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Elite D.C. Area Homes on The Market

There’s no shortage of expensive properties in Washington D.C. Even small studios are just out of reach to the growing number of home buyers here.

But several homes are on the market in the very top tiers of luxury real estate offering an especially expensive option for buyers nowadays. They range from penthouses to mansions and some have a history that beefs up their price tag.

One Virginia mansion is among the more historically branded homes on the market because it was built by John F. Kennedy. JFK and Jacqueline only visited the home, priced at $11 million, twice before the president was assassinated. Ronald Regan also spent time at the property, which has a pool, tennis court and pond on 166 acres. It’s called Wexford.

Other expensive homes on the market this month include several listings that were active last month in the D.C. region, including Bethesda, Fairfax County and Loudon County. For example, the Patterson Mansion, a famous mansion at 15 Dupont Circle priced at $26 million, was put on the market in March and is still up for sale.

The Patterson mansion was assessed by the city at $12.6 million, but the higher price tag likely reflects its deep history, including ties to the editor of the Chicago Tribune in 1901 and his family.  The home was left to the American Red Cross and then purchased by the Washington Club. It’s been listed on the National Register of Historic place since 1972.

Among the newer homes, a property at 12305 Hatton Point Road, Fort Washington, MD. that was on the market last month continues to list. This Prince George’s County home has an asking price of $2.699 million and has five bedrooms and five bathrooms.

Finally, a $1.5 million-priced home is on the market in Fairfax County, also among the 50 most expensive homes on the market in August. This 7,453-square-foot home has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms and is located at 11389 Amber Hills Court in Fairfax.

For More Information:

Rock Creek Realty: http://www.rcrdc.com/

D.C. Curbed, Virginia Home Built By JFK: http://dc.curbed.com/archives/2013/10/virginia-home-built-by-jfk-and-jackie-on-the-market-for-11m.php

D.C. Curbed, August’s Most Expensive Homes: http://dc.curbed.com/archives/2013/10/which-of-augusts-most-expensive-homes-are-still-for-sale.php

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