Real Estate News: Property Lines

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Catch the inside scoop from all the latest real estate deals.

By Stacey Grazier Pfarr


George Stephanopoulos and Alexandra Wentworth

GOODBYE, GEORGE: George Stephanopoulos has a new gig as anchor on ABC’s “Good Morning America” in New York and he and his wife, Alexandra Wentworth are rumored to have sold 1315 31st Street NW for about $1 million less than the $6,350,000 asking price. Stephanopoulos is also ABC’s chief political correspondent and was a former advisor to Bill Clinton. Wentworth is an actress and comedian who has the lead in the Starz TV network comedy “Head Case.” The five-bedroom 1907 Georgian classic boasts a grand entry hall with 11-foot ceilings, chef’s kitchen, and flagstone patio.

AOL EXEC’S EX UNLOADS: Just a few houses down from JFK and Jackie’s former residence, Lynne Williams is selling 3301 N Street NW in Georgetown for $8 million. Ms. Williams is the ex-wife of Jack Davies, AOL International’s founder and president. The seven-bedroom brick Georgian manse was built in 1900 and has over 8,000 square feet of living space on four levels, a gourmet kitchen, banquet sized dining room, and walled garden.

Bob Pincus and his wife Roxanne Little put 2411 California Street NW on the market for $6.5 million. Mr. Pincus, is vice-chairman of EagleBank and chairman of Blackstreet Capital Management and Milestone Merchant Partners LLC. The 9,000-square-foot 1916 Georgian house features embassy-size rooms, heated floors, and parking for 10 cars. The residence is the former home of William and Norma “Cappy” Leonard. Mr. Leonard was the CBS News executive credited with selecting Dan Rather and creating “60 Minutes.” Mrs. Leonard is the mother of Fox News host Chris Wallace.

HORSE COUNTRY HALL: 35487 Snake Hill Road in Middleburg is for sale for $4.9 million. The historic property, known as the “Mortgage Hall,” was built in 1850 and former owners include Richmond’s Mills family (who ironically made their money in the World War II uniform milling business).

The Georgian estate features three barns, 39 horse stalls, a farm office, and heated equine swimming facility. The sprawling, 121-acre property, where several Civil War battles were fought, is currently owned by Alphabet Soup LLC. Investors Jack Andrews and David Talton sold development rights with easements to ensure the property’s absolute protection and preservation. The listing agent is Weichert Realtors’ Ray Cheronis.

MAGIC MAESTRO TO MOVE: The former music director of the Washington Chamber Symphony (known as the “Magic Maestro” for his insightful explanations of the music), Stephen Simon, and his wife Bonnie, are set to sell 2340 Kalorama Road NW for an asking price of $8,975,000. The completely restored 1920s English manor is set on one third of an acre and includes a hidden pool and waterfall koi pond.

G’TOWN MODERN: Chris Cahill, owner of the high-end landscape design firm Botanical Decorators, is selling 3609 R Street NW for $2,495,000. The three-bedroom, four-bath townhouse is one of the best examples of modernist architecture in Georgetown and was built in 2006 by Washington developer Fred Bahrami.

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