A Massachusetts Avenue Heights estate whose original owners founded one of the largest piano and keyboard retailers in the United States has sold for $10.9 million, according to public records.

The sale of the 11,486-square-foot “Piano Estate” at 3120 Woodland Drive NW closed Thursday. It’s the second biggest residential real estate closing in the District this year and the biggest in Massachusetts Avenue Heights in four years, said Robert Hryniewicki of HRL Partners at Washington Fine Properties, who listed the property with Adam Rackliffe and Christopher Leary.

The buyer, who paid cash, is listed in public records as Capital Equities LLC. The individuals behind it, who were not disclosed, were represented by Patrick Chauvin of Compass. The listing agents declined to comment on their identity.

The home’s original residents were Jessie and Homer Kitt, founders of what would become Jordan Kitt’s Music Co. It was later sold to a Mary Sizer Puller Gould, a socialite who was known to entertain first lady Bess Truman.

D.C.’s Coba Properties undertook a massive interior renovation of the 1920s Georgian mansion since acquiring it for $5.4 million in 2018. The property includes six bedrooms, seven full baths and two half baths, four fireplaces, a wine cellar, second catering kitchen, and a gated driveway with two-car garage. Outside, there is a garden with outdoor kitchen, terraces spread over multiple levels and a 42-foot swimming pool. The home sits on a more than a half-acre lot.

The property was first listed in July 2020 for $12.95 million.

The last $10 million-plus sale in Massachusetts Avenue Heights, also an HRL Partners’ deal, was 2817 Woodland Drive NW. That home was sold by the family of Mandell Ourisman, the late chairman of Ourisman Automotive Group, to the Kingdom of Morocco for $14 million, the Washington Business Journal reported at the time.

 

(WBJ)