White House Replica in McLean Fails to Sell at Auction

by UrbanTurf Staff

White House Replica in McLean Fails to Sell at Auction: Figure 1
8907 Georgetown Pike

The lack of interest to own a replica of the White House continues.

For the last two weeks, a 12,500 square-foot home on Georgetown Pike (map) built as a replica of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW has been on the auction block.

The auction ended late last week with a final bid of $2.8 million, a bid that the homeowner decided not to accept. The six-bedroom house on two acres has been on and off the market for over two years for just under $5 million. Jeff Stein of auction firm Tranzon Fox tells UrbanTurf that they are still trying to work out a deal.

As UrbanTurf has pointed out before, this home is not the only property in McLean built to look like The White House. 1111 Towlston Road is currently on the market, and it was constructed with an Oval Office inside.

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/white_house_replica_in_mclean_fails_to_sell_at_auction/11844

1 Comment

  1. skidrowedc@gmail.com said at 10:56 pm on Monday October 31, 2016:
    I must object to the word "replica" in the headline and article. The goofy 2-car garage tells the whole story: This is a bona fide McMansion. The choice of the White House as the model is a little unusual -- we're more accustomed to "Victorian," "Colonial," or "Farmhouse" inspirations -- but the lack of precision, stylishness, imagination, siting that makes sense for the site, or solid materials is about par for the course. This is no more a "replica" of the White House than your average McMansion is a replica of its ostensible precedent. The White House itself is a somewhat stodgy and inaccurate version of an English country house, but at least it has thick stone walls, is beautifully sited, and has oodles of actual history.

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