Design & Home

Washington’s Most Expensive Residential Sales

The nuts and bolts behind seven top-dollar transactions this month. Plus—a nearly $7 million sale in Wesley Heights.

DC

Sold: $5,000,000.

Listed: $5,500,000.

Days on market: 42.

Where: Georgetown.

Style: Colonial.

Bragging points: Seven bedrooms, six baths, large yard, eat-in kitchen.

Who: Bought by Michael Rankin, managing partner of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty.

Sold: $6,833,333.

Listed: $7,495,000.

Days on market: 484.

Where: Wesley Heights.

Style: Colonial.

Bragging points: Seven bedrooms, 12 baths (including two in the master suite), four-car garage, swimming pool; on 1.4 acres.

Who: Bought by Mae Haney Grennan, chief counsel for the Franklin L. Haney Company, a real-estate investment firm.

Sold: $2,743,000.

Listed: $2,743,000.

Days on market: 1.

Where: Wesley Heights.

Style: Tudor.

Bragging points:Six bedrooms, seven baths; newly built custom home.

Who: Bought by Stephen and Randi Orava. Stephen is a partner at King & Spalding, where he chairs the international-trade practice.

Maryland

Sold: $2,500,000.

Retired NBA player Sherman Douglas finally sold his Potomac home, which was on the market more than two years. Photograph by David Pipkin.

Listed: $2,745,000.

Days on market: 886.

Where: Potomac.

Style: Colonial.

Bragging points:Five bedrooms, nine baths, outdoor kitchen, gated entrance; on two acres.

Who: Sold by retired NBA point guard Sherman Douglas, who played for Miami, Boston, Milwaukee, New Jersey, and the LA Clippers.

Sold: $2,580,000.

Listed: $2,950,000.

Days on market: 642.

Where: Potomac.

Style: Colonial.

Bragging points: Four bedrooms, six baths, with an interior by acclaimed designer Barry Dixon. Featured in House Beautiful and Decor magazines.

Who: Sold by a trustee of Patrick McGeehin, a senior managing director at FTI Consulting.

Virginia

Sold: $2,700,000.

The buyers of a McLean Colonial got $550,000 knocked off the list price. Photograph by David Pipkin.

Listed: $3,250,000.

Days on market: 113.

Where: McLean.

Style: Colonial.

Bragging points: Five bedrooms,seven baths,library, wine storage, billiard room.

Who: Bought by Mehdi Tehranchi, chairman and CEO of Notable Solutions, an information-technology company.

Sold: $2,259,000.

Listed: $2,299,900.

Days on market: 68.

Where: McLean.

Style: Colonial.

Bragging points: Six bedrooms, seven baths, sunroom, walk-out basement, two-story foyer, pool.

Who: Sold by neurologist Sheila Jahan.

Some sales information provided by American City Business Leads and Diana Hart of TTR Sotheby International Realty. Sales listed were the most expensive of those with publicly available details.

This article appears in the December 2014 issue of Washingtonian.

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