Observatory Circle, Estate of the Day
Another big listing has hit the market in Washington DC. This home on Whitehaven Street and currently is owned by Lea and Wayne Berman. Lea was Laura Bush's social secretary, and Wayne is a lobbyist. The grand home shows, as the Washington City Paper put it, a "penchant for patterns" including a room papered in a tartan plaid. The house was designed by Washington architect Nathan C. Wyeth, who also designed the Oval Office and it was also home to part of the art collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, who lived next door. Both homes overlook the British Embassy and its elegant gardens. The eight-bedroom home has classic lines and is perfectly designed for entertaining Washington's elite. It is listed at $20 million.
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Gallery: Observatory Circle