2017 most expensive DC-area home sales: $35M mystery mansion tops list

WASHINGTON — The most expensive residential real estate sale in the D.C. region in 2017 may well have been the largest residential real estate sale in the area ever, and the house itself is a bit of a mystery.

The sale was off-market, meaning it was a private transaction that did not involve an actual market listing. There are no images of the home available from either real estate listing service Bright MLS or from TTR Sotheby’s International, which represented both buyer and seller.

The 6.5-acre estate was built in 2002. The nearly 12,000-square-foot home includes six bedrooms, seven full baths and four half baths.

WTOP’s content partner, the Washington Business Journal, reported in August that the July 12 sale of 750 Chain Bridge Road for $35 million — full asking price — was sold by Dwight Schar, founder of Reston-based homebuilder NVR Inc. The Business Journal reported that the buyer was a limited liability corporation called CBR LLC.

The home sits in a good neighborhood. AOL co-founder Steve Case’s estate, called Merrywood — a childhood home of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis — is on the market for $49.5 million, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The second most expensive sale in 2017 was a 7,700-square-foot, seven-bedroom Woodley Park mansion at 28117 Woodland Drive NW that sold for $14 million, also the full asking price.

Eight of the 10 most expensive residential real estate sales in the D.C. region in 2017 were in D.C. The other two were in McLean, Virginia.

Scroll through the slideshow to see photos and details of the area’s most expensive residential real estate sales last year, courtesy of Bright MLS.

12. $5,500,000 2329 California Street NW
Washington, D.C. The six-bedroom home was built in 1919. It has five full bathrooms and two half baths. (Courtesy Bright MLS.   (Sean Shanahan)
11. $5,600,00 1515 31st Street NW
Washington, D.C. The seven-bedroom Victorian style home was built in 1900. (Courtesy Bright MLS) (Sean Shanahan)
10. $6,100,000 2425 Tracy Place NW
Washington, D.C. The 1952 home has seven bedrooms and seven full baths. (Courtesy Bright MLS)    
9. $6,500,000 3303 Water Street NW
Washington, D.C. The contemporary style home has three bedrooms and full baths. It was built in 2004. (Courtesy Bright MLS) (Sean Shanahan)
8. $6,750,000  3024 Q Street NW
Washington, D.C. The federal style attached row house was built in 1900. It has six bedrooms and full baths. (Courtesy Bright MLS) (JOE HODGSON)
7. $7,000,000  4420 Chestnut Lane NW
Washington, D.C. The French country-style home was built in 2011. It has seven bedrooms and six full baths. (Courtesy Google Maps)
6. $7,785,000 2933 Benton Place NW
Washington, D.C. The residential property was built in 1927. It includes eight bedrooms and 10 full baths. (Courtesy Bright MLS)
5. $10,750,000 2850 Woodland Drive NW
Washington, D.C. The seven-bedroom beaux arts style home was built in 1927. (Courtesy Bright MLS)
 4. $12,500,000 801 Turkey Run Road
McLean, Virginia The French provincial-style home has seven full bathrooms and six bedrooms. It was built in 2013. (Courtesy Bright MLS)
3. $12,585,000 2600 Rock Creek Drive NW
Washington, D.C. The home was built in 2001 and includes 11 full baths, nine bedrooms. (Courtesy Bright MLS) (Courtesy Bright MLS)
2. $14,000,000

2817 Woodland Drive NW
Washington, D.C. 

The federal style residential estate was built in 1962. It includes seven full baths, and seven bedrooms. 

(Courtesy Bright MLS)
2. $14,000,000 2817 Woodland Drive NW
Washington, D.C. The federal style residential estate was built in 1962. It includes seven full baths, and seven bedrooms. (Courtesy Bright MLS) (Courtesy Bright MLS)
1. $35,000,000

750 Chain Bridge Road 
Mclean, Virginia

The nearly 12,00-square-foot home was built in 2002 and includes six bedrooms, seven full baths and four half baths. 
(Courtesy Bright MLS)
1. $35,000,000 750 Chain Bridge Road
McLean, Virginia The nearly 12,00-square-foot home was built in 2002 and includes six bedrooms, seven full baths and four half baths. A photo of the home, which was sold through a private transaction, was not available. (Courtesy Google Maps) (Courtesy Bright MLS)
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2. $14,000,000

2817 Woodland Drive NW
Washington, D.C. 

The federal style residential estate was built in 1962. It includes seven full baths, and seven bedrooms. 

(Courtesy Bright MLS)
1. $35,000,000

750 Chain Bridge Road 
Mclean, Virginia

The nearly 12,00-square-foot home was built in 2002 and includes six bedrooms, seven full baths and four half baths. 
(Courtesy Bright MLS)


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