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D.C.'s most expensive homes sold in 2016

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When it comes to the biggest sales in Washington, D.C. this year, a majority of the homes were constructed at least 100 years ago and previously owned by celebrities. Some of the most notable sales this year included the closing on the District's oldest residence, dating back to 1754, and a c. 1870-constructed property once owned by the son of President William Taft.

With help from Estately, who compiled the list of homes for Curbed DC, each of the properties were listed in order from highest sale to lowest sale. This map only focuses on single-family homes, not multi-family listings.

The most expensive single-family home sold in 2015 was the Fessenden House, located in Forest Hills, which sold for $18 million. If interested in taking a look at all of the biggest sales of 2015, check out this Curbed DC article.

UPDATE: MRIS, a Bright MLS, Inc. company, provided the images for this list.
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1. 3055 Whitehaven Street NW

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3055 Whitehaven St NW
Washington, DC 20008
Sold price: $10.4 million
Date sold: September 8
Size: Seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom single-family home
Price per square foot: N/A
The skinny: Behold, the most expensive home sold in Washington, D.C. in 2016. Previously, this property was owned by Paul Mellon, the primary benefactor of the National Gallery of Art, and his wife, Bunny, who was also a horticulturalist, philanthropist, and art collector.

2. 3134 Ellicott Street NW

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3134 Ellicott St NW
Washington, DC 20008
Sold price: $9.1 million
Date sold: May 16
Size: Six-bedroom, 10-bathroom single-family home
Price per square foot: N/A
The skinny: Along with a swimming pool and two-bedroom guest house, this property also boasts a little over an acre of land, beamed ceilings, and multiple fireplaces. It last sold in 2012 for $4,247,500.

3. 2401 Kalorama Road NW

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2401 Kalorama Rd NW
Washington, DC 20008
Sold price: $7.1 million
Date sold: August 16
Size: Six-bedroom, nine-bathroom, 8,820-square-foot single-family home
Price per square foot: $804
The skinny: This Kalorama single-family home is the oldest residence in the nation's capital, constructed in 1754. Originally, it was built in Danvers, Massachusetts as a grand summer home for a leading shipowner and merchant, known as Robert "King" Hooper. When the home was relocated to D.C., it was dismantled piece by piece and shipped over the course of three years. Some of the most striking features inside include a tavern room, scenic wall coverings printed in France, and Hancock staircase and carved balustrade. It first landed on the market in October 2015 for $10.5 million.

4. 2823 N Street NW

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2823 N St NW
Washington, DC 20007
Sold price: $6.3 million
Date sold: June 6
Size: Six-bedroom, eight-bathroom, 5,400-square-foot single-family home
Price per square foot: $1,166
The skinny: This Greek Revival property was constructed in c. 1850 and is known as the Admiral Aaron Weaver House. Architect Dale Overmyer updated the home with what the listing describes as "a luxurious atmosphere." It offers multiple balconies, a heated pool, and flagstone terrace.

5. 1688 31st Street NW

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1688 31st St NW
Washington, DC 20007
Sold price: $6 million
Date sold: April 20
Size: Seven-bedroom, five-bathroom, 8,840-square-foot single-family home
Price per square foot: $678
The skinny: In c. 1870, this property was constructed. Still, it retails details like wainscoting, crown molding, and a library with wood-paneling and built-in bookshelves. One of the previous owners of this listing was U.S. Senator Robert Taft, the son of 27th U.S. President and tenth Chief Justice William Taft.

6. 4 Thompson Circle NW

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4 Thompson Cir NW
Washington, DC 20008
Sold price: $5.8 million
Date sold: January 26
Size: Six-bedroom, eight-bathroom, 9,710-square-foot single-family home
Price per square foot: $597
The skinny: When this Tudor single-family home landed on the market in 2008, it asked $8.3 million. Since then, it languished and finally sold this year for roughly $3 million less. According to this Curbed DC article published in 2012, the property was built in 1929 and houses a gym, wine cellar, motor court, and au-pair room.

7. 3035 Chain Bridge Road NW

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3035 Chain Bridge Rd NW
Washington, DC 20016
Sold price: $5.7 million
Date sold: October 14
Size: Seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom, 7,250-square-foot single-family home
Price per square foot: $786
The skinny: With views of Battery Kemble Park, this Kent mansion sold with an outdoor pool, cobblestone motor court, and spa area. The previous owners included Nancy Rubin, the former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, and Miles Rubin, who founded Miles Electric Vehicles in 2004. When it landed on the market in October 2015, it asked $7.35 million.

8. 1930 Foxview Circle NW

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1930 Foxview Circle NW
Washington, DC 20007
Sold price: $5.3 million
Date sold: July 29
Size: Seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom, 9,916-square-foot single-family home
Price per square foot: $534
The skinny: Award-winning architecture firm GTM Architects designed this newly constructed home with accordion doors, a pool, and elevator. It first listed in May for $5.7 million before chopping its price by $400,000.

9. 2728 32nd Street NW

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2728 32nd St NW
Washington, DC 20008
Sold price: $5.25 million
Date sold: August 2
Size: Five-bedroom, six-bathroom single-family home
Price per square foot: N/A
The skinny: Originally, this single-family home listed in May 2014 for $7.5 million. After over two years on the market, it sold this year for $2 million less than the original price. According to the listing, this property was constructed in 1933 on a roughly half-acre lot and design features like hand-hewn beamed ceilings, multiple fireplaces, and porte-cochère entrance.

10. 3526 Ordway Street NW

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3526 Ordway St NW
Washington, DC 20016
Sold price: $5.05 million
Date sold: May 27
Size: Five-bedroom, five-bathroom, 6,350-square-foot single-family home
Price per square foot: $795
The skinny: Along with a two-story great room, other highlights to this listing include its two parking spaces and multiple sets of French doors that open to a garden and outdoor pool.

