One of the priciest homes in Georgetown has gone under contract. Listed for $8.5 million, the five-bedroom house at 3306 O Street NW (map) had its status switched to contingent on Friday.
As UrbanTurf has previously reported, this home has a storied history. It was constructed in 1928 by Army captain Gustav J. Van Lennep. Two years after the house was completed, it was purchased by May Flather, the first commissioner of the local Girl Scouts, and her husband, prominent banker Henry H. Flather.
When the Flathers stayed at a home they owned in Arundel County, they would rent the Georgetown house to people such as R. Brinkley Smithers, a former IBM executive and founder of the nation's largest foundation to treat and research alcoholism. Upon May's passing in 1962, the house was bequeathed, partially furnished, to Georgetown University, which also rented the house out to tenants including O. Roy Chalk, an entrepreneur who ran the city's pre-Metro transit system. Georgetown University put the house on the market in 1995 and it has been in private hands ever since.
The home is listed with Mark McFadden of Compass. More images below.
Photos courtesy of HomeVisit.
This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/85-million-georgetown-home-finds-a-buyer/15923.
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