This Embassy Row mansion comes with 13,800-square-feet of pure-marbled luxury and an asking price of $16.5 million, making it the second most expensive home for sale in Washington, D.C. Built in 2008, the nine-bedroom, 14.5-bathroom listing was once home to the former Washington venture capitalist and philanthropist Melvin Estrin, according to Washington Business Journal. Estrin modeled the house after a home dubbed "Marble House" in Newport, Rhode Island and opened his home to the fanciest with fundraisers for right-leaning candidates.
Some of the more luxurious finishes in this home include ornate molding and mantelpieces, columns, a library, and a 500-bottle wine cellar. If you want to get to the home theater and mini bar, you'll need to enter through a hidden door. One of the more too-fancy-for-fancy's-sake details is in the dining room where there is a heavenly hand-painted mural on the ceiling with cherubs, a swan, and God (or Zeus?). Just walking into the foyer, the decorations will knock you out with Greek-like statues of marble women, a Marilyn Monroe mosaic, and a bar under the sweeping staircase made of marble, iron, and gold leaf. This listing is pure class, pure over-the-top class.
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