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5 D.C. homes for sale with fantastic foyers

From a celebrity-owned home to a Modern beauty

When it comes to selling a home, first impressions are everything. While some might think that the facade is the best first glance at a listing, it’s the foyer that can really help make a residence stand out from the rest of the pack.

With help from Estately, Curbed compiled the following five homes in Washington, D.C., each worthy enough to make any homebuyer say, “Wow!”

↑ At 2815 Woodland Drive NW, this Massachusetts Avenue Heights home is on the market, owned by Black Entertainment Television (BET) CEO Debra Lee. For $11.5 million, buyers are able to snag this listing, with its oh-so-expansive foyer that leads to the 20-foot-tall great room. There, guests are sure to be impressed by the stone fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows.

↑ In this $5.9 million Kalorama mansion, homebuyers will be able to witness wall paneling, checkered flooring, and a scenic chinoiserie wallpaper in the foyer. The listing was previously owned by Hirshhorn Museum Founder Joseph Hirshhorn and George Washington University President Stephen Trachtenberg. The listing is located at 2241 Bancroft Place NW.

↑ For the Modern homebuyer, this seemingly glowing foyer is on the Georgetown market after an $8 million renovation. It offers a garden terrace with a heated pool, smart glass, and a glass elevator. In the foyer, the $9,995,000 home at 3245 N Street NW boasts a floating shelf, a wooden staircase with a glass railing, and what looks like white marble flooring.

↑ Finally, a more traditional foyer, this time with a swinging staircase and a chandelier. In Massachusetts Avenue Heights, this $8 million home is currently owned by the former acting Prime Minister of Pakistan and the former senior official at the World Bank, Mooen A. Qureshi. In 2001, two residences were combined to create this single home, located at 2933 Benton Place NW.

↑ What better way to end the list than with an 18-foot-tall entryway with a waterfall and koi pond? At 2220 Q Street NW, this $4.5 million home in Dupont Circle was once an infamous Airbnb party house, but now it’s a luxurious, quirky listing with a heated pool and British telephone booth elevator.