Mar 22, 2024 - Real Estate

Nobody wanted to buy Dan Snyder's house

Former Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder.

Former Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder. Photo: John McDonnell/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Seems no one wanted the task of sage-cleansing Dan Snyder's Potomac mega-mansion: The Snyders have donated their estate at 11900 River Road to the American Cancer Society, the Washington Business Journal reports.

The big picture: If the French chateau-inspired manse had gone for its original list price of $49 million, it'd have been Washington's highest-ever residential sale.

Catch up quick: The Snyders couldn't find a buyer after putting the 30,000-square-foot property on the market in February 2023. Six months later, they docked the price.

What's next: The nonprofit will pocket the money when the property sells – not the Snyders. But by donating it to a charitable organization, they can claim a tax deduction that is equal to the appraised value of the home.

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