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1 Main FrontCovering 43,659 square feet of resort-like grounds, this $4.95 million fieldstone Georgian Colonial is in Wesley Heights. Keep active by playing on the private outdoor tennis court or swimming in the indoor exercise pool. Relax by the hot tub and in-ground pool, gardens, or on the terrace. A two-story foyer has a circular floating staircase, plus enjoy an office with a separate entrance and a library with a fireplace.

Water St Bldg Terrace #6AOffered at $2.899 million, this Georgetown corner unit condominium covers more than 2,500 square feet of dramatic living space. It offers spectacular canal and partial river views. Inside you will find floor-to-ceiling windows, high ceilings, a gorgeous modern kitchen and baths as well as a living room with a fireplace. Enjoy a 360-degree city view from the pool, exercise room and roof terrace.

2449TracyPl-106In Kalorama, this $4.995 million Georgian residence was built by architect Waddy Wood in 1923, and recently has been transformed into a home ideal for comfortable living and formal entertaining. All rooms contain a fireplace with marble surround and wood flooring. The master suite includes two walk-in closets, a bath with a large shower, marble tile, a clawfoot tub and a marble vanity. The kitchen has a large breakfast area, granite and several professional appliances.

—Georgia Stergakos

Coeur D’Alene Estate

While presenting his 26,000-square-foot, 15-acre Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, estate to Unique Homes, lifelong Coeur d’Alene resident and businessman Duane Hagadone subconsciously fell into a familiar cadence. As with all properties of this elite caliber, the gated $27.5 million Stanley Hill compound boasts endless resort-style entertaining options, including StanleyHillHome10a par-3
golf hole with sand trap and automatic ball dispenser, indoor and outdoor pools and tennis courts, and disappearing televisions hidden throughout the home. Yet, it was the stunning hilltop panoramic lake view that Hagadone repeatedly referenced during a walk-through of the entirely turnkey property. Says listing agent Bob Hurwitz, of Hurwitz James Company, “The design of the house is so well thought out and actualized that it maximizes the spectacular location and view, while simultaneously remaining completely private from any surrounding properties.”

Ultimately, however, what turns a mega-mansion into a home are the simple pleasures it invites its owners to enjoy. Outdoors, one can hide away from the world in the Jacuzzi cocooned from sight by thick green vines. Indoors, a discerning buyer surely will lose count trying to keep track of the different types of granite used in nearly every room—17 types from Brazil, Italy and France were found and selected by the Hagadones themselves, says Hurwitz. And all family and guests will marvel at the estate’s vivid color palette created by the cerulean multi-tiered waterfall, professionally groomed lawns and abundant red geraniums—a color selection one would expect to find in the tropics, not the panhandle of Idaho.

“The extent to which the owner thought this out and built it, without any restrictions in cost, is pretty much without equal,” says Hurwitz.

—Sarah Binder

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