Real Estate

Photos: The 10 Most Expensive Homes Sold in Washington in May

Because nothing says summer like a saltwater infinity pool.

Inside the #1 most expensive house sold in May, which belonged to former BET chief executive Debra Lee. All photographs courtesy of BrightMLS.


Where: 2005 Rhode Island Ave., McLean
How much: $3,230,000

This recently built farmhouse-style home comes with five bedrooms, five bathrooms (all of which are en-suite), and two half-baths, as well as reclaimed wood beams from the 19th-century, heated bathroom floors, a golf simulator room, and a screened porch with a wood-burning fireplace.


Where: 1178 Orlo Dr., McLean
How much: $3,240,000

This Italian villa-style home has five bedrooms, six full baths, and two half-baths across three levels, in addition to a theater room, a wine cellar, and a stone patio with a fireplace.


Where: 1155 23rd St. NW, PH 3A
How much: $3,500,000

This penthouse, located in the Ritz-Carlton Residences in DC’s West End, has three bedrooms, four bathrooms, walls of windows, a catering kitchen (in addition to a standard one), and a 1,700-square-foot roof terrace.


Where: 8104 Spring Hill Farm Dr., McLean
How much:  $3,750,000

The Tudor-style mansion has five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, three half-baths, three fireplaces, a home theater, a three-car garage, and a backyard pool.


Where: 5021 Loughboro Rd. NW
How much: $3,900,000

Built in 1951, this seven-bedroom Colonial has five-and-a-half baths, a two-car garage, and four fireplaces.


Where: 11809 Centurion Way, Potomac
How much: $4,200,000

This spread has seven bedrooms, 10 full baths, and four half-baths between the main home and the two-level, in-law suite addition. It also includes a ballroom (obviously), four kitchens, a wine cellar, four terraces, and a six-car garage.


Where: 2128 Wyoming Ave. NW
How much: $4,400,000

This Kalorama mansion has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, two half-baths, a spiral staircase in the entryway with a skylight, an elevator, a two-car garage, a wine cellar, three fireplaces, and a backyard patio.


Where: 7615 Southdown Rd., Alexandria
How much: $4,600,000

Spread out among 11,700 square feet, this waterfront estate has six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, two half-baths, five fireplaces, a heated pool, and 147 feet of shoreline along the Potomac River, complete with a 300-foot-long dock.


Where: 6431 Georgetown Pike, McLean
How much: $5,500,000

This sale was about land, not an MTV Cribs-worthy pad. The nearly four undeveloped acres in McLean, known as the Maple Hill Estate, sit beyond a gated entrance and include 70-year-old stone paths, a stream, and sections designated as a Virginia Bird Sanctuary.


Where: 2815 Woodland Dr. NW
How much: $8,750,000

This modernist home was sold by BET’s former CEO Debra Lee. It has four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and two half-baths overlooking Rock Creek Park, plus a main room with 20-foot ceilings, a home theater, gym, wine cellar, sauna, hot tub, saltwater infinity pool, and an eight-car garage.

Information courtesy of Bright MLS. This post excludes sales without seller permission to publicize, and may exclude some new construction. 

Mimi Montgomery Washingtonian
Associate Editor

Mimi Montgomery joined Washingtonian in 2018. Her work has appeared in Outside Magazine, Washington City Paper, DCist, and PoPVille. Originally from North Carolina, she now lives in Petworth.