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Former Mayoral Residence Lands On MLS (Not Gray's Place)

In this city, celebrity is defined by political connections. So when Henry Cooke's property goes on sale, people notice. Cooke was the "first territorial governor of the District of Columbia" and appointed by good ol' President Grant himself. (Yeah, this is way back in the 1870s.) So where's the first governor of the nation's swampy capital supposed to live? In a 7 bedroom, 5.5 bath 1868 Italianate manse in Georgetown. Listed for $4,750,000 and built by Cooke himself, this is one of four in the development and has "grand entertaining rooms" fit for a territorial king. And to add drama to an already dramatic property, the sweeping staircase just begs for a well-heeled lady to slowly descend the stairs. With all the period details and history in this home, this is the perfect place to have the city's own version of "Downton Abbey".

· Listing: 3023 Q St NW [Redfin]
· Henry D. Cooke [Wikipedia]