Real Estate News: Exclusive Sales

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Former Sen. Bill Brock leaves Georgetown, conductor Leonard Slatkin sells his Potomac home, and a prominent neurosurgeon buys in Bethesda.
By Stacey Grazier Pfarr

Former National Symphony Orchestra Conductor Leonard Slatkin and Linda Hohenfeld Slatkin sold their Colonial estate at 10704 Alloway Drive in Potomac, Md., for $2,375,000.

Former National Symphony Orchestra Conductor Leonard Slatkin and Linda Hohenfeld Slatkin sold their Colonial estate at 10704 Alloway Drive in Potomac, Md., for $2,375,000.

The District
Bill and Sandy Brock sold their residence in Georgetown’s luxury condo building, 3303 WATER STREET NW, for $2 million with the help of Washington Fine Properties’ Margot Wilson. Mr. Brock served as a Republican senator from Tennessee from 1971 to 1977 and was also the campaign manager for Sen. Bob Dole’s presidential campaign. He and his wife now reside in Annapolis. The two-bedroom property overlooks the historic C&O Canal and boasts a gourmet kitchen, rooftop pool and floor-to-ceiling windows leading to a private terrace.

Scott M. Fassbach sold 2243 49TH STREET NW for $2.7 million. Mr. Fassbach is a chief research officer at The Advisory Board Company. Washington Fine Properties’ Mark McFadden was the listing agent. The five-bedroom French Provincial stucco residence in Berkley was built in 1916. Amenities include a pool with cabana surrounded by lush landscaping, blue flagstone walkway and patio, library with grand fireplace and wine cellar.

Dale Jones sold 5054 MILLWOOD LANE NW in Kent for $2,850,000 with the help of Washington Fine Properties’ Bobbie Brewster and Ellen Morrell. Mr. Jones is a vice chairman of Heidrick & Struggles International Inc., an executive search firm. The white brick six-bedroom Colonial was constructed in 1941 and charms the quiet street with mature trees, a wooded yard and spring-fed creek with foot bridge. The home also features a lower level in-law suite, terraced patio, light-filled sun room and updated kitchen with a breakfast room overlooking the woods.

Chris and Mary Sentimore are set to purchase 2604 31st STREET NW. The Tudor-style Massachusetts Avenue Heights residence is on a quiet cul-de-sac and listed at $2,260,000. The five-bedroom property was built in 1926 and is the former home of the late William and Ruth Marlow Thomson. The Sentimores are relocating from Gibson Island, Md., although they are still keeping a residence in the gated community. Mr. Sentimore is president of Cambridge International Systems Inc., an Arlington-based surveillance communications services company that does business worldwide. The buyers are represented by Greg Gaddy and Carroll Dey of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty; the property is listed with Lucinda Treat and Penny Mallory of Evers & Company Real Estate.

Retired NBA player Calbert Cheaney and his wife Yvette sold 9908 BENTCROSS DRIVE in Potomac for $3.5 million. Mr. Cheaney, a former player for the Washington Bullets (now the Wizards), is currently an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors. The couple’s former six-bedroom Colonial house on 2.3 private acres in the Falconhurst neighborhood features a heated pool, guest house, seven-car garage, a dramatic two-story entrance foyer, state-of-the art theater and great room with 20-foot ceilings. The listing agent for the sale was Michelle Lebling Camp of Long & Foster.

Stephen and Marybeth Swad sold 8521 COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE in Bethesda for $3,450,000 to Dr. Alexandros Powers and Peri DeOrio. Mr. Swad was a former executive at both Fannie May and AOL. Dr. Powers is a neurosurgeon at the Washington Brain & Spine Institute. The Griff Gosnell-built stone residence is located on one of the most sought-after streets in Montgomery County and was completed in 2001. The seven-bedroom property boasts a gourmet kitchen, meticulously landscaped grounds, extensive terrace areas and a large covered porch. The listing agents were Washington Fine Properties’ William F.X. Moody and Robert Hryniewicki. The selling agent was Michael Matese of Long & Foster.

Leonard Slatkin and Linda Hohenfeld Slatkin sold 10704 ALLOWAY DRIVE in Potomac for $2,375,000 to Scott and Sherri Lanham. Mr. Slatkin, an internationally acclaimed conductor and the former music director of the National Symphony Orchestra, separated from his wife in 2008. The six-bedroom Potomac Falls Colonial estate sits on almost three acres and was built in 1961. Amenities include a great room with 12-foot ceilings, a floating stairway in a two-story foyer, five wood-burning fireplaces, exquisite gardens, a pool, tennis court and outdoor “moonlight” lighting by Vernon Daniels. Washington Fine Properties’ Adaline Neely and Robert Hryniewicki were the listing agents. The selling agent was William F.X. Moody, also of Washington Fine Properties.

