May 201830

Storied Chevy Chase Residence Ishpiming on the Market for $25.9 Million

The Tudor-style stone facade and water garden
May 201830

Storied Chevy Chase Residence Ishpiming on the Market for $25.9 Million

Landmark Tudor-style home in coveted location now available

An historic home once considered as a possibility to become the official vice presidential residence is now available in one of the Washington, D.C., region’s most desired communities.

Ishpiming, at 9 Chevy Chase Circle, is a piece of history, with provenance unparalleled in the region. One of the first homes built by the Chevy Chase Land Company, circa early 1890s, the impressive estate was first owned by colorful Nevada Senator Francis G. Newlands. In 1909, baking magnate William S. Corby purchased the home and named it Ishpiming – a word from the language of the Native American Chippewa meaning “high ground.”

If the walls beyond the Tudor-style stone facade could speak, they would recount visits from U.S. presidents, Washington power brokers and global elites. The site has played host to lavish ballroom parties and quieter moments enjoyed privately by some of the world’s most powerful people visiting Ishpiming’s meticulously maintained grounds, modeled after the English countryside.

The 16th-century, Elizabethan-style manor home has retained many of its stunning period features. Guests enter shielded by a porte cochère, through arched double doors, and into an elegant reception room and grand receiving hall flanked by his and hers coat rooms.

The entry hall and each subsequent room hold a trove of bespoke architectural details, with soaring ceilings, carved moldings and paneled walls. A spacious formal dining room with a wood burning fireplace has room for dinner parties of 14 or more. The gourmet kitchen with separate butler’s pantry is ideal for entertaining.

Ishpiming boasts an enviable slate of luxury amenities. Three of its seven bedrooms are master suites with fireplaces. The main suite has his-and-her baths. Retractable patio walls add 1,500 square feet of entertaining space overlooking the garden pond and fountain surrounded by lush landscaping.

The home will be shown to pre-qualified prospective buyers only. It is priced at $25.9 million. Please contact Long & Foster | Christie’s Agent Ted Duncan,, (301) 229-4000. Office: 4701 Sangamore Road, Suite L1, Bethesda, Maryland, 20816.

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