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The 10 best eye-catching kitchens in the D.C. area

Expect design features like decorative columns, chinoiserie wallpapers, and fireplaces

Thanksgiving is almost here, and that means that soon enough kitchens will be chock full of home cooks working away on creating hot meals for their families. In the spirit of this upcoming holiday, Estately researched the 10 most eye-catching kitchens currently on the D.C. market.

From a modern kitchen in McLean, Virginia designed by a local architect to a brass-colored kitchen above the Spanish Steps in Washington, D.C., see which homes in the region are sure to make you say, “Wow.”

↑ For avid Curbed readers, this kitchen should look familiar. It is located in this year’s D.C. Design House, a residence that was spruced up by over 20 designers in order to raise money for the Children’s National Health System. The kitchen in this Wesley Heights home was designed by Betsy Barmat Stires of Frog Hill Designs, who used a neutral palette in the space along with soft teal highlights throughout. On the ceiling, there is a Farrow and Ball wallpaper, while the walls are hand-painted. The price of the seven-bedroom listing is $10.8 million.

↑ At the top of D.C.’s famous Spanish Steps sits this eight-bedroom, $5.995 million home. Inside the listing, homebuyers will find this rather stunning kitchen with highlights like a spacious island with a built-in sink and gas range.

↑ In this $6.95 million West End penthouse, this spacious kitchen offers plenty of room for a family of any size to cook and gather around the kitchen table. The stainless steel appliances are high-end with brands like Sub Zero and Bosch. The three-bedroom listing is located at The Residences at the Ritz-Carlton with amenities that include a 24-hour front desk and private elevator. HOA dues cost $4,175 per month.

↑ This sunny space is located in a $4.795 million penthouse in Georgetown. Inside, there are large windows as well as a gas range and a breakfast nook. The four-bedroom listing also offers a 1,200-bottle wine cellar, surround sound in the family room, and three parking spaces.

↑ While constructed in 1935, this Foxhall Village single-family home has been fully renovated. In the kitchen, it shows with a massive island with a built-in sink, breakfast bar, and stainless steel appliances. There is also a butler’s pantry available. The listing offers six bedrooms for $4.625 million.

↑ This fancy schmancy Foxhall Crescent residence is on the market for $4.595 million with seven bedrooms. There are a myriad of luxurious features in the listing, including a heated saltwater pool, elevator, and two-car garage. In the kitchen, there is a blue and white chinoiserie wallpaper and an island.

↑ Next on the list is this all-white kitchen with a well-sunlit dining nook, located in a six-bedroom Spring Valley home. It offers plenty of cabinetry as well as stainless steel appliances, built-ins, and an island with a built-in sink. The price for this listing has dropped since it first landed on the market in June of this year. It is now listed for $3.895 million, down from the previous $4.249 million.

↑ With wood and glass accents, this kitchen is most likely for those homebuyers who enjoy a more modern home. This McLean, Virginia listing was designed by D.C.-area architect Mark McInturff with five bedrooms, a pool, and vaulted ceilings. The price totals $5.29 million.

↑ In case the oven doesn’t keep you warm enough, the stone fireplace in this McLean, Virginia kitchen surely will. Inside, there are soaring ceilings, built-ins, and a massive island with two built-in sinks. The $4.5 million, six-bedroom residence also offers a two-tier rec room as well as a carriage house and elevator.

↑ Last but certainly not least is this decked out kitchen, located in a Great Falls, Virginia single-family home asking $14 million. The eight-bedroom residence looks like something out of Downtown Abbey with chandeliers, ornate mantelpieces, and decorative columns in almost every room. It also offers amenities like an indoor basketball court, media room, and wine cellar.