David and Lori Eisner sold 7610 FAIRFAX ROAD in Bethesda for $4 million. Mr. Eisner is the CEO of the National Constitution Center. In 2003 he was appointed CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service by President George W. Bush. He is a former senior executive at AOL Time Warner where he was in charge of the company’s charitable foundation. The seven-bedroom 1913 Southern Colonial, one of Edgemoor’s five original estates, features 10-foot ceilings, seven fireplaces, lush gardens with a pool and sweeping porches. The listing agent for the sale was Washington Fine Properties’ Sherry Davis.

M. Kevin Smith sold 1401 NASH STREET for $2,150,000 to Mr. and Mrs. Dara Panahy. Mr. Smith is the builder of the 16-unit luxury town home community, Bromptons at Monument Place, which he delivered in 2002. Mr. Panahy is a partner at the Washington, D.C. law firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy. The five-level, four-bedroom brick Federal-style house has breathtaking views of the Potomac and the major monuments. The unit features 13-foot ceilings, hardwood and limestone floors, a gourmet kitchen and a rooftop terrace with a flower garden. The listing agent for the property was TTR Sotheby’s International Realty’s Deborah Shapiro.


DUPONT B&B NO MORE: The Artists Inn Residence, a private art gallery and bed and breakfast owned and operated by the Gerace family, is for sale for $14,950,000. 1824 R Street NW is the product of a 2006 multi-million dollar renovation in which two circa 1900 row houses were joined to create one 10,000-square-foot mansion near Dupont Circle. The property served as both an inn and a residence for proprietor Dr. Terry Gerace and his parents, Holly and Terence Gerace Sr. The nine-bedroom mansion is ideal for an embassy residence, private foundation headquarters, or, of course, a boutique inn. One-of-a-kind European architectural antiques, like a 19th-century reclaimed French Blonde Barr limestone foyer and 16th-century fountain, lend timeless elegance to the property while a 21st grid-tied solar panel system on the roof assures that future owners will lack no modern luxury or convenience.

Diana and Stephen Goldberg

Diana and Stephen Goldberg

PHILANTHROPISTS POISED TO MOVE: Stephen and Diana Goldberg have listed 4400 GARFIELD STREET NW for $8,995,000. The couple are known for their extraordinary 2 0 0 1 donation to the Children’s National Medical Center of more than $25 million. Mr. Goldberg owns the Stephen A. Goldberg Co., a real estate development firm with a portfolio of office parks and apartment complexes throughout the metro area while Mrs. Goldberg, a volunteer at Children’s since 1983, works on numerous charity committees. The 1930s Wesley Heights Tudor mansion has been completely renovated and boasts nearly 12,500 square feet of interior space featuring an atrium-like family room, custom library, kitchen with three islands and two attached garages. The main house has seven bedrooms and seven and a half baths. The property also boasts a two-bedroom, three-bath guest house.

Deecy Stephens Gray Ginsburg and C. Boyden Gray are selling “The Cliffs” at 710 BULL S NECK ROAD in McLean for $6,750,000. Mrs. Ginsburg shared the house with her previous husband, the late Burton Gray (C. Boyden Gray’s brother), a noted economist and businessman who died in 1989. In 2007 she married Douglas H. Ginsburg, a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals. She is currently a public relations and government affairs consultant. C. Boyden Gray is a former diplomat and public servant who served as counsel to President George H. W. Bush and as ambassador to the European Union during the George W. Bush administration. The six-bedroom Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired residence was built in 1959 by the famed Washington architect Charles Goodman and sits on five acres overlooking the Potomac River.

CAMERA GURU SELLS: The chairman and CEO of Ritz Camera and its group of affiliated companies is selling his Potomac house for $7,895,000. David and Robyn Ritz have listed 9210 FOX MEADOW LANE in Bradley Hills with Long & Foster’s Marc Fleisher. The seven-bedroom Colonial was built in 2002 and includes a two-story English conservatory, custom milled library, gourmet kitchen, detached exercise facility and eight-car garage on three private acres.

William Haseltine, a scientist who founded the Rockville-based Human Genome Sciences to sequence the DNA in human genes, has put his nine-bedroom Georgetown mansion on the market for a cool $13,250,000. 3053 P Street NW, a brick and stone Victorian residence built in 1875, boasts a 40-foot lap pool, a private terraced garden and on-site parking for six cars. A scene from the film “St. Elmo’s Fire” was shot there in 1984 when the house was owned by the late Julie “Muffy” Jeppson Stout.

Paul G. George, executive vice president of human resources at Freddie Mac, has listed 2912 N Street NW for $5,990,000. The four-bedroom Federal row house in Georgetown was built in 1885 and was subsequently occupied by Abraham Lincoln’s granddaughter, Jessie Harlan Lincoln, and Secretary of the Navy Graham Claytor. Features include a gourmet chef’s kitchen, greenhouse, paneled library and landscaped garden with a pond.

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