WASHINGTON — It was a terrifying novel about a possessed 12-year-old girl in Georgetown that made William Peter Blatty famous.
Now, the Bethesda manse where the late “Exorcist” author and wife Julie Alicia Blatty made their home for the past 17 years is on the market for $3.2 million, The Washington Post first reported.
The home at 7018 Longwood Dr. in the Burning Tree area of Bethesda, boasts six bedrooms, five full bathrooms, two half-baths and a host of luxury amenities and finishes fit for a famous author and Oscar winner. (Blatty won the Academy Award for best adapted screenplay of the 1973 film adaptation of “The Exorcist.”)
The Georgian Colonial, built in 1988 by Rockville-based residential and commercial design firm Jeffco, features a two-story foyer with an imperial staircase, embassy-sized dining room and cherry-paneled study, according to a brochure provided to WTOP by Kara Sheehan, with Washington Fine Properties, the listing agent for the home.
The “piece de resistance” is the home’s lower level, which features an indoor pool with electric cover, sauna, spa and theater room.
William Peter Blatty, who died in January at 89 of multiple myeloma, has long-standing ties to the area. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Georgetown University in the 1950s.
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