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5 most-expensive Capitol Hill home and condo sales in 2012

21st Ave E (Image: Windermere)

We’re not exactly sure what you can learn from the list but Estately has sent over its account of the most-expensive home and condo sales on Capitol Hill in 2012.

The 2012 “champ” on 21st Ave E was described thusly by Windermere:

Warmth & dignity best describe this impressive 1913 Half Timbered Tudor, located on a beautiful tree-lined street. The splendor of the original design & the superior workmanship of this residence have been enhanced by meticulous care & a spectacular renovation. Exceptional woodwork, gorgeous leaded glass & perfectly proportioned rooms prevail from the grand entrance hall to the third floor recreational suites. Private terraces, pretty gardens & studio carriage apartment atop the 2-car garage.

The 7,800 square-foot home was sold by a jazz musician and her OBGYN husband to a couple including a “private yoga instructor” early in 2012.

Among the condos, you’ll note that three of the big price tags were attached to units in the “Harvard & Highland luxury condominium residences.” #1 was purchased by a retired Boeing test pilot.


  1. 1161 21st Ave E – $3,100,000 
  2. 1117 Boylston Ave E – $2,950,000
  3. 1017 E Blaine St – $1,980,000
  4. 2212 Everett Ave E – $1,825,000
  5. 702 17th Ave E – $1,700,000


  1. 1185 Broadway E Unit PH7 – $1,625,000
  2. 1175 Broadway E Unit PH8 – $1,550,000
  3. 2061 43rd Ave E Unit 201 – $1,325,000 (OK, we don’t know how Madison Park slipped into this but, hey, expensive condo!)
  4. 1168 Harvard Ave E Unit – $1,275,000
  5. 1185 Broadway E Unit 6 – $1,250,000

The 21st Ave E sale would just crack this list of “the most expensive Capitol Hill home sales… ever,” by the way.

Harvard & Highland (Image: Realogics/Sotheby)

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8 thoughts on “5 most-expensive Capitol Hill home and condo sales in 2012

  1. I went through the 21st Ave E house when the agent hosted an open house. It was truly gorgeous inside. Then again, it could be argued that for $3 million it should be gorgeous. The agent claimed that, with the finished attic, the total square footage was closer to 11,000. The sellers supposedly moved across the street to a smaller 8,000 square foot house.

  2. Huh, I was just in one of those a few days ago. It was a huge, beautiful space with amazing private balconies but I was reminded that rich people don’t necessarily know how to create a welcoming home. Everything looked like it had been picked out and decorated by an bored, mid-range hotel designer. Beige, beige, beige, cold, unused.