According to the listing, this handsome 1910 home in Kirkwood with an absurd amount of white marble was restored by its owner, who just happens to be an "award-winning interior designer." Well, it shows. From the 10-foot coffered ceilings to the dark-oak hardwoods this place is pretty much stunning. Somehow, it makes dual wine fridges jibe with claw-foot tubs. Gothic chandeliers have never felt so much at home. It's huge, too, with more than 3,100 square feet and four bedrooms across what looks like three stories. Kirkwood's business district and a sizable park are a couple of blocks away. This all comes at a price, of course, and that number is $525,000, which would probably be triple in, say, Virginia-Highland. If there's any gripe to be had, it's with the rental cottage behind the home. It has only one bedroom and the design is just kind of meh. Those would be first-world problems.
· 119 Howard Street NE [Estately]