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October's Most Expensive Sales

Are you wondering about Northern Virginia real estate and pondering what has sold recently?

Here's some information about the most expensive home sales in Northern Virginia (Arlington County, Alexandria City, Fairfax City, Fairfax County, and Falls Church City) for October 2008.  All information was obtained through MRIS.

Overall, there were 53 sales topping $1 million during the month of October 2008 (10 more than in September 2008).  It appears that despite the financial crisis, there are still plenty of people in the D.C. metropolitan area with money to purchase their dream homes.


Single Family Detached Homes:

  • 1402 Kirby Road, McLean, VA 22101  -- Sold on October 10th for $3,997,500.
    Brand new in 2008, this 11,500 square foot home on 1.45 acres features 3 leavels, 6 fireplaces and 360 degree views of the surrounding woods.  With 6 bedrooms, 7 full bathrooms and 2 half bathrooms, this home has room for anyone and lots of space for entertaining.

  • 925 Mackall Avenue, McLean, VA 22101 -- Sold on October 27th for $3,300,000.
    This 7500 square foot manor home was built in 2004 with a gourmet chef's kitchen, a dramatic 2 story foyer, 3 car garage, pond and waterfall on a beautifully landscaped lot.

  • 8604 Dixie Place, McLean, VA 22102  -- Sold on October 27th for $3,205,000.
    Located in the Woodside Estates area of McLean, this "to be built home" is situated on a 2 acre cul-de-sac.  It will include all the high end finishes and provid either 5200 square feet of space on 2 levels or 8000 sq. ft. on 3 levels.

  • 8200 Sparger Street, McLean, VA 22102  -- Sold on October 27th for $2,688,000.
    Featuring a heated pool and waterfalls, this large home has state of the art amenities, 6 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, 3 half bathrooms, 4 levels and 7 fireplaces... oh my!  Located on an almost 1 acre gated lot.

  • 2403 Hunter Mill Road, Vienna, VA 22181 -- Sold on October 24th for $2,150,000.
    This was a foreclosure property!  The home in this bank-owned sale was built in 2006 and features 10,177 square feet of living space on 3 levels and 1.9 acres.  The home has a wine bar, media room, exercise room, and elevator.



  • 1425 Harvest Crossing Drive, McLean, VA 22101 -- Sold on October 1st for $1,625,000.
    This townhouse in the Evans Farm community of McLean was built in 2003 with lots of great features.  There are 6 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms.  The centerpiece of this 4,916 square foot townhouse is the kitchen with SubZero, Viking, and Asko appliances.  There's also a "rough-in" for an elevator in case the new owner gets tired of the townhouse stairs.

  • 1202 N. Jackson Street, Arlington, VA 22201 -- Sold on October 21st for $1,092,500.
    Located in popular Lyon Village in Arlington, this home built in 2001 is only a 5 minute walk to the Clarendon Metro, making one wonder whether they'll ever use the 2 car garage.  With over 3500 square feet of space, this large townhouse/semi-detached home features high ceilings, granite counters, and custom moldings.
  • 4210 N. 11th Street, Arlington, VA 22201 -- Sold on October 16th for $1,035,000.
    This Bromptons at Ballston townhouse is located just one block from the Ballston metro.  With 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and over 3,000 square feet of living space, this townhouse also features a 2 car garage, hardwood floors, cherry cabinets and granite counters.

  • 1511 N. 22nd Street, Arlington, VA 22209  -- Sold on October 28th for $880,000.
    Near Rosslyn and just across the Potomac River from Georgetown, this Palisades Park townhouse with a gourmet kitchen, 4 levels, 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms was built in 1995 with 2,250 square feet of living space.  It's an end-unit townhouse and larger than many in the community.



  • 1300 Crystal Drive, Penthouse 04, Arlington, VA 22202 -- Sold on October 26th for $1,050,00
    The penthouse!  Amazing views of D.C., the Potomac River and the airport from the 40 foot glass-enclosed balcony.  This two story penthouse in Crystal Gateway features wood floors, a lavish marble bath and 2,780 square feet of space.  By the way, Senator John McCain's condo is in the same building!

  • 1200 Crystal Drive #513, Arlington, VA 22202 -- Sold on October 26th for $915,000.
    This 3 bedroom, 3 bahtroom condo at Waterford House in Crystal City features 1,772 square feet of space and great views of the sunrise and D.C. Monuments  The 51 foot balcony is warpped by floor to ceiling windows.  Other features includ Italian crafted light fixtures, 2 walk-in closets and new Bosch appliances.

  • 1600 Clarendon Boulevard #W410, Arlington, VA 22209 -- Sold on October 29th for $906,000.
    $906,000 for a 1 bedroom condo?  You better believe it!  At the Wooster and Mercer Lofts, this penthouse with 22 foot ceilings and a private rooftop terrace sold for that price.  It's quite large for a one bedroom condo at 1,252 square feet.

  • 1600 Clarendon Boulevard #M403, Arlington, VA 22209 -- Sold on October 28th for $900,000.
    Another Wooster & Mercer Lofts condo -- actually larger than the one above at 1,490 square feet.  This one features 10 foot ceilings, 1 bedroom and 2 full baths.

  • 1220 N. Fillmore Street #704, Arlington, VA 22201 -- Sold on October 29th for $850,000.
    At the popular Station Square condos, this 1,761 square foot unit with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms is the largest unit in the development and was the first one ever offered for resale.  It has custom built-ins, an open floor plan and panoramic D.C. skyline views.  Located just one block from the Clarendon Metro, shops and restaurants.

North Arlington dominated this month's list of highest priced condo sales.



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Comment balloon 7 commentsBrian Block • November 06 2008 07:01AM


Brian it looks like there are still are fair amount of upper end luxury homes turning over. The luxury market in my area of Mass has cooled considerably.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) over 9 years ago

OK, Brian, I think you sould edit this and add in 2211 Oak Court!  It's still beautiful and still for sale!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Brian, that's a nice look at the luxury market.  I hope you'll make few sales in that price range!

Posted by Charlie Harden over 9 years ago

Hi Brian...Our best seller at Lake Anna is waterfront homes.  It's amazing.  Although we still have a pretty large inventory we have more interest in the "low to mid range" homes on the water than the less expensive off wter houses.


Posted by Kate Elim, Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a (Dockside Realty) over 9 years ago

It is great to see numbers like that and realize there are still people buying and selling.

Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (RE/MAX Paramount Properties) over 9 years ago

Brian, my daughter lives in McLean, but she's renting a condo near Tyson's. I'll email her this, see if any are near her. She needs to meet someone rich!

Posted by Linda Jandura, Realtor, North Carolina Buyer & Seller Specialist (Raleigh Cary Realty) over 9 years ago

Brian - Those are some pretty impressive numbers for the recent Northern Virginai real estate listings and sales for the higher end luxury market.  It's wonderful to see it's not all the doom and gloom we hear about on the news today.

Posted by Donna Bigda, Greater New Haven CT Real Estate (RE/MAX Alliance) over 9 years ago