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1931 Biltmore St. NW
List price: $1,750,000
Previous sale price: $850,000 (June 2001)
Square footage: 3,222
Afraid you’ll have trouble locally furnishing this three-story Victorian with the sort of high-class goods your high-class address demands? Luckily “Kalorama Triangle”—an upscale alternative moniker for déclassé Adams Morgan—offers plenty of options to make your megahouse a megahome. Start with a $3,750 5-foot-by-7-foot Isfahan rug for the living room from Manoukian Brothers, just down the street. For the post-IKEA set, tony décor shop Skynear & Co. offers contemporary beds for $899 and custom-built Canadian chests and armoires for $999 and $1,199, respectively. Don’t forget to multiply that by five for all the house’s bedrooms! If the house is too dim for your liking, antique-hardware dealer the Brass Knob has a Victorian-style Eastlake chandelier, complete with period-etch shades, for just $5,695. For smaller-scale illumination, pick up a ’30s-vintage Rembrandt iron floor lamp, with mica shade, for $495.
—Brian Beutler and Constantine Caloudas
Art accompanying story in the printed newspaper is not available in this archive: Photograph by Darrow Montgomery.