With the help of Rockville-based multiple-listing service MRIS, we compiled a list of some of the most expensive houses for sale in the Washington area.

The properties range from a $12.9 million chateau set in the woods of McLean to a $3.99 million estate in Great Falls modeled on Shirley Plantation on the James River. Other properties on the list include a 19th-century mansion and a sleek contemporary condo that is under construction.


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801 Turkey Run Rd., McLean

$12.9 million

Agent: Deborah Shapiro and Michael Anastasia, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Inspired by the Chateau Chambord in France, this home — more than 14,000 square feet — rests on more than two acres surrounded by a forest. The estate has five bedrooms, seven full baths and four half baths. It also has a lower-level full bar and wine cellar in a grotto-like setting, an outdoor kitchen and entertaining space, a swimming pool and parking for five cars. To read more about this home, click here.


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3120 Woodland Drive NW, Washington

$8.1 million

Agent: Marc Fleisher, Long & Foster Real Estate

This elegant brick Georgian-style home in Massachusetts Avenue Heights features formal and informal entertaining spaces, including a formal dining room, a formal living room and a sunroom wrapped in floor-to-ceiling windows. Upstairs is a charming library with an arched opening to the upper-level gallery. The private half-acre lot includes a swimming pool.


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7700 Oldchester Rd., Bethesda

$7.2 million

Agent: Marc Fleisher, Long & Foster Real Estate

This estate, custom built by Sandy Spring Builders in 2009, has more than 12,000 square feet of living space with seven bedrooms and eight baths. Special features include an indoor waterfall feature, two custom-milled libraries, a morning room with stone walls and a fireplace, a spacious sunroom that provides year-round indoor-outdoor living and a lower level with a basketball court, a gym, a spa bath and guest quarters.


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2615 30th St. NW, Washington

$6.75 million

Agent: Jonathan Taylor, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

This Colonial-style stone home in Massachusetts Avenue Heights has nearly 9,000 finished square feet, including a grand foyer that leads into large entertaining spaces. The home has five bedrooms, six full baths, two half baths, a large kitchen and breakfast area, a library and a graceful formal dining room with arched doorways. The master suite features his-and-hers baths and a dressing room, while the finished lower level includes a dining area with a glass block wall. The grounds include a swimming pool and an unusual whirlpool tub set in a stone grotto.


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3911 Bradley Lane, Chevy Chase, Md.

$5.2 million

Agent: Hans Wydler, Long & Foster Real Estate

This circa 1895 estate, which rests on 1.34 acres, has been updated throughout yet retains its original architectural detail and a floor plan suited for grand entertaining and intimate gatherings. The home has nine bedrooms, 10 baths and nearly 12,000 square feet of living space, including a receiving room, formal living room, great room, dining room and solarium. The spacious grounds include a swimming pool, terraces and a deep shaded porch.


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9325 Belle Terre Way, Potomac

$4.995 million

Agent: Kimberly Casey and Daryl Judy, Washington Fine Properties

The original Belle Terre Estate, built in 1942, is a renovated classic European house set on more than two acres. The grounds include lawns, terraces, two large guesthouses with a total of five bedrooms and five baths, a swimming pool and pool house and a sport court. The main house, which has approximately 7,700 square feet, has five bedrooms, four full baths, two half baths and spaces for entertaining formally and informally such as a sunroom, family room, living room and dining room. The home has an office on the main level as well as a second office on the loft level.


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4901 Hampden Lane, Bethesda

$4.845 million

Agent: Dave DeSantis, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Located in the heart of Bethesda at the corner of Hampden Lane and Montgomery Lane, the Lauren is a new luxury residential condominium designed by Miami architect Robert M. Swedroe, with interiors by the Akseizer Group. The homes offer large floor plans, direct-access elevators, high ceilings, private rooftop terraces or private balconies, a home automation system, fireplaces and high-end fixtures and appliances. Building amenities will include a wine cellar for the use of residents that will double as a private screening room. This unit, anticipated to be ready in late 2015, has approximately 3,500 square feet, four bedrooms and five baths.


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1322 Vermont Ave. NW, Washington

$4.445 million

Agent: Peter Lane and Robert Sanders, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

This Logan Circle mansion, built in 1885, features more than 9,200 square feet on five levels with 11 bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and nine fireplaces. The interior features a careful restoration of the original exposed brick walls, wood beams, moldings and antique fireplaces. The home includes a finished lower level with two bedrooms, two baths and a kitchen as well as an in-law suite on the fourth floor with another kitchen, an oversized brick patio and parking for two cars.


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4929 Glenbrook Rd. NW, Washington

$4.295 million

Agent: William F.X. Moody and Robert Hryniewicki, Washington Fine Properties

Built in 1934, this completely restored brick Colonial in Spring Valley includes a two-story addition. The home has grand rooms for entertaining and family living, six bedrooms, nine baths and approximately 6,000 finished square feet. The home includes informal recreation areas on the lower level, a three-car garage and a terrace accessible from the living room and family room that leads to the rear garden.


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11206 Richland Grove Drive, Great Falls

$3.999 million

Agent: Penny Yerks and Anj Murphy, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Known as Eight Oaks and inspired by the design of Shirley Plantation, this estate rests on one of the highest points of Great Falls. The five-acre property has a gated entry opening onto a winding drive, a four-car garage, a swimming pool and terraces. Inside, the home has four levels, each accessible by an elevator. The grand foyer has a floating marble staircase, the library has walls of black walnut harvested from the property, and the main level has multiple salons and promenades designed for entertaining on a lavish scale. The home has six bedrooms, 10 full baths, four half baths and a finished lower level with an in-law suite, a wine cellar, a gym and a club room.

Michele Lerner is a freelance writer.