With the inauguration of a new president coming, there’s lots of real estate activity in Washington DC and surrounding areas.

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This three-bedroom townhouse in Arlington, Virginia was built in 2000 but designed with a Federal style that is popular in the area. The home is  refined and elegant with over 3000 square feet built suitably to inspire any Washingtonian.

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The open living space  features Palladian windows, coffered ceilings and Doric columns. Nearly every room of the home contains a nod to classical architecture, connecting this property to the legacy of great architecture in the surrounding areas.

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The classic library of Honduran mahogany was custom fabricated to the owner’s specifications. There are 13 fluted ionic pilasters supporting a 36-inch entablature (cornice, frieze, and architrave) with unique and now extinct 18-foot continuous sections (or long runs). Honduras no longer allows mahogany exports over 6-feet in length. The room is warmed by a gas log fireplace hearth surrounded with Italian Giallo Siena marble. Hidden cabinets in library open to extra rollout drawer storage and TV installation.

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The home’s best feature for entertaining might be the rooftop terrace with views clear to Washington Monument.

This property is listed for $2.298 million with McEnearney Associates and is showcased by Luxury Portfolio.