Ask Eli: The Most Expensive Homes Sold in the DMV in 2020

This regularly-scheduled sponsored Q&A column is written by Eli Tucker, Arlington-based realtor and Arlington resident. Please submit your questions to him via email for response in future columns. Enjoy!

Happy holidays to you and yours! I hope you are finding new ways to enjoy the season and connect with family and friends this year. I’m going to keep my final post of 2020 light and take a look at the most expensive sales in the DMV in 2020, something we all enjoy doing!

Despite its Missing Ultra High-End Market [sarcasm], Arlington boasts the most expensive sale in the DMV in 2020, by a LOT, with the sale of a massive estate along the Potomac River for $45 million. This price tag earns the new owner over 31,000 square feet of living space, 3.2 acres, a 30-car garage and gorgeous views of the Potomac River.

Listing and photo by Russell Firestone, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty (409 Chain Bridge Road, Arlington)

Top 5 Most Expensive Sales in Arlington

Arlington’s five most expensive sales in 2020 include the region-leading $45 million sale mentioned above and four sales ranging from $2.88 million to $3.35 million, including two condos in Rosslyn’s iconic Turnberry Tower.

Listing and photo by Nancy Taylor Bubes, Washington Fine Properties (1881 N. Nash Street #2301, Arlington)

Top 5 Most Expensive Sales in Alexandria

Alexandria’s five most expensive sales in 2020 include four homes in Alexandria’s new waterfront condo and townhouse community, Robinson Landing, and one incredibly unique single-family home on ¼ acre in the heart of Old Town (pictured below).

Listing and photo by MaryEllen Rotondo, McEnearney Associates (217 S. Fairfax Street, Alexandria)

Top 5 Most Expensive Homes in Fairfax County

Fairfax County’s five most expensive sales in 2020 include three homes in Great Falls and two homes in McLean ranging from $5.6 million to $24 million. Pictured below is what $7 million gets you in Great Falls — over 20,000 square feet, 5 acres, and stunning landscape and architectural design.

Listing and photo by Piper Yerks, Washington Fine Properties (576 Innsbruck Avenue, Great Falls)

Top 5 Most Expensive Homes in Loudoun County

Loudoun County’s five most expensive sales in 2020 include sales ranging from $3.75 million to $16 million. At a price tag of $16 million, you could have secured a 1,550-plus acre cattle farm in Upperville, surrounded by vineyards and a short drive to Middleburg.

Listing and photo by Kathryn Harrell, Washington Fine Properties (33542 Newstead Lane, Upperville)

Top 5 Most Expensive Homes in Washington D.C.

Washington D.C.’s five most expensive sales in 2020 range from $6.1 million to $17.75 million, with Georgetown commanding four of those sales. Want a 10,000-square-foot home with a detached two-car garage and 6/10th of an acre in Georgetown? That’ll run you $17.75 million in 2020.

Listing and photo by Michael Rankin, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty (1405 34th Street NW, Washington D.C.)

Top 5 Most Expensive Homes in Montgomery County

Montgomery County’s five most expensive sales in 2020 range from $5.475 million to $15 million, including my personal favorite, a $10 million mansion on Chevy Chase Circle sitting on nearly two acres (pictured below).

Listing and photo by Daniel Heider, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty (9 Chevy Chase Circle, Chevy Chase)

Top 5 Most Expensive Homes in the DMV, Outside the Greater D.C. Metro

The DMV’s five most expensive sales in 2020, outside the greater D.C. metro area, range from $6.2 million to $10 million, including four homes fronting the Chesapeake Bay. My personal favorite, pictures below, is a 36-acre waterfront estate just outside of St. Michaels, and includes a WWII replica fighter plane hung from the ceiling of the great room.

Listing and photo by Doc Keane, Washington Fine Properties (26310 Saint Michaels Road, Easton)

I hope that was a fun tour through 2020’s most expensive homes in the DMV! Happy New Year, everybody!

If you’d like to discuss buying or selling strategies, don’t hesitate to reach out to me at [email protected].

If you’d like a question answered in my weekly column or to set-up an in-person meeting to discuss local Real Estate, please send an email to [email protected]. To read any of my older posts, visit the blog section of my website at Call me directly at 703-539-2529.

Eli Tucker is a licensed Realtor in Virginia, Washington D.C., and Maryland with RLAH Real Estate, 4040 N Fairfax Dr #10C Arlington VA 22203. 703-390-9460.

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