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If Money Was No Object, Which $10.5M Manse Would You Buy?

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Imagine you have around $10.5 million to spend on a place and you've narrowed it down to a Kalorama single-family home and a Georgetown townhome. How do you make up your mind? The answer is simple: you shove them into a metaphorical cage and let them battle it out until one emerges victorious. It's time for Real Estate Deathmatch.






















Address: 2401 Kalorama Road NW 3255 N Street NW
Price: $10,500,000 $10,500,000
Square Footage: 8,820 5,400
Beds, Baths: 6, 8 4, 5


↑ For $10.5 million, you can buy the oldest house in Washington, D.C., located at 2401 Kalorama Road NW. This property, known as The Lindens, was built in Danvers, Massachusetts in 1754. Piece by piece, the grand summer home was transported to Washington, D.C. in six railroad boxcars. Over the many years, the Georgian-style abode has gone through two restorations and three owners. Some of the highlights inside include its Hancock staircase with carved balustrade, scenic wall coverings printed in France, two kitchens, and spa.


↑ Local starchitect Hugh Newell Jacobsen renovated the Federal row house at 3255 N Street NW for over $10 million. With highlights like minimalist furniture, an enormous library, and a full sliding wall of shoe storage, renovation brought him a 2012 Chrysalis Award.
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· 2401 Kalorama Road NW [Redfin]
· 3255 N Street NW [Redfin]
· Real Estate Deathmatch archive [Curbed DC]