DC Genuine Estate Gets Even Scarier With These Skeleton-Stuffed Residences

A skeleton showcases a kitchen area at the Electrical power Plant Condos at Countrywide Park Seminary. Images by Addy Bramson, courtesy of the Donna Kerr Group.

Real estate agent Donna Kerr used to be so critical about decorating for Halloween that she went to courtroom more than it. Back in 2013, the elaborate “Haunted Garden” that she established in her Silver Spring lawn turned these types of a huge attraction that it ignited a neighborhood feud, and a lawful squabble with Montgomery County. Kerr wound up on Excellent Morning America, defending the above-the-top rated exhibit. Alas, the county in the end shut it down.

As a result, for the previous quite a few Halloweens, Kerr suggests, “I’ve just type of been darkish.” But then a pal advised her about the 12-foot skeletons for sale this 12 months at Residence Depot—and her holiday break spirt was reignited. “With Covid, almost everything is just so terrible,” suggests Kerr. “I just imagined, this will be a breath of fresh new air. This will be so significantly entertaining.” She purchased 10 of the skeletons. A large tractor-trailer dropped them off in September, and they’ve been in her entrance garden ever due to the fact.

Kerr’s dwelling in the 7 Oaks community of Silver Spring. Photo by Rania Peet.

“Everybody that walks by, they just really like them,” states Kerr. “People prevent and choose photos. It just provides a smile to everybody’s confront.” Which sparked a business enterprise concept: Why not bring the skeletons together to some of her true estate listings? For the thirty day period of October, says Kerr, “We’re getting the skellies on tour!”

She recently staged a amount of units at the Electrical power Plant Condos at Nationwide Park Seminary, using a couple of the giant skeletons, and about 15 lesser kinds from her wide collection of spooky decor. Some of the condos, which are in converted industrial properties, have unusually tall ceilings—a characteristic completely highlighted by the 12-footers.

Kerr’s 12-foot skeleton reveals off the ceiling height in 1 of her Countrywide Park Seminary listings.

Kerr suggests the skeletons will be sticking about for the public open up household taking place at the Electric power Plant condos this weekend, in scenario you want to look at them out in-human being. Meanwhile, she also applied them to phase a listing in Silver Spring’s Rosewood neighborhood. Next weekend, Kerr is planning to get them to a dwelling in Bethesda: “It’s like, where by are they gonna be subsequent?”

Get a look at the skellies in action around the Ability Plant condos:

Senior Editor

Marisa M. Kashino joined Washingtonian in 2009 as a team author, and turned a senior editor in 2014. She oversees the magazine’s actual estate and dwelling style coverage, and writes lengthy-sort characteristic tales. She was a 2020 Livingston Award finalist for her two-element investigation into a possible wrongful conviction stemming from a murder in rural Virginia. Kashino lives in Northeast DC.