Most Expensive Zip Codes: 20008, Estate of the Day
For the next couple of weeks we will be checking out some homes in the most expensive zip codes in the United States, up today, 20008. This zip code in Washington, D.C. has a $2,820,000 median price and an appreciation rate of a whopping 393% since 1990. This zip code features many larger homes and its location makes it popular with ambassadors, elected officials and many others in Washington D.C.'s political scene.
The most expensive listing I found in the zip code is this expansive Mediterranean style villa. It was built in 1927 and has ten bedrooms. The home is on a little over half an acre so you aren't getting a lot of land here but enough for an attractive pool in a sylvan setting. The home was rebuilt and remodeled in 2001 and has lost some of its charm (the massive master bathrooms with their glass box showers and granite countertops are particularly distressing). More charming details include the windowed tower sunroom, rec room with a wet bar, exercise room and the bookshelf-lined library. There is an in-law suite and a separate catering kitchen. Located in Rock Creek Park near Embassy Row this home is one of the showcase homes in all of Washington D.C. This home is listed at $18.5 million.