77°Clear

Good Deal or Not? Weekly Wed. House Porn – PARKING FOR 100 CARS edition

by Prince Of Petworth May 4, 2011 at 1:00 pm 60 Comments

This home is located at 1623 28th St, NW:


View Larger Map

The flier says:

“FABULOUS EVERMAY: PROVENANCE, HISTORY, & GRANDEUR: GATED ESTATE on 3.5+ acres in a PRIVATE COMPOUND SETTING, MAJESTIC GARDENS. Dining room seats 40,orangerie/ballroom, GUEST HOUSE+ STUDIO/ANNEX. PARKING FOR 100 CARS, overlooks Washington Monument Website * evermaydc. Advance registration required. Attorney’s zoning overview available”

You can find more info here and a virtual tour here.

Whoa. We’ve got a new record for most expensive house porn post – this 9 bed/8.5 bath is yours for $25,900,000.

  • Anon

    Pretty cheap home depot flip if you ask me. Besides, this is a pretty sketchy neighborhood. Also, you can get the same thing much cheaper closer to the metro.

    • Mysterioso

      If it had its own underground metro stop, it would easily be 50 mil.

  • andy

    The idea of having an estate with a name attached has to be worth something on its own.

  • Tim

    Nice transom

  • Charlie

    Yeah, this is the Evermay. Pretty long story behind it: http://www.evermaydc.com/

    • textdoc

      Interesting… although the text on the website could’ve used some copyediting. For the $750,000 the agent stands to make as her commission, you’d think she could’ve hired someone to get the punctuation and spelling right.

  • Mysterioso

    There must be some crusty jugglers out there willing to buy it for themselves with 100 of their closest friends. $250K per person, you get an actual room a couple of days a month and otherwise get to sleep in a tent on the grounds.

    • Flim Flam

      Are you suggesting the Evermay become a group house? Me likey! I’m in.

      • 14th St Heights

        Me too! let me know!

  • mmm

    They’d get 30 mil with off street parking…oh wait.

  • Emmaleigh504

    The shots of the same rooms with different furniture is confusing, but I’ll take it if they take the garden table with the evil squirrel with them.

  • CE

    Holy crap. I could live very comfortably in the gatekeeper’s cottage.

    • Mysterioso

      I could live in the gatekeeper.

      • Denizen of Tenallytown

        Are you the keymaster?

        • wandafish

          LOL

    • Anonymous

      +1. it’d be a huge step up for me. let me know if the new owners are hiring!

  • WDC

    No pics of the kitchen. Or the kitchen staff, which I assume are included.

  • MSF

    The ridiculously priced in-the-city mansions are better and more expensive in New York

  • MSF

    Why pay New York prices for the DC slums? Too expensive by at least 10 million.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think the person who owns this uses the metro…that is what the 100 cars are for.

  • Mysterioso

    I honestly can’t even tell from the photos if it has central A/C. Is that possible?

    • Mysterioso

      Oh wait – just saw it.

      Built in 1801! Were the fountains added over time? I’d be interested in the history of this place alone…

      8 fireplaces! One of the bedroom’s residents got shafted. Plus, either get rid of the 1/2 bath or upgrade it to a full, cheap ass!

  • sotenyearsago

    buy with redfin and save $388,500

    • Mysterioso

      I saw that – genius!

      I wonder if the seller would be willing to sell directly and avoid the broker.

      • Denizen of Tenallytown

        Something tells me you can’t simply de-list the property with the broker and sell directly to a buyer and not get into a breach of contract with the realty company. Otherwise, people would do it all the time.

  • CAHBF

    Sorry, I have 103 cars. Get back to me….

    • ah

      You can get an RPP or 3.

  • Mysterioso

    Breaking News:

    USA!

  • Regal

    I’m sorry, if I am buying a house for $25Milly, I need a dining room that fits at least 50 people and I want to be able to make an entrance through the main entry in one of my exotic cars. That’s just not feasible here. Next…

  • My inner communist seethes. . . .

  • dp

    And I’m spent.

  • Mysterioso

    If I were a wealthy socialite playboy, this is def. where I’d set up my underground lair, from which to fight crime as a masked vigilante.

    ….or, I would have an awesome movie theater installed and throw bitchin’ keggers every weekend.

    • thomasrufus

      +1

  • JB

    You used to be able to rent this place for weddings and events. But the neighbors hates it, so they would require events to end really early (9 pm) & I think eventually fought to take the permit to use it for events.
    It would be a beautiful B&B and wedding location, but probably not worth fighting with the neighbors.

    • Polytasker

      Yes, that’s exactly what happened. The neighborhood association eventually forced Evermay to stop doing event rentals completely, and without their primary source of revenue the house had to close to the public.

      This place has already been for sale for several years, but I guess no one is interested. If I had 100 million lying around I still wouldn’t want to have panties-in-a-permanent-wad neighbors like them.

      • Anonymous

        That explains a lot. I went to a couple of events there ~5 years ago … seemed like it was probably a pretty profitable venture, given that it probably rented out for $10k/night for a “regular” weeknight event and probably much, much more for weekend weddings.

        Absolutely stunning grounds on this place. Would inevitably require a full-time grounds crew to keep up, but definitely the kind of place I’d be interested in buying were I a billionaire looking for a place in DC.

  • Anonny

    Wonder if I could get a loan to finance 100% of the purchase price?

    Only $147,432.35 per month for 30 years…assuming no PMI!

  • Kev29

    Exposed brick… Home Depot flip

  • Anonymous

    I don’t get why people keep saying this neighborhood is sketch. Def not. And its less than a mile from the metro, better than most places… not that they would need it..

    • Anonymous

      i believe the neighborhood comments are not genuine.

      • Denizen of Tenallytown

        I believe the comment you replied to is not genuine.. Perhaps YOUR comment is not genuine, though – did I just get gamed?

  • $2562/sq foot? I think not.

    They haven’t even opened up the main floor so it is one giant room yet and painted everything light khaki. And where is the exposed brick and cool vessel sinks?

    Although the lot is 155,000 square feet…About a dollar in property tax per year for each of those feet.

  • Anonymous

    Come on people with 3.5 acres of land in G-town, up by the park, this is priced for developers. Tear that house down, put up 60+ townhomes right on top of each other for about a 1.5-2 million each. Bonanaza!

  • In all honesty though…If I were contemplating spending $26M on a home…it better have its own beach.

    • Mysterioso

      …on every side.

      And, its own underwater entrance.

      And, a NASA-like control room, filled with toadies, turning knobs and levers.

      And, its own death ray.

    • TG

      Agree. I see this as the purchase of a country as an ambassador’s residence and a place to entertain.

  • Anonymous

    Dear PoP, I’m trying to rent my Gatekeeper House legally. Do I need a C of O? Anyone out there been through this before and have any tips? Thanks!

  • steve

    hot damn, I could throw some parties in this place.

    and hot damn, rich people having horrible taste. I’d have to spend another $5M just to redecorate.

  • MtP

    beautiful!

  • That much and no pool?

    • who dat man?

      There’s only 5 fountains and reflection pools.

  • ET

    That dining room green reminds me of the green that Washington painted his dining room at Mt. Vernon.

  • oldhouselover

    I think according to the history blurb, this place only cost $2mil to build (inflation-adjusted). Bad deal :)

    • who dat man?

      Does that value take into account the inflated cost of slave labor from $0? Probably not.

  • TG

    If this was a coop like we saw last week, the monthly coop fee would be $62,700 a month.

  • DC Girl

    No pool? No hot tub? This house sucks! LOL

  • Anonymous

    I have actually been to this house on multiple locations. It is worth EVERY penny. They view is one that makes you feel as though you are the King of Washington. Truly spectacular.

    • wuh?

      Is it a floating house? Multiple locations? WTF? This floating house is blowing my mind.

×

Subscribe to our mailing list