Real Estate

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

Including a historic mansion built for President Van Buren's niece.

All photographs courtesy of BrightMLS.


Where: 5229 Burke Dr., Alexandria
How much: $2,800,000

This waterfront five-bedroom home has five full bathrooms, two half-baths, two kitchens, cathedral ceilings, six fireplaces, a pool and jacuzzi, a large backyard, and a dock for a boat.


Where: 2899 Audubon Ter. NW
How much: $2,999,995

Built in 1926, this five-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bath Tudor has hardwood floors, custom ironwork, heated bathroom floors, a two-car garage with an electric charging station, and a 48-foot-long heated pool.


Where: 4901 Hampden Ln., #604, Bethesda
How much: $3,220,000

Located in the downtown Bethesda condo building the Lauren, this three-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath unit has hardwood floors, Subzero and Wolf appliances in the kitchen, a gas fireplace, direct elevator access, two parking spaces, and 24-hour concierge service.


Where: 1716 New Hampshire Ave. NW
How much: $3,275,000

This six-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath Dupont Circle mansion was built in 1911 for President Martin Van Buren’s niece. Registered with the National Historic Trust, the home has a three-story grand staircase in the entryway, a Sienna marble mantle, a library with a floor-to-ceiling fireplace, and a secret staircase.


Where: 4511 Cathedral Ave. NW
How much: $3,400,000

Originally built in 1927, this seven-bedroom, five-bath, two-half-bath Colonial also has a custom kitchen with marble counters, a master suite with a private balcony and a spa-like bathroom, a wine room, a detached two-car garage, and a garden with a patio, pool, and outdoor kitchen.


Where: 2118 Bancroft Pl. NW
How much: $3,450,000

This 1909 Beaux Arts townhome has three bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, three fireplaces, a garage, a back porch, and a rooftop deck with views of the Washington Monument.


Where: 6677 MacArthur Blvd., Bethesda
How much: $3,800,625

This price is more for the property than the four-bedroom, three-bathroom 1953 home that sits on it. Known as “The Hill,” the 1.11-acre site sits above Little Falls on the Potomac River, offering amazing views just a short drive from DC.


Where: 3317 Prospect St. NW
How much: $4,350,000

This end-unit rowhouse in Georgetown has five bedrooms, four bathrooms, two half-baths, hardwood floors, a top-floor conservatory with a glass roof, an elevator with custom wood paneling, four fireplaces, a patio, and two parking spots in an underground garage.


Where: 9004 Congressional Ct., Potomac
How much: $4,785,000

Spread out among more than 27,000 square feet and four levels, this nine-bedroom, nine-bathroom, four-half-bath mansion includes a ballroom, two-story library, a screening room, a catering kitchen, an elevator, 10 parking spots, and a large backyard with a pool and pool house.


Where: 3141 Highland Pl. NW
How much: $5,500,000

This nine-bedroom, four-bath, and two-half-bath home was built in 1910, sits on nearly half an acre in Cleveland Park, and comes with a wrap-around porch, five fireplaces, and a pool.

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.