John B. Mason moves to his own development; Noted civil rights lawyer’s estate sells in Woodley Park
By Mary K. Mewborn
John B. Mason, president and founder of D.C.-based Intrepid Real Estate LLC, has sold his 3,300-square-foot penthouse #SPH2B in the Ritz-Carlton at 1111 23rd Street NW with the help of Tutt, Taylor & Rankin Sotheby’s International Realty agent Jonathan Taylor. The two-floor apartment with three bedrooms, three and a half baths, three balconies and a paneled library went for $2.9 million. TTR Sotheby’s International Realty agents Alex Venditti and Paul Pike represented the buyers who wish to remain anonymous. Mason now resides in the newly developed, boutique-style, 16-unit condominium his company owns at 2501 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. The exterior of the late 19th-century building, which was the work of architect Nicholas Howard, has now been restored and its interior redesigned by BBGM Architects & Interiors. Highlights include ten-foot ceilings, sound attenuation, and a generous use of marble and granite. Priced at about $5 million, Mason’s 4,500-square-foot penthouse has three bedrooms, three and a half baths, a den, and two parking spaces.