Further down the page is the list of the top five most expensive houses for sale in nearby Virginia and Ted Leonsis' former McLean house is on the list (Leonsis owns the Washington Capitals, Wizards, Mystics, the Verizon Center and many other business ventures). He sold it last January to his friend Chris Rogers (founder of Nextel) for $9M, now Rogers has listed it for $9.5M less than a year later. We covered this transaction a few times since a part of the deal was Rogers selling his $20M house to Leonsis making for a nice house swap transaction.
Rogers told McLean Patch that they are selling because the house they bought in Bethesda is ready. He and his wife bought a a ten million dollar house in Bethesda in March 2011, which was the second most expensive house sale in Maryland so far this year. The most expensive, of course, was the house Leonsis bought from Rogers.
It will be interesting to see what this Sorrel Street house goes for, since two years ago Leonsis had it listed for $14M but ended up taking it off the market. All the other houses on the block are in the five million or less range, so the sellers have some justifying to do when it comes to the comparables. One big advantage is this house backs up onto parkland and is at the very end of the street, so privacy is abundant.
· Listing: 6827 Sorrel Street [WashingtonFineProperties]
· Sprint Executive Selling Mansion After Brief Stay [Patch]
· Ted Leonsis' New Digs Equals A Huge Price Jump [CDC]
· The Top Five Sales In Maryland So Far This Year [CDC]
· Price History 6827 Sorrel Street [FranklyMLS]