“Ishpiming”, Chevy Chase, MD mansion. Circa 1894. $22,500,000

March 22, 2019

“Ishpiming” was built in 1894. It was designed by architect, Leon E. Dessez for politician and founder of Chevy Chase Land Company, Francis Newlands. In the 1960’s Ishpiming was in the running for becoming the permanent home for the Vice President of the United States. Maryland didn’t want the home being annexed into the District.

This tudor revival mansion was purchased by baking magnate William S. Corby in 1909. Mr. Corby is the one that named it Ishpiming, it is a Chippewa word for high ground. Between 1911 and 1914 the home was remodeled by Arthur Heaton, the architect behind the Washington National Cathedral. Corby was a big music lover. He had one room turned into a grand hall and had a Aeolian pipe organ installed. Many famous musicians gave concerts at Ishpiming.

When the Corbys died, their daughters donated the home to the National Cathedral School. The home then became a girls school. Zoning restrictions made them sell the home. It was then sold to John E. Threlfall in 1976, for only $350,000! In 1991 the current owners purchased the home and did extensive restoration work and renovations. Most recently several countries have expressed interest in using it as an embassy. Located on 1.91 acres in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, and 13,900 square feet. $22,500,000

From the Zillow listing:


This 13900 square foot single family home has 7 bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms. It is located at 9 Chevy Chase Cir Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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