When choosing Hot Properties, I tend to avoid mega-mansions and select warm and welcoming family homes instead, the kind that you can picture entering for a laid-back birthday party or a summer barbecue. (Pre-pandemic, of course. We all have to dream for the time being.) Cheery midcentury builds in Lakewood, 1920s cottages in the M Streets, the occasional contemporary in the Park Cities–all beautiful homes, but without the intimidating aura of an opulent estate.
Today, however, I’m making an exception. 1876 Lakeshore Drive may be 15,00o square feet and have a $9.8 million price tag, but somehow this massive home