October 1, 2014


Land of Excess puzzles over these “window treatments”.  We think the fabric must be from a discount fabric warehouse bolt of fabric that no one else could stand to look at;  oddly for us, we just can’t begin to speculate on the style. We are surprised to find this in a “Gracious & Majestic All Brick Georgian Colonial” in McLean, VA, the close-in redoubt of republicans and lobbyists.  Thank goodness there are 7 other bedrooms to choose from, although some might be the “domestic quarters” and probably in the basement.  For $2,200,000 you also can have 9 full and 2 partial baths and garaging for 3.  We find the price a surprise, and wonder if a big clue is the “Bring your builder” in the listing text.  Or perhaps another clue is the location practically on top of Dolley Madison Boulevard and adjacent to the entrance to the CIA.