Thursday, November 10, 2011

Your Next Place

By Franklin Schneider

Wow. This incredible Grand Colonial sits on a massive quarter-acre lot in Barnaby Woods, looming hugely over the neighborhood like something huge that looms over things. (Khloe Kardashian?) The white brick looks incandescent in the afternoon light, and the huge tree-shaded corner lot is exquisitely landscaped and slopes gracefully to the street; you won't find many houses like this in the District, short of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

This classy house also features five bedrooms, four full baths, and more hardwood flooring than ten bowling alleys. Also, three fireplaces, in case two fireplaces is simply inadequate for your combustion requirements. Man, this house was just huge. They could film a remake of “The Shining” here, though it would be a shame to ruin the floors with all that fake blood. The master suite upstairs also features a beautiful veranda, from which you can survey the entire neighborhood, as they no doubt jealously eye your huge landscaped corner lot and veranda. There's a screened-in porch that's ideal for lounging, and a formal dining room for, well, formal dining.

There's also a two-car garage, which comes in handy. Growing up, my house had a two-car garage but we only had one car, so quite often my father would sit on an overturned bucket in that empty space, staring off into the night and wondering where he'd gone wrong. At other times, we used it for jetski storage.

6520 Barnaby St.
Washington DC 20015


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