From the West End to Potomac, four homes embody the grace of exceptional and functional design.
Each room flows seamlessly to the nextEach room flows seamlessly to the next

MODERN MARVEL Step into Westlight and the expansive foyer of No. 93, where a complete renovation resulted in a contemporary space with lavish black, white and gray finishes. “The Venetian plaster ceilings and walls in certain rooms are gorgeous and exude luxury,” says Marin Hagen, one of the property’s listing agents. “It’s unlike most other apartments in the building.” With two living rooms, 180-degree views and custom furniture, the three-bed, 3 ½-bath condominium is a sumptuous gem. Upon entering the 3,000-square-foot space, admire Phillip Jeffries silk wallcoverings and a custom Venetian plaster ceiling with polished nickel trim.

Black and gray finishes abound.
Black and gray finishes abound.

Floor-to-ceiling windows run the length of the entertaining space, creating a seamless flow from the formal living room to the open-concept kitchen-dining area. Prepare delectable bites with top-of-the-line appliances before sitting down for casual meals at the custom LED-backlit onyx island—the centerpiece of the chef’s kitchen. Contrasting the home’s dark gray and black palette are three tranquil bedrooms outfitted in pure whites. The serene primary suite is the perfect place to unwind, complete with an en suite bath. Begin every morning in the cedarfloor shower before primping at the double-vanity counter. Bonus: Building residents can enjoy a rooftop deck with grilling stations, a 25-meter heated swimming pool, and indoor and outdoor eating spaces. $7.45 million, 1111 24th St. NW, #93, Marin Hagen and Sylvia Bergstrom, 202.471.5256,

This colonial in Potomac sits on 2.6 acres, complete with manicured grounds
and a breathtaking entrance, offering gracious suburban living PHOTO BY CONNIE GAUTHIER
This colonial in Potomac sits on 2.6 acres, complete with manicured grounds and a breathtaking entrance, offering gracious suburban living

GRAND TOUR Whimsical wrought-iron gates, a stone exterior, a manicured lawn and a gurgling fountain allude to the grandeur inside 11015 Glen Road. Th is breathtaking colonial, including the guesthouse, holds an astonishing 10 bedrooms and eight full bathrooms (there are three half-baths). “Glen Road is a Brendan O’Neill-built, private-gated estate with a unique separate 4,000-square-foot guesthouse and office,” says co-listing agent Nancy Itteilag. “Set in a serene location in sought-aft er Potomac, the property is enveloped in a sea of green and lush landscaping.” Fittingly, beyond the impressive facade lies a lush 2.6 acres—an elegant backdrop for both high tea and relaxed evenings with family. Gaze up at vaulted ceilings accentuated by wooden beams and stunning fixtures leading into one of three cozy living areas. Th e black marble-framed fireplace, glass and mirrored built-in shelves, and hardwood floors ensure a radiance that will complement any fine collector’s paintings and installations.

Down the hall, a traditional brick fireplace invites intimate fall evenings in the stately study, framed by detailed bookcases and storage. Th e jaw-dropping kitchen features a spacious island, double sinks and an additional cooktop—a chef and host’s dream. Of course, with many bedrooms, this residence begs for company, but certainly don’t overlook the luxurious primary suite. Enjoy maximum comfort in a spalike bathroom, with a soaking tub, double vanities and more—an excellent retreat aft er time spent in the lower-level media room or wet bar. Although the spacious home office, garden and conference rooms are showstopping, the true gem is an enchanting yard. Guests and visiting family will find ultimate comfort in the nearby guest home. Th e stunning landscaping and convenient location make this hidden estate one for the books. $3,895,000, 11015 Glen Road, Potomac, Md., Nancy and Chris Itteilag, 202.905.7762 and 301.633.8182,