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Good Deal or Not? Weekly Wed. House Porn “112 radiantly appointed windows” edition

by Prince Of Petworth July 6, 2011 at 1:00 pm 38 Comments

This house is located at 4 Thompson Circle NW:


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The flier says:

“State-of-the-art amenities flourish in this Circa 1929 mansion. Nearly 10,000 square feet of gracious entertaining space, recently renovated to absolute perfection. 112 radiantly appointed windows, South facing sun-filled exposure. Expansive terrace for “Wining and Dining” your family and friends. Gym, Wine Cellar, Great Room, Sun Room, Family Room, Au-Pair Quarters, 2 Car Garage + Motor Court.”

You can find more info here and a virtual tour here.

Uh. Holy canoli. This 6 bed/7.5 bath is yours for $7,495,000.

  • LisaT

    OMG WANT. And I haven’t even seen the pix yet. What a dreamhouse.

    • LisaT

      Having seen the pix and drooled on my keyboard, still WANT. And I want everything in it. This has to be one of my favorite house porns ever.

    • Jack5

      7mil+ and no pool?!? I scoff at the idea of it.

  • Florista

    Wow, very beautiful. I just need several million dollars. Oh, and then cash to live on.

    • 14th St Heights

      And then more cash to buy all the necessary art!

  • WDC

    I want it, and I want every piece of furniture and art in it.

    Love the area rugs… ARE they rugs? the one in the living room looks like parquet made of silvery driftwood. Stunning.

    (As an aside, I like to make up stories in my head about people who live in houses that are on the market. From these pictures (I know, I know, they’re totally staged) you can see that the lady of the house has moved out– her closet is empty– and she took the kids, leaving their room neat and sterile. The gentleman is still there, as evidenced by his stuff in the closet, but he’s been sleeping in the guest room (bed’s rumpled) because he’s too distraught over the divorce to set foot in the master bedroom again.)

    • LisaT

      heehee I wanna hang out with you.

      • 14th St Heights

        I’m inclined to think the man’s boyfriend moved out because he didn’t want settle down and get married.

        • +1. That home did not have a woman’s touch. At ALL. In the decorating and in the renovation.

          +100 on the want-and-want-it-now-want-all-of-it. Maybe if I lived there, I could find a stylish boyfriend.

    • Lily

      You can also tell it is staged because every square inch is painted white (even paneling and stone walls!). I’d need $100K to repaint the whole thing before I moved in. But, if I were buying this, $100K would be my walking around money.

  • Jon

    Calling that a circle is a big fat lie. Should be called Thompson Cul-de-sac.

  • Stoney_D

    Wawwa. Weewwa.

  • joker

    Ha…laundry room is the size of my first apartment!

    Beautiful house and will likely go very close to asking (~3-5%) if they are willing to wait. Houses at this price point are sitting for awhile. Even in DC’s robust economy there are only so many people out there looking for a ~7 million dollar house in the District.

    One potential issue…no pool. Buyers at that pricepoint are usually assuming a pool comes with the place.

    • Veronika

      i’d need a pool with all this fabulousness…. i was just going to ask.. do you think this is staged as per furniture and art? it’s so perfect.

  • Denizen of Tenallytown

    I’ll take two.

  • Anonymous

    Favorite house porn ever. I want.

  • la_niña

    I have my toothbrush and can move in at any time if my Prince Charming will marry me tomorrow and if he has several million to spare. Love the place – it is a little bit too white for me but I can live with that.

    • que

      Racist

  • C

    Beautiful house, but it’s a shame all the woodwork and stone is whitewashed inside. The modern look is nice, and the white makes it really bright and airy, but the historical elegance is lost in the sea of white….

  • ET

    As someone who had to replace 16 windows to the tune of $14k, 100+ windows is not a selling point. Of course if you are rich enough to afford that house you can afford the $100K if you need to replace the windows.

    OMG the closet!

  • jm

    you think the sellers would be down to rent it out for a night? maybe popville could pool its resources and throw an epic rager here. better than a happy hour!

    I got $40 I can throw in.

    • Nic

      $40 and a dream? Sign me up.

  • Anon

    Its a shame they left the paint job unfinished. Just a few more gallons and they could have whitewashed the outside too.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know, I hear there’s a flasher loose near here…

    • Anon

      Does flashing lower the price?

  • Anonymous

    Love, love, love. Best house porn ever. Everything is perfect.

  • Anon

    I suddenly feel poor after looking at the photos. Maybe Obama will give us all a bailout check of 7 million and then we can each buy a home like this.

  • Anonymous

    Those dark wood floors are amaaaaaaaazing. Love it.

  • Anonymous

    Owned by R. Donahoe Peebles. Look him up….

    • anonymous

      Amazing success that man has had and this house is fabulous!

  • ES

    I don’t usually get very excited for house porn, but damn, that’s nice. I especially love the details on the windows and those CLOSETS. The master bathroom was a little underwhelming, though. My dad built his own master bathroom and it looks fancier than that.

  • MK

    A real stunner of a house. Usually when we see houses this big they’re overstuffed, over decorated and look like they’re occupied by someone bordering on 100 but this one is gorgeous. I love every room.

  • Shaw Parent

    IT HAS ITS OWN OVAL OFFICE!

  • AdamsMorganDweller

    Amazing…but it makes me really really sad when I think of how I’ll probably never set foot inside.

  • Herb

    Best Ever! Retire this series NOW!

  • Local PW

    Born to a single teenage working class mom, Rutgers dropout…looks like he turned out alright.

  • Turns out the house was built beginning in June of 1928, not 1929 as advertised. That could spell legal trouble for the listing agent. It was built for an astounding $45,000 just a year before the Stock Market crash for brewer Christian Heurich.

    • mark

      Must have been a quiet, quiet area in 1928. I predict that it sells for 92% of its asking price in February 2013, to Geithner’s replacement at Treasury.

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