Washington socialite Evalyn Walsh McLean obviously knew a treasure when she saw one. In addition to once owning this historic 7,715-square-feet gem, she was the last private owner of the Hope Diamond.

Located in Georgetown, Washington D.C., the totally reimagined mansion is a stunning mix of a 19th-century façade and a contemporary 21st-century interior designed by award-winning Shinberg Levinas Architects in 2006. Between an open and airy feel, marble flooring, and soaring ceilings in the gallery and living area, the home is ideal for entertaining dignitaries in the nation’s capitol city or a group of friends, family, or business associates.

Two-story double glass doors leading to the outdoor kitchen, sparkling pool area, lush courtyard, and sculpture garden also adds an alfresco component to any gathering or event.

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farmhouse

This 1925 farmhouse in Jarrell is perfect for the Longhorn fan that wants a little country with his city life.

Can we talk about this 1925 farmhouse in Jarrell? If you’re a fan of a certain state school’s football team in Austin, and you would like a country getaway ready-made for riding horses and hosting your fellow season-ticket-holding friends, this is kind of your bag.

Jarrell is about four miles north of Georgetown, which also puts you in spitting distance of Austin. And this farmhouse has plenty of room for friends and family — or even some Airbnb action for folks that want a little country with their college football weekend.

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