Travis Price is knowing for designing a variety of quirky dwellings in the D.C. area, from apartments made out of shipping containers to a single-family home that resembles something out of a Picasso painting. Now, one of his listings in Forest Hills is on the market with walls of glass, spacious rooms, and a rear patio perfect for entertaining in. According to Washington Life Magazine and the Harvard Club of Washington, D.C. website, the home also served as a residence for the ambassador of the Embassy of Georgia, currently Temuri Yakobashvili and previously Archil M. Gegeshidze. [UPDATE: The Embassy of Georgia rented, but did not own the home.]
For $4.95 million, this five-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bathroom property is up for grabs with 10,000 square feet of space. With Rock Creek Park only next door, homebuyers are able to see views of the dense forest from nearly every corner of the house, thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows that permeate throughout.
In the kitchen, there is an expansive island with a built-in sink and stovetop that also offers bar seating. From the listing photos, it looks like there is a wine fridge as well as stainless steel appliances.
On the upper floors, the main suite comes with a balcony and a fireplace. There is also an ensuite bathroom with a bathtub, walk-in shower, and two sinks.
Directly next door, there is another Price-designed single-family home for sale. This Forest Hills home has been on and off the market since November 2007, possibly because it floats. Yes, it was designed to not touch the ground, held up by steel columns and anchored by steel rods. To get permission to construct the home, Price had to get approval from the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, the local Advisory Neighborhood Commission, and the Army Corps of Engineers.
Now, it’s languishing on the market. On TTR Sotheby’s website, there is no price listed, but the most recent one reported by Curbed DC was $3,399,000, down from the original price of $3.45 million.
• 2807 Chesterfield Place NW [MRIS]