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Location: Washington, D.C.
The Skinny: Built in 1868 for Washington, D.C.'s first mayor, Henry Cooke—who was actually the "first territorial governor of the District of Columbia." Even back then it seems that D.C. power brokers gravitated to Georgetown, because that's where Cooke built this seven-bedroom, 5.5-bath Italianate manse. Remarkably well preserved for its age, the house has retained much of the historic detail it was born with, like the deep crown moldings, fireplace mantles, a glassed-in breezeway, and a cupola with "monument views." All of those details are immediately apparent, mostly because the place is absolutely bereft of furniture. Originally listed last month for $4.75M, it quickly had its price raised to nearly $5M.
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