$7.6 Million - Washington Fine Properties Announces Sale of the Historic Laird-Dunlop Coach House in Washington, DC

Posted by Lauren Hakim — February 20, 2013

1361387320Washington, DC Washington Fine Properties (WFP), the leading luxury real estate brokerage in the Nation’s Capital Region, is pleased to announce the sale of the Laird-Dunlop Coach House. The property is located in the heart of Georgetown’s East Village and is one of the most iconic homes in Washington, DC.

John Laird, a wealthy tobacco tycoon, built the detached brick house in 1799 as a carriage house to the Laird-Duanlop estate. Since then, it has been host to several prominent owners including James Dunlop, a law partner of Francis Scott Key and former chief justice of the D.C. Circuit Court, Robert Todd Lincoln, the eldest son of Abraham Lincoln, Arnold Sagalyn, one of Eliot Ness’ “Untouchables,” and Helen Burgess, the granddaughter of J.P. Morgan. It was Burgess who separated the coach house from the rest of the property, retaining much of the land for herself and adding a ballroom for proper entertaining.

The coach house was completely restored and renovated by the current seller, fulfilling its potential for a 21st century lifestyle. Despite changes the property has undergone throughout the years, much of its historical significance has been maintained. The ballroom is a defining feature of the property, boasting 14-foot ceilings and a wall of Palladian French Doors. The visible tobacco posts and part of a pulley system, which was once used to lift stacks of hay, are reminders of the coach house’s earlier era. The property’s abundant landscape also contains one of the original four original cornerstones that bound Georgetown when it was formed in 1751.

Washington Fine Properties represented both sides of the transaction. Eileen McGrath and Jamie Peva represented the seller, while Kimberly Casey and Daryl Judy represented the purchaser.

“It is always an honor to represent a property with such significant history,” McGrath said. “There may be no more important lineage tracing to the foundation of historic Georgetown, and to know that the new owners fully appreciate this unique aspect was very pleasing to all who were involved in this transaction.”

Front of home

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Ballroom/Living room

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Rear grounds

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About Washington Fine Properties

Washington Fine Properties (WFP) is recognized worldwide as one of the most successful carriage–trade real estate firms in the United States. One hundred of the most powerful agents in the Nation’s Capital Region combine the highest level of expertise and professionalism to provide unequalled brokerage services to both buyers and sellers. For three years in a row, Washington Fine Properties has been ranked number one in the United States for “Highest Sales Volume per Agent” and “Highest Average Sales Price” by Real Trends. WFP also ranked number one in sales over $1,000,000 in Washington, DC in 2012. Visit WFP online at www.wfp.com.

 

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