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.

This month, the most expensive new listings include two homes in the Bradley Hills neighborhood in Bethesda, including a 20,000-square-foot estate priced at $18 million and a contemporary-style home with angled glass walls. Other properties include an 8,000-square-foot mansion near downtown Bethesda and a modern condo in Georgetown overlooking the Potomac River.

• 5517 Pembroke Rd., Bethesda

$18 million

Agent: Marc Fleisher and Lee Arrowood, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

This home rests on 1.5 acres in the Bradley Hills neighborhood of Bethesda. The grounds include a reflecting pool, a pool house, a heated swimming pool and garage parking for eight cars. The 20,263-square foot home, designed by interior designer Barry Dixon and built in 2005, includes six bedrooms, 13 bathrooms and eight fireplaces. In addition to the formal entertaining spaces, this home has a “hunt room,” a club room, a loft and an indoor sports court.

• 7118 Glenbrook Rd., Bethesda


$7.995 million

Agent: Marc Fleisher and Michael Kay, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

The contemporary-style home in the Bradley Hills neighborhood of Bethesda was designed by architect David Jameson. This dramatic home, built in 2009, has angled walls of glass and a great room with a soaring ceiling covered with thousands of custom-milled mahogany tiles. The home has eight bedrooms, six bathrooms and an open kitchen with an expansive center island and walls of glass.

 5216 Abingdon Rd., Bethesda

$6.995 million

Agents: Heidi Hatfield, Anne Hatfield Weir, Andrea Hatfield, Tammy Gale, Washington Fine Properties

Built in 1933 and renovated, this Bauhaus-inspired residence on 2.6 acres in the Westmoreland Hills neighborhood in Bethesda includes landscaped grounds with terraces, a pool, a tennis court and views of a reservoir. The home has approximately 7,600 square feet with six bedrooms, eight baths, four fireplaces, floor-to-ceiling windows and a private deck off the master bedroom.

• 2425 Tracy Place NW, Washington


$6.9 million

Agent: Cynthia Howar, Washington Fine Properties

The Kalorama home rests on a nearly one-fourth-acre plot and includes approximately 8,500 finished square feet with seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms. Built in 1952, the home has a three-story spiral staircase, 9- to 11-foot-high ceilings, an elevator and rooms for formal entertaining. The grounds include a swimming pool, a pool house with a full bathroom and a guard house or playhouse with a full bathroom.

 6 Kalorama Circle NW, Washington 

$6.2 million

Agents: Ellen Morrell, Matthew B. McCormick, Ben Roth, Washington Fine Properties

Built in 1930, this Kalorama home includes a deck off the top floor with views of the city, in addition to gardens and terraces for entertaining. The home has six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, formal living and dining rooms, a conservatory, a finished lower level, and a master suite with a sitting area and his-and-hers bathrooms.

• 3035 Chain Bridge Rd. NW, Washington 


$6.2 million

Agents: William F.X. Moody, Robert Hryniewicki, Adam T. Rackliffe, Christopher R. Leary, Washington Fine Properties

The Italian-style estate in Kent, surrounded by Battery Kemble Park, has approximately 7,250 square feet. Built in 1940, the home has seven bedrooms and nine bathroom. The grounds include a swimming pool, a hot tub, terraces, gardens and lush landscaping. Inside are embassy-size rooms for formal entertaining, six fireplaces and a lower-level spa area with a steam room and sauna.

• 3525 Woodley Rd. NW, Washington 

$5.995 million

Agent: Michael Rankin, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Built in 1918 by the second dean of Washington National Cathedral, this formal home sits directly across the street from the cathedral grounds. The home has more than 8,900 square feet with six bedrooms, five bathrooms and four fireplaces. Other features include the original hardwood flooring, high ceilings and period details. Many rooms have views of the cathedral, and the grounds include multiple terraces and gardens.

• 3303 Water St. NW No. 8H, Washington 


$5.75 million

Agent: Jonnie Jamison, Urban Pace

This three-bedroom, three-bathroom penthouse condo includes a den, a two-sided gas fireplace, Italian marble flooring in the bathrooms, an upgraded European-inspired kitchen, an upgraded sound system and mechanical blinds. The nearly 2,900-square-foot home has floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors that frame Potomac River views and lead to a 1,400-square-foot private roof terrace overlooking the river. Condo amenities include two parking spaces and two storage spaces for the unit, a swimming pool, a fitness center, concierge services and a doorman.

• 7515 Exeter Rd., Bethesda

$4.995 million

Agent: Lynda O’Dea, Long & Foster/Christie’s International Real Estate


Designed by Glenn Fong and built in 2005 by Jim Gibson, this home in the Edgemoor neighborhood is two blocks from downtown Bethesda. The home has approximately 8,100 finished square feet with an elevator, an open floor plan and a first-floor master suite. There are six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, two fireplaces, an oversize kitchen and family room, a paneled library, a finished lower level, and a patio.