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Got a few million bucks to spare? Why not splurge on a mansion?

By Andy Salsman
|  Friday, Jul 9, 2010  |  Updated 9:00 AM EDT
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Halcyon House

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Realtors say this is the best time in years to buy a new house, so we thought we’d pass on details about a little abode in the Georgetown area.

Its views of the Potomac are stunning! And if that doesn’t tickle your fancy, maybe its five bedrooms and nine full bathrooms will.

What’s the asking price, you ask? Well, you may want to sit down for that.  Ready?  It's going for $19.5 million.

Still interested?

The Halcyon House is now on the market, and it’s the most expensive home you’ll find on the District’s real estate market, according to DCCondoLoft.com. Taxes alone will set you back more than $70,000 a year.

The house It was built more than 200 years ago, but it was restored recently. And if that $19.5 million price tag seems impressive, the house was originally listed for $30 million!

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