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Georgetown’s $16M home sells

(Photo by Capital City Real Estate Williams-Addison house at 1645 31st St. NW)

The Williams-Addison house at 1645 31st St. NW sold Wednesday for $16.1 million, the highest price paid for a home in the District since 2010.

Listing agent Victor Valentine of Stages Select and Capital City Real Estate declined to provide the name of the buyer, citing confidentiality. Laurie Mensing of Long and Foster, the buyers’ agent, would only say, “a lovely family,” had purchased the home.

Listed at $16.8 million earlier this year, the Second Empire mansion across from Tudor Place is one of the few remaining estates in Georgetown and the only one with its original boundaries. For many years, it was known as the Friendly Estate because former Washington Post managing editor and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Al Friendly lived there with his family. It was later owned by Marc Teren, a former chief executive of The Washington Post Co.’s online subsidiary.

Capital City Real Estate spent two years restoring the 12,000 square foot home that was originally built between 1815 and 1817. To read more about the home, click here.

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