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The District may seem like it has high-end real estate, but it’s not actually very often that prices top ten million bucks. So last week’s listing of 3503 P Street NW, at $13.25 million, is worth a mention. As far as I can tell, the mega-buys still out there are:
- Halcyon House, at 3400 Prospect Place, which hit the market this July (its owner, Lorraine Dreyfuss, died two years ago).
- The Evermay Estate, being offered at $29.5 million (down a whole $20 million from its initial list price).
- The Williams-Addison House at 1645 31st Street NW, for $15.4 million.
All in Georgetown, surprise surprise. The neighborhood still holds D.C.’s record for most expensive house sold—media mogul Richard Allbritton‘s $24 million purchase of the Bowie-Sevier House from developer Herb Miller in 2007.
Anyway, the latest gilded listing comes courtesy of William Haseltine, who has founded no fewer than eight biotech companies (including Rockville-based Human Genome Sciences) holds 50 patents, and in 2007 started the American Freedom Campaign with Naomi Wolf and MoveOn.org co-founder Wes Boyd. Haseltine won’t be going homeless, though. He still owns a spot on the 86th floor of the Trump World Tower in New York, which he bought for $9,877,025 in early 2008.
Sotheby’s doesn’t make note of a couple special selling points—it took Curbed to discover that Haseltine’s mansion hosted Mama and Papa Kennedy during their son’s 1961 inauguration, and played a bit part in Brat Pack classic St. Elmo’s Fire.
UPDATE, 9:00 p.m. Sunday: Make that fifth-most expensive house. Just after this post published, 1824 R Street NW popped up on Redfin for a cool $14.95 million. Choices, choices!