Evermay, a 3.5-acre Georgian Revival estate listed for $25.9 million, has been sold, making it the most expensive home sale in the Nation’s Capitol since 2007.
By Shannon O’Reilly
One of the last remaining private estate home and gardens in D.C., “Evermay,” has recently been sold by Mark McFadden of Washington Fine Properties, the most expensive home sale in the Nation’s Capitol since an estate in Georgetown, which sold in 2007.
The Evermay’s newest owners will live the high life, hosting dinner parties in a dinning room that seats 40 and dancing the night away in a stunning ballroom. In terms of leisure, the 12,000 square foot estate offers beautiful gardens with a swimming pool, tennis court, and gatehouse. Worried about where all the guests will park after throwing an elegant soiree? For Evermay, it’s never a problem thanks to a space that parks 100 cars.
In addition to Evermay’s rich commodities, the estate comes with a long history, beginning with its creator, Samuel Davidson, a businessman and maritime merchant who owned more than 150 acres of land in the heart of D.C. Today, the White House, Treasury, Old Executive Office Building, and Lafayette Park occupy this land. Evermay was last sold to Dupont chemical heir F. Lammot Belin in 1923 and has been passed down through the family for three generations.
This is Washington Fine Properties’ second time conducting the most expensive home sale, the last being a residence located on 3124 Q Street in Georgetown. In 2010, both Real Trends and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World recognized Washington Fine Properties as having the Highest Sales Volume Per Agent in America. With the sale of Evermay estate, Washington Fine Properties is keeping up this trend.