On the day that Amazon announced that it would be bringing its second headquarters to the DC area, the second most expensive home in DC sold. Coincidence?
Two years after being listed for $22 million, the reconstructed former Cafritz mansion settled for $16.5 million on Tuesday. The home was listed with Marc Fleisher of TTR Sotheby's International Realty.
The eight-bedroom estate was built by Banks Development at 3030 Chain Bridge Road NW (map), the site of a mansion previously owned by the late DC luminary Peggy Cooper Cafritz. Cafritz's home, which contained one of the largest known private collections of African American art, was destroyed by a fire in 2009.
The house, which also has 11 bathrooms and sits on a 35,000 square-foot lot, was designed by Jones/Boer Architects.
TTR Sotheby's International Realty couldn't comment on the sale, but the transaction has all the calling cards of a buyer who wishes to remain anonymous. The home was purchased using an LLC based in Florida, and the buyer's agent isn't listed in public records.
Apropos of nothing, this home is about a 20-minute drive from the Amazon's new HQ2.
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Photos courtesy of HomeVisit.
This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/dcs-former-cafritz-mansion-sells-for-165-million/14693.
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