This Week's Find: Fit For Art in the Palisades

  • June 7th 2023

by Ashley Hopko

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Living room. Click to enlarge.

Overlooking the Potomac River, painter Graham Wisner and cinematic producer Rania Hanano designed this home on one of the Palisades lesser-known blocks as a place to settle down and display their impressive art collection.

Clean, simple lines emphasize the property’s modern feel while allowing for large, open spaces with vaulted ceilings. Swaths of white wall space, along with the floor-to-ceiling shelving system in the living room, offer museum-like display opportunities for the owners' artwork. 

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Natural light pours in from all four sides of the home, bringing in filtered daylight during even the cloudiest of conditions - almost rendering the recessed lighting unnecessary, listing agent Mark Lowham said. Floor-to-ceiling windows, strategically positioned for privacy, also ensure unobstructed views of the surrounding foliage.

Office. Click to enlarge.

At the center of the home is a floating glass stairway, designed and built in Italy. Other Italian detailing throughout the house includes imported bathroom and kitchen cabinetry and tile floors on the lower levels.

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Exterior. Click to enlarge.

Because of the couple's love of wine, the basement cellar fits over 200 bottles and offers LED lighting and full temperature and humidity control. Out back, there is a zen garden designed by Shin Abe and David Mazur, as well as a heated black bottom ionized pool and pristine landscaping. 

More details are found below. 

  • Full Listing: 5811 Potomac Avenue NW (map)
  • Price: $5,599,000
  • Bedrooms: Five
  • Bathrooms: 6.5 
  • Square Feet: 7,357
  • Listing Agent: Mark Lowham, TTR Sotheby's International Realty

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/this_weeks_find__luxury_in_the_palisades/21105.

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