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The D.C. area’s 8 most beautiful homes of 2017

From a glassy Logan Circle penthouse to a Falls Church dream home, see what real estate caught our eyes this year

Photo via W.C. & A.N. Miller, Realtors, A Long & Foster Co.

Washington, D.C., is known more for its monuments and memorials than its single-family homes, but that really shouldn’t be the case. This year proves this to be true with a variety of beautiful properties that landed and left the market with grace and a ton of luxurious amenities.

Below, Curbed DC has compiled the most beautiful homes in the D.C. area that got our attention—and our hearts—this year, from a glassy Logan Circle penthouse to a Potomac, Maryland, mansion with a pool that may have been inspired by Gianni Versace’s infamous Casa Casuarina.

For more real estate eye candy, be sure to check out last year’s most beautiful homes on Curbed DC here.

All photos via Long & Foster Real Estate

Massive McLean mansion, named Chateau La Vie, asks $10.8M

For the big spender with a taste for opulence, this mansion landed on the market in October 2017 for over $10 million, making it McLean, Virginia’s most expensive single-family home on the market, not including land sales or listings currently undergoing construction.

Designed by Harrison Design Associates in 2014, this 28,000-square-foot, two-and-a-half-acre property is known as Chateau La Vie. Inside, expect Corinthian columns, ornate fireplaces, wainscoting, and chandeliers.

All photos via TTR Sothebys International Realty

Glassy McLean home designed by Mark McInturff chops price, asks $4.9M

This single-family home first listed in 2016 for $5.29 million and later experienced a price chop, dropping it to $4,995,000. When it listed, it had a lot to boast about, describing itself as “inspirational,” “impeccably finished,” “gorgeous,” and “remarkable.” It’s hard to disagree.

Mark McInturff designed this stunning, glassy single-family home with over 4,100 square feet of space and amenities like a saltwater pool and hot tub. There is also a wine cellar and an inside and outside fireplace.

Above photo via Anice Hoachlander; all other photos via TTR Sotheby's International Realty

For $3.95M, buy a Robert Gurney-designed penthouse in Logan Circle

Robert Gurney is known for his modern, meticulously detailed residential and commercial projects (the best of which can be seen in this Curbed DC article). At Logan Circle’s The Metropole residential development, Gurney renovated this two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo to be oh so modern and eye catching.

The entire unit spans 2,800 square feet with a terrace that spans over 900 square feet. The penthouse last sold for $1.45 million in December 2010.

All photos via Cottage Street Realty LLC

This $1.7M Falls Church house was once an architect’s dream home

When this Falls Church, Virginia, single-family home was constructed in 1976, it was designed by an architect for his personal residence. And what a dream home it is.

With five bedrooms and four bathrooms across over 4,600 square feet with roughly half an acre of land included, this single-family home offers a circular driveway, cathedral and beamed ceilings, and exposed brick walls. There is also a pool with a waterfall in the backyard.

All photos via HomeVisit

D.C.’s second most expensive listing is an $18M Wesley Heights home with a heated pool

At the time, in October 2017, this single-family home was the District’s second most expensive home on the market. Originally built in 1927, this over 15,000-square-foot listing comes with a heated pool, wine cellar, and home theater.

If that’s not enough, it also includes a separate catering kitchen, putting green, exercise room, and two garages for three cars.

All photos via W.C. & A.N. Miller, Realtors, A Long & Foster Co.

This Potomac McMansion’s pool is intense, vibrant, and oh-so-gorgeous

It’s not often when a listing’s amenity gets more attention than the home it’s located in, but this pool is just—I mean, just look at it. Wow. From the looks of the vibrant colors, it seems to be inspired by Gianni Versace’s infamous Miami Beach mansion, known as Casa Casuarina.

The five-bedroom, nine-bathroom home isn’t so bad looking either. Spanning approximately 13,000 square feet, it features a myriad of amenities, including an elevator, his and her spa, caterer’s kitchen, and built-in outdoor grill with a fireplace.

All photos via Estately

Totally transformed Spring Valley home relists for $3.85M

It’s the before-and-after photos that really make this listing. Constructed in the 1950s, this residence was once rather drab, but, thanks to the meticulous work of Robert Gurney, this Spring Valley single-family home was modified with a screened porch pavilion, second story office, and floor-to-ceiling windows.

The renovations ended up being so remarkable that the American Institute of Architects awarded Gurney the 2014 Award of Merit in Interior Architecture once the project was complete.

All photos courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Historic Thomas Law House in the Southwest Waterfront sells for $2.4M

Known as the Honeymoon House, this property was originally constructed for Thomas Law and his wife Eliza Parke Custis, First Lady Martha Washington’s eldest granddaughter. The two only lived in the building during their honeymoon while they awaited the completion of another home.

Constructed in 1794, this is one of the city’s oldest residences. During the Civil War, the property served as a hotel, then a hospital and medical clinic, and finally an amenity to the co-op development, Tiber Island Cooperative Homes.