchen with butler’s pantry, family room with fireplace, high ceilings, walnut-paneled library, a large Master suite, and 6+ bedrooms are some of the features in the home.”

You can see more photos here.

This 6 bed/6.5 bath is going for $6,250,000.

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  • no pool? :(

    lovely once all that awful carpet is ripped up…

  • Do you think they used their helicopter to take that first shot?

  • Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother’s house we go!

  • Why not include a picture of your walnut paneled library?

    Also, is the basement study, with the desk, executive chair, institutional ceiling, and American flag supposed to look like the set from Independence Day when President Bill Pullman addresses the nation from some undisclosed bunker somewhere?

    • Seriously! Where’s all this Walnut paneling? Also, like many others have mentioned, if I’m spending that much money there better be a pool. A big pool!

  • I would like to own this house so that I could stand on my porch and say, “Release the hounds!”

    This is why people who make $250k in DC don’t feel rich.

  • Ahhh… the Palisades. It’s a different world over there. And they are the ones you can blame about the low number of direct flights to the west coast!

    But back to the house. The bedrooms all actually seem sorta small (for the scale of the house) and I thought there would more to the yard. More entertainment opportunities (pool, bigger patio, outside room, etc.).

  • Lovely house. However, for that price, I also want a pool. And wood floors upstairs and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. Yes, I am being picky.

    • It’s only a matter of time before stainless steel starts looking dated. I love the white appliances, personally.

    • stainless is the new avacado green and harvest gold – white is classic

      • People in that area only have stainless stoves…and nannies, cooks and housekeepers who use them. Money buys stuff, not class.

  • For that kind of money there’s no way I’d settle for a family room in the basement. When you live in the burbs in a ranch house or a colonial, it’s ok to stick your kids in a windowless room, unsupervised, with a bunch of stupid electronics, but when you can afford a $6 million house, you should be able to do all that ABOVEground.

    And, re all other comments here (carpet, pool, paneling): ditto.

  • I must be the only person who doesn’t want a pool. Too much upkeep, I am not a sun-bather, and, when I do swim, I prefer to swim in lakes, rivers, and oceans.

    Nice house. My biggest criticism in the artwork on the window in the fifth photo. I realize the room is full of windows, but who hangs artwork over a window?

    • “My biggest criticism IS”

    • You gotta have a pool. Your many guests, who will all want to leech onto your lifestyle and sleep in one of your 6+ bedrooms, expect a pool by which to have drinks and nibbles. You just paid $6 million, so you can def afford a poolboy or girl. Who might be great eye candy!

      • The leeches are even more reason not to have a pool! My gardener will do nicely, thank you.

        And I would definitely have sheep for the lawn. Or goats. Or both.

  • 6 mil and no exhaust hood over the range. wtf. even if you have hired help doing the cooking, the whole house will smell of bacon.

  • I’m sorry, are those sheep grazing on the front lawn?

  • yes please

  • Pretty unimpressive kitchen for $6 million house! Also, ugh to the carpets, and thought the master bath was pretty weak. Again, if I’m paying that much, my master bath had better be like a frickin’ spa retreat!

  • For this much cash, I’d get two houses – a swank urban apartment or townhouse for $2M and a weekend horsey country estate for another $3M.

    Look, I just saved myself $1M! Yippee!!!

  • Allison

    Are those large rocks or sheep grazing on the lawn?

  • For my $6M, I want something A LOT more interesting. Frankly, this house is boring as shit. Did anyone else notice that it doesn’t have a pool? But you could probably park your helicopter in the front yard.

  • What’s wrong with radiator heat? It’s the most comfortable kind of heating (ok, maybe in floor ambient heat is better…) and I bet those radiators are original to the house and helps in creating the cozy English cottage feel that was the intent of this type of architecture. This house is way better than that piece of crap from Cleveland Park last week, which purportedly had lots of “original character.”

  • Been in DC 20 years and I don’t know this: How does one pronounce “Loughboro”:

    Is it “LOFT-burah”? Or something like: “La-BUR-row”? Am I even in the ballpark. (Yes, I don’t know anyone who lives in whatever neighborhood this is)

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