Family Properties

Oatsie Charles’ Georgetown mansion changes hands again just as her grandson settles in a few blocks away.


Philanthropist Paul Mellon's Embassy Row house.

Philanthropist 's house.


The Dougal House, the former Georgetown home of grande dame Marion ‘Oatsie’ Leiter Charles located at 3259 R STREET NW, has sold for the second time in little more than a year. Last October, Mrs. Charles sold it for $7 million, but buyer soon put it back on the market at $7.4 million with listing agent with Coldwell Banker. The second buyer, who paid $6.5 million and wishes to remain anonymous, was represented by and of Washington Fine Properties. With the witty Mrs. Charles as its consummate châtelaine and hostess, the magnificent 1857 Italianate-style home at 3259 R STREET NW welcomed such illustrious guests as , and to its embassy-size rooms. The meticulously maintained private grounds feature ponds, a guesthouse, meditation garden, and a large garage.

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