Summer's over. That's pretty obvious. The days are shorter. The air is (slighly) less muggier. And people are covering their bodies a bit more so muffin tops are again only a delightful Seinfeld joke. With fall here, we wanted to take a look at the highest dollar sales in the DMV over the last week. Some of the traditional homes that we've been following for awhile finally found buyers, but the top spot was taken by something a bit more West Coast-y. Now that's a breath of crisp autumn air.
Photos from Redfin.
Add $105,000 to the list price, and the final sales price will reveal itself. For an even $1,700,000, this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath East Village row house has all the sophistication one would expect from a Georgetown property. With its graceful proportions and bordering Rose Park, the row house had to wait all summer for a lucky buyer to swoop up and grab this property. And for a bit more than the original ask.
No list of expensive pads would be complete without Great Falls representin'. This is a 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath "farmhouse style" manse with plenty of chic features to remind the homeowner he ain't growing corn for a living and his $1,778,000 was well worth it. In the biggest farmhouse we've ever seen, here's the breakdown of not-so-country amenities: pool with a spa and waterfall, arched-entry dining room, "gourmet dream kitchen", "oak-beamed ceilings", media room, in-house gym, and on and on and on. But what's really eye-catching is the wrap around porch perfect for sipping organic lemonade with local gin spirits while waxing poetic about the days when milking cows by hand was a real thing.
Staying in Virginia, this home is all about family. Originally on the market for $3,775,000, the 7 bedroom, 8.5 bath custom-designed house closed at a comparably affordable $2,500,000. With swing sets, playrooms, and toys galore, you better have plenty of young pups to fill up the home's many bedrooms and enjoy the nearly one acre of McLean property. The home is located in "sought after Langley Forest" and has "beautiful vistas" and a gazebo.
Crossing the Potomac to MoCo, the 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath house has (surprisingly) only 1,708 sq.ft. of living space. (That has to be incorrect.) Hitting its ask of $2,895,000, the Chevy Chase abode has no real life pics, only schematics. But what's available for the custom-built home is really enticing: "exciting finishes including an elevator option, immense grounds (pool & gazebo options), [and] 2-car garage". Yes, please.
Tennis, anyone? How about a hike? A dip in the pool afterwards? Or just want to take in the view? There's always the option of pole-dancing in the kitchen. There are so many recreational activities to choose from in this $5,000,000 home overlooking the Potomac River. The modern casa was built in 1951 by the same person who designed National Airport and makes sure the vistas are never too far no matter where in the 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath house the new buyer's hanging out. So now we know how much dough one needs to really have it all: the well-designed home, the incredible views, the personal tennis court, and having nature on the backdoor steps.