DC’s Most Expensive Home Finds a Buyer

by UrbanTurf Staff

DC's Most Expensive Home Finds a Buyer: Figure 1

UrbanTurf has learned that Evermay, the most expensive home on the market in DC and one of the largest single-family homes in Georgetown, has gone under contract. It was listed for $25.9 million. The 3.5-acre listing found a buyer (no word on who it is) two days ago and is scheduled to close in July.

The Evermay estate, which has been on and off the market since October 2008, was listed again in early May at about a 50 percent discount from its original asking price ($49 million).

DC's Most Expensive Home Finds a Buyer: Figure 2
Evermay living room

Evermay’s history goes all the way back to the late 18th century. The land where the residence now sits was purchased in 1790 by Scottish businessman Samuel Davidson, and the home was completed in the early 1800s. In 1923, Evermay was purchased by diplomat F. Lammot Belin and it is still owned by the Belin family. No one lives there now, and in recent years, the estate has just been used for exclusive parties and fundraisers. In 2008, Evermay was mentioned as a possible option for Oprah Winfrey when it was rumored that she was DC house hunting.

DC's Most Expensive Home Finds a Buyer: Figure 3

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Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.

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  1. roots said at 4:29 am on Monday May 23, 2011:
    Probably had to cut the price in half because it's not close to a metro!
  1. jj said at 5:32 am on Saturday May 21, 2011:
    As expensive at that seems it was a bargain. That's the most beautiful property in D.C. I'm surprised it took so long to sell, though the original asking price a couple years ago was too high. What I wouldn't give for 3.5 acres in Georgetown, I hope the new owners enjoy!
  1. Mike said at 3:19 pm on Friday May 20, 2011:
    I guess Trump is out.
  1. Jason said at 4:41 pm on Friday May 20, 2011:
    Any hints as to who? Maybe what business they are in?
  1. mark1 said at 9:09 pm on Wednesday May 25, 2011:
    Well that just leaves Halcyon and 1824 R...which will be next?

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