big deal

15 Dupont Circle, NW Washington, DC 20009 7  bedrooms | 5.7 baths 35,760 square feet | $109,951 yearly taxes list price | $26,000,000 sold price | $20,000,000 The largest sale in June (and so far in 2014) was the Washington Club, an Italianate mansion on Dupont Circle.  It was briefly used as the Presidential residence in 1927 by President Coolidge when the White House underwent renovations.  Designed by Stanford White, it was originally built for Robert Patterson, the editor of the Chicago Tribune in the early 20th century. It’s one of the last grande dame’s in the city and sadly, it’s slated to become micro unit apartments.  I’m particularly heart broken about this development because I was married in Washington Club ballroom. photos via the MLS, listing courtesy of John Taylor, TTR Realty. big deal includes closed sales from the previous month, ending on the last day of the...
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good eats | corn, zucchini and feta salad

My favorite part of the summer is going to the farmer’s market at 14th and U St., NW on Saturday morning.  Last week, I bought heirloom tomatoes, fresh herbs, corn and zucchini. I decided to make this salad after reading the August issue of Bon Appétit.  I served it with grilled short ribs with lemon and parsley (recipe not up on epicurious yet but on pg. 65 of August issue). It was delicious!  Enjoy. Corn, Zucchini and Feta Salad ingredients 4 ears of corn, husked 4 small zucchini (about a 1.5 lbs), thinly sliced with a mandoline 1/4 cup coarsely chopped basil 1/4 cup coarsely chopped flat leaf parsley 1/3 cup olive oil 1/4 cup white wine vinegar 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper 4 oz. crumbled feta cheese salt and pepper to taste preparation Cook corn in a large pot of boiling salted water until bright yellow and tender, about 3 minutes.  Transfer to a plate then cool. Cut kernels from cobs and place in a large bowl.  Add zucchini, basil, parsley, oil, vinegar, and red pepper flakes.  Toss to combine.  Season with salt and pepper.  Top with feta.  Serve immediately....
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riveting rooms | pool edition

DC is having gorgeous weather today.  It makes me want to ditch work and find the closest pool.  This one would do just fine. To see the rest of the house, click here.  It’s not too shabby either. image via Denise Kuriger Interior Design...
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whoomp there it is..new sconces!

How cute are the new sconces in the guest bedroom!  In January I posted about brass sconces and the resurgence of brass accents in the interior design world.  Of course I decided to embrace the trend and add a few to my guest bedroom.  As you can see from the before and after photos, it’s a great addition.  I looked at a million versions but ultimately decided to buy mine from Urban Outfitters.  I know, random right?  UO has the cutest home stuff and it’s cheap.  These sconces cost $34 each.  Yep.  $34.  In person, they look like they cost $150.  I love when my ideas become reality and look fantastic!...
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without further ado..my new website www.jenangotti.com is live!

After months of preparation, I’m excited to announce my new website: www.jenangotti.com.  You can search for property, see sold properties (still in the works..I have to add them manually and it takes forever), see reviews from my clients and read my blog. All in one site!  I hope you like it as much as I do....
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