The house where three members of a familiy and their housekeeper were held captive and then murdered in May sold for $3 million less than one week after it hit the market. The French estate-style home, located on leafy Woodland Drive, Northwest, came under contract Thursday night, the Washington Post reports.
The residence was the scene of the gruesome deaths of businessman Savvas Savopoulos, his wife, Amy, their 10-year-old son, Philip, and their housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa, who were found dead May 14. The house had also been heavily damaged by fire. Officials have also said the family and Figueroa had been held against their wills for a $40,000 ransom. Police later arrested 34-year-old Daron Wint, who at one time worked for one of Savvas Savopoulos’s companies.
The 10,828-square-foot house was listed Sunday night at $3.25 million and was being sold “as-is,” including fire damage that was never repaired. While real-estate agents in the District are only required to disclose whether houses they’re selling have been crime scenes if asked by a potential buyer, the quick sale of the Savopoulos house suggests its status as a “stigmatized property” did not turn off the winning bidder, similar to other Washington houses that have been the sites of grisly homicides.