Gates Road, Estate of the Day
What better time to put your home on the market than when it's having its moment in the sun in Home and Design magazine. Today's home in Washington D.C. is the cover house in the winter issue of the magazine. In the magazine the owner is described as a 40-something real estate developer who built a house for entertaining. The magazine quotes him as being inspired to create the home in order to create a place for people to meet and raise money to help change the country. The rectangular home has a separate pool house, a large master suite with a dressing room and marble tub and a guest wing. Inside is a designer home that includes both a large kitchen for entertaining and a separate caterer's kitchen. The lower level of the home includes a fully stocked bar, game room, home theater and a gym. There are moments of whimsy in the home including a bubble chandelier and a chalkboard wall in the master bedroom. The home also has a green appeal with Energy Star-rated appliances; low-VOC paints; double-insulated, argon gas-filled windows and basement floors made from recycled rubber. The owner is moving on to his next project, an Indonesian-style glass house with a pool on the roof leaving this beautiful home available for a new owner with a love of modern style and entertaining. It is listed at $7.9 million.
Gallery: Gates Road