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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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