April 24, 2024


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This DC-area Mansion Is the Most Extra House on the Market

Photographs courtesy of Compass.

This recently manufactured mansion in McLean has so substantially likely on that it is tough to know where to get started. You could go with the helical steel staircase that, in accordance to the listing agent, weighs extra than two elephants. Or with the video clip wall manufactured of 16 flat-screen TVs. Or with the hexagonal swimming pool that can be temperature-controlled from your cell phone. Or with the 7.5-foot-extensive, blue-onyx wall panel that can, per marketing products, provide “support in bewildering or tough instances.” Or perhaps with the three distinctive styles of exterior siding (brick imported from Spain, Japanese shou sugi ban, and paneling inspired by a Piet Mondrian portray).

Anyway, you get the idea—this is not the household for a minimalist.

So what, specifically, is the tale at the rear of it? It was done by developer Ahmad Khreshi last year. He put it on the sector in June with no the support of a real-estate agent and it obtained tiny traction. “Nobody frequented it,” states Compass’s Ali Farhadov, who relaunched the residence Tuesday. “I named like ten brokers and they claimed they did not know that the home even existed in the sector.” Farhadov hopes to draw extra awareness this time all around. He and co-agent Sherif Abdalla have shown it for $8.7 million.

That sum will get you 4 bedrooms, four entire bathrooms, four half-baths, and near to 9,000 square ft. The household will take up most of the whole lot, wrapping all-around a rear patio and the pool/spa spot. A scaled-down residence was torn down to make way for the new one particular. The developer incorporated some of the wooden reclaimed from the aged place into the new residence and milled the hardwood flooring from a pair of trees that after stood on the whole lot.

Here’s a search all over.

The steel staircase spans two stages.
The wooden accent wall higher than the hearth was reclaimed from the older home that once stood on the residence.
The geometric pool and spa can be temperature-managed from your telephone.
A loft location.
The blue-onyx panel can be observed on the remaining, in the basement.
The sauna.
The white siding is intended to resemble a Mondrian painting.
The online video wall, created of 16 televisions.

Senior Editor

Marisa M. Kashino joined Washingtonian in 2009 as a employees writer, and became a senior editor in 2014. She oversees the magazine’s real estate and residence design coverage, and writes lengthy-variety function stories. She was a 2020 Livingston Award finalist for her two-component investigation into a wrongful conviction stemming from a murder in rural Virginia.