The historic Georgetown residence at 3303 Volta Place NW has been sold to Stephen and Maria Lans.
By Mary K. Mewborn
Washington Fine Properties agent Jim Bell has helped sell the architecturally and historically significant residence located at 3007 Q Street, NW in Georgetown, which was listed by Washington Fine Properties agents Nancy Taylor Bubes and Jamie Peva. The property was constructed for Washington’s first territorial governor, Henry D. Cooke, a Civil War profiteer who was also a Republican-minded newspaper editor, president of the First Washington National Bank, and a railroad executive. Built by Norris G. Starkweather and architect Thomas M. Plowman, the three-story Italian-style home is one of four double houses still known as Cooke’s Row. It has eight bedrooms, three baths, and over 5,000 square feet of living space. It sold for approximately $2.2 million to Greg and Kristin Muhlner, the former executive vice president of Product Development for webMethods, Inc., which was acquired by Software AG for $546 million one year ago. The couple also owns 1716 Q Street, NW.