The most expensive home in Washington DC is actually a 34,000 square foot property that comprises two adjacent historic buildings. The structures used to house Kalorama’s Textile Museum and were sold for $19 million to a private owner. The Textile Museum was founded by George Hewitt Myers, who tasked a skilled architect named John Russell Pope with the construction of the property. The Adam style estate boasts a sublime grand foyer as well as checkerboard marble tiles floors. At the ground floor, the rooms flaunt cedar, American oak and Italian walnut paneling for a touch of coziness and elegance.
The adjacent building was designed by architect Waddy Butler Wood and was purchased in 1925. It was connected to the museum’s initial body with the help of a second story bridge. Together, the buildings feature 26,000 square feet of floor space.
The estate includes a beautiful garden as well as exquisite designs based latticed arches and brick arcades.