The two most-expensive homes sold in the greater DC area in 2013 were both in McLean, according to a Washington Post analysis of real estate data.
And all of the five most-expensive homes sold last year in Virginia were in McLean or Great Falls, according to the Post's analysis.
At the top of both lists is the 36-room home at 624 Chain Bridge Road that was designed to be a tribute to Renaissance palaces in northern Spain. The home sold for $12 million, a little less than its original $15 million listing price.
The home sits on 3.22 acres, with almost 200 feet along the Potomac River. It also features his-and-her toilets in the master bath, a 15-seat home theater with stadium seating and a 161-inch screen, and a library that "feels much like a treehouse," according to its listing.
The second most-expensive home sold in the Washington region last year was at 1288 Ballantrae Farm Drive. The five-bedroom, six-bath home sold for $9.3 million and was the home of Joe Robert, a real estate investor and founder of Fight Night who died in 2011.
Placing eighth on the regional most-expensive list and No. 3 on the top Virginia properties is 576 Innsbruck Ave. in Great Falls. The 20,150-square-foot home sold for $7.4 million.
Rounding out the most-expensive homes sold in Virginia are 1015 Basil Road in McLean and 633 River Bend Road in Great Falls.