Washington DC’s most expensive home just sold with a listing price of $22 million

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The interior was designed in a neoclassic style.
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A Washington, DC mansion may have just set a record for the most expensive single-family home sold in the city this year, according to Curbed.

The home, known as the Fessenden House, was listed with an asking price of $22 million back in March, which made it the most expensive on the market in the city. There’s no word yet of the final price.

The 20,000-square-foot, limestone mansion sits on an acre of land in the city’s Forrest Hills district. It was built by Samuel Lehrman, whose family co-founded Giant supermarket, according to UrbanTurf.com. He bought three adjoining parcels of land and built the house in 1994.

Christie’s Realty handled the listing.


Welcome to the Fessenden House, one of the most beautiful homes in Washington, DC — and now officially one of the most expensive ever sold.

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The house’s brick and limestone facade and neoclassic style was designed to mimic the historic monuments that surround it, but it was actually only built in 1994.

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Inside, the home’s modern touches are more obvious — there’s even an elevator and temperature-controlled wine cellar.

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The neoclassic style, however, still radiates throughout.

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There’s a grand formal dining room…

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As well as a breakfast nook.

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Columns, shadowboxing, and delicate crown molding can be found throughout the home.

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The estate is four levels in total.

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Seven sizable bedrooms are spread out across the home.

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Many of which feature spacious, en suite bathrooms.

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The backyard carries on the main home’s neoclassic theme with dual curved staircases, large patio areas, and fountains.

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Arches and columns are also prevalent in the backyard.

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There’s an indoor pool and adjacent pool house surrounded by immaculately landscaped greenery.

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The separate pool house provides a fantastic place to relax in the warmer months.

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