2400 Foxhall Road is on the market for nearly $32 million. The property, inspired by the Château du Grand-Lucé in central France, was built by developer Michael Banks with architect David Jones, In addition, landscape architect Richard Arentz and interior designer Thomas Pheasant added their skills over the course of three years to create this home on 1.47 acres. According to the listing agent, Daniel Heider of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, if the property goes for asking price, it’ll be the most expensive residential sale in DC history. 

What’s Inside 16,250 Square Feet of Living Space?

2400 Foxhall Road

The entry into the property is through a gated entrance into the front garden and paved cobblestone motor court, complete with a marble fountain. The exterior includes limestone and stucco on the masonry facade, tall windows and arched dormers, topped by a handsome slate mansard roof. The living room spans almost the entire width of the property and features a custom bar with a floor-to-ceiling temperature-controlled wine display. The minimalist kitchen has European cabinetry and slabs of marble only accented with brass hardware.  Appliances include Miele, Wolf, and Subzero with Waterworks hardware.  Ascending the rotunda stair reveals the principal bedroom. A private limestone terrace overlooks the grounds with unobstructed westward views beyond. A marble corridor traverses the space, bridging the two primary baths and expansive dressing rooms. Each wing has a distinct theme, boasts heated floors, and is drenched in marble. Additional ensuite bedrooms are found on the third level, tucked under the mansard roof. The lower level showcases equally impressive outdoor views with its sweeping wall of floor-to-ceiling windows framing the verdant tree line and private rear grounds.


The Grounds of 2400 Foxhall Road

In addition to the16,500 square feet of living space, the 1.47 acres of 2400 Foxhall Road include mature landscaping sourced from around the country, two three car garages, a fifty-six-foot heated pool, and just beyond the pool, a private chipping and putting green.  These all go nicely with the interior spa and fitness facilities, including a professional two-story indoor sports court and golf simulator.

Apparently the owners have two teenage sons, one of whom is a golfer, so this home looks perfect for a family wth two boys.

So What’s the Deal?

According to the property records, title is held by a trustee, David Decklebaum who owns a title company on Wisconsin Avenue. However, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Fox News’s Bret Baier and his wife, Amy, are the owners of 2400 Foxhall road.

2400 Foxhall Road
Original Home from 2018

He and his wife, Amy Baier, paid $5.4 million for the 1.5 acre home.  After tearing down an older home with low ceilings, they spent about three years building the 16,250-square-foot home with five bedrooms. The total cost of buying the land and building the house was about $30 million, he said.

The Baiers said they moved in around April 2022, but purchased a home in Palm Beach over the summer for $37 million. They visited Florida frequently during Covid and decided to move there full-time with their two teenage sons, one of whom is an avid golfer, Bret Baier said. “The move to Florida was a great adventure for our family, and the boys fell in love with it,” he said. He said he commutes weekly to Washington, where he hosts his live shows, and he will look for a smaller place there.

If You Want to See This Home

While this home is listed by Daniel Heider of TTR Sotheby’s, I am able to show you this property as a buyer agent representing you.  Just call me at 240-401-5577 or email me at lise@lisehowe.com.   I would be happy to help you with this property or any other in the metro DC area.  If you want to see some other homes in NW DC, including several along Foxhall Road, starting above $10M, just click here.

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