Langley Hall, McLean’s former seat of government, sells to an anonymous trust; a stately 1938 Colonial in Alexandria’s Wellington neighborhood is now home to a defense contractor.
By Stacey Grazier Pfarr
Former Smithsonian Ventures CEO Gary Beer sold 4935 Loughboro Road NW for just under $3 million. Before working at the Smithsonian, Beer was president and chief operating officer of the Sundance Group, the for-profit division of the Sundance Film Festival. Founded by Robert Redford, Sundance is the largest independent cinema gathering in the U.S., and was named after the famed actor’s character in the film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Washington Fine Properties’ Matt McCormick and Patrick Chauvin listed the house which was built in 1959 and renovated by Beer in 2005 and 2008 to include a heated pool and circular driveway. Maggie Shannon and Gary Frey of Tutt, Taylor & Rankin Sotheby’s International Realty represented the purchaser, Sallyport Inc., a security contracting firm based in Chicago.