Inside the D.C.-area’s most expensive homes for sale

With the help of Rockville-based multiple-listing service MRIS, we compiled a list of some of the most expensive homes for sale in the Washington area.

This month, the most expensive new listings include a 27,000-square foot mansion in Potomac, a contemporary-style residence in McLean and a historic home adjacent to the Washington National Cathedral.

• 9004 Congressional Court, Potomac, Md.

$10.48 million

Agents: Fouad Talout and Pascale Karam, Long & Foster Real Estate

Built in 2009, this estate has more than 27,000 square feet of living space on a two-acre site. The property includes a movie theater, a ballroom and a swimming pool with a pool house as well as multiple guest suites and spaces for entertaining. The four-level house has nine bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, a two-story library, two offices, a catering kitchen in addition to the main kitchen, service quarters, an elevator, four fireplaces and a five-car garage.

• 9101 River. Rd., Potomac, Md.


Agent: David DeSantis, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

This estate, built in 2009 in the Bradley Farms enclave, has more than 13,000 square feet on 1.5 acres. The Mediterranean-style stucco home has red tile roofs and a fountain in front and inside is a 50-foot-long indoor swimming pool under a 22-foot-high glass-enclosed atrium. The house has five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, two fireplaces, an elevator and a four-car garage.

• 2501 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, #PH2B, Washington

$6.95 million

Agent: Jonathan Taylor and Maxwell Rabin, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

This two-level penthouse in the West End, built in 2009, has a private elevator opening directly into the first floor of the unit. The 4,500-square-foot unit has three bedrooms, four bathrooms, two fireplaces, a living room, formal dining room, library, family room and upgraded kitchen. There are two balconies on the main level and a large terrace on the second level. The monthly condo fee of $4,175 includes three garage parking spaces, a storage room and services such as a 24-hour front desk.

• 820 Herbert Springs Rd., Alexandria, Va.

$6.95 million

Agent: Kate Patterson, McEnearney Associates

This nearly two-acre estate, built in the 1930s and renovated in 2007, has Potomac River views, a swimming pool and a cabana with a sauna. The four-level house has a 25-foot-long covered porch with river views accessible from the living room and dining room, an open kitchen and family room, four bedrooms, six bathrooms, two fireplaces, an elevator and a three-car garage.

• 2619 Logans Mill Rd., Middleburg, Va.


Agents: David DeSantis and Adam Skrincosky, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Tuliptree Farm, a 303-acre estate, includes a 3,705-square-foot weekend home with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, an open floor plan and a fireplace plus a separate guesthouse. The weekend home, originally built as a stable for the equestrian property can be converted back for equestrian uses if desired. The home also includes an in-ground swimming pool with adjacent gazebos for outdoor entertaining. The acreage includes several parcels placed in a conservation easement. Zoning rules allow for two primary residences on subdivisions of no less than 100 acres.

• 2241 Bancroft Pl. NW, Washington

$6.25 million

Agent: Stan Kelly, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

This Kalorama residence, built in 1924, once housed the art collection of Joseph Hirshhorn before it was donated to the Hirshhorn Museum. The 8,000-square-foot residence includes original fireplace mantels in the living room, library and dining room. It also has arched doorways, detailed crown molding, eight bedrooms, seven bathrooms and a three-car garage.

• 2615 30th St. NW, Washington

$5.5 million

Agents: Nancy Taylor Bubes, William F.X. Moody, Robert Hryniewicki, Adam T. Rackliffe and Christopher R. Leary, Washington Fine Properties

This Massachusetts Avenue Heights stone mansion includes a terrace with a fountain, a swimming pool and whirlpool tub. Built in 1927, this house has 8,895 square feet with hardwood flooring, custom-designed molding, two fireplaces and original details. The house has five bedrooms and eight bathrooms, including a master suite with a sitting room and two bathrooms. The third level has a loft, a fifth bedroom and a full bathroom.

• 1012 Langley Hill Dr., McLean, Va.

$5.29 million

Agent: Ron Mangas, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

This contemporary-style home, designed by architect Mark McInturff and built in 2003, is in the Langley Hill neighborhood of McLean. The three-level home features walls of glass, stone and wood as well as soaring ceilings and six fireplaces. The house rests on nearly one acre and most rooms have views of trees or the swimming pool. Inside are five bedrooms, four bathrooms, an elevator and a four-car garage.

• 3535 Woodley Rd. NW, Washington


Agent: Michael Rankin, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Built in 1918 by George Carl Finch Bratenahl, the second dean of the Washington National Cathedral, the historic Bratenahl home, located steps from the Cathedral, was owned by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Walter Lippmann from 1945 to 1967, when he sold the residence to the Cathedral. The Cathedral rented the home to Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy from 1967 to 1973 and has used the property as a residence for deans and provosts since 1985. The 8,937-square-foot home has six bedrooms, five bathrooms, four fireplaces, period details, high ceilings, hardwood floors, landscaped grounds with multiple terraces and Cathedral views.

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