WaPo: McLean Home to Most-Expensive Real Estate Sold in 2013

McLean, Great Falls dominate list of most-expensive properties in Virginia.

624 Chain Bridge Road, McLean | Photo: Zillow/Patch file
624 Chain Bridge Road, McLean | Photo: Zillow/Patch file

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.

For more on these and other properties, read the Post's complete analysis here.


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