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5 swanky home theaters in D.C. area homes for sale

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Sure, movie theater attendance is declining, but that doesn’t mean that the movie theater experience isn’t just as important now as it was before. The lights, the sounds, the big screen—all of it contributes to a better viewing experience, especially when it’s from the comforts of one’s own home.

With help from Estately, Curbed DC has compiled the five most beautiful home theaters up for grabs in D.C. area homes for sale. Expect low lighting, the best projection technology, and—most importantly—leather recliner seats with cup holders.

Photo via Washington Fine Properties

2815 Woodland Drive

Washington, D.C. • $11.5 million

When this Massachusetts Avenue Heights single-family home first landed on the market in December 2016, it asked $13.5 million. Since then, its price has been chopped. Despite languishing all this time, it still has a lot to offer, from its swimming pool to its 20-foot-tall great room to this spacious home theater.

The current owner of this home is CEO and Chairman of Black Entertainment Television (BET) Debra Lee. Marshall Moya Design, a D.C.-based architecture firm, designed the 10,897-square-foot single-family home.

Photo via Gentle-Lead Real Estate

9410 Piscataway Lane

Great Falls, Virginia • $7.18 million

Arguably, the home theater in this eight-acre property is one of its biggest highlights. With candle wall decor and bright red walls, this theater is sure to make any guest say, “Wow.”

If that’s not enough, the 14,500-square-foot home also offers a breakfast salon wing, elevator, library, and wine cellar. A pool is also included.

Photo via Long & Foster Real Estate

9900 Bentcross Drive

Potomac, Maryland • $3,488,000

This roughy 13,500-square-foot mansion comes with three acres of space, “meditation gardens,” and a chipping green with a sand trap. Is that not enough? Nope, there must be more for the theater goer. Here, there is a tray ceiling, recliner seating, and wall sconces.

Photo via TTR Sotheby's International Realty

10111 Iron Gate Road

Potomac, Maryland • $7,995,000

Once again, this Maryland home is featured on Curbed DC for one of its many luxurious amenities. The renovated and expanded home comes with a bowling alley, a full gym, and, of course, this beautiful home theater with its beige and dark brown color palette.

Photo via Washington Fine Properties

938 Peacock Station Road

McLean, Virginia • $7,999,000

Last but not least, this multi-million dollar home in Virginia is on the market with a rather attractive home theater with coffered ceilings and crown molding.

The 20,000-square-foot custom limestone property also boasts an indoor pool, decorative columns, library, and a wine cellar.