Real Estate News
by Mary K. Mewborn   



It's official! Senator Dianne Feinstein and her husband, San Francisco businessmanRichard Blum are now the owners of the award winning 1936 FrenchRenaissance revival estate at 3300 Nebraska Avenue, NW known as WillowOaks. Better still, the property only cost them a mere $5.6 million. That's$350,000 less than Thomas Carroll, head of the McLean-based Carroll PublishingCompany, and his wife Damiris had been asking for the home they bought for under$1.4 million in 1994, but so beautifully renovated and expanded. Judy Lewis ofPardoe/ERA Real Estate was the listing agent for the charming four-bedroomhome with gorgeous gardens, fully-operational greenhouse, swimming pool, poolhouse, guesthouse, and carriage house. John Bardas of Hagner Realty representedFeinstein and Blum, who will of course remain bicoastal despite the lure of graciousliving in the nation's capital. The Carrolls are reportedly now comfortablysituated in Northwest D.C.'s Kent neighborhood at 5044 Millwood Lane.

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3300 Nebraska Avenue, NW
As of September 14th, Georgetown's historic Hollerith House became the familyhome. The 1911 mansion located at 1617 29th Street, NW was listed for $6.3 millionby Sotheby's Washington Fine Properties listing agents Dana Landry, Patrick Chauvin,William F.X. Moody, and Ellen Morrell. It sold for the asking price, much to the delightof sellers Rob Brown and Todd Davis. The property was sold by Eileen McGrath ofSotheby's and Sarah Dahlgren of Chatel Real Estate.The buyers remain anonymous.

The two bedroom Federal house located at 3317 Dent Place, NW in Georgetownhad no fewer than 11 would-be buyers vying for it before psychologist JoyceLowenstein and psychotherapist Bruce S. Wine agreed to pay at least $60,000 morethan owner Matthew Lehmen's original asking price of $890,000. The property waslisted by Tutt, Taylor & Rankin agent Margaret Menkart. Salley Widmayer andCarroll Dey of Pardoe/ERA represented the new owners in this multiple-contract buying frenzy.

There were also multiple contracts on 3210 45th Street, NW before SalleyWidmayer and Carroll Dey landed the five-bedroom New England-style homewith sunken gardens and a swimming pool for their clients. The new owners areWilliam Morrison Waggaman, a vice president for Evian, who previously residedin Norwalk, Connecticut, and his new wife Ghislaine Cornelie Corine BoreelWaggaman, who once lived at 3419 R Street NW while serving as the social secretaryto the Dutch ambassador. The Waggamans' new Wesley Heights homehad been listed by its owners Andrea and Phillip Merrill, a Washington consultant,for $985,000 through W.C. & A.N. Miller agent Ben Tessler. It sold for $990,000.

Pardoe/ERA agents Salley Widmayer and Carroll Dey were also the sellingagents for a duplex unit in The Foxhall condominiums building at 2400Massachusetts Avenue, NW previously owned by Mohammed B. K. Al Thani, amember of the royal family of Qatar. The two units, Numbers 121 and 122, werelisted by Pardoe real estate agent Ann Young and sold to Virginia Daly at theasking price of $899,000.

Nancy Itteilag of Pardoe Real Estate is believed to have been instrumental in thesale of yet another luxury condominium at the Ritz-Carlton Residences. Dr. RobertMcHugh and Dr. Joan Gillespie have purchased Unit 4-C in the North Building ofthe upscale complex that boasts 24 hour concierge service and access to the Ritz-Carltonhotel's amenities and services. The price tag was reportedly $1,115,000.

Near the National Cathedral, 3005 32nd Street, NW has been sold by SusanS. and Dr. A. Edward Elmendorf, a senior health specialist with the World Bank. Thebuyers are Alden S. and Gordon R. Lattu, a supporter and 1973 graduate ofMaryland's Washington College. The couple paid $1,040,444.

Michael G. Dufour and Michele Cavataio, senior director of corporate relationsat America Online and the AOL Time Warner Foundation, have sold 3525Davis Street, NW for $803,000. The buyers are Hadley L. Boyd, the director ofOperation Frontline and Share Our Strength (SOS), a Washington-basedhunger-relief organization, and John V. Parachini, the executive director of theWashington office of the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

In Montgomery County, the house Lynn and William Brownell bought in1996 from Capital Publishing Company owner John F. Phillips has been sold. Thefour-bedroom farmhouse located at 8105 MacArthur Boulevard in Cabin John, nowbelongs to two attorneys who paid $941,000 for their new residence. CarolNerenberg and Emily LeBow of W.C. & A.N. Miller Development Company representedthe buyers.

Carol Nerenberg and Emily LeBow were also the purchasing agents for anexquisite five-bedroom newly-constructed house at 5413 York Lane in Bethesda,built by Woodings Home Building. Buyers Bonnie Banter and Jack Weinreb,DDS paid $993,000 for their new home. The listing agents for the property wereEric Murtagh and Mel Silicki of Gerlach Real Estate.

The Potomac home that had belonged to counter-insurgency expert Lt. Col.William Raymond Corson, Ph.D. and his serving as an intelligence operative andheading a Marine Corps tank battalion in Vietnam, he returned home to author"TheBetrayal," in which he predicted America would lose the war. Barely escapingcourt martial, Corson went on to write "Armies of Ignorance," and a column forPenthouse magazine aimed at veterans. Mrs. Corson, a defense analyst, assisted herhusband in his writing and was working on his biography at the time of her death.The home at 9950 River Road, where the couple lived for much of their 33 yearmarriage, sold for $1 million.

Also in Potomac, Pardoe realtor Nancy Itteilag has sold her home at 9608 BemanWoods Way to Henry Quintal, a retired AOL executive and his wife Marilyn E.Quintal. The Quintals, who were represented by Long and Foster's Sonya Okin, boughtthe property for $899,000. Nancy Itteilag now lives in a $700,000 home, on theFourteenth Green at Avenel, which she is renovating. She purchased it from SterlingPhillips and Pat Ferrill, who in turn bought a $2.2 million home at 4 Beman WoodsCourt, for which Nancy was the listing agent.

Pardoe's Nancy Itteilag was also the listing agent for her old neighbors Granville Smith,a local retailer, and his wife Jean, who sold the property they owned at 9621 BemanWoods Way to Joan and Steven Harlan of Kalorama. The Harlans paid $910,000 forthe house built by Samuel P. Pardoe for whom the real-estate agency is named.Pardoe's Lana Gold represented the Harlans.

In Rockville, Maryland, Andrew Valmon, two time Olympic Gold Medalistand assistant head coach for Georgetown University's track and field and cross-countryteams, and his wife Meredith Rainey Valmon, a track star, have purchased16403 Danforth Court for $610,000. Nancy Itteilag was the purchaasing agent.The Valmons have formed a non-profit organization called Avenue Program thataffords athletes the opportunity to interact with children. The Valmons have afour-year-old son of their own.

In Virginia, a famous athlete has sold his home. When salary-cap requirementsrecently led the Washington Redskins to trade Dana W. Stubblefield back to theSan Francisco 49ers, the 315-pound defensive tackle and his wife Kimberly promptlyput their estate at 10509 Springvale Forest Court in Great Falls on the market.Stubblefield, who in 1997 was the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year, got$2,125,000 for the spacious house and a reported $29.22 million for a six-year contractwith the 49ers. The new owners of the handsome home are Judy Verses andher husband Socrates Verses, who earlier this year became CEO of Realeum, anAlexandria-based company that creates Web-based property management software.

Also in Great Falls, Virginia, Bruce W. MacDonald, who was assistant director fornational security affairs and assistant director for the White House Office of Scienceand Technology Policy during the Clinton Administration, has purchased a stunningcolonial for $1,225,000. The majestic home, located at 354 Club View Drive, isbeautifully situated on almost three acres with a deck, patio, pool, wooded areas,landscaped gardens and a circular driveway. The property, previously owned byRobert and Amy Lou Waters, was listed for sale by Weichert realtor Sue Huckaby.

354 Club View Drive
354 Club View Drive

Huckaby was also the listing agent for 407 Riverbend Road in Great Falls. Builtby Michael Lange in the Springer Millard subdivision, the home includes suchamenities as cherry wood floors, a solarium, an au-pair suite, and a master bedroomsuite with a double shower, Jacuzzi tub, and fireplace. The property hadbelonged to attorney Thomas Joseph and his wife Christina. The new owner isbelieved to be Jaime Garcia-Meza, vice president of worldwide sales for SiliconImage, whose successful career in the computer and telecommunications-systemsindustry also includes twelve years with Sun Microsystems.

407 Riverbend Road
407 Riverbend Road

TV and radio personality Larry King, has sold 7405 Old Maple Square inMcLean to Albert Edward Smith for a cool one million dollars. The popularBaldwin model home King bought new just three years ago in Maple Wood wasdesigned for those who want the convenience of low grounds maintenance andconsequently sits on a mere one-fifth of an acre. Now that Larry and his wife Shawnhave had two children in two years, they need a bigger yard for sons Cannon andChance to play in. Weichert Realty's Sue Huckaby was the listing agent.

Janince and John V. Rainbolt II recently sold their McLean home at 7908 OldCedar Court for $725,000 to Dr. Roya Molaei, a chiropractic specialist, and Dr.Ramin Razavi, a amoxillofacial prosthodontist. Sue Huckaby listed the property.

Physician Kerry Prewitt and his wife Patricia have parted with their home at1617 Fielding Lewis Way in McLean. Amy and Robert Hill, a law partner withReed Smith, specializing in venture capital, corporate securities and e-commerce,bought the home with its ten-foot ceilings, sunroom, and skylights for $1,050,000.Sue Huckaby represented the Prewitts.

Having retired from the World Bank, Peter Gyamfi has now sold the home heand his wife Monica owned on 8003 Algarve Street in McLean. Weichert's SueHuckaby represented the Gyamfis in the sale of their home to William A.Hanbury, president and CEO of the Washington Convention and TourismCorporation. Hanbury paid $799,000 for the Chesterbrook Farm property, whichfeatures marble floors in the main foyer, and a fireplace and two-person Jacuzzi inthe master bedroom suite.

Sue Huckaby also listed 8404 Holly Leaf Drive in McLean for Susan andRobert Waters. The stately brick Colonial was bought by Jennifer and GeraldTrainor, who is the senior vice president of the D.C. office of Investment ServicesGroup, for $950.000.


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Corrections to Sept. Real Estate News:
Bruce F. Bradley, who along with his wifeSharon, own 2615 30th St. NW, is thePresident of Castelton Holdings, LLC, aWashington, DC-based commercial realestate development company.

Deborah Kissire, the managing partner forthe mid-Atlantic area of Ernst & Young hasnever worked for Price Waterhouse.