Merrywood, best known for being the childhood home of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, boasts nine bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and two half-baths, in addition to an exercise studio, indoor and outdoor pools and a lighted tennis court.
The previous record for the most expensive home-sale transaction in the region was Robert and Elena Allbritton’s 2007 purchase of the Bowie-Sevier mansion in Georgetown for $24.56 million, according to Washington Business Journal. Trailing closely behind is Amazon founder Jeffrey P. Bezos’s $23 million purchase of the old textile museum in 2016. (Bezos owns The Washington Post.)
But the Cases may not hold the home-sale record for long. Shortly after Case sold his home, the family of his former business partner James Kimsey listed his mega-estate, which includes a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home, for an unheard-of $62.59 million. The Kimsey family’s listing is the current record-holder for most expensive listing in the history of the D.C. area’s residential market.