Now that summer is winding to a close the real estate market starts to slow down and fewer sales take place. The mad rush of the spring selling season has faded into memory and real estate agents can start to see their families on Sundays again. It seems as good a time as any to take a long at the most expensive transactions that have taken place so far this year. So here we present our best stab at the top five priciest home sales in the area, with a separate list for Maryland, Virginia, and the District below. This list shouldn't be considered final since we only used publicly available data (largely provided to us by MRIS) and in cases where there was a discrepancy about the sale price we would jump to the next house on the list. It also uses a very unscientific process for defining what constitutes the DC area. Basically, if most people have heard of the town then it can be included.
1) The District wins the prize for the biggest sale of the year and there's no way it is going to lose its title any time in the near future. Evermay was the $22M winner that sold last month after coming down from $49M. The house is at 1623 28th St NW. For more pictures and a video tour go here.
2) Next is Ted Leonsis' early year purchase of the Marwood Estate in Potomac, MD for $20M. He bought it from his friend Chris Rogers (who founded Nextel) who in turn purchased the McLean home Leonsis had been living in. For more pictures of what it looks like inside go here.
3) Chris Rogers and his wife Nalini get another mention on the list because it appears they also bought the house at 5215 Edgemoor Lane in Bethesda. We couldn't find a picture of it, but it must be very nice because it cost $10M.
4) Now comes the McLean sale between Ted Leonsis and Chris Rogers. The 6827 Sorrel St home sold for $9M.