Thursday, May 24, 2012

Your Next Place

If Batman was real, this is definitely where he’d live.  I said this to a nice middle-aged couple at the open house and they looked at me like, “this guy is why they shouldn’t have free food and wine at open houses.”  I actually had a really scathing comeback, but they couldn’t understand it through my huge mouthful of crudite.

This place is a palatial mansion to rival any in the District. Built atop a hill overlooking Rock Creek Park, this 7000+ square foot house sits on almost a full acre, and boasts features like an oak-paneled library, a circle driveway, a huge pool, massive conservatory with floor-to-ceiling windows, and a home gym that you get to through a semi-hidden entrance in the master closet.  (See, Batman!)  Recently renovated by Brook Rose Development, so everything is fresh and shiny and new, but still classy and sophisticated, sort of like my aunt after her last botox/chin tuck procedure.

The conservatory is the crown jewel of the house, a massive amphitheater-like room with the biggest skylight I've ever seen in a house; you could launch a cruise missile through it easy.  The master bedroom has a sitting area and enough room for several california kings, and french doors open onto a balcony.  The walk-in closet is so big that it has an island; think about that.  An island!  The master bath looks like something out of “Ocean's 11,” and the library is wonderfully dark and atmospheric.  Out back, the flagstone pool area is truly massive; if you have a pool party you’ll have to hire extras just so your, like, eight friends sitting poolside doesn’t look super depressing.  There’s also a one-bedroom pool house/cabana.  I was going to make a Kato Kaelin joke here but then I realized Kato Kaelin jokes haven’t been funny since 1995 (if they ever were).  Clearly, all the real laughs nowadays are in Batman references.

2808 Chesterfield Place NW
7 Bedrooms, 6.5 Baths

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Guest said...

The place sold for a little over $2million last April. That must have been one hell of a renovation to nearly double the price.

Anonymous said...

We are now flipping $2M+ houses. Crazy.

Anonymous said...

I visited the property before and after the renovation. It truly has been transformed into a magnificent estate with all the quality workmanship of a home twice its price. At the current asking price, it offers great value.

Anonymous said...

from this article it appears to be a beautiful renovation! Wow, Brook Rose is extremely talented to design those huge spaces, and they do not look like a hotel, but a comfortable family home. Impressive!

Anonymous said...

If this house previously sold for only a little over $2million, then it clearly WAS one hell of a renovation as evidenced by the pictures. Given the location, size, and beautiful workmanship, it is worth every bit of the asking price. Unfortunately not many can afford a home in this price range, and I'm not one of them! I'd certainly buy it if I could!

Anonymous said...

Right, from the five "after" photos, you can really tell that the renovation was worth an additional $1.9M. FAIL

Anonymous said...

As much as I want to hate it, it's gorgeous. Given the size, location I would say it is worth 4M too.

GK said...

Brook Rose is an amazingly talented designer/developer. I've been following his work for a few years and he is the only person in DC doing this kind of work with flawless taste.

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