The 2013 DC Design House

Here it is!

Photograph by Ken Wyner

This image was released today showing the 14,000-square-foot (!!) home in DC’s Wesley Heights that will be used as the 2013 DC Design House at 2507 Foxhall Rd. NW. Unlike most houses they’ve used in the past, this one is new construction, designed by one of my favorite firms, GTM Architects. Want to buy it? It’s going for $15 million.

The house provides a glorious blank slate for numerous designers to show off their talents throughout its five levels. The main level opens through a marble foyer leading to formal living and dining rooms with fireplaces and bay windows. A two-sided fireplace separates the family room from the library, while a high-end (would there be any other?) kitchen overlooks the infinity pool out back.

The second floor beckons with a master suite and sitting room, as well as three more bedrooms with private bathrooms (God forbid anyone share when there’s 14,000 square feet to stretch out in). And let’s not forget the third floor loft with skylights, a balcony with views of the city’s monuments, and (of course) a wet bar.

Down below are the billiard and rec rooms, in addition to a catering kitchen, laundry room, mud room and powder room. A SECOND (!) lower level leads to a media room, exercise room with sauna and bath, and two more bedroom suites. This is the level where you walk out to the infinity pool, in case you were wondering.

So, wow. I can’t wait to see what our designers will do with ALL THESE ROOMS. The names will be announced Dec. 14, and they will have their design boards on display Feb. 23 for the annual Bare Bones Tour. Opening day will be next April 14 and the house will be open through May 12.

We all need a little fantasy to look forward to in the new year, right?

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  1. I would definitely want to see the inside of the house too once the designers finish their interior designing. It’s a great thing to look forward to.

  2. well done

  3. Doug, not yet. There will be a “bare bones” tour in Feb, where you can see the empty rooms and visit with the designers who will decorate them, and they will have their design boards there so you can see what the finished product will look like. There might be some other images on the DC Design House site or Facebook page, so you can also check there in the meantime.

  4. We have a picture on the outside, do we have any pictures from the inside?