An Architect’s DC Mansion Hits the Market for $12 Million

October 22, 2019
by Nena Perry-Brown
An architect’s mansion in Woodland Normanstone is hitting the market for the first time. At $11 million, it is also one of the most expensive homes for sale in DC.
Completed in 2000, the 11,000 square-foot French-style residence was designed and developed by its architect-owner over a four year span, with construction completing in 2000. A 2012 Washington Post article describes some of the work involved in the home, as well as the tragic circumstances of owner Mohammad Ghafoorian’s death following a freak accident.
The completely custom design delivers a grand house with a façade and winding driveway composed of Veneer Stone sourced from a local quarry. The interior has tall ceilings, ornately-carved Italian marble fireplaces, and archtop windows in nearly every room, with all levels accessible from a wood-paneled elevator.