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Good Deal or Not? Weekly Wed. House Porn “large walled garden with terraces” edition (reader request)

by Prince Of Petworth January 23, 2013 at 1:00 pm 24 Comments

This house is located at 3053 P Street, NW:


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The listing says:

“Rare opportunity in the heart of Georgetown. Grande Dame on a private corner lot in the East Village has been meticulously maintained and features soaring ceilings, substantial/grande public rooms, magnificent hardwood floors, large master suite, breakfast room, elevator, 2 bedroom staff apartment, large walled garden with terraces, beautiful pool and parking for 6 cars.”

You can see more photos here.

This 9 bed/9 bath is going for $9,250,000.

Back in 2010 a different reader requested we look at this house when it was on the market for $11,250,000.

  • Joe E.

    Ahh, the 2 bedroom staff apartment seals the deal. I mean, imagine having to wait for the staff to arrive if I wanted a glass of water late at night. Better to have them on site where they can’t be distracted by trivialities like ‘family’ or a ‘social life’.

    • Joe E.

      Wait, no, I just saw that the television in the gym is not an LCD, so it’s obvious neanderthals live here currently.

  • Anonymous

    Well, reader, if you have to ask, it’s probably not a good deal for you. In any way. Nice house though.

  • anon

    love the trees! but yowzaa… this isn’t “house porn” it’s just a punch in the face. all those zeros…..

  • I’ll volunteer to live in the oak-walled library and drink all their scotch.

    Yeah. That’s a helluva house.

  • Will

    For POP readers, no, this is not a good deal. For readers of the Rob Report, yes, they are practically giving it away, but with only six parking spaces, severely limiting on exotic car collections. Then again, everyone says you have to downsize your possessions when you move to DC, so I guess it’s just a sacrifice one has to make.

    • Ben

      Meh – just keep the majority of your collection at your weekend home outside of town.

  • WalbridgeGuy

    This is only ~$9 million over my budget!

    Does anyone know what’s going on in picture 16 of 29 in the slideshow? Is that some sort of epic closet?

    • I was about to ask the same thing. It looks like a store fitting room, except a much more upscale version.

      I was wondering if it was a huuuuuge walk-in closet, but it seems like it would be inefficient to have one’s clothes separated into so many curtained smaller closets.

      • They keep a servant child in each mini closet. They stack neatly.

  • Anonymous

    I kept waiting and waiting to see a photo that made me like this house. I’m sorry…..I am not impressed.

  • Looks nice and all, but doesn’t seem as well-suited to large-scale entertaining as some other House Porn selections. Maybe it’s just the way the house is furnished/staged, but none of the rooms look particularly huge… it’s just that there are a LOT of them.

    That said, I really like the exterior, and I was coveting the chairs from both dining rooms.

  • Randi B

    Wow. I’d like one of those libraries, please.

  • Jeez…

    The walk in closet / Hall of closets is bigger than my first condo. I would pretty much sell my sister into slavery for this home.

  • ET

    This is total house porn. Wish I had $10 mil to spend. I would buy it for the libraries alone.

  • Phoebe

    Do you think there’s a PoPville blog for the rich? Where they have real GDoN debates on multi-million dollar mansions and read updates on the latest new restaurants opening in Geneva (“first look!”) and have “sweet ride” posts about someone’s fancy private jet? And debates about the best way to tell your neighbor their herd of heirloom elephants is waking you up too early in the morning?

    • Yes, it is called the Cleveland Park List-Serv, where you can find the bored early retirees or under employed discuss the best yacht clubs in Belize.

  • Well, I’m actually going to call foul on the kitchen – I don’t think the cabinets or the flooring are actually very good at all. The cabinets look builder grade white, and there aren’t a lot of them. I’m also not a fan of that color of floors.

    • Anonymous

      +1. At first I thought maybe that is the kitchen in the guest house but soon realized I was wrong.

    • That’s exactly what I thought! But if you can afford $10 million, you can rip out and replace that boring kitchen.

      • Studio Apt

        If I could affrod that house, I would not expect to ever be in the kitchen.

  • Anonymous

    The library is swoon-worthy, but I was still all tense from seeing the ugly kitchen tile and cheap-looking cabinets when I got there. So I was denied a good swoon.

    Also, what is that, a shirt closet, a skirt closet, a ball gown closet, etc etc?I’m not organized enough for that kind of closet. It would take me ALL DAY to find my favorite jeans and tshirt. (Or maybe that’s the staff quarters and I’ve just outed myself as a hopeless plebe.)

    In any case, no deal.

  • annonny

    Your very own Downton Abbey in the heart of Georgetown!

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