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A look at the Washington area’s most expensive houses for sale

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Inside the Washington area?s most expensive homes for sale

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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 $12.7 million former diplomatic residence on Foxhall Road in Washington to a $4.75 million McLean mansion set on 3.5 acres.

 2509 Foxhall Rd. NW, Washington
$12.7 million
Agent: Marty Apel, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Built in 2010 by Gibson Builders, this custom-designed home in the Berkley neighborhood of Northwest Washington has more than 11,200 square feet with seven bedrooms and 10 bathooms. The house, which recently served as an embassy residence, has a large gourmet kitchen plus a catering kitchen for entertaining. It also features a paneled library, a sauna, steam showers, an exercise room, party rooms, a wine cellar and an infinity pool.

 1155 23rd St. NW, Washington
$6.95 million
Agents: Matthew McCormick and Ben Roth, Washington Fine Properties

One of just two “Presidential Penthouses” at the Residences at the Ritz-Carlton hotel on the West End, this home has nearly 6,000 square feet with four bedrooms and five full baths. Guests and residents can enter through the luxury hotel lobby or through the residents’ entrance. The home has been fully renovated with a gourmet kitchen and breakfast area, a family room, a living room with a fireplace, a library or office and a dining room designed for entertaining. It also has three balconies, including a private one off the master bedroom.

 3303 Water St. NW #8H, Washington
$6.5 million
Agents: Jonnie Jamison and Trent Hemminger, Beasley Real Estate

Built in 2004, this condominium overlooking the Potomac River in Georgetown features a more than 1,400-square-foot private roof terrace. This three-bedroom, three-bath unit with a den offers water views from multiple floor-to-ceiling windows. The unit has two gas fireplaces, mechanical shades, custom-designed built-in cabinets, Italian marble bathrooms, a Bang & Olufsen sound system and a European-inspired kitchen with upgraded appliances. The building has a doorman, concierge services, a pool, a fitness center and a meeting room. The condo comes with two parking spaces and two storage units.

 946 Hickory Run Lane, Great Falls
$5.999 million
Agent: Christine Fraley, Keller Williams Realty

This recently completed 16,000-square-foot estate has a total of eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms in the main house and a separate guest quarters above a four-car garage. The gated five-acre estate has an outdoor fireplace and kitchen for entertaining by the pool.

 1100 Dogwood Drive, McLean
$5.995 million
Agent: Russell Firestone, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Built in 1938, the Langley Farms estate has seven bedrooms and seven full baths, a wood-paneled library with a fireplace, an open kitchen with a breakfast area and adjacent family room, a formal dining room and a formal living room with a fireplace and beamed ceiling. The 1.9-acre grounds include a heated swimming pool and a separate carriage house with a two-car garage.

 10800 Pleasant Hill Drive, Potomac
$5.895 million
Agent: March Fleisher, Long & Foster Real Estate
This custom-designed house, built in 2008 in Potomac’s Great Falls Estates, has more than 11,400 square feet with six bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. The stone, shingle and cedar home sits on a four-acre lot with a swimming pool, an outdoor kitchen, decks, patios, stone retaining walls and extensive landscaping.

 5017 Loughboro Rd. NW, Washington
$5.65 million
Agent: Margot Wilson, Washington Fine Properties

This Spring Valley estate resembles an English country house surrounded by mature gardens and terraces on nearly one acre. The 7,000-square-foot house has six bedrooms, seven bathrooms and three studies. The main level features sunlit rooms with high ceilings and oversized windows framing views of the gardens.

 8909 Harvest Square Court, Potomac
$5.49 million
Agent: Hans Wydler, Long & Foster Real Estate

This former National Symphony Orchestra Design Home, custom-built for a former ambassador, has recently been renovated with high-tech features and luxurious details. The house has 15,500 square feet with nine bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, along with formal rooms for entertaining and casual spaces for informal gatherings. The grounds include a swimming pool.

 2411 California St. NW, Washington
$4.95 million
Agent: Marc Fleisher, Long & Foster Real Estate
Built in 1916, this classic Georgian brick Colonial has been renovated and expanded. The home features formal living and dining rooms, a gourmet kitchen with a large center island, a family room with access to terraces and a swimming pool as well as six bedrooms and eight bathrooms.

 8601 Tebbs Lane, McLean
$4.75 million
Agent: Ali Alemzadeh, Long & Foster Real Estate

Built in 2009, this McLean estate sits on a private 3.5 acre lot and has six bedrooms and eight bathrooms. The home features a two-story foyer with marble flooring, a great room, a gourmet kitchen with a center island and breakfast area, upgraded appliances and Brazilian walnut hardwood, marble and stone flooring. The lower level has a media room, an exercise room, a sauna and a detached in-law suite.

Michele Lerner is a freelance writer.