10. 1645 31st St NW
Remember when Thomas Jefferson was President and the only Clinton anyone knew was Vice President George Clinton? Yeah, neither do we, but this Federal Georgetown estate might wax nostalgically about when TJ was leading this new nation. Constructed in 1805, and now called the Friendly Estate after a previous owner Jean Friendly, the house sits on 0.75 acres and features a carriage house and garages. The price has come down to $6,750,000 and, fyi, this mansion is not turn-key-ready. It will require “significant structural/engineering and exterior improvements” to get this house back to it’s pre-Civil War, pre-War of 1812 glory. As such, the listing doesn’t have any photos.
9. 3025 Whitehaven St NW
Close to many other houses on this list, the 1951 Georgian manse has reception rooms that lead from one terrace to another terrace to an “exquisite garden” with a koi pond and “custom English Conservatory with fireplace”. And the third-floor family room has views of Embassy Row. And there’s a “latticed garden room”. All these terraces and lattices and views and the conservatory can be had for $6,950,000.
8. 2801 Rock Creek Dr NW
For something appealing to buyers with deep pockets and modern design sensibilities, here’s another listing at the $6,995,000 price point. This gated contemporary house backs up to Rock Creek Park and is near the Woodley Park Metro (if you’re so inclined to take public transport). It includes bluestone heating floors, a secluded pool and pool house, and a solarium with 11+ foot ceilings.
7. 3030 Chain Bridge Rd NW
Coming in at $6,995,000, this listing sits on nearly an acre at one of DC’s highest points. This listing is actually not a house, but an opportunity to buy property and work with Denning Builders to make your real estate dreams come true. The site’s renderings include a 6 bedroom, 5.5 bath house to get your creative dream juices flowing.
6. 2520 30 St NW
Located around the corner from our #1 most expensive listing, the French chateau-inspired home was built in 1958 and features multiple bedrooms, multiple baths, a gracious driveway and garage for your multiple vehicles, two family rooms (for your multiple families), and spectacular circular library for your multiple books. The “European style estate” can be yours if you have multiple millions ($7,399,000 to be exact).
5. 4 Thompson Cir NW
Down the street from the National Cathedral and neighbors to listings #1 and #5, you can live large and in-charge in this Tudor house from the heydays of the Roarin’ 20s. Built in 1929, this house is perfect for the robber baron looking for some city luxury, including a gym, wine cellar, an “au-pair room” (because “staff quarters” is just so declasse), and a terrace to survey your manicured dominion. It also has something called a “motor court”. And to make sure you see everything in this $7,495,000 listing, there are more than 110 windows to let the sun shine on your empire.
4. 2446 Belmont Rd NW
Built in the 1920s but recently renovated, this historic Kalorama residence has got all the trappings fit for a DC mogul: more than 5,000 square feet of prime space, 9 bedrooms, an au-pair suite, formal gardens, a motor court that can handle a complete motorcade of 8-10 vehicles, and a two-car garage (in case the motor court isn’t big enough). And all for $7,995,000. That’s the price of being a Kalorama king.
3. 3053 P Street NW
This Georgetown manse built in 1875 features a private garden with a lap pool and 9,600 square feet of elegant, coveted living space, including the necessary staff apartment. It should be noted this French-style home includes “public rooms [that] can easily accommodate 150 guests”. So you know your next Sunday brunch will be fabulous when your staff comes down from his (or her) in-house apartment and serves mimosas and other fancy treats to 149 of your bestest friends. $9,850,000 is the ask.
2. 2509 Foxhall Road NW
Let’s be frank: This wouldn’t a be complete list of expensive DC properties without a Foxhall listing. And this one doesn’t disappoint. Coming in at $11,900,000 with views of the National Cathedral and Washington Monument, this house has plenty of entertaining space that’s perfect for the Georgetown socialite. And after entertaining the neighborhood dignitaries and power brokers, you can retire to your own private spa, steam room, and sauna.
1. Listing: 2933-2943 Benton Place NW
This one is from our previous list of pricey DC real estate and is continuing to search for the perfect buyer. The Mediterranean villa is so grand it has several addresses. The gorgeous, 11 bedroom house (no worries, 3 of these bedrooms are for the staff), is located near powerful neighbors, including the Naval Observatory and Embassy Row. Recently renovated in 2001, it was formerly listed at $18.5M in 2008, so the current price of $12,000,000 almost seems like a bargain.