Elevators. Not everyone really needs them, but you know what? Everyone wants them in some form or another. In the D.C. area, it isn’t impossible to find a single-family home with an elevator, especially when the number of floors meet or surpass four. Finding a gem of an elevator, though, can be pretty difficult.
For those who want their elevators to be a conversation starter, Curbed DC has put together this list of five pretty—and pretty weird—elevators in homes that are currently for sale in the D.C. area.
Take a look and let Curbed DC know in the comments which makes you feel the most uplifted.
First up is this hidden gem in a waterfront community in Alexandria, Virginia. Located in Harborside, this listing offers a stunning elevator with a mural that helps the outdoors come indoors with style. The price for this four-bedroom home comes to $2.35 million with $869 monthly HOA dues.
In D.C.’s Georgetown neighborhood, this award-winning townhome offers unique features like smart glass, geothermal heating and cooling, and this glass elevator. The elevator goes across all four floors of the approximately $10 million home.
Elevators tend to be rather hidden, but this one is right out in the open. Can you see it? It’s disguised as a red British telephone booth. Other cool amenities that come with this five-bedroom, $4.2 million listing include a waterfall, koi pond, and rooftop heated pool. This listing is located in Dupont Circle.
Next up, in Kalorama, this fairly modest elevator offers a grey wallpaper, recessed lighting, and a mirror. It serves all five levels of the $6,485,000 home. Along with an elevator, the residence also boasts radiant heat flooring and a heated driveway.
Smack dab in the living room of this Georgetown townhome, homebuyers will find a glass elevator. It almost resembles a spray tanning booth or one of those booths that shoot out money. The total price of this two-bedroom listing is $1,295,000.