The Best Listing of the Year (For Well-Paid Lobbyists)

by UrbanTurf Staff

UrbanTurf is taking a week-long look back at the best that DC’s residential real estate market had to offer in 2010. From the best deals to the best renovations to, of course, the best listings, we believe we have sussed out the cream of the crop.

5525 Potomac Avenue NW

The Potomac Avenue that most DC residents are familar with is the street that bisects Pennsylvania Avenue not far from the Anacostia River in southeast. But there is another quieter, more picturesque Potomac Avenue in the Palisades neighborhood, that sees a tiny fraction of the car traffic of its relative in the southern quadrant, but offers an undeniably better view.

The reason for this geography lesson is that as we searched for the best listing that DC had to offer this year for the well-paid lobbyist set, Potomac Avenue played a rather large role in our decision. Among the many things that 5525 Potomac Avenue NW has going for it is that the house sits near the middle of the secluded Potomac Avenue in northwest and was built to take full advantage of the views that the street offers.


Not only does this four-bedroom home have a main floor with floor-to-ceiling windows that look out on the Potomac River, but as you head upstairs, the views get even better. On the second floor is a master bedroom (the combination of two large bedrooms) with a wide terrace that offers an upgraded view, and if you want to take advantage of the best seat in the house, head up to the roof and sit in the hot tub that looks out on the river.

Master Bedroom

In addition to the views, the home also has a large kitchen that leads into a family room and a small eat-in area as well as a large in-law suite on the lower level. Listed back in March, the home was under contract after three weeks on the market and sold in July for just below its asking price.

Living Room
  • Address: 5525 Potomac Avenue NW (map)
  • Asking Price: $1,995,000
  • Sales Price: $1,950,000
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: 3.5

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This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/the_best_listing_of_the_year_for_well-paid_lobbyists1/2778


  1. Q-Street said at 2:24 am on Saturday December 18, 2010:

    Want it.

  1. Chris Fischer said at 3:54 pm on Monday December 20, 2010:

    This is a great house but for the same money, you can get a better (newer) house. Just sold this to my clients in Belle Haven - http://www.tourvista.com/2784. Check it out.

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