In 2007-2008, FX aired a show called The Riches, about a family of five grifters who move into a fancy house that they’re only pretending to own. In a strange case of fact following fiction, nearly the exact same thing happened in a luxury home in Bethesda.
The current Ebola outbreak exposed some glaring gaps in the current pharmacological map: Only a handful of drug companies had made any progress at all on developing an Ebola treatment. Only one of those had gotten far enough along in developing an Ebola treatment to provide it to affected patients. Even then, they had a frighteningly small amount of a drug that had never been tested on humans before.
Our friends over at DC Curbed have compiled an eye-opening list of the Top Five Sales in Maryland Real Estate in the D.C. suburbs. The bottom three on the list float in the $5-6 million range: a Bethesda home that sold for $5,795,000, an Annapolis home that sold for $5,650,000, and a 3 bedroom condo in the Parc Somerset building that sold for $5,000,000.
The runner up on the list is a Bethesda home that was purchased by Nextel founder Chris Rogers for $10 million, and the number one top sell? Ted Leonsis’s purchase of the Marwood Estate (pictured), which has reportedly housed a number of American legends including the likes of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Kennedys, and the Gores. Leonsis bought the estate for $20 million.
By contrast, the most expensive Baltimore real estate sale in the past year is the October 2010 purchase of a downtown home located at 884 W. Fayette St. for $7,822,368, followed by an Owings Mills home which reportedly sold for $3,300,000.
Stay tuned for a list of this year’s top real estate sales in the Baltimore Fishbowl!