GDoN? “Circular sunroom, secret reading nook” edtion


This home is on Fessenden St, NW. The listing says:

“Simply Impressive. New home in Forest Hills on the perfect homesite, sitting high above the street with two historic trees in the front yard. An amazing Dutch Colonial w stained cedar shake and stone exterior. Circular sunroom, secret reading nook, mature plantings, fenced yard and private patio. Detached garage, finished rec-rm and attic. Decorated by nationally recognized P Four.”


You can see more photos here.

This 6 bed/5.5 bath is going for $3,200,000.

23 Comment

  • justinbc

    Ooh, I love historic trees!

  • I Dont Get It

    Shouldn’t a secret reading nook be behind a door or wall panel?

  • Historic =/= old. Two trees in someone’s front yard aren’t historic.

  • I can’t believe that this is new construction. They did an incredible job – wow! Classy and tasteful, inside and out.

  • 6 bedrooms and 5 1/2 bathrooms….were any of these 12 rooms shown in the pics!?

  • I so need a rich husband – that house is gorgeous.

  • Amazing. Only way this would be better is if it were a little bit closer to the Metro. Oh, and in my price range 🙁

    • I’m going to go out on a limb and say whoever buys this probably isn’t going to be one of WMATA’s most loyal customers.

      • justinbc

        Wealthy people hate traffic just as much as poor people do.

        • Really? I’d think being in the back seat of a Maybach would take some of the sting out of a traffic jam.

        • Thing is, this house isn’t really all that far from Van Ness/UDC. Probably a doable 15-20-minute walk. Not that this will likely matter to the probable buyer of this house.

        • Yes, this is true. But time is also more valuable and $15 for an Uber ride to work (door to door) every day is very well worth it. (The hourly salary for someone making 500k per year is $250. Paying $15 to save 20 minutes is a bargain.)

  • WANT. Too bad I’m poor 🙁

  • I *hate* the way the exterior looks.
    With that said, take all my money. Want.

  • Outside is great. The proper term of old trees is “mature”, not “historic”. It’s unlikely they did anything or witnessed much of significance in that location. Park-like setting is another, better term. Inside, it can’t seem to decide whether to be traditional or modern. The kitchen seems totally out of character, esp. the ugly plastic chairs.–it will look like a relic in no time. The coffered ceiling would look better of it wasn’t in just one room. Instead it seems like a faddish touch from this decade.

  • Love this house–the exterior, the interior, the everything. Also, I didn’t know i could feel so strongly about light fixtures.

  • Assuming the other Mr. GreenThumb and I win tonight’s PowerBall, we’ll be painting the trim and refurnishing the joint. I’m not in love with the light fixtures or cabinetry either, but the builder did a very nice job esthetically overall. Too bad the pics don’t show any of the bedrooms.

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