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by Susanna Monroney Luddy

In a very quiet real estate negotiation, the Potomac River-front property of Queen Noor and thelate King Hussein of Jordan has reportedly gone under contract for $7.5 million to a young dot.comfamily, who prefer not to be named.

Also on the over-12- acre property is another home, which was used as a residence for the royal family'sstaff. It is currently on the market for $1.2 million. Sitting on two acres of the property, the Frenchchateau-style home has nine bedrooms and seven bathrooms.

Interestingly, the main house was purchased in 1984 for $1,799,800, and the guesthouse was purchased in1992 for $1,050,000. The extensive security system certainly accounts for some of the appreciation.

Apparently, their 60-acre estate in England has also been put on the market. Next to the British royalfamily's Windsor Castle, it is listed at about $25 million. Queen Noor and King Hussein had celebratedtheir 20th wedding anniversary there, surrounded by many royals, plus stars like Harrison Ford.

Two young attorneys recently made real estate purchases in D.C. Glenn Greene purchased an elegantthree-bedroom co-op in The Stafford, a stately prewar building at 1789 Lanier Place, NW inAdams Morgan. The spacious 1600-square-foot apartment with 15-foot ceilings, a renovated kitchen, and abalcony overlooking the rooftops sold for $299,000. In 1998, scenes from the movie Enemy of theState with Will Smith and Gene Hackman were filmed in The Stafford. Glenn Greene is alitigator at Spriggs and Hollingsworth.

Ned White, an attorney with King and Spalding, recently purchased a condominium at 3038 RStreet in Georgetown. The apartment had been a two-bedroom unit, converted into a one-bedroom byrenowned modern architect Hugh Newell Jacobson. The top-floor unit of the historical 19th-centurybuilding overlooks Montrose Park. With Jacobsen's modern renovations, including a new kitchen, bathroomand his trademark bookshelves, the unit sold for $238,000.

Surgeon Mary McGrath sold 3623 Fulton Street, NW in Observatory Circle for $1,075,000. Thepurchaser is the new IMF head, Horst Kohler and his wife Eva. The home was listed by Suzanne Goldstein of Long and Foster and sold by Giselle Theberge of Pardoe/ERA.

Carolyn Bivens sold her four-bedroom home at 1619 Maddux Lane in McLean for $1,100,000 to Dr. Craig Faulks and Dr. Pamela Cobbs, both orthopedic surgeons. Penny Yerks ofWeichert represented the seller, and Judy Lewis of Pardoe/ERA represented the purchasers.

Tom Bresnahan, the president and general manager of WMAL, and his wife Sandra, bought afive bedroom contemporary at 7837 Laurel Leaf Drive in Potomac from Harold and ArleneFinger for $780,000. Marc Fleisher of Long and Foster represented the sellers, and NancyItteilag of Pardoe/ERA represented the purchasers.

Julian Savage, businessman and owner of the Holiday Inn Hotel in Bethesda, recently sold histwo-bedroom apartment in Somerset House II, to Franz Kok, an investment banker, and MaryShirley, a director at the World Bank, for $1 million. The apartment had been renovated and decoratedby Mr. Savage's son, noted interior designer David Savage. Nancy Itteilag of Pardoe/ERA listed andsold the property.

Savage then purchased a 3- bedroom apartment in the new Parc Somerset building for $1.5 million.Nancy Itteilag also represented him in that purchase.

Terence and Gail Boudreaux recently purchased 9623 Tackroom Lane in Great Falls for$1,340,000. Gail Boudreaux is the regional manager for Aetna U.S. Healthcare's Capitol Region.

Former Michigan Congressman and Washington lobbyist Jack McDonald and his wife Marion sold theirsix-bedroom home at 9501 Neuse Way in Great Falls for $765,000. The purchasers were Christopher and Louise Davis. Jack and Michele Walsh purchased 1328 SkipwithLane in McLean for $775,000. Mr. Walsh is Senior Vice President of General Dynamics, and head of thecompany 's Marine Systems Group, which includes all of the General Dynamic's ship-building and marineservices operations. The three-bedroom home in the Merrywood on the Potomac development, offers PotomacRiver views.

Award-winning architect Win Faulkner and his wife Jeanne sold their home, of his owndesign, at 3403 36th Street, NW in Cleveland Park, for $1,230,000. The purchasers were AmyLongsworth, who heads the Nature Conservancy's corporate program, and Douglas Horne. GinnyChew of Arnold Bradley, Sargeant, Davy, and Chew represented the sellers, and Betsy Rea represented the purchasers.


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