Well, that was fast. Less than one week after the Savopoulos house went on the market, it has sold for more than $3 million, according to real estate sources.
The mansion in Woodley Park was the scene of the horrific quadruple killing of Savvas and Amy Savopoulos; their 10-year-old son, Philip; and their housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa, in May. The house, heavily damaged by a fire that was set after the crime, was listed for $3.25 million. No repairs were made to the interior; the windows were boarded up and a chain-link fence surrounded the property.
The question was how fast such a “stigmatized property” might sell, especially less than six months after the slayings. Some potential buyers steer clear of such notorious sites; others view them as a smart investment — and this one is in one of the District’s most sought-after neighborhoods, where the average home is valued at $6 million.
Turns out, a good deal overcame superstition: The house went under contract Thursday night. Listing agent Bill Moody of Washington Fine Properties declined to comment on the price or the identity of the buyer, but local real estate experts say there were several interested parties.
It is unknown whether the new owner plans to restore the mansion or raze it.