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The Former Owners Of Evermay

When the most expensive house on the market sold earlier this year for $22M no one paid very much attention to the sellers, the Belins, who had kept the house in the family for more than eighty years. Now we can find out more about the long history of the family that includes a survivor of the Hindenburg disaster, a former Wimbledon player, an ambassador to Poland, and at least one government spy. In August the owners sold it to a Japanese couple who founded a pharmaceutical company, Sucampo, that has patents to treat a number of diseases. Evermay was the second most expensive sale ever recorded in Washington (the most expensive being a $24M house to the Allbritton family). [WaPo; previously; previously]