1. 3055 Whitehaven Street NW

3055 Whitehaven St NW, Washington, DC 20008
Sold price: $10.4 million
Date sold: September 8
Size: Seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom single-family home
Price per square foot: N/A
The skinny: Behold, the most expensive home sold in Washington, D.C. in 2016. Previously, this property was owned by Paul Mellon, the primary benefactor of the National Gallery of Art, and his wife, Bunny, who was also a horticulturalist, philanthropist, and art collector.
3055 Whitehaven St NW
Washington, DC 20008

2. 3134 Ellicott Street NW

3134 Ellicott St NW, Washington, DC 20008
Sold price: $9.1 million
Date sold: May 16
Size: Six-bedroom, 10-bathroom single-family home
Price per square foot: N/A
The skinny: Along with a swimming pool and two-bedroom guest house, this property also boasts a little over an acre of land, beamed ceilings, and multiple fireplaces. It last sold in 2012 for $4,247,500.
3134 Ellicott St NW
Washington, DC 20008

3. 2401 Kalorama Road NW

2401 Kalorama Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008
Sold price: $7.1 million
Date sold: August 16
Size: Six-bedroom, nine-bathroom, 8,820-square-foot single-family home
Price per square foot: $804
The skinny: This Kalorama single-family home is the oldest residence in the nation's capital, constructed in 1754. Originally, it was built in Danvers, Massachusetts as a grand summer home for a leading shipowner and merchant, known as Robert "King" Hooper. When the home was relocated to D.C., it was dismantled piece by piece and shipped over the course of three years. Some of the most striking features inside include a tavern room, scenic wall coverings printed in France, and Hancock staircase and carved balustrade. It first landed on the market in October 2015 for $10.5 million.
2401 Kalorama Rd NW
Washington, DC 20008

4. 2823 N Street NW

2823 N St NW, Washington, DC 20007
Sold price: $6.3 million
Date sold: June 6
Size: Six-bedroom, eight-bathroom, 5,400-square-foot single-family home
Price per square foot: $1,166
The skinny: This Greek Revival property was constructed in c. 1850 and is known as the Admiral Aaron Weaver House. Architect Dale Overmyer updated the home with what the listing describes as "a luxurious atmosphere." It offers multiple balconies, a heated pool, and flagstone terrace.
2823 N St NW
Washington, DC 20007

5. 1688 31st Street NW

1688 31st St NW, Washington, DC 20007
Sold price: $6 million
Date sold: April 20
Size: Seven-bedroom, five-bathroom, 8,840-square-foot single-family home
Price per square foot: $678
The skinny: In c. 1870, this property was constructed. Still, it retails details like wainscoting, crown molding, and a library with wood-paneling and built-in bookshelves. One of the previous owners of this listing was U.S. Senator Robert Taft, the son of 27th U.S. President and tenth Chief Justice William Taft.
1688 31st St NW
Washington, DC 20007

6. 4 Thompson Circle NW

4 Thompson Cir NW, Washington, DC 20008
Sold price: $5.8 million
Date sold: January 26
Size: Six-bedroom, eight-bathroom, 9,710-square-foot single-family home
Price per square foot: $597
The skinny: When this Tudor single-family home landed on the market in 2008, it asked $8.3 million. Since then, it languished and finally sold this year for roughly $3 million less. According to this Curbed DC article published in 2012, the property was built in 1929 and houses a gym, wine cellar, motor court, and au-pair room.
4 Thompson Cir NW
Washington, DC 20008

7. 3035 Chain Bridge Road NW

3035 Chain Bridge Rd NW, Washington, DC 20016
Sold price: $5.7 million
Date sold: October 14
Size: Seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom, 7,250-square-foot single-family home
Price per square foot: $786
The skinny: With views of Battery Kemble Park, this Kent mansion sold with an outdoor pool, cobblestone motor court, and spa area. The previous owners included Nancy Rubin, the former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, and Miles Rubin, who founded Miles Electric Vehicles in 2004. When it landed on the market in October 2015, it asked $7.35 million.
3035 Chain Bridge Rd NW
Washington, DC 20016

8. 1930 Foxview Circle NW

1930 Foxview Circle NW, Washington, DC 20007
Sold price: $5.3 million
Date sold: July 29
Size: Seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom, 9,916-square-foot single-family home
Price per square foot: $534
The skinny: Award-winning architecture firm GTM Architects designed this newly constructed home with accordion doors, a pool, and elevator. It first listed in May for $5.7 million before chopping its price by $400,000.
1930 Foxview Circle NW
Washington, DC 20007

9. 2728 32nd Street NW

2728 32nd St NW, Washington, DC 20008
Sold price: $5.25 million
Date sold: August 2
Size: Five-bedroom, six-bathroom single-family home
Price per square foot: N/A
The skinny: Originally, this single-family home listed in May 2014 for $7.5 million. After over two years on the market, it sold this year for $2 million less than the original price. According to the listing, this property was constructed in 1933 on a roughly half-acre lot and design features like hand-hewn beamed ceilings, multiple fireplaces, and porte-cochère entrance.
2728 32nd St NW
Washington, DC 20008

10. 3526 Ordway Street NW

3526 Ordway St NW, Washington, DC 20016
Sold price: $5.05 million
Date sold: May 27
Size: Five-bedroom, five-bathroom, 6,350-square-foot single-family home
Price per square foot: $795
The skinny: Along with a two-story great room, other highlights to this listing include its two parking spaces and multiple sets of French doors that open to a garden and outdoor pool.
3526 Ordway St NW
Washington, DC 20016