This Forest Hills home is now on the market.
It’s on Fessenden Street, and it’s called Fessenden House. The home’s seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms and 5 “partial” baths would be just a slight upgrade for… pretty much everyone who lives in this neighborhood. And with 20,000 square feet on nearly an acre of gorgeous landscaping, we could host one heck of a block party.
Fessenden House’s foyer. Find more photos at christiesrealestate.com.
All we have to do now is scrape together a down payment.
News reports briefly referred to Fessenden House as the priciest home currently on the market, until everyone suddenly remembered that it shares the honors with another estate to the south of here. A property in Kalorama listed at the same price almost a year and a-half ago. That one’s still available, in case you’re interested.
DC’s priciest listing ever, if you’re curious, was a seven-bedroom home on Q Street. It sold in 2007 for almost $24.6 million.
What do you get for your $22 million? Fessenden House boasts a wine cellar and tasting room, an elevator and two grand stair hallways. The grounds include a pool, poolhouse and formal and informal English gardens.
If you owned a home like this, why would you ever leave?The listing agent tells the Wall Street Journal that Samuel Lehrman, the owner, is selling because he is an empty nester. Lehrman, whose family co-founded Giant Food, is the original owner. Fessenden House was built in 1994.