We frequently complain about how boring the majority of residential DC real estate is. There are a few standard layers from the center out, and they get increasingly vanilla: first the row houses, then the brick colonials, then the 1950 sprawl neighborhoods with their ramblers and split levels, and finally the far-out fake-brick mansion developments in the most remote suburbs.
Don’t get me wrong here – all of the above can offer some wonderful choices, pretty homes and great neighborhoods. After all, there are many reasons why certain styles are popular here. But for those of us who see a lot of these homes (and sometimes feel like we’ve seen them ALL by now), it’s always an exciting break to come across something more unusual.
In this case, the surprise house actually has a beyond-traditional look. It comes to you straight out of a fairy tale — a little white castle perched against a hill, complete with a spring-fed (!) “moat,” stair tower, and battlements around the roof terraces. Charming doesn’t begin to describe the unusual 3-4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home. And did I mention it’s less than 8 miles from the White House and in one of the country’s best high school clusters?
Your home could be your castle for $1,500,000 (which is not at all a bad price for a 3,900 square foot historic house in Chevy Chase). Listed by Bill Panici of Weichert Realtors. There are no public open houses — check out the full virtual tour here and you will instantly understand why — but we’ll be happy to get you in if you’re interested. Enjoy!
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