Summer Homesteads

The local real estate market heats up.

By Mary K. Mewborn

In Washington’s Palisades neighborhood, 5400 Macomb Street NW has sold for $1,295,000.

In Washington’s Palisades neighborhood, 5400 Macomb Street NW has sold for $1,295,000.

The District

The magnificent Kalorama estate at 2475 Kalorama Road NW was on the market for quite a while with various agents before Washington Fine Properties’ Jim Bell finally closed the deal. Situated on a corner lot with a swimming pool and a two-car garage, the mansion now belongs to out-of-town purchasers who reportedly want to redo the house and remain anonymous until they take up residence in about a year. Readers may recall that the property was rented to Mack and Donna McLarty – during a portion of Mack’s stint in the Clinton White House – and was sold in 2001 for $2,995,000 by then-owner, realtor Michael Rankin of Tutt, Taylor & Rankin (now Tutt, Taylor & Rankin Sotheby’s International Realty). The current seller is Jeanne S. Campbell, president and CEO of Jeanne Campbell Consulting, a government relations and public affairs firm. Campbell was asking $3,795,000 for the six-bedroom home with six baths.

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