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Inside the Most Expensive House in America's Happiest Town

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In a list recently released by The Daily Beast, Washington, D.C., was named the happiest place in the country thanks to factors such as a relatively low unemployment rate (5.5 percent) and relatively high number of families earning six figures or more (51.1 percent). Why not up the sunny disposition further by purchasing the most expensive place in town? As Curbed DC reported yesterday, that badge now belongs to a large Federal-style brick house overlooking Battery Kemble Park, which served as a Union Army defensive site during the Civil War. Traditional yet well maintained, the seven-bedroom, 10-bathroom interior, designed around a wide center hall, boasts stately crown moldings, wainscoting, regal-colored walls, a dining room that seats 18, and terraces, patios, porches, and a pool outside. Despite all this, some may find the price tag a bit of a buzzkill: $16.125M.

· 3101 Chain Bridge Road NW, Washington DC [Zillow]
· The Newest Most Expensive House For DC [Curbed DC]
· Happiest Cities in America, From Boulder to Bridgeport [The Daily Beast via Refinery 29]