Real Estate News: Summer Sales Round-up

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The city’s most exclusive neighborhood reigns with the sale of Sherry Geyelin’s former home along with top properties belonging to WordPerfect co-founder Bruce Bastian and Deer River CEO Robin Martin.

By Stacey Grazier Pfarr

A Federal house at 606 Cameron Street in Old Town Alexandria, once home to prominent wine collector Lloyd Flatt, sold for $2.1 million.

A Federal house at 606 Cameron Street in Old Town Alexandria, once home to prominent wine collector Lloyd Flatt, sold for $2.1 million.


1800 KALORAMA SQUARE NW, the former home of Sherry Geyelin, sold with the help of Washington Fine Properties’ Jim Bell for $2,475,000. Mrs. Geyelin was a well-known hostess and interior designer, and the widow of the late Pulitzer-Prize-winning Washington Post editor and columnist Philip L. Geyelin. In the ’80s, Mrs. Geyelin redecorated DACOR Bacon House, a historic mansion near the White House. The five-bedroom Federal row house in Kalorama overlooks Mitchell Park. Built in 1976, the property includes a large formal dining room (where the likes of Henry Kissinger once dined), a wet bar, elevator, and family room with an expansive deck.

Bruce Bastian, co-founder of WordPerfect and a board member of the Human Rights Campaign, sold 2121 LEROY PLACE NW for $3.6 million. The five-bedroom Federal style house in Kalorama was built in 1911 and features magnificent crown moldings, wainscoting, and coffered ceilings throughout. The historic residence also includes a gourmet kitchen, an exquisite master bath, and a wraparound patio. The listing agent was Washington Fine Properties’ Jim Bell.

Robin and Lucinda Martin sold 2458 WYOMING AVENUE NW for $3,150,000. Robin Martin is president and CEO of the broadcast media company, the Deer River Group. He also serves on the D.C. Board of Education and as vice chairman of the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History and chairman emeritus of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. The seven-bedroom Kalorama mansion was built in 1927 and boasts a first floor library, two patios, and a master bedroom suite with his-and-hers baths and dressing rooms. Listing agents for the center hall Georgian were Washington Fine Properties’ Jamie Peva and Carroll Chapin. Matt McCormick of Washington Fine Properties and Kelly Perry of McInnery represented a buyer who wishes to remain anonymous and whose name is not yet on the public record..

Stephen and Bonnie Simon sold their seven-bedroom English manor-style residence at 2340 Kalorama Road NW for $8,450,000.

Stephen and Bonnie Simon sold their seven-bedroom English manor-style residence at 2340 Kalorama Road NW for $8,450,000.

Stephen and Bonnie Simon sold 2340 KALORAMA ROAD NW for $8,450,000. Mr. Simon is former music director of the Washington Chamber Symphony and is known as the “Magic Maestro” due to his insightful explanations of the music. The renovated seven-bedroom 1920s English manor-style house is set on one-third acre and includes a pool and waterfall koi pond. Washington Fine Properties’ William F.X. Moody and Robert Hryniewicki were listing agents.

Kenneth Mehlman sold 1525 32ND STREET NW in Georgetown for $2.6 million. Mehlman is currently managing director for the asset management firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts. In 2004, he was campaign manager of President George W. Bush’s re-election campaign. The expansive four-bedroom Mansard roof-style property was built in 2006 with every conceivable upgrade and boasts a richly appointed wood paneled study, state-of-the-art home theater, wet bar, and top-of-theline kitchen. The listing agent was Coldwell Banker’s Gary Jankowski.

Robert Risoleo sold 4717 QUEBEC STREET NW for $2.7 million. Risoleo is a partner at the Sullivan & Cromwell law firm. The seven-bedroom Spring Valley brick Colonial was built in 1949 and has been renovated with a seamless addition built in 2005. The property includes a gourmet kitchen overlooking the family room, an au pair suite, and professional landscaping with a heated pool. The listing agents were Washington Fine Properties’ William F.X. Moody, Robert Hryniewicki and Liz Lavette Shorb.


Mark and Mary Ann Ronald sold 7110 44TH STREET in Chevy Chase for $2,650,000. Mr. Ronald is an engineer and former chairman of the board of BAE Systems Inc., a defense and aerospace company. The five-bedroom Colonial was built by Sandy Spring in 2006. The house features an elevator servicing all four levels, coffered ceilings, a wood-paneled study, gourmet kitchen, spa bath, and wine cellar.


Caulley and Alexandra Deringer sold 6226 FORT WILLARD CIRCLE for $1,870,000 to William and Tracy Castle. Caulley Derringer is a commercial real estate broker with Transwestern. The five-bedroom brick center hall Colonial was built in 1983 in the heart of Belle Haven. The property features 10-foot ceilings, a gracious living room, sun-filled family room, and gourmet kitchen. Coldwell Banker’s Jeanne Warner and Phyllis Patterson were the listing agents.

Laure Chustz Flatt sold 606 CAMERON STREET in Old Town for $2.1 million. The Federal house that was built in 1790 was the former home of the late Lloyd Flatt, a retired aerospace executive who was one of America’s premier wine collectors. Fifteen hundred bottles of Flatt’s wine collection were auctioned after his death for $1.2 million. (A six-liter Methuselah of 1976 Romanée Conti brought in $42,350.) The handsome three-bedroom residence boasts beautiful period woodwork, six fireplaces, a balcony overlooking the rear garden, dual staircases, and, of course, a temperature-controlled wine cellar. McEnearney Associates’ Babs Beckwith was the listing agent.

Richard and Lorraine Fuisz sold 1127 LANGLEY LANE in McLean for $3,850,000. Dr. Fuisz, an American physican and entrepreneur who founded both Medcom Inc. and Seline Modeling Agency (which is known for bringing the first Miss U.S.S.R. to the U.S.). The seven-bedroom stone Colonial in Langley Farms was built in 2001 and features a dramatic custom pool as well as a pond and yard with lush mature trees. The listing agent was Washington Fine Properties’ Mark McFadden.

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