Historical Georgetown Mansion Sells

The ritzy price tag may not surprise you.

By Arlene Borenstein
|  Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011  |  Updated 2:29 PM EDT
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What $22M Buys in Georgetown

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The massive Evermay Estate will soon have new residents.

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Georgetown lives up to its upmarket name following the sale of one of its most expensive homes. Price tag? A hefty $22 million (with a discount), according to Urbanturf.com.

The Evermay is well-known to historians. Set on more than three acres, the estate was one of the first homes built in Georgetown in 1801 and is mentioned as part of Georgetown’s Historic District under the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places. The home, located at 1623 28th street Northwest, is also just a short walk away from the historic Dumbarton House.

In 1950, the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the District of Columbia erected a maker on the Evermay, according to the historical marker database. It reads:

“Samuel Davidson, a Scot of original character, purchased the site and built Evermay, 1792-1794, with proceeds of the sale of lands he owned which include part of the present site of the White House and Lafayette Square. Davidson was buried in a corner of Evermay which now belongs to Oak Hill Cemetery. His estate passed to a nephew in Scotland, Lewis Grant, who accepted the condition that he move to Georgetown and assume the Davidson surname, F. Lammot Belin, the fifth owner of the property, restored Evermay in 1924.”

Oprah was rumored to possibly buying the historic house for nearly $50 million, but without a buyer the home had mainly served as a gathering place for private parties and events. The home’s newest owners are reportedly biomedical professionals, according to DCcurbed.com.

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