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This Mansion Just Became DC’s Priciest Home

The Forest Hills estate is asking $22 million.

Got $22 million? That’s how much Giant Food supermarket heir Samuel Lehrman is seeking for his lavish Forest Hills home, which moves it right to the top of the DC real estate heap as most expensive on the market. (It’s technically tied with the Textile Museum property in Kalorama, a duo of buildings which are listed together.)

This is what you get for your multi-millions: 20,000 square feet of Neoclassical mansion, including seven bedrooms, 14 baths, private staff quarters, a climate-controlled wine cellar and tasting room, and an elevator. Inside, there are elegant design features such as inlaid white oak floors, mahogany doors, and Italian marble; outside, there’s a custom brick and Indiana limestone facade, terraces, and a curving rear staircase that overlooks the swimming pool, poolhouse, formal and informal English gardens, a sports court, and nearly an acre of parkland property.

Take a look inside the Fessenden House below, then go to Christie’s for more details.