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GDoN? “terrace w/ pizza oven” edition

by Prince Of Petworth January 28, 2015 at 1:00 pm 77 Comments

2221 30th Street Northwest

This house (estate?) is located at 2221 30th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Magnificent 9 bedroom, 12 full bath, 3 half bath home with unparalleled attention to detail and exquisite custom finishes with top of the line materials. Large, gated lot with parking for 10+ cars & a 3 car garage. Exterior features beautiful landscaping, pool and terrace w/ pizza oven. Main level is ideal for entertaining with a chef’s kitchen, grand living and dining rooms and stunning entry.”

You can see more photos here.

This 9 bed/12 full bath/3 half bath is going for $16,500,000.

  • Anonv2

    Property taxes alone are only about $10,000 … A MONTH.

    • Pizza?

      Don’t worry! The place is not currently receiving the homestead deduction, so 10k is an overestimate if you plan on occupying the property.

  • morestatuesplease

    The screen in the movie theater is way too small. I’ve decided not to put in an offer.

    • fenster77

      Hah. Came here to say this. All the trouble they went through to build their very own movie theatre, and they install the same size tv many people have in their bedrooms. Why would you not put in a projector…wtf?

    • Mike Closehoff

      Looks like somewhere Phillip Drummond would live with Arnold and Willis… Meh, different strokes for different folks.

      • annonny

        Literal LOL. Thanks for the good humor on an otherwise cheerless day. :)

  • carlosthedwarf

    Now THAT’s what I call house porn!

    • Leroy

      Or… a house to film porn

  • Pizza?

    No picture of the outdoor pizza oven? I’m reserving judgement until I can take a look at that.

  • NorthbyNE

    Nice condo alternative.

    • Nice!

    • BeverlyS

      Actual LOL.

    • Anonymous

      I want to know who buys it. Keep us posted.

    • Lmi

      That made my day!

  • hma

    Whenever I see houses like this I just wonder how much it would cost to undo that decor. More than I paid for my house, I would guess.

    • The OP Anon

      The shoe and purse collection in that studio-sized walk-in closet (with an island!) is probably worth more than your house.

  • Blithe

    I’m not a fan of either the house or the decor…..but just knowing that that closet exists makes me Very Happy! lol
    The taxes are a tad off-putting though. Gulp.

  • Shawess

    Usually I can kind of imagine who -might- be a potential buyer for the GDoN homes, but this one … I have no idea.

  • jim_ed

    Opulence? I has it.

    • Ayeo

      All this place is missing is a mini Giraffe!

  • The OP Anon

    The HDR is strong with this listing.

  • CPT_Doom

    All that money, and the decor is ugly. You’d have to spend at least $1 million to redecorate, so I wouldn’t go a dime over $15 million.

    • ***

      You could tell from the outside alone that the interiors were going to be… well… stylistic.

    • C

      Hey now, The Creation of Adam is a classic!

  • Rich

    I’d always be afraid of breaking something in that house.

  • BK Petworth Citizen

    I wonder who custom-built that house in 2008 and then decided to sell now, not that many years later…Hillary Clinton lives on Embassy Row, perhaps she is cashing out on the house to fund her 2016 presidential campaign?

  • sd

    I didn’t even know houses like this existed in DC

  • Miss Patty

    I quite like the dark blue ceiling in the kitchen.

    But the black veined marble in the bathroom (or whatever all that mess is) is giving me a migraine.

  • emvee

    I’m disappointed that the chaise lounge in the bathroom isn’t the toilet.

  • Anon in truxton

    That decor is pretty god awful, but the walk-in closet and wine room.. I die. White girl wasted.

  • anonymous

    With a house that ornate and over the top, couldn’t they have splurged just a little on the servants’ quarters? I’m no class warrior, but the juxtaposition was breathtaking.

  • Just a simple home to call your own

  • Tory

    I realize that when we are talking about buying a house like this, we are not talking about having a practical existence. Nonetheless, I have a very practical question. (Bear with me.) Nine bedrooms, twelve full baths. Who is showering at this house but does not have a bedroom associated with the bathroom they are using? Are people coming over to just shower and leave? Or do some bedrooms have multiple bathrooms attached? I suppose I can see the allure of not just a dual vanity, but dual everything, but to have that for three of your nine bedrooms? That’s overkill. Maybe two of the bathrooms are men’s and ladies’ locker rooms for the pool? I’m overwhelmed.

    (No need to discuss the half baths – those are self-explanatory.)

    • AMDCer

      I’ve often wondered the same thing when I see a listing with more full baths then bedrooms. Odd.

    • Miss Patty

      My guess is his-and-hers bathrooms as part of at least one of the bedroom suites, and a full bath attached to the gym. And maybe one for the pool.

    • n=1

      No, you’re taking the number of bedrooms too literally. There are probably another half-dozen rooms that you’d consider a bedroom anywhere else but aren’t listed as bedrooms here. Library. Office. Sitting Room. Etc. Some of these have bathrooms in case they become bedrooms or in case people visit.

      • n=1

        Exercise room. Pool cabana. These rooms have full baths attached, and rightly so. (Also, rooms in the basement are not legally bedrooms *unless meeting some other requirements.)

    • lucie

      There are probably some office spaces that don’t technically “count” as bedrooms (i.e. they don’t have a closet or whatever) but they probably still have a full bath attached so you COULD use them as a bedroom.

      • C

        You don’t need a closet to be technically considered a bedroom in DC (otherwise a lot of houses would be 0 bedrooms).

    • Boris S. Wort

      It’s so that everyone can clean up after the orgy.

      • textdoc

        Actual LOL!

        • tonyr

          Boris isn’t kidding – there’s a reason that Liberace’s place in Las Vegas had two bedrooms and TEN bathrooms.

    • anon

      Miss Patty is correct – You obviously need one bath for the pool (what kind of monster doesn’t shower before and after getting in the pool?), one for the gym (easier to get clean after your workout and work up a fresh sweat getting across the manse after you’re done), and two full baths for the main master suite. What kind of married couple would want to share a bathroom?? It’s bad enough in a house that cramped as it is – you need a place to get away that’s all your own!

      • Had to google “manse.” Felt poor. Or maybe just vocab-poor.

  • kejad

    This place is proof that wealth doesn’t equal taste. It’s like a trailer park queen’s vision of high class.

    • Cardiodozo

      Hear hear! Makes those monstrosities out in Potomac look stately.

  • Jackie in Petworth

    Wow, all that wealth and yet they still didn’t manage to put together a decent backsplash-countertop-floor tile combo in their baller kitchen.

  • anon

    for that kind of money you’d at least expect a 13th full bath.

  • Katie

    Do the marble lions in the front foyer convey? I certainly hope so!

  • Mike M.

    I’m shocked the description didn’t mention the easy proximity to the N buses!

    • Leroy


  • Quotia Zelda

    Usually I love decor that everyone else here hates (apparently I have old lady taste), but not this time!

  • eric

    Wine cellar is too small. Couldn’t fit my collection in there.

  • ET

    That closet is bigger than my bedroom and is close to being the size of one floor of my house…..

    What is that thing on the ceiling of the dining room? Ceiling artwork is for France and Italy – other than that is just ….just ….

  • sproc

    Cardio machines randomly placed in a carpeted office/bedroom? How gauche.

  • snark

    Sigh, a developer will probably pay cash for it, strip out all the character and turn it into another 12,000 SF open floorplan with cheap Home Depot finishes.

    • Anon X

      Well, hopefully they can get store credit from Home Depot when they return many of the current cheap home depot finishes. For 16.5 million, I’d expect something a bit easier on the eyes.

    • quincy dude

      Or make it into fifty 250 sq ft micro apartments and make a killing renting them out for $190/month each.

      • quincy dude

        $1900, that is.

  • $16M and they used those cheap ass stackable things for the wine cellar? Weak.

  • JJ

    Way to bourgie for my taste and that master bath makes me want to vomit. I’ll take the master closet though.

  • Miss Patty

    I assume the black and white bathroom is Hers, and the brownish one is His. What I want to know is, why does his bathroom have a desk and a phone and stuff in it? Aren’t there three offices? Are they too far away from the throneroom? And is that a bass drum in the corner? The decisions of rich people baffle and fascinate me.

  • Ayeo

    Guys, come on. It’s not about whats on the inside. It’s about what’s on the outside. LOOK AT HOW BEAUTIFUL THAT HOUSE IS!

  • Aglets

    The outside looks like a set for A Little Night Music- so beautiful! THe inside made my eyes and heart bleed with all of the Design Toscano crap. OMG- the lights over the dining room table!

    good grief. Oh to have more money than taste….

    • Yeah the outside is actually beautiful. What a shame.

  • whovous

    OMG, even the elevator is ugly!


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