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 Embassy Row 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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