Washington Life Magazine
Washington Life Magazine

Real Estate News


The Williams-Addison House a local landmark estate on the crest of a hill at 1645 31st Street﹐ N﹒W﹒ is under contract. The sale follows in the wake of the death of Jean Ulman Friendly who moved into the home in 1939 with her late husband Alfred Friendly, Sr., then a reporter for the Washington Daily News. Alfred Friendly went on to become managing editor of the Washington Post and in 1968 won the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the Six-Day War.

As early as the end of World War II, the Friendlys' home had became a focal point for Georgetown's rich and famous and played host to an annual Christmas Eve party attended by those in positions of power in politics and the press. Mrs. Friendly a native Washingtonian and lifelong Democrat pushed for home rule for the District in the 1950s. She participated in D.C.'s first presidential primary in 1952, operating the Georgetown campaign office for Averell Harriman. In 1956, she campaigned for Adlai Stevenson in his Presidential bid and he is said to have played tennis often at her home. After her husband died in 1983, Mrs. Friendly oversaw the Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships that has allowed some 200 foreign journalists to train in the U.S. and visit in her home.

The Friendlys' circa 1810 estate, with expansive lawn and brick pathways leading to a two-bedroom cottage, artist studio, greenhouse and goldfish pond, is one of the most serene settings in Georgetown. The main Federal era house is grand but not overly formal. Among its historic architectural elements are a Mansard slate roof and custom-made wrought iron ornamentation on windows and doors. Vintage random width pine floors and carved marble mantles above six fireplaces grace its classically proportioned rooms. The six-bedroom home four and half bath home was listed for $3.2 million by Washington Fine Properties agents Giselle Theberge and Marylyn Paige. Dr. J. Gardner, is parting with 3040 O Street﹐ N﹒W﹒ with an asking price of $2,075,000. The five-bedroom home with four full baths was listed by Washington Fine Properties' Cecelia Leake and is currently under contract. In Hillandale, 3919 Ivy Terrace Court has changed hands. Built in 1987, the end-unit townhouse backs over an acre of parkland and has three bedrooms and three and a half baths. The sellers, author Patricia Randolph and attorney Jerome Randolph, received $1.479 million from Susana and Carlos Elbirt, a World Bank economist. Long and Foster's Nancy Itteilag was the listing agent.

Nancy Itteilag was the selling agent for 3527 Winfield Lane representing Jonathan and Kelly Gardner in their $1,725,000 purchase. The sellers are Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Y. Millian, who bought the house new twenty-four years ago. Ken Millian is chairman of the consulting firm Millian Byers Associates. Previously he was corporate vice president of W. R. Grace & Co. and before that spent a quarter century with the Foreign Service in Latin America and Asia.

Washington Fine Properties' realtor Jim Bell and mortgage banker Mark Scott are set to sell their Kalorama home at 2107 Wyoming Avenue﹐ N﹒W﹒ The two purchased the property in late 2002 for $1,950,000. After extensive renovation it is now under contract with an asking price of $3,999,900. Built in 1911, the home was featured last year in Washington Life and is noteworthy for its size and period details. Comprised of a 7,000 square-foot main house, two-story carriage house and staff quarters, there are a total of nine bedrooms, six bathrooms, two half bathrooms and four kitchens. The oval dining room and formal living room feature magnificent mahogany floors. Most of the public rooms also have antique wall moldings and original fireplaces with recessed stained-glass windows set in the alcoves above their ornate mantels.

Marci Mathews Sliman is selling her beautifully restored 1925 Wesley Heights cottage at 3024 45th Street﹐ N﹒W﹒ Highlights include hardwood floors, two walls of windows offering garden views, and French doors leading from the dining room to a tiered entertainment deck. The living room features a wood-burning fireplace. The family room has a bay window, and the eatin kitchen contains state of the art appliances. There are three bedrooms and two and a half baths. Patrick Chauvin with Washington Fine Properties has the property under contract with a list price of $1,189,000.

By press time, the elegant estate at 6501 Curry Manor Court in Bethesda is expected to have a new owner. With all the amenities it takes to curry favor with the lord of the manor the 9,000 square-feet white stone manse is in a class by itself. Set in a beautifully landscaped compound with a gated entry, the home was built in 2001 and boasts six bedrooms, seven full and three half baths, six fireplaces, a sauna, a wine tasting room, and a four-car detached garage with an office and guest suite above. Extra conveniences include two laundry rooms, a built-in sound system and an underground sprinkler system. The impressive abode had been home to C. Hopkins. The prospective buyer is Scott Mills. Washington Fine Properties agent Ruffin Maddox listed the property for $2,995,000.


The French chateau-style home situated on two secluded acres at 961 Towlston Road in McLean has sold for $2.8 million. The fivebedroom house with six and two half baths features more than 10,000 square-feet of living space including two master bedroom suites and four additional bedrooms, a two-story family room, large recreation room, library and eatin kitchen. Its rich interior features include red oak flooring and ten-foot ceilings with elaborate crown moldings. The listing agent was Penny Yerks. The sellers were attorney Michael O'Shea and his wife Elizabeth. The purchasers Rachel and Theodore Georgelas paid $65,000 less than the asking price.

Weichert realtor Piper Gioia and Eric Gioia, formerly an executive vice president with Robbins-Gioia, have bought the five-bedroom house at 6451 Kedleston Court in McLean for $3.67 million. The seller was David Decker a high-end builder who renovated the home after it was damaged by fire. The selling agent was Mrs. Gioia, Weichert Realtor's Penny Yerks. Highlights of the property include a pool and pool house and his and her studies.

Please Send Real Estate News Mewborn@Yahoo.com

Home  |   Where To Find Us  |   Advertising  |   Privacy Policy  |   Site Map  |   Purchase Photos  |   About Us

Click here to go to the NEW Washington Life Magazine