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Their Home Is Their Castle - Literally!

This one is so much fun that I can't help reposting and sharing it here. Make sure you don't miss the Virtual Tour!!! (Via DC House Cat)

Castle for sale in Chevy ChaseWe frequently complain about how boring the majority of residential DC real estate is. There are a few standard layers from the center out, and they get increasingly vanilla: first the row houses, then the brick colonials, then the 1950 sprawl neighborhoods with their ramblers and split levels, and finally the far-out fake-brick mansion developments in the most remote suburbs.
Don't get me wrong here - all of the above can offer some wonderful choices, pretty homes and great neighborhoods. After all, there are many reasons why certain styles are popular here. But for those of us who see a lot of these homes (and sometimes feel like we've seen them ALL by now), it's always an exciting break to come across something more unusual.
In this case, the surprise house actually has a beyond-traditional look. It comes to you straight out of a fairy tale -- a little white castle perched against a hill, complete with a spring-fed (!) "moat," stair tower, and battlements around the roof terraces. Charming doesn't begin to describe the unusual 3-4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home. And did I mention it's less than 8 miles from the White House and in one of the country's best high school clusters?
Your home could be your castle for $1,500,000 (which is not at all a bad price for a 3,900 square foot historic house in Chevy Chase). Listed by Bill Panici of Weichert Realtors. There are no public open houses -- check out the full virtual tour here and you will instantly understand why -- but we'll be happy to get you in if you're interested. Enjoy!

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Comment balloon 9 commentsCatarina Bannier • December 13 2013 07:35AM

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Cati, this is amazing!  I must go and preview it as soon as the weather permits.  

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital (Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.) over 3 years ago

OMG that is so cool.  I would so love to live there...and decorate it.  That is a great price, esp for Chevy Chase.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) over 3 years ago

Wow, this sounds awesome! I would love to preview it too, but the distance is to great!

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) over 3 years ago

Well, it would be an all day tour! Look at the photographs on the wall, what in the world will the Sellers do with all the "Castle" decor?  Are they moving to a bigger castle?  How long would it take to pack it all up? It's a charmer for sure and I would love to see it in person, but WOW!

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) over 3 years ago

Well, that is unique!

Posted by Catherine Ulrey, Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist (Keller Williams Capital City) over 3 years ago

Hi, Cati!  I included this post in today's Last Week's Favorites.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and stay warm!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital (Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.) over 3 years ago

I love different and this certainly qualifies.  It will certainly take the right buyer.  Perhaps a Prince from the UK?

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 3 years ago

Thanks, Pat! And yes - it's a MUST!

Debbie -- I'm sure you'd have a ball working in that place. :-) And so did the current owners. One of them inherited the house 35 years ago. According to the listing agent, neither of them has a professional design background, but they did everything themselves, including those castle-themed stencils. They were collecting those antiques, windows, door hardware, etc. over a few decades.

Posted by Catarina Bannier, DC Real Estate The Smart And Fun Way (Evers & Co. Real Estate) over 3 years ago

Evelyn, I have no idea, but given that they have been there since 1979, I can't imagine they would move to a bigger place! I think the whole house is looking for a new owner who just appreciates it for what it is, and perhaps they would be interested in some of the furnishings as well. Otherwise, you'd have to send an auction house in there for several weeks!

Thanks, Catherine - it really is!

Cindy - yes!! A Scottish prince would be an awesome assett to the neighborhood!

Posted by Catarina Bannier, DC Real Estate The Smart And Fun Way (Evers & Co. Real Estate) over 3 years ago

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