This Mediterranean style villa was renovated and expanded in 2002, and features over 15,000 square feet of interior space designed for elegant entertaining. This grand estate is light filled and features handcrafted architectural details throughout. It offers a gracious foyer with a curved staircase, generously proportioned rooms throughout and a handsome wood paneled library. Additionally, there is an elevator, staff quarters and two kitchens. The property is sited on an expansive lot in a park-like setting near Rock Creek Park and Embassy Row. The grounds of the estate feature mature landscaping, multiple gardens and custom hardscaping creating outdoor rooms and retreats. There is a large pool with a flagstone surround and an attached garage for up to four vehicles. This is certainly one of Washington's most elegant residences.
Compared to other major East Coast metropolises in the United States where skyscrapers and monoliths dwarf pedestrian life, Washington D.C. feels like a city built on a human scale. An ordinance first passed in 1899 capped the maximum height of new residential and commercial buildings, which today stands at roughly 12 stories. Read more about luxury homes in Washington