An Architect's DC Mansion Hits the Market for $12 Million

  • October 22nd 2019

by Nena Perry-Brown

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3036 Woodland Drive NW. Click to enlarge.

An architect's mansion in Woodland Normanstone is hitting the market for the first time. At $11 million, it is also one of the most expensive homes for sale in DC. 

Completed in 2000, the 11,000 square-foot French-style residence was designed and developed by its architect-owner over a four year span, with construction completing in 2000. A 2012 Washington Post article describes some of the work involved in the home, as well as the tragic circumstances of owner Mohammad Ghafoorian's death following a freak accident.

The completely custom design delivers a grand house with a façade and winding driveway composed of Veneer Stone sourced from a local quarry. The interior has tall ceilings, ornately-carved Italian marble fireplaces, and archtop windows in nearly every room, with all levels accessible from a wood-paneled elevator.

Foyer. Click to enlarge.

A foyer has 25-foot ceilings and glass doors out to an outdoor seating area and a rear terrace which overlooks a fountain and the garden-like backyard. Off the foyer, a living room spans the length of the house, with a turret in one corner creating a circular seating area with archtop windows all around. A wood-paneled library has a wet bar area, and three sets of french doors, beneath lunettes, providing private entry.

The wood-paneled kitchen is separated from the formal dining room by a butler's pantry, and has commercial appliances, an island, a built-in wine rack, and a pass through window creating a breakfast bar in the adjacent family room where the curved far wall has a series of windows. A bedroom suite is also off the family room, and a media room and two other bedroom suites with attached sitting areas are also on the first floor.

Owner's suite. Click to enlarge.

The owner's suite occupies one side of the first floor, offering a sitting area with a double-sided fireplace a few steps down from a private terrace. The suite also enjoys two walk-in closets, two bathrooms, and a spa with a gas fireplace, a round Jacuzzi tub and a sauna. There are two apartment suites upstairs, with each containing a separate living room and kitchenette. The lower level has an in-law suite, a food storage room, and a temperature-controlled wine cellar with space for over 4,000 bottles.

The property is listed by Gwendolyn Gowdey Kraftvanermel and Patrice Angle of TTR Sotheby's International Realty. More details and photos are below.

Study. Click to enlarge.
Family room. Click to enlarge.
Living room. Click to enlarge.
Rear. Click to enlarge.
  • Full Listing: 3036 Woodland Drive NW (map)
  • Price: $12 million
  • Bedrooms: Eight
  • Bathrooms: Ten
  • Square Feet: 10,823
  • Year Built: 2000
  • Listing Agents: Wendy Gowdey, Patrice Angle, TTR Sotheby's International Realty

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/an-architects-mansion-near-massachusetts-avenue-heights/16048.

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