3201 Woodland Drive NW – The Site of a Quadruple Homicide
About the House
3201 Woodland Dr NE was the site of a horrific quadruple homicide that took place in May 2015. Businessman Savvas Savopoulos, his wife Amy, their 10-year-old son Philip and housekeeper Vera Figueroa were held captive inside for hours before they were brutally beaten and stabbed to death.
Massachusetts Avenue Heights has come under intense scrutiny since the murders and subsequent investigation, drawing much attention to its area between Massachusetts Avenue and Garfield Street NW, near Observatory Circle. Boasting quiet streets, several multimillion dollar mansions, and top schools alike, Massachusetts Avenue Heights has become a highly sought-after neighborhood for both locals and visitors alike.
Since the incident, several questions have been raised about whether the Savopoulos family actually lived in their home and why they didn’t come to the aid of American Iron Works employees being held hostage. Investigators have discovered a number of pieces of evidence which suggests they did reside there.
One important piece of evidence was the sighting of a man, described by two people working at the Australian ambassador’s residence as walking down a sidewalk near their home and ducking into its garage. This man’s description matched that of Daron Wint, the suspected murderer who was later arrested for these crimes.
Another crucial piece of evidence was the presence of blood on one of the kitchen doors and in a front hallway near it, both areas believed to have been used during the attacks. These blood stains appeared to have been left by a knife used during one of the attacks, leading investigators to believe this weapon was involved.
On the corner of 32nd Street and Woodland Drive nw, once home to a red brick mansion that witnessed several grisly murders, is now up for sale. While its former owner has demolished it, the land beneath it still belongs to you.
Washington Fine Properties’ active listing for 32nd Street shows a rendering of what could be built on the lot, which measures 16,280 square feet or 0.37 acres. A side-loading garage could also be an attraction for potential buyers.
This rare corner lot in a desirable neighborhood presents an attractive investment opportunity due to its potential, as the current owner had intended to build before unrelated circumstances changed his plans.