Food doesn’t necessarily have to be the best part of a meal. Sometimes, it’s all about the aesthetics. That is certainly true for the following five dining rooms in homes currently for sale in Washington, D.C. While each offers a different look, they all have one thing in common: They are all very, very gorgeous.
Georgetown • $5.99 million
First up, this restored, modern residence originally landed on the market for $6.5 million. It has had a long history of hosting several celebrities, including Presidents John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and George W. Bush. The property was designed in circa 1948 by Joseph Alsop, one of the nation’s most influential and widely read political columnists of the time, according to the Washington Post.
Not only does this property offer a variety of amenities, built-ins, and striking interiors, there is also this separate dining room. Its wallpaper resembles cherry blossoms, while the floral touches on the lighting fixtures truly pull it all together.
Wesley Heights • $15.9 million
This single-family home has been previously featured in an interior design roundup on Curbed DC, praised for its rather expansive wine cellar and amenities like a putting green and half an acre of land to spare.
Certainly, the dining room deserves a moment in the spotlight as well. With a golden glow and crystal chandeliers, this space is sure to make guests say, “Wow.”
Kalorama • $2,995,000
Cherry blossom season isn’t over, and it never has to be over, thanks to this floral dining room. The silver, shiny wallpaper really brightens the space. Not seen is a fireplace directly adjacent to the table.
Other highlights to this townhouse is its library, office, and rooftop deck. Two-car off-street parking is also included.
Kent • $4.2 million
If the previous dining rooms seemed a little busy for some people’s tastes, this one should be much more well-liked. This space is very streamlined and minimalist with the added touch of a wood-paneled ceiling and a simple, yet bold lighting fixture.
This home last sold for $905,000 in June 2014. It relisted in October 2017 for $4.45 million and has since experienced a price chop.
Kalorama • $2.5 million
Last but not least, this stately townhouse is on the market with a three-room-deep living room, separate lower-level apartment, and a two-car garage. Throughout, there are plaster moldings, brass knobs, and skylights. There is also this formal dining room, complemented by a fireplace, wainscoting, and coffered ceilings.
According to the listing, this home was built in 1911 and offers a wet bar on every floor.