Tutt, Taylor, Rankin Claims Highest Priced Residential Sale for 2009

by Mark Wellborn

Georgetown-based brokerage Tutt, Taylor, Rankin Sotheby’s International Realty has announced that it has sold 1714 Massachusetts Avenue NW (map) for $12 million, making it the highest priced residential sale in DC proper this year, and the highest sale in the District since the beginning of 2007. The sale closed at the end of November.

Tutt, Taylor, Rankin Claims Highest Priced Residential Sale for 2009: Figure 1
1714 Massachusetts Avenue NW

Tutt, Taylor, Rankin Claims Highest Priced Residential Sale for 2009: Figure 2

The six-bedroom, 5.5-bath home sits just off Dupont Circle on a block that is lined with embassies, cultural institutions, foundations, associations and private residences. Originally built in 1890, the 14,000 square-foot home is designed for an owner that loves to entertain. On the first floor, there are expansive rooms meant for large parties as well as a catering kitchen, and the property has a custom wine cellar in the basement and parking for up to 10 cars (not to mention 10 fireplaces). The family living quarters are located on the second through fourth floors which include a family kitchen, family living room and all the bedrooms.

Having served as an embassy chancery and law offices, the property was converted back to a single-family residence in 2002.

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/tutt_taylor_rankin_claims_highest_priced_residential_sale_for_2009/1593


  1. makeba said at 4:12 pm on Saturday December 12, 2009:
    I have always adored this building. Nice to see the sale...it speaks for the stability of the districts' land value.
  1. Mary said at 5:06 am on Tuesday December 15, 2009:
    Wasn't this house first listed for $19 million?
  1. Chris said at 1:51 am on Sunday January 10, 2010:
    According to redfin, the list price was $17.5 Million http://www.redfin.com/DC/Washington/1714-Massachusetts-Ave-NW-20036/home/21648716

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