Pundits and Promoters

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Charles Chay, a golf retail pioneer and the owner of Washington Golf Center Inc. in Arlington has sold his four-story townhouse on the 17th green at Avenel for $1,250,000. The home at 9607 Beman Woods Way has three bedrooms and four and a half baths and had been listed for $1,795,000. The buyers are Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Lin. Mr. Lin is the owner and president of Universal Hi-Tech Development in Rockville. Realtor Nancy Itteilag of Long and Foster handled the transaction.
Nancy Itteilag has also helped sell 9404 Wooden Bridge ROAD in Potomac. The buyers are Aydin and Beatriz Tuncer. Mr. Tuncer is a financial advisor with Raymond James Associates. He earned his M.B.A. from the University of Maryland and has served as the treasurer of the D.C. Employment Justice Center and as treasurer of the Turkish-American Business Forum of Washington. Mrs. Tuncer works for Citicorp. The house sold for $925,000 and boasts five bedrooms and three and a half baths, an upgraded eat-in kitchen with granite countertops, wood burning and gas fireplaces, and a finished basement with a separate entrance and access to the fenced-in rear yard. The sellers, Dick and Evelyn Kelly, were represented by Llewellyn Realtors’ Eric Stewart, the host of WMAL’s Sunday morning radio show, “Pointing You Home with Eric Stewart.”

It has been four years since legendary concert promoter Jack Boyle decided to sell the 25,000-square-foot home he built in McLean and almost nine years since he first envisioned the mega-mansion on its five-acre site at 7724 Georgetown Pike. Now the house that Jack built has been sold for $7,850,000, thanks to Washington Fine Property’s realtors Victoria Kilcullen, William F. X. Moody, and Robert Hryniewicki, who were the listing agents, and Grace Albritton of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, who brought the buyer to the table. The property has nine bedrooms, 12 full baths and five half-baths, a sauna, an oval office, two fountains, and a six-car garage with two limousine bays. Despite its luxurious accommodations, Boyle and his wife Janet never lived here, instead splitting their time between wintering in Florida and summering in Maine. In 2005 they listed the estate for $18 million even as the market was heading for a downturn, but are said to have no regrets. Boyle began his career in the 1960’s as a bartender at Georgetown’s Cellar Door Club. He then co-founded Cellar Door productions, which owned and operated such entertainment venues as the Nissan Pavilion in Prince William County. For much of the 1990’s, Boyle was the country’s highest-grossing concert promoter. In 1998, he sold Cellar Door to SFX Entertainment and became chairman of SFX’s music division. SFX was later sold to Clear Channel Communications.
Also in McLean, 8909 Brook Road has been sold for $3.38 million to doctors Deana G. Al Khateeb and Nizar M. Hussain, both internal medicine specialists. The Fairfax County property had belonged to Shareef Younis, a designer with the custom construction company, Gradient Design. Established in 2002 and located in Falls Church, the firm specializes in unique, Middle-Eastern and Islamic inspired architecture aimed at fusing elements of their properties’ exterior and interior spaces to promote a gradual step-by-step progression through the buildings and grounds.
In Fairfax City, a three-bedroom rambler on two acres of azaleas and mature trees located at 4416 Olley Lane in Little Run Estates sold for $2.1 million. The property offers country-style living close to all of the city’s amenities. The seller was Alliance Bank, which “proudly serves the complete financial needs of businesses and households throughout Greater Washington, D.C.” The buyers were S. and J. Real Property Ventures Corp.
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