At home with the Cohen’s in their Chevy Chase Penthouse.
By Julie Kirtz Garrett
Photography Pete Muller
The view from Bill and Janet Langhart Cohen’s Chevy Chase penthouse is a Beltway panorama. To the south there’s the National Cathedral and the rooftops of Georgetown; to the north, the Mormon Temple and Bethesda. It is a sweeping Washington vista, which is why their 3,000 foot wrap around terrace is where the couple likes to relax and take it all in — when they have the time.
He is a former Republican senator and secretary of defense for a Democratic president (not to mention novelist and published poet) who continues to travel the world as a global business consultant. She is CEO of her own media consulting firm, a former Boston television personality, BET correspondent, author and playwright. In February, her new one-act play Anne and Emmett was presented in Israel. And last year, the Cohens published a memoir together, Love in Black and White, about their bi-racial marriage. Along with busy professional lives, the Cohens decorated their home themselves, with Langhart Cohen taking the lead.