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5 D.C. area homes for sale, designed by famous architects

From Robert Gurney to George Totten, see which well-known architects’ homes are up for grabs

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2230 Massachusetts Avenue NW

Kalorama • $7.9 million

George Totten, Jr., one of Washington, D.C.’s most prolific architects, designed this Beaux Arts townhome in 1907. Totten is known for having designed mansions in Dupont Circle and Kalorama. One notable work is the “Pink Palace” in Adams Morgan, which was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.

When it comes to this Kalorama townhome, it has been renovated and restored by John McAlpine and Christian Zapatka. It spans a total of 9,500 square feet with five bedrooms, six full bathrooms, and two half bathrooms inside.


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28155 Woodland Drive NW

Massachusetts Avenue Heights • $10.75 million

The architect behind this majestic masterpiece is Marshall Moya, one of the 10 pioneering African-American architects in the nation’s capital. Moya’s designs can be seen far and wide, from the student center at the University of the District of Columbia to the restoration and renovation of the Howard Theatre.

Originally, this single-family home listed for $13.5 million in December 2016. It has undergone several price chops since then. The 10,897-square-foot single-family home offers a curved facade, 20-foot tall great room, and full theater and media room. Other notable amenities include five outdoor terraces, a wine room, sauna, exercise room, and, of course, a pool. A nine-car garage is included.


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1515 15th Street NW #708

Logan Circle • $3,495,000

Sleek, modern, and with stained glass doors, this Northwest penthouse is perfect for those interested in living large. Robert Gurney was behind the renovations of this two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit, located at Logan Circle’s The Metropole.

It features a floating fireplace, sky-high floor-to-ceiling windows, and a very spacious kitchen with an island. 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 and originally landed on the market for $3.95 million.


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2606 Ogden Street

Falls Church, Virginia • $1,075,000

U.S. President James Madison once laid his head on a bed in this Falls Church single-family home. During the War of 1812, Madison fled from a British attack on Washington, D.C. and stayed for one night in the residence.

The home was constructed in 1770 by soldier, farmer, and tavern keeper James Wren. Wren, a self-taught architect, designed a number of buildings that still stand today in Virginia, including Alexandria’s Christ Church and Fairfax’s county courthouse. C. James Appleton, III restored and updated the home to “today’s highest standards,” according to the listing.

This three-bedroom, three-bathroom residence first went up for sale in August 2016 for $1.15 million.


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2127 N Street NW

Dupont Circle • $2,795,000

For the second time, here is a sleek, modern listing, renovated by Robert Gurney. Inside, there is an open floor plan, gourmet kitchen with a spacious island, and glass staircases. The lower level features a two-bedroom apartment with both front and rear entrances.

The 2,509-square-foot home comes with six bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms.


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