The housing market has seen prices climb drastically since the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it appears one lucky house hunter scored quite a home following an impressive bid. This week, a piece of George Washington‘s magnificent Mount Vernon Estate sold for a record-setting price of $50 million.
According to the New York Post, the sale of the Mount Vernon home marks the highest residential sale to ever hit the D.C. region. The outlet stated the previous owners of the estate were Lockheed Martin CEO Robert Stevens and his wife Michelle Stevens. The couple purchased the D.C. home for a much reduced $18.6 million in 2014 compared to its recent sale price.
As to the Mount Vernon estate itself, it boasts a host of luxury rooms and property. Known as the River View Estate, an appropriate name based on pictures alone, the structure covers 16+ acres of land. The outlet stated the main house alone covers 16,000 feet and encompasses a total of seven rooms and 13 bathrooms. In addition, the estate also has a carriage house. The building consists of a four-car garage, a studio apartment, a winding dock, and multiple rose gardens.
As if that weren’t space enough, the New York Post stated the estate also hosts a three-bed, three-bath guest house.
Originally, the sprawling estate served as part of the original 1,800-acre property owned by George Washington. The United States’ first president first bought the land in 1760. The remainder of the land is still owned by the American Horticultural Society and hosts a museum now.
George Washington’s Estate Sells Ahead of Carl Reiner’s Estate Auction
George Washington’s gorgeous Mount Vernon Estate boasts a new tenant. Meanwhile, another iconic individual is seeing his estate items sold off following his demise.
Carl Reiner, known for his role on “The Dick Van Dyke Show” as Alan Brady, passed away at the age of 98 earlier this summer. Now, some of the star’s most valuable and iconic estate items will be sold at auction according to The Hollywood Reporter.
As to the items up for grabs, Reiner had quite the collection of rare and interesting possessions. The outlet listed a signed letter from former president Bill Clinton, various awards, an intriguing bamboo loveseat, and more.
However, even more exciting for Reiner fans and collectors alike is that auctioneers will be selling off scripts dating back to the comedian’s time on “The Dick Van Dyke Show.” Additionally, scripts from the star’s Ocean’s 11 should be available for purchase as well.
In regards to the estate auction, Julien’s Auctions’ executive director and CFO Martin Nolan expressed gratitude and humbleness in offering Reiner’s collection for sale. He stated, “Carl Reiner was a giant among giants among whose many achievements in his illustrious life and career revolutionized comedy as an art form.”