By Franklin Schneider
I can't be the only one who goes to the museum and thinks, “if you cleared out all these thousand-year-old clay pots and paintings of men in powdered wigs, this room would make a great home theater!” And you know what? I was right! This luxury condo is located in the Landmark Lofts, a restoration of the former DC Children's Museum, and yes, the epic proportions of a museum do indeed translate to a living space.
There's a massive living room with exposed brick, that opens onto a private terrace. A large kitchen with breakfast bar is just off the living room, and there's an expansive den with a dizzying photomural of nearby Union Station. The master bathroom is as big as the shower area at my gym, except it's luxurious, made of marble, and there isn't that one guy in the corner urinating onto his own feet. (He claims it cures athlete's foot but we all know he's just a pervert.)
But as always, its really the details that make a place, and this unit has it all. An integrated iPod dock and condo-wide Bose soundsystem, laundry, two parking spaces, and a huge walk-in closet that you'll never ever fill, even if you won the lottery and went shopping every single day like Kanye West. Also, there's a wine cellar! Yes, a wine cellar! I'm not a wine person, so I'd probably just use it for, like, shoe storage, but still. That's not the point.