Viola Drath home sells above asking price [Surreal estate]

September 17, 2013
Viola Drath's home is the cream-colored building, photographed in 2011. (Marvin Joseph / The Washington Post)
Viola Drath’s home is the cream-colored building, photographed in 2011. (Marvin Joseph / The Washington Post)

Seller: Estate of Viola Drath

Sale price: $1.235 million

Details: Does homicide hurt a home’s resale value? Not in the red-hot Georgetown real estate market. The row house in which Drath, a 91-year-old socialite, was found apparently beaten and strangled in 2011 (her mysterious much-younger husband Albrecht Muth awaits trial) went on the market this summer for $995,000 . . . and sold within a couple weeks well above asking price, according to public records. Three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, two fireplaces, exquisite hardwood floors throughout.

Related: Viola Drath: A remarkable life hijacked, 1/1/12

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