Part Of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate Is For Sale For $60 Million

Sited on 16.5 acres of George Washington’s original Mount Vernon estate, River View overlooks the Potomac River from a commanding bluff. Today it is for sale for $60 million.

“This was originally part of Washington’s River Farm, and was deeded to his personal secretary, Tobias Lear, who was married to Martha Washington’s niece,” says Heather Corey of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, listing broker for the property. “It stayed in the family until the 1850s and is still the largest privately held piece of the original estate.”

Tobias Lear was famously one of three people at Washington’s deathbed. Today, America’s first president would certainly approve of the updated River View: a 16,000 square foot, seven bedroom house completed just two years ago. Designed by architect Jim Rill and constructed by West Wing Builders, special amenities of the grand

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Trump plans to take part in next presidential debate, spokesman says

WASHINGTON—U.S. President Donald Trump plans to take part in next week’s scheduled presidential debate with his Democratic rival Joe Biden despite his coronavirus diagnosis last week, a spokesman told Fox News late Monday.

“The president intends to debate,” Tim Murtaugh told the broadcaster less than an hour after Trump left the Walter Reed medical center, where he had been receiving treatment for COVID-19.

The second debate, during which the candidates are to answer questions from voters, is set to take place on Oct. 15 in Miami.

There have been concerns that Trump may have been infectious at his first debate with Biden last week, when the pair stood six feet apart. Both men are in their 70s and in the high-risk category of those who become infected with coronavirus because of their age.

Biden has repeatedly tested negative for the virus in recent days and has said he is willing

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$185K homes planned for Fort Worth suburb part of ‘pocket neighborhood’ trend

North Texas residents 55 and older may be getting a novel housing option that emphasizes green space and community involvement.

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Shannon Arnold, a developer for the firm Kara Casa, plans to turn six acres at 439 Mansfield Cardinal Road into a “pocket neighborhood.” The area would hold 48 houses, divided into a series of community pods that open into communal parks, gardens and lawns. The cottage-style homes, ranging from 800 to 1,200 square feet, would include porches and an enclosed parking space.

The houses will sell at around $185,000, Arnold told the Kennedale City Council, offering empty-nesters and people looking to downsize an affordable housing option more personable than an apartment complex.

“They don’t encourage the community, even though they set out to do that,” Arnold said, referring to apartments. “The end result is it’s not for everybody.”

For comparison, the median home price in Tarrant County was

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Amazing MN houses part of Homes by Architects Tour

Despite the pandemic, Wendy and Bill Brian aren’t worried about hundreds or even thousands of people touring their remodeled St. Paul home starting this weekend.

That’s because their house — like all the homes featured in the upcoming Homes by Architects Tour — will only be open for virtual tours from Sept. 26 through Oct. 10.

It’s not the same, but the welcome is still warm.

“We love having people in our home,” Wendy Brian says. “I hope people will still be able to feel that energy of hospitality.”

How does a virtual home tour work, exactly? In this case, the $15 digital passes will unlock immersive, 3D tours of all 17 homes as well as extras like the opportunity to chat with the architects, all of whom are members of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA-MN), the nonprofit behind this 13th annual event. There will also be Instagram

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