DC’s Most Expensive House Sells For $22 Million

by UrbanTurf Staff


The most expensive home in DC now officially has a new owner.

UrbanTurf has learned that the sale of Evermay, one of the largest single-family homes in Georgetown, closed on Friday for $22 million, a slight discount from its asking price of $25.9 million. In May, UrbanTurf reported that the 3.5-acre estate, which had been on and off the market since October 2008, had found a buyer. The property was re-listed in early May at about a 50 percent discount from its original asking price ($49 million).

Evermay living room

The land where Evermay 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 remained in the Belin family up until Friday. In recent years, the estate was primarily 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.

Now the question that DC real estate fanatics are likely wondering is: Who is the buyer?

Photos courtesy of HomeVisit.

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/everymay_sells_for_22_million/3813


  1. Frank said at 10:02 am on Monday July 18, 2011:


  1. Makeba said at 4:22 pm on Monday July 18, 2011:

    Nice to see the sale. I hope they do some renovations and additions. Id love a project like this.

  1. Heather said at 9:42 am on Wednesday July 20, 2011:

    Uh, street address???

  1. Jennifer said at 12:20 am on Thursday July 21, 2011:

    They got a great price at 22.  In my opinion, the property was worth every bit of its 25.9 list price.  With Halcyon House listed at 15, it should sell shortly and that would be the end of the big georgetown houses.  What happened with that big Dupont Mansion that was 15.5, I don’t see it on realtor.com anymore?

  1. Mark Wellborn said at 1:28 pm on Saturday July 23, 2011:

    Hey Heather,

    The address is 1623 28th Street NW.

    Mark Wellborn

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