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What $2 Million Buys in the DC Area

by Nena Perry-Brown

This edition of What X Buys offers a look at what a $2 million budget could get a prospective buyer in the DC area.


Five Stories on Embassy Row 

This turn-of-the-century, five-story rowhouse is located on DC's Embassy Row. The spacious octagonal foyer has checkerboard flooring, wood panel walls, and a corner fireplace, and the similarly-shaped living room also has a corner fireplace along with decorative molding, and a bay nook past pillars. The formal dining room has a coffered ceiling, angled fireplace, color-blocked wood-paneled walls, and a pair of leaded windows looking into the kitchen. One of the upstairs bedrooms is double-sized and has an angled fireplace, bay window, and a large sitting area with two sets of floor-to-ceiling built-ins. The top level is skylit and could serve as an in-law suite, complete with U-shaped kitchen nook. The lower level is also a one-bedroom unit with a separate entrance and an ornate stovepipe fireplace in the living area. 

  • Full Listing: 2212 Massachusetts Avenue NW (map)
  • Price: $1,995,000
  • Bedrooms: Seven
  • Bathrooms: 4.5
  • Square Feet: 4,734
  • Year Built: 1916
  • Listing Agents: Kimberly Casey, Daryl Judy, Washington Fine Properties

Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.


A Space Shuttle Pool House in Bethesda

Abutting the Little Falls Stream Valley Trail in Westmoreland Hills, this nearly symmetrical mid-century house was designed by William Bernoudy based on the space shuttle Columbia. Much of the house is arranged off the atrium-style room at the rear, which has a 40-foot pool and is surrounded by windows and sliding glass doors. The room is accessible from the family room, which has a fireplace, along with an atrium with flagstone flooring and a sunroom-style bay window. The owner's bedroom also has direct access to the pool room via its seating area. The lower level has a stone panel fireplace, a wet bar beneath a trellis, a wine cellar, storage rooms, and a bedroom suite. The house also has rear patios and gardens and a detached accessory building.

  • Full Listing: 5408 Falmouth Road (map)
  • Price: $1,997,500
  • Bedrooms: Five
  • Bathrooms: 5.5
  • Square Feet: 5,470
  • Year Built: 1964
  • Listing Agents: Jayne Ehrens, Emily Ehrens, TTR Sotheby's International Realty

Photo by Sean Shanahan. 


Three Units and Three Parking Spaces Off 16th Street

On the edge of Dupont Circle, this semi-detached turn-of-the-century rowhouse offers three separate units. The lower level is a one-bedroom unit, while the ground floor is a two-bedroom, one-bathroom unit with a private balcony off the rear bedroom. The uppermost unit has two levels, and the living room has a bay window and corner fireplace. A bright, wide galley kitchen has an exposed brick backsplash on one side and a black-and-white strip backsplash on the other. A few steps down, the family room has a brick accent wall, floor-to-ceiling built-ins flanking a floating fireplace, and tall glass french doors between matching windows, leading out to a balcony. Upstairs off the skylit landing, the owner's bedroom has access to a private balcony that also has stairs to the roof, and the second bedroom has a desk built into the bay window. The house also has a three-car parking pad off the alley; two of those spaces are currently rented out.

  • Full Listing: 1534 T Street NW (map)
  • Price: $1.95 million
  • Bedrooms: Five
  • Bathrooms: Four
  • Square Feet: 3,637
  • Year Built: 1900
  • Listing Agent: Nate Guggenheim, Washington Fine Properties

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