An original Sears & Roebuck mail-order mansion and a Maclean manse with mini-spa.
By Mary K. Mewborn
One of the most prominent houses on Embassy Row has sold for $4.1 million. Built in 1926, this five-bedroom Neo-Georgian with limestone columns is located at 2507 Massachusetts Ave., NW across from the Japanese Embassy. Ideal for formal entertaining, the stately brick manse’s perfectly proportioned public rooms include a receiving parlor with marble floors and a large living room with Palladian windows and a fireplace. The banquet-size dining room boasts crystal chandeliers and French doors opening onto a rear veranda and a terraced garden. Extras include an elevator, wine cellar, butler’s pantry, five fireplaces, and abundant parking. The seller was Morris M. Sobhani, who was represented by Washington Fine Properties executive vice president Bill Moody and colleague Robert Hryniewicki. The purchaser is listed as 2507 Massachusetts Avenue, LLC. The selling agent was Mehrnoosh Neyzari with Long and Foster Real Estate.