"The Lindens," Washington, D.C.'s oldest residence, has once again gotten a price chop, dropping it to the current $7.5 million. Is history not enough of a selling point to get this listing to sell? Apparently, not.
When this listing landed on the market in October 2015, it asked $10.5 million. This past January, the listing dropped down to $8.75 million. Despite the price chop, the residence still stands as the most expensive home on the Kalorama market.
Since it was built in Danvers, Massachusetts in 1754, it has undergone two restorations and three owners, including retired hedge fund founder Kenneth Brody. The first owner was a leading shipowner and merchant in Marblehead, Massachusetts who lost much of his wealth and stature due to sympathizing with the British before the Revolutionary War. In the 1930s, a prominent District couple, named George and Miriam Morris, purchased the listing and had it shipped piece-by-piece from Massachusetts to Washington, D.C. in six railroad boxcars.
Some of the most stunning features include a Hancock staircase with carved balustrade, scenic wall coverings printed in France, and a spa. There is also a three-car garage and a total of six bedrooms and eight bathrooms.
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