Washington Life Magazine
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Real Estate News
by Mary K. Mewborn   

The Georgetown mansion wherethe late Katharine Grahamentertained Washingtonians andforeign dignitaries for more than 50 yearshas been placed on the market. Graham’sdaughter, Newsweek columnist LallyWeymouth is reportedly asking $8.35million for the 1.24-acre property at 2920R Street, N.W. The listing agent is Begg,Long & Foster’s Jeanne Livingston.

After 27 years in residence, LynnBisgyer and her husband Dr. Jay Bisgyer,the much-respected psychiatrist and formerGeorgetown University professor,have sold their home at 3323 ReservoirRoad N.W. The new owners of the50-year-old Federal-style townhouse areDr. Michael Pascal and his wife Ivy, whopaid $885,000 for the property located inthe heart of Georgetown. Pardoe/ERAagent Nancy Itteilag served as both thelisting and selling agent. The Bisgyers nowlive at 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

3323 Reservoir Road
3323 Reservoir Road

Giuseppe Zampaglione, a World Bankofficial, and Martina Bagnoli, who is withJohns Hopkins’ Peabody Conservatory ofMusic, have sold their house at 3520Overlook Lane, N.W. The new ownersare Wendy M. Goldberg and theHonorable Fred T. Goldberg, former IRScommissioner and a tax law partner withthe D.C. firm Skadden, Arps, Slate,Meacher, Flom, LLP. The Goldbergs paid$1,400,000 for their new home.

The seven-bedroom, seven-bath townhouseat 3142 P Strret N.W. sold for$2.9 million to David and Janet Bruce.David is the son of the former ambassadorto Britain, France, West Germany andChina, David K.E. Bruce, and EvangelineBruce, the prominent hostess. The Brucesmoved from their previous residence aroundthe corner at 31st and P Streets, N.W.

Louis P. Plummer, mastermind in thecreation of PhotoAssist, the D.C.-basednational editorial service, and his wifeSidney T. Brown, who owns the company,have sold 3503 Springfield Lane,N.W. to Frank A. Taylor and Anne D.Campbell Taylor for $785,000.

Son of former astronaut Otto Hoernig,Jr., Otto Hoernig, III, who works withhis father at the international telecommunicationsfirm Spacelink, has purchased4329 Warren Street, N.W. from SherriTepper and Laurence M. Cafritz, thepresident of Laurence Cafritz Builders &Legend Construction, Inc. The sale pricefor the property was $742,960.

Elizabeth Maleski has sold 1832 15thStreet, N.W. to Lauren E. Taylor andNoah Maffitt, director of the InternetDevelopment Board of Directors anddirector of Internet communications forthe Small Business Association’s Women’sBusiness Center. Taylor and Maffitt paid$1,000,000.

Long & Foster real estate agent H. JackMusser and Terry R. O. Bryan have purchased2520 Woodley Road, N.W. fromStefan C. Nicholas for $744,500.

John B. Mason, the president of IntrepidReal Estate, LLC, has sold the property heowned and renovated at 2400 CaliforniaStreet in Washington to attorney DavidShirtler for $1,575,000. Mason now ownsand plans to “embark on another extensiverenovation” of the former residence ofAmbassador Sol Linowitz located at 2325Wyoming Avenue, N.W. which he boughtfor $1.8 million Meanwhile, AmbassadorLinowitz is reportedly settled in at the SaintNicholas building, in Kalorama.

Also in Northwest, ABC’s ClaireShipman and her husband TimeMagazine columnist/ CNN political punditJay Carney have purchased 4828W Street, N.W. The house had beenhome to their friend Matthew T.Campbell, a London Sunday Times correspondentwho has now departed for Paris.Shipman and Carney, who have bothserved as White House correspondents,have a book due to be released next yearby HarperCollins entitled The Assumptionof Power about the 2000 Presidential electionand the new Administration.

In Maryland, John E. Colston, the formerdirector of programming for AmericaOnline, and now president of AdirondackVentures, LLC in Baltimore, has sold hishome at 6418 Dahlonega Road inBethesda. The purchasers are CatherineD. Cramton, Ph.D., who has taught atGeorge Mason University’s School ofManagement for the past seven years, andher husband Peter C. Cramton, a professorof economics at the University ofMaryland. The Cramtons paid $1.13 millionfor their new home in MontgomeryCounty.

In Chevy Chase, Maryland, Melissa L.Peppe and D.C. lawyer Douglas G.Gibson have paid $1.1 million to BarbaraBainum, Trustee, for 4103 Leland Street.

Attorney Joanne CronrathBamberger, the deputy director of theSEC’s office of public affairs, and her husbandDavid H. Bamberger, who is also alawyer, have purchased 3502 RaymondStreet. The Bambergers paid Charles E.Kohlhoss, III $727,500 for the ChevyChase property.

7937 Sandalfoot Drive
7937 Sandalfoot Drive

In Potomac, Maryland, 7937 SandalfootDrive now belongs to Dr. StephenGoldberg, an obstetrician/gynecologistand his wife Ellen, who paid $1,500,000for the former model home on the lake atAvenel. The sellers were dentists Dr.Robert McHugh and Dr. Joan Gillespie,who have, as was previously reported,taken up residence at the new Ritz-Carltoncondominiums in D.C. Also purchased atthe Ritz, Sandra Payson, granddaughterof Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney anddaughter of Jean Whitney Payson, thefounder of the N.Y. Mets. Nancy Itteilagof Pardoe/ERA represented Drs. McHughand Gillespie in the sale of their countryclub property that boasts a swimmingpool, his-and- her libraries, a gourmetgranite kitchen and two dining rooms.Marsha Schuman of Coldwell Bankerrepresented the Goldbergs.

Beverly Ortega Babers, a lawyer andspecial assistant to IRS CommissionerCharles Rossotti, and Alonzo C. Babers,a two-time Olympic Gold Medal winnerand U.S. Air Force Academy graduate,have moved from Upper Marlboro toPotomac. They purchased 10000Carmelita Drive from George S. and L.C. Newman for $795,000, after sellingtheir property at 413 Prairie Court for just$205,000.

Chafica M. and Michael H. Kappazhave bought 10301 Norton Road inPotomac from Robert G. and K. Epstein.Michael Kappaz is the successful entrepreneurcredited with pioneering thestrategic corporate concepts of “Build-Own-Operate” and “Build-Operate-Transfer.”He is founder, chairman, andCEO of the K&M Group of Companiesthat provide environmental technology,construction, and consulting and financialservices. The Kappazes spent $869,000 fortheir new home.

In Virginia, Monument PlaceAssociates and Partnership has sold yetanother newly- constructed home inArlington, this time at 1303 North 14thStreet. The buyers are Cynthia andGregory F. Huger, an official withUSAID, who paid exactly $1,118,861.

In Fairfax, Lieutenant General TeddyG. Allen (Ret.) has purchased 6402 BurkeWoods Drive from Anthony and MaryM. Pitrelli for $935,000. Allen, whoserved as the director of the DefenseSecurity Assistance Agency, is now chairmanof The Miltope Group, Inc., a computerhardware company.

In Falls Church in the Seven Cornersarea, Jill R. and Larry S. Nixon, an intellectual-property attorney with Cushman,Darby, & Cushman, have sold 6337Waterway Drive to Debra L. and GaryW. McManis, a lecture agent and vicepresident of Keppler Associates. The pricetag for the property on Lake Barcroft was$1.3 million. The selling agents were Long& Foster’s Nan Brent and Karen Freije.

In Great Falls, Gary L. Roberts, Ph.D.,a vice president in the Washington officeof Charles River Associates who specializesin merger and anti-trust analysis, has soldthe home he and his wife Gail owned at218 Walker Road. The new owners are JoeMyers and Cynthia L. Taylor,who paid $1 million for theproperty.

In the Deep Glen subdivisionof Great Falls, 1108 HobnailCourt has been sold for$1,150,000 to Oracle Corporation’sReginald Brown, Jr. andhis wife Doris T. Brown, who iswith the D.C. Lottery. BrendaScott of Coldwell BankerStevens Realtors, represented theBrowns in the purchase of theirnew six-bedroom home. Thesellers, Rodanthe and PaulHanrahan, who is an executivewith AES Corporation, wererepresented by Weichert realtorPenny Yerks.

1108 Hobnail Court
1108 Hobnail Court

Penny Yerks was also the listingagent for 203 River BendRoad in the highly sought-afterVilla Ecuador neighborhood ofGreat Falls. The sellers, LongmaAust and Jonathan Aust, ofNetwork Access Solutions, got$950,000 for the five-bedroomhouse that sits on almost nineacres with a pond. The newowner, developer Richard T.Ziegler, was represented by InezForest of Long & Foster.

Also in Great Falls, 1218Colvin Meadows Lane has beensold. Sue Huckaby of WeichertRealty listed the property forBrian E. and Janna Schwartz,who received $935,000 frombuyers Yunweon and Cecil S. Chung.

In McLean, Kurt D. Baumann, theman who took Internet Service Providersto Japan and is now Chairman and Co-CEOof Inter.net, has sold 7608Georgetown Pike to Gregory M. Wong.Wong was director of the U.S.Department of Commerce ExportAssistance Center in Honolulu beforemoving to Fairfax County with his wifeAmy. The Wongs paid $1,055,000 fortheir new Virginia home.

Jeffrey D. Knowles, the general counselfor the National Infomercial MarketingAssociation (NIMA) and a partner in theD.C. law firm of Venable, Baetjer, Howard& Civiletti, also has a new McLeanaddress. He purchased 6126 RamshornDrive from Elizabeth Logan for$1,177,500. Sue Huckaby of Weichertrepresented the seller.

6126 Ramshorn Drive
6126 Ramshorn Drive

In the Lorton area, Richard L.Sebastian, the principal investigator ofColeman Research Group and DigitalSignal Corporation, both recent recipientsof NASA’s Small Business InnovationAwards, has sold the property he and hiswife Judy owned at 6128 River Drive. Thenew owner is Alexandria attorney Philip J.Hirschkop, who paid $1,460,000 for thehouse in Hallowing Point River Estates onthe Potomac near historic Gunston Hall.

In the Herndon area of Fairfax County(not far from where MicroStrategy’sMichael Saylor is purportedly buildinghis dream house along Difficult RunStream), 3111 Pine Oaks Way has beensold by Bruce G. and Susan E. Wilson toChristine P. and Donald S. Cerva, M.D.for $790,000.

In Reston, 1930 Upper Lake Drivenow belongs to Maureen C. and Dr.Daniel G. Turgeon, a general surgeon.The good doctor and his wife paid$825,000 to the sellers, Diane B. andMark W. Hintz, publisher of theHerndon-based Sovereign MediaCompany, which is perhaps most famousfor it s Sci-Fi Entertainment channel.

Corrections to October Real Estate News:
John Vardas of The Randall Hagner Company was incorrectly listed as JohnBardas of Hagner Realty.


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