$16.1 Million: DC’s New Most Expensive Home Hits the Market

by Shilpi Paul

$16.1 Million: DC's New Most Expensive Home Hits the Market: Figure 1
3101 Chain Bridge Road

A new listing quietly entered the market last week that took the crown as DC’s most expensive home for sale, Curbed DC reported this morning.

At $16.125 million, the listing at 3101 Chain Bridge Road (map) takes the top spot in the region. The 15,600 square-foot house has seven bedrooms, eight full baths, four half baths, six fireplaces, a sauna and steam shower, and a separate guest house. It is perched right over Battery Kemble Park and has plenty of balconies and porches looking into the woods.

If this listing follows the trend, we may see the asking price drop significantly before the house finds a buyer.

We have to wonder if Ryuji Ueno and Sachiko Kuno, the pharmaceutical tycoons who went on a luxury home shopping spree last year, have any desire for yet another tony property. For more photos, see below and check out Curbed DC.

$16.1 Million: DC's New Most Expensive Home Hits the Market: Figure 2

$16.1 Million: DC's New Most Expensive Home Hits the Market: Figure 3
The porch overlooking Battery Kemble Park

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  1. jag said at 5:25 pm on Tuesday March 6, 2012:
    Holy smokes, there are an insane number of power lines and poles crisscrossing in front of and around this property. That's quite unfortunate.
  1. jj said at 5:51 pm on Tuesday March 6, 2012:
    @jag, that's exactly my first impression. I can't understand when real estate agents on high end properties do such an awful job presenting their properties. That isn't a 16 million dollar front of house photo. Pay a good photographer to photoshop out the power lines...sheesh. Lovely house, though. Hope they get their price!
  1. mona said at 9:16 pm on Tuesday March 6, 2012:
    I would fire the realtor. These are bad pictures of such a great house. They look like the realtor took the picture themselves
  1. Anonymous said at 9:50 pm on Tuesday March 6, 2012:
    The realtor is the owner and probably took the photos himself. The house is entirely too big for the site and when built several years ago received extensive opposition from the neighborhood and neighbors. The assessment is under $5.8M so the asking price is way out of line and this house will never sell for anything close to that absurd number. Click here: https://www.taxpayerservicecenter.com/RP_Detail.jsp?ssl=1427 0030
  1. Greylin Thomas said at 10:22 pm on Tuesday March 6, 2012:
    Just wanted to say you can not photo shop things like power lines in photos. I am a realtor and the photos need to be a fair representation of what you are going to see when you get to the house. You can brighten, enhance, and use wide angles as long as you do not change it drastically. I do agree these photos however are not very profession looking.
  1. lars said at 10:28 pm on Tuesday March 6, 2012:
    Yeah there is no way this is a 16 million dollar house. it's just a NICE house...
  1. Larry said at 11:05 pm on Tuesday March 6, 2012:
    I have to say, that is not a very nice $16mil house. I drive by it often and was kinda disappointed with the interior design and finishes. its so 90's. For $16mil I expect cutting edge design or timeless style, this seems to have neither. Well good luck anyway

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