The former home of Evalyn Walsh McLean (the American mining heiress and socialite who once owned the 45-carat Hope Diamond and the 94-carat Star of the East) with the 1840′s facade, veiled by flowering myrtles and magnolias, hides the the world-class collection of contemporary art.
In this renovated residence the designer Jeffrey Thrasher mixed vintage furnishings with modern art. He transformed classic Georgetown parlors into airy spaces where a magnificent art collection and domestic life coexist amazingly to the delight of his clients.
In the living room there’s Massimo Vitali’s Lernpark above the gas fire, wicker chairs by Poul Kjaerholm, laquered tables and Baron & Baron sofa.
In the 15-foot-high gallery there are 39 pieces of contemporary artists on the wall, a fiberglass rabbit by Rogério Degaki, the acrylic painting by Monique Prieto, the stainless-steel ball by Mano.
The dining room is furnished with Murano glass chandeliers and the Vik Muniz diptych The Radeau de La Medusa on the wall.
The restored 19th-century parterre garden keeps Rubens Mano’s Bascules in polished stainless steel.
The black-and-white photographs by Jaroslav Rossler and Rivane Neuenschwander’s video Love Lettering in the bedroom.
Beatriz Milhares’s oil on canvas on the staircase.