What are you doing right now? (Aside from reading this post.) If you're anything like us, you're figuring out which barbecue to go to, whether your sad roof deck has a good enough view for the fireworks, and if you know anybody with a hotter view. But if you had $1,799,000, you could kiss your annual Fourth fretting goodbye. The 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath townhouse has all the trappings of a home of its price caliber, such as a private elevator to handle the home's multiple classy stories and spa-like bathrooms ideal for post-work retreats. However, it's the rooftop terrace with views of the Mall that are truly envy inducing. With ample space to host friends (invited guests and drop-ins alike) the home seems as if it lives only for the nation's birthday. But the other 364 days would also be pretty great in these digs.
· Listing: 1317 14th St [Sotheby's International Realty]