Top five home sales in D.C. area includes Ted Leonsis, Chris Rogers

The Evermay Estate in Georgetown. (Washington Fine Properties)

Recent signs of slippage notwithstanding, Washington's housing market is known for being more resilient than most. Perhaps we have Caps owner Ted Leonsis and his fellow-billionaires to thank. He's one of several homeowners whose purchases made CurbedDC's list of the top five sales in the area for the first half of 2011.

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The most expensive sale was of the Evermay Estate, a brick mansion in Georgetown that went for $22 million, slashed from its original price of $49 million. The second and third most expensive purchases were in Maryland: Leonsis bought the Marwood Estate in Potomac for $20 million from his friend, Nextel founder Chris Rogers, who himself bought a $10 million home in Bethesda; Rogers also bought Leonsis' home in McLean, Va. for $9 million, good for fourth on the list. Finally, there was an $8.26 million sale in Alexandria.

Curbed has also compiled top-five lists specific to D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Try not to cry while perusing them.

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