One of the largest homes in the D.C. area breaks records at $45 Million
February 10, 2020 - Mc Lean
Although it listed for $62.95 million in May 2018, the sale is still the most expensive residential sale on record in the Washington , D.C., area.
The prior record was a $43 million sale in 2018 for Merrywood, a nearby estate that was a childhood home of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
Straddling the border between McLean and Arlington on the Potomac River, Mr. Kimsey’s 3-acre riverfront estate includes a roughly 24,500-square-foot, six-bedroom house he built as well as an adjacent house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
The larger home’s main entrance is Italianate in style with limestone cladding, while the river-facing rear is more contemporary.
It comes with four kitchens, one of which has a loading dock for catering trucks, a 30-car guest garage and a wine room with a wet bar and a champagne refrigerator. The grounds include a pool, a tennis court and a guard house.
Mr. Kimsey bought the main property in 1999 for about $7.6 million, according to public records.
He added the Wright home, which dates to the 1950s, in 2000 for $2.5 million, and used it as a guesthouse.
The home was listed with Russell Firestone and Mark Lowham of Sotheby's International Realty.
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