Kensington home, once owned by Harry McPherson, for $2.5M


View Photo Gallery: The Washington Post’s picks of local distinguished homes on the market.

This week’s featured house, a five-bedroom in Kensington, was once home to Harry McPherson, a prominent lawyer and close adviser to President Lyndon B. Johnson

The 5,900-square-foot house was built in 1894 and has a library, four fireplaces and multiple porches.

“It’s very historic and charming,” said Heidi Hatfield of Washington Fine Properties. “It lends itself well to entertaining — both indoors and outdoors.”

A two-story carriage house in the back yard doubles as a designer’s studio. The house also has a swimming pool and terrace. It is on the market for $2,495,000.

Listing: 10213 Montgomery Ave.

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Abha Bhattarai covers local retail, hospitality and banking for The Washington Post. She has previously written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters and the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times.
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