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Another former Clinton White House official, Michael Warren, has sold a penthouse at 2110 O Street NW. A key player on the Obama transition team, Warren has been on “partial leave” from his duties as chief operating officer and managing director of Stonebridge International LLC while overseeing the new administration’s takeover of the Treasury Department and its economic rescue and recovery plan. Before Stonebridge, Warren worked for McKinsey & Company, where his wife, Lynn Taliento, is a partner who represents nonprofit groups and philanthropists. Prior to joining McKinsey & Company, Taliento was an advisor to the Czech Republic’s economic ministry, and a press secretary in the U.S. House of Representatives. The family sold their home to attorneys Lucinda Low and Daniel B. Magraw, Jr., who moved to the District from Potomac, Md. Low is a partner with Steptoe and Johnson LLP. Magraw is president and CEO of the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL). The couple’s new home is part of a condominium complex created within a circa 1892 Victorian mansion designed by architect Appleton P. Clarke, Jr., whose projects included Strathmore Hall on Rockville Pike and the former Field School on Wyoming Avenue NW. The two-story unit has high ceilings, original oak woodwork, a fireplace in the kitchen and a deck featuring panoramic views. Bobbie Brewster of Washington Fine Properties represented the sellers, who received $895,000 for their three-bedroom Dupont Circle residence. The buyers were represented by Anne Weir and Heidi Hatfield, also with Washington Fine Properties.

With delivery scheduled for this month, the two most expensive units at 1617 Swann Street NW are under contract. Jan Evans with Washington Fine Properties listed units five and six for $892,000 and $948,000 respectively. The custom condominiums near Dupont Circle were designed by award-winning interior designer Barbara Hawthorn and her namesake firm, Barbara Hawthorn Interiors, which has been serving the mid-Atlantic region since 1984. Both residences have two bedrooms and two baths, and unit six features a “Romeo & Juliet” balcony with French doors. It also includes the option of a private rooftop garden. Neither of the prospective buyers’ names have been released, but rumor has it that Evans’ son is one of the new owners. The Potomac Construction Group undertook the renovation of the converted building with its 15-foot ceilings and a total of seven luxuriously appointed residences.

In Cleveland Park, Kimberly Casey and Daryl Judy with TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, and Terry Robinson with Long and Foster, have been instrumental in the sale of 2926 Newark Street NW. This large Arts and Crafts-style house has plenty of charm and an abundance of interesting architectural details including its original wood floors and numerous built-ins. Perfect for entertaining indoors or out, the residence has sizable public rooms, a wide front porch, rear patio, and guest suite plus three additional bedrooms. The property had been home to Emily Ennis and was offered for sale with a price tag of $1.325,000. The buyers are David Sohn and his fiancée Alison Buist, Ph.D. Sohn is an attorney with the Center for Democracy and Technology while Buist is the director of Child Health Policy at the Children’s Defense Fund.


It may have been a miserable season for the Wizards, but not for their two-time NBA All-Star Antawn C. Jamison and his wife Ione. Less than a year after the power forward signed a four-year, $50 million contract, he and his family have moved into a $3,940,000 home at 6910 Blaisdell Road in Bethesda. The house has seven bedrooms and eleven baths. The sellers, Richard and Amy J. Cantor, had been asking $4,175, 000.

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