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).
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.
Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.
This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/dcs_most_expensive_home_finds_a_buyer/3527.
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