This Week’s Find: Modern Renovation for DC’s Tesla Owners

by Shilpi Paul

This Week's Find: Modern Renovation for DC's Tesla Owners: Figure 1

When the current owners bought This Week’s Find in 2010, they planned out a fully-automated, contemporary and sleek vision for the Palisades three-bedroom. Over the next year and a half, the rooms were renovated, finishes were replaced and owner Bob Peterson, an admitted technophile, went about making the home very tech-oriented.

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“The house is set up like a hotel,” Peterson told UrbanTurf. “All of the equipment for the TV, stereo and other electronics is located in the basement, so the rooms look clean, organized and simple.” The electronics, lighting, and climate can also be controlled through iPhones or iPads. There is also a tricked-out media room, and Peterson, who owns a Tesla, installed an electric car charging station in the garage.

Peterson’s girlfriend Taylor Deering, a designer, chose finishes that felt natural and modern, and that highlight the materials used. The floors are a wide-plank white oak with a natural finish, and the basement has a poured concrete floor with no polish or staining.

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Though they haven’t been in the customized home very long, Deering and Peterson are taking off for the west coast and will put their home on the market on Thursday. More details and photos below.

  • Address: 5208 MacArthur Terrace NW (map)
  • Price: $2.886 million
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Listing Agents: Alex Venditti and Greg Schneider, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

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Photography by Sean Shanahan.

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/this_weeks_find_modern_renovation_with_an_electric_car_charging_station/7331


  1. Elun Mosk said at 6:49 pm on Thursday July 18, 2013:
    I'm confused...what does Tesla have to do with this house?
  1. Scott said at 6:56 pm on Thursday July 18, 2013:
    Love the media room and the kitchen. @Elun, pretty sure the headline references the fact that the seller owns a Tesla and there is a car-charing station in the garage. You should know that...you own the company!
  1. Brad said at 8:24 pm on Thursday July 18, 2013:
    No way that was actually Elun Mosk commenting...unless he's the type of billionaire that has set and actually reads Google alerts for those three "little" companies of his. Mosk might be the biggest bad a$$ ever.
  1. Joe said at 9:11 pm on Thursday July 18, 2013:
    Given the post's headline, and the mention of the electric car charging station, could you post a picture of the garage as well? I imagine there'd have to be some retrofit required to install this unique piece of equipment. Thanks.
  1. Einstein said at 9:48 pm on Thursday July 18, 2013:
    The man's name is "Elon Musk".
  1. Scott said at 5:53 am on Wednesday December 25, 2013:
    Bob Peterson: your girlfriend, Taylor Deering, is banging John Thompson. I believe he was a contractor in your house, even recently. Used to have a company named Congressional Design Build. He's married, or was married. Thought you should know -- I know I would.

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