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Surreal estate: Joe Robert mansion sells for $9.3 million

The late Joe Robert’s home in McLean, Virginia. (Courtesy of Home Visit)

Seller: Estate of the late Joe Robert

Price: $9.3 million

Buyer: Mike Adams

Details: Nearly nine months after it went on the market, the sprawling McLean estate that was the little-seen hideaway of the late investor-philanthropist has finally sold to a top exec with construction giant Bechtel, property records show — but for substantially below the original $11.5 million asking price. Robert, founder of the epic “Fight Night” fundraiser for children’s charities, died in December 2011 at age 59 after a long battle with brain cancer, and among the properties he left behind was this 8,000 square foot Colonial Revival mansion (five bedrooms, six baths) sitting on six acres — a rarity in a heavily subdivided community — where the original 19th century farmhouse also still stands, in addition to yet another four-bedroom guesthouse. Also, a swimming pool, tennis court and koi pond, of course.

Earlier: Historic McLean home of late millionaire Joe Robert goes on the market, 6/28/12

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Amy Argetsinger is an editor for the Style section.



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