- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 10, 2003

Address: 3031 Gates Road NW, Washington, DC 20008

Community: Forest Hills

Age: Built 1897

Price: $3,475,000

Size: About 6,000 finished square feet on 1.5-acre lot

Exterior features: Shingle-style country mansion of stone and cedar shake with circular drive and dramatic stone portico entrance leading to wraparound stone front porch

Interior features: Four above-ground levels with seven bedrooms; four full baths; one half-bath; hardwood flooring on main and upper levels; paneled foyer with parquet floor, fireplace and built-in bench; hardwood stairs with stained-glass window on landing; family room addition with fireplace and half-bath; double-size living room with fireplace and wood-beamed coffered ceiling; formal dining room with chandelier and fireplace; S-shaped kitchen; lowest level includes kitchen, laundry and utility rooms, plus bedroom wing with two bedrooms and one full bath; upper level with two bedrooms sharing a full bath, plus master suite with dressing room and closets, plus private bath; top level with turret bedroom with fireplace, full bath, and additional bedroom with built-in cabinets and access to attic storage

Amenities: Seven fireplaces; secluded hilltop setting placed back from the street with garden and wooded areas for a private forest; level lot could accommodate a swimming pool or tennis court.

Close by: Within walking distance of Connecticut Avenue and Rock Creek Park; easy access to downtown Washington or the Beltway

Open house: By appointment

Contact: Debbie Cohen of Long & Foster Real Estate at 202/288-9939

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