The DMV housing market is totally cray cray with many properties going into bidding wars as desperadoes try to grab a piece of the real estate pie. Listing after listing closes over its original asking price and sellers everywhere are just watching it roll by. Those at the very top of the market with the highest prices around are taking note and sticking firm to their asks, some of them for years. These Price Chopper Holdouts are just holding tight, confident that a buyer will come through. We've mapped some of the more interesting ones after the jump.
Pricechopper Holdouts Show Confidence In Seller's Market
Nothing says "I've got class" like two kingly chairs featured prominently in the listing pics. The Chantilly home with a Centreville address has all the charm one would expect from a suburban McMansion: gourmet kitchen, butler's pantry, a library with swords, a kitchen island as large as many DC apartments, and an entertaining area painted a fast food knockoff purple. But buyers should grab this listing fast because it's only been on the market for nearly 2 years.
If $32M doesn't work, why not search for a buyer in the $9.2M dollar range? The McLean mega-manse sits on 5 acres just on the outside of the Beltway with Potomac River views, and includes enough bedrooms to house a small army. It's Tuscan in style, which may give it a bit of personality compared to its many faux Colonial neighbors. But until a buyer jumps, this villa will have to sit on the market and be patient.
One may think this listing has only been on the market for about a 110 days, but in fact the Potomac property has been listed and delisted since the summer of 2009. Going on 4 years, the 9 bedroom, 16 bath residence is looking for a wealthy buyer to make all its dreams come true. And the only dream this 25,000 sq.ft. manse has is to not be forsaken anymore.
With a sale pending, this holdout may be off the market after being on the market for nearly 5 months. The home has a dozen bedrooms (not a dirty dozen, just a regular dozen) on more than 6 acres of upscale McLean terroir. There are two guesthouses so each partner can have his or her in-laws over for the holidays and prevent those annual "should we go there" conversations when decided where to carve the turkey. And to blow off steam during warmer days, there's the requisite "stacked stone tennis court" to bounce some balls.
This NW abode certainly isn't humble, and maybe its braggart ways are preventing it from finding a buyer. This interesting property has been profiled several times since it's often in the list of most expensive DC homes for sale. And "for sale" it remains after dropping its ask from $18M to $12M. And still, no one is biting.
So this one is either $12.5M or nearly $9M if the buyer gives the current owners "36 months post-settlement occupancy". So basically, the buyer will be paying for three years so the current owners can live on the dole. The audacity of the offer has probably had a considerable role in causing this manse to be on the market for more than 500 days. Good luck with this one guys.
It's been more than a year, and this huge house is still waiting it out. The home is certainly not quaint coming in at nearly 18,000 sq.ft. of space. And it will continue to remain secretive since the address is not one of the masses to know, and the listing makes special note of the property's "fortification security". Seems like this would be right up Cheney's alley.
Studbook King's Horse Farm is going once, going twice...and not sold. Profiled back in August, the Warrenton horse farm is hanging on the market for a measly $25M. This listing is certainly for those that want a mini-kingdom since it includes more than 2,400 acres of Fauquier farm land. And a whole host of other amenities, like three houses, eight barns with more than 170 stalls, and private roads to navigate the expansive spread.