While Washingtonians spent over $13 billion on rent last year, homebuyers spent way more with mansions so luxurious they could rival the manor from Downton Abbey. Recently, MRIS released a top 10 list of the most expensive homes that sold in the D.C. Metro region in 2014. We decided to map the findings that ranged far and wide from Bethesda to Alexandria. For now, see which neighbors you should be most jealous of in our map.Read More
Mapping the 10 Most Expensive Homes That Sold in in 2014
1. 15 Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Sold for: $20,000,000
Size: 7-bed, 8.5-bath, 36,470-square-foot single-family home
The skinny: As the most expensive home sold in the Washington Metropolitan area in 2014, there is no doubt that this listing is the most luxurious with its ornate moldings, chandeliers, and incredibly spacious rooms. Expect new adventures for this home as there are plans to convert it into micro-units.
2. 7979 Boulevard Drive
Alexandria, VA 22308
Sold for: $18,600,000
Size: 6-bed, 6-bath, ???-square-foot single-family home
The skinny: Out of this entire top 10 list, this particular listing may have the best view. With the Potomac River and a 718,740-square-foot lot, there is a lot of room to relax and a lot of history to bask in as well. According to the listing, the land was once owned by U.S. President George Washington.
3. 1645 31st Street
Washington, DC 20007
Sold for: $16,100,000
Size: 9-bed, 11-bath, 12,000-square-foot single-family home
The skinny: Previous homeowners of this particular Georgetown mansion include former CEO of The Washington Post Co.'s online subsidiary Marc Teren and before that was owned by former Washington Post managing editor and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Al Friendly. The home, referred to as the Williams-Addison house, was built between 1815 and 1817 and experienced a two-year restoration process.
4. 5630 Wisconsin Avenue, Unit 1801
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Sold for: $8,650,000
Size: 4-bed, 4-bath, 6,737-square-foot apartment
The skinny: As the only condo on this list, this home proves its worth with its almost 360-degree view of Virginia and Bethesda. The listing includes a private marble foyer, huge walk-in closets, as well as a conservatory.
5. 5104 Moorland Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814
Sold for: $8,550,000
Size: 9-bed, 10-bath, 10,226-square-foot single-family home
The skinny: Whoever bought this home is probably an active entertainer as the listing offers a home theater, wine cellar, indoor basketball court, and wow-factor designs like a beamed ceilings and a covered terrace.
6. 1824 R Street
Washington, DC 20009
Sold for: $8,450,000
Size: 8-bed, 10-bath, 12,000-square-foot townhome
The skinny: This Dupont Circle abode was originally built in 1911. Designed by architect Clark Waggaman, it maintains its original historic details with ornate moldings, ceiling centerpieces, and tiles.
7. 2915 O Street
Washington, DC 20007
Sold for: $7,395,000
Size: 8-bed, 7.5-bath, 4,630-square-foot single-family home
The skinny: As the seventh most expensive sold house in 2014, this listing only offers one photo, but it assures the public that on the inside, it's going all out in luxurious finishings along with an elevator, private gardens, and three fountains.
8. 6800 Hillmead Road
Bethesda, MD 20817
Sold for: $7,350,000
Size: 6-bed, 8-bath, 9,423-square-foot single-family home
The skinny: Located in the Bradley Hill Grove community of Bethesda, this estate is perfect for any homebuyer who likest to stay active as it features a fitness room, racquetball court, and swimming pool.
9. 4800 Woodway Lane
Washington, DC 20016
Sold for: $6,855,000
Size: 8-bed, 7-bath, 6,158-square-foot single-family home
The skinny: The homebuyer must have wanted a big, BIG backyard because this listing has a lot to offer. With 1.66 acres of land, this listing offers multiple terraces, lush gardens, and a great view of the Spring Valley forest.
10. 2510 Foxhall Road
Washington, DC 20007
Sold For: $6,833,333
Size: 7-bed, 10-bath, 9,700-square-foot single-family home
The skinny: This Georgian country home sits on 1.4 acres of pure luxury. As the tenth most expensive home sold in 2014, this listing features a swimming pool, a four-car garage, and a courtyard.