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GDoN “One of the most important & historic homes in America” edition

by Prince Of Petworth — February 3, 2016 at 12:35 pm 15 Comments

GDoN

This house is located at 2401 Kalorama Road, Northwest. The listing says:

“DRAMATIC NEW PRICE! “The Lindens” – One of the most important & historic homes in America set on a majestic half acre. Built-in 1754 in Danvers, MA & moved to DC in the 1930s. Authentic & Gracious floor plan which has been referred to as one of the finest examples of Colonial architecture in existence. Banquet & Embassy sized principal rooms. 6 Bedroom Suites. Spa. Tavern Room. 3 Car Garage.”

inside

You can see more photos here.

This 6 bed/7 full/2half bath is going for $8,750,000.

  • JS

    I’d be really interested in finding out more about why and how this house was moved down to DC.

  • I Dont Get It

    Wow! Not really my style but if I had 8 million+ I’d buy it in a heartbeat!

  • taxing

    Aren’t the Obamas in the market…

  • petworther

    Good condo alternative!

  • Ward One Resident

    And this explains why the house has a widow’s walk. I always wondered.

    • Anonnymiceesss

      What’s a widow’s walk?

      • NorthbyNE

        It’s the railed-in platform or roof area. They are common in new england coastal towns. Whether true or not, the name comes from stories of sea captain’s wives walking back and forth on them watching for their husbands’ ships to return. They also call them captains walks.

  • The previous price was 10.5M. Very un-dramatic …

    • Caleb

      12.75M before that.

  • BettyinFH

    New Obama digs?

  • Bitter Elitist

    I hate the walls and Washington old person valences. If I had $8,000,000 cash lying around though…

  • wpk_dc

    This home is gorgeous. So many homes of its era are dark; this one has so many windows with all exposures that it would always be bright and cheerful And I absolutely love that painted mural in the foyer and stair surround — gorgeous! And the fact that it was built in the Boston area and moved to DC makes sense as it doesn’t look like any other DC-style home. Love it!

    • NH Ave Hiker

      Average people had dark homes – glass was expensive and more windows also meant more difficult to keep warm. Houses like this in New England, however, were built by wealthy people who could afford to have lots of windows. There are tons of Georgian-style homes still left in New England…it’s my favorite architectural style! Old buildings in DC are mostly Federal because that style was popular when the city was being built.

  • The Dude

    Not enough room for all my knick-knacks… pass.

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