We guess our neighbors didn’t take the hint and pool their funds to buy Fessenden House when it went on the market for $22 million last spring.
The seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom home at 3107 Fessenden Street, Northwest, has been sold to what Long & Foster referred to as an “undisclosed international buyer.” The Washington Business Journal gets more specific, naming the buyer as The Embassy of the State of Kuwait. The seller, Samuel Lehrman, was willing to bargain. The buyer paid $18 million for the 20,000-square-foot home.
Our thanks to reader Paul, who alerted us to the report in the Wall Street Journal. He also pointed us to a subsequent article in The Washingtonian, which makes the connection between this purchase and the Kuwaiti Embassy’s 2012 plans to expand its Tilden Street location to include a new chancery.