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What will $18 million get you these days in D.C. real estate? Well according to this listing, its about 15,000-square-feet, 8 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, a two-story foyer, a heated pool with a guest house, a home theater and a temperature-controlled wine cellar. Who wants to help me set up a GoFundMe page for the lifestyle we deserve?? (Image: Courtesy HomeVisit)
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This is the second most expensive house in D.C.

As someone just starting the house-buying process in the D.C. area, coming across listings for $18 MILLION is equal parts horrifying and exhilarating. That means while I scroll through the 600-square-foot, one-bedroom condos I can (maybe?) afford, there are actual people out there, whom I could have theoretically crossed paths with, that are actually able to purchase a home worth more than the GDP of some third world countries. Deep breaths, deeeeeeeeeeeep breaths. But the moral of the story is, if I play my cards right, I could maybe, one day, manage to become friends with people like this and totally be invited over to their awesome pool parties!

This stunning stone Colonial home was originally built in 1927 and sits on a manicured half-acre lawn. From the moment you enter the two-story foyer, you know everything about this home will be grand. The open, airy floor plan allows you to have views into the living room, dining room and upstairs from the receiving room (yes, when you spend $18 million on a house, you call a foyer the receiving room). I was intrigued when I saw a heated pool and a temperature-controlled wine cellar, but I was hooked, when I saw that conservatory and wood-paneled library -- I would literally spend my entire day reading in there.

If my realtor's reading, don't worry, I'm totally keeping my expectations in check like we talked about...

HOUSE SPECS:

  • Neighborhood: Wesley Heights
  • Bedrooms: 8
  • Bathrooms: 8 full, 5 half
  • Size: 15,100 square feet
  • Price: $18,000,000
  • Extra Goodies: 5 fireplaces; 3-car garage; pool; pool/guest house; outdoor shower; rec room; exercise room; home theater; temperature controlled wine cellar;

In case you were one of the few folks who didn't hop into the photo gallery straight away, scroll back to the top and take a tour through this stunning home! For more information, please see the full listing here, or contact realtor Chuck Holzwarth of Washington Fine Properties.

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