Recent Sales in the District, Maryland, and Virginia.
By Mary K. Mewborn
Judy Holland of Hearst Newspapers and her husband, surgeon John Starr, have purchased 3501 Macomb Street N.W. in Cleveland Park for $3,550,000. Highlights include a master suite with two porches, a sitting room, dressing room and sauna. Built in 1917, the house boasts a double lot with a private garden, pool, artist studio and garage. The property was listed by Washington Fine Properties’ agents Heidi Hatfield and her sister Anne Hatfield Weir for the sellers Margaret and Terry F. Lenzner. The Lenzners have also owned a home on Nantucket for more than a quarter century. Terry Lenzner is the founder of the detective agency Investigative Group International, whose clients have included Bill Clinton and Ivana Trump. As a young lawyer, he helped protect the CIA’s “Dr. Strangelove,” Sidney Gottlieb, the Cold War chemist who oversaw the agency’s mind-control program. During his high-profile and often controversial career, Lenzner also supported the defense of the Black Panthers, served as counsel to the Senate Watergate Committee, and represented anti-war activist Father Philip Berrigan, the Catholic priest who was charged with planning to kidnap Henry Kissinger. He also made millions in litigation against corrupt Alaskan pipeline contractors and has been a zoning attorney for local developer Conrad Cafritz. Margaret Lenzner is a painter and the vice president and secretary of the Lenzner Family Foundation, which provides funds to numerous educational institutions including Harvard University where her husband was a football star. Margot Wilson with Arnold Bradley Sargent Davy & Chew, Inc. was the selling agent for the Lenzner’s home.