The two historic homes in Kalorama that housed the Textile Museum for 90 years have been sold for $19 million to a private individual. This property has been a residential sale after two years on the market. The selling price was $3 million less than the original listing.
The textile Museum’s founder George Hewitt Myers, commissioned esteemed architect John Russell Pope to build the property. The Adam style estate houses a grand foyer that leads onto checkerboard marble tile floors. The rooms on the ground level are paneled in Italian walnut, cedar and American oak giving them a warm inviting feel.
In 1925, Myers purchased the adjacent residence as well and the two structures are connected by a second storey limestone faced bridge.
This 34,100 square foot area boasts of a garden that is laid out formally in geographic designs with brick arcades and latticed arches.
This stunning property is now all set to change hands and holds the title of the most expensive home in Washington DC.
[Via – Pursuitist]