2018 was a busy year for real estate in Virginia and DC. From Redskins players’ homes to a historic landmark going up for sale, there was no shortage of big real estate stories that are worth looking back. Plus take a look inside the state’s most expensive listing, a church and an 18th century home.
Here’s a look at the region’s top real estate stories and listings in 2018:
Image via TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, used with permission
Virginia’s most expensive piece of real estate for sale is The Falls, a nine-bedroom mansion in McLean. The last owner was the late James Kimsey, co-founder of AOL.
Trump Advisor’s Home For Sale In Mount Vernon
Mercedes Schlapp, the White House senior communications advisor, and Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union, put their Mount Vernon property up for sale.
Leesburg Celebrity House: Buy RGIII’s Redskins Digs
Robert Griffin III’s quest to find another job in the NFL succeeded recently when he signed a one-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens. But the former Washington Redskins quarterback remains on another quest, and that’s to finally sell his old DC-area digs.
Robert E. Lee’s Childhood Home Up For Sale In Alexandria
Robert E. Lee’s childhood home in Old Town Alexandria has gone up for sale for the first time in half a century. After Robert E. Lee’s father Henry rented the home in 1812, the family lived there for over 80 years.
Look Inside: Jeff And Denise Austin’s Alexandria Home On Market
Fitness power couple Jeff and Denise Austin listed their Old Town Alexandria condo near the waterfront. The two-bedroom condo unit is in the waterfront Oronoco building.
Sean Spicer was the latest person with ties to the White House offering up Alexandria real estate. Spicer’s townhouse was up for rent in northeast Alexandria.
Arlington’s Bethel United Church of Christ (UCC) is on the market for $2,135,600. The listing states that the altar carving is not included in the sale, and the stained glass windows will be removed and replaced with new glass.
Kevin Plank, CEO of the sports clothing giant Under Armour, put his Georgetown home on the market for $29.5 million.
Alexandria’s Lafayette home has been on the market for some time, but now it’s available for a lower price of $4.6 million. The Marquis de Lafayette and other notable people stayed at the 1815 home.
The one-time Virginia home of Kirk Cousins, who left the Washington NFL team after six years for the quarterback spot with the Minnesota Vikings, has sold.
Long & Foster /Christie’s International Real Estate sold two adjoining parcels of residential land on Chain Bridge Road with views of the Potomac River. The combined sale is the largest residential land sale of its kind in the metro area, according to DC area multiple listing service (MLS) records.
More notable homes
Main image: Robert E. Lee’s childhood home. All images via Realtor.com unless otherwise noted