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Want to live like a diplomat? This week’s featured home — a seven-bedroom house in Bethesda — is your ticket, says Jordan Fainberg of Long & Foster.

“It feels like you’re in an embassy,” Fainberg said. “From the outside, it’s regal. The house is completely walled off, has an electric gate and regal-looking columns.”

Inside, the nearly-10,000-square-foot house is equally majestic, Fainberg says. A marble staircase leads from the foyer to the second floor, and many of the home’s room feature curved walls. The house also has a recreation room, exercise area with mirrored walls and a wine cellar.

The house, which was built in 1992, sits on a half-acre of land. The back yard includes two waterfalls, two ponds, a gazebo and a heated swimming pool.

The house is on the market for $2,895,000.

Listing: 6430 Bradley Blvd.

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