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by Susanna Monroney Luddy

A most unusual quiet sale occurred recently in Georgetown, orchestrated by seasoned agent Jean Smith of Re/Max Capital Properties. The custom-built residence is located at 3240 S Street, just down the block from Dumbarton Oaks. The prop-erty was originally built by Virginia's Senator John Warner, who sold it after his marriage to Elizabeth Taylor. The buyer who purchased the property for $3,600,000 was (surprise!) Dumbarton Oaks, making it the perfect acquisition to add to the most