$13 Million and Up: The 3 Most Expensive Homes To Sell in the DC Area in 2023

  • December 1st 2023

by UrbanTurf Staff

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Today, UrbanTurf is looking back at the three priciest homes to sell in the DC area this year, which include a former ambassadorial residence and a Georgetown compound with presidential ties. 

3900 Nebraska Avenue NW.

The Former Swedish Ambassador's Residence

The priciest home to sell in 2023 is the 12,200 square-foot former ambassadorial residence of the Swedish government along Nebraska Avenue NW (map). The home hit the market for $19.5 million late in 2022, and sold for $17.3 million in February after receiving a dozen offers. The property was listed with Cara Pearlman and TJ Morton of Compass. 

The seven-bedroom home sits on seven acres and is in need of renovations, but features a commercial grade kitchen, formal library and ballroom as well as a greenhouse and lighted tennis court on the grounds. The Wall Street Journal reported that the property was being sold because Sweden wants a modern residence in a more central DC location. 

Photo courtesy of Cassandra Spicer McKevitt. 

3003, 3009 and 3017 N Street NW.

A Compound With Kennedy Ties in Georgetown

The Georgetown mansion that includes a property where Jackie Kennedy once lived is the second most expensive home to sell in the DC area this year.

The residential compound along the 3000 block of N Street NW (map), which includes the house that Kennedy lived in following President Kennedy's assassination, sold for $15.1 million at auction about two weeks ago. Jonathan Taylor and Max Rabin of TTR Sotheby's International Realty represented the sellers and Sotheby's Concierge Auctions facilitated the auction process. The buyer bought the listing sight unseen, according to a source. 

The homes at 3003, 3009 and 3017 N Street NW were combined by the late construction entrepreneur David W. Hudgens into one contiguous mansion spanning about 16,300 square feet with 13 bedrooms. Mr. Hudgens passed away at the end of 2022. 

Following President Kennedy’s assassination in 1963, Jackie Kennedy lived briefly at the house of friend and politician Averell Harriman before buying a seven-bedroom home on N Street NW that is part of the listing that sold last week. She lived at the home briefly before moving to New York in 1964. Hudgens purchased the home in 2017 to go along with the two adjacent properties he owned. 

Photo by Sean Shanahan. 

1163 Chain Bridge Road. Click to enlarge.

14,000 Square Feet Next to Hickory Hill

A six-bedroom home in McLean is the third priciest home to sell in the DC area this year. 

The house, located in Langley Farms adjacent to the historic Hickory Hill mansion (map), sold in June for $13.25 million, a slight discount from its original $13.8 million asking price. Penny and Piper Yerks of Washington Fine Properties were the listing agents. 

Some of the standout features of the house include a handcrafted mahogany and glass front door, a custom pattern ceiling in the dining room by artist David Wiggins, and a sunroom with antique brick throughout.

The northern Virginia estate also has many of the trappings expected for a home with this price tag, including meticulous landscaping, a wine cellar, a billiard room, and a fitness room. Outside, there is an infinity pool with a waterfall, a fire pit, a cabana, and a number of terraces and covered terraces. There is also a separate guest house with a garage. 

Photos courtesy of HomeVisit. 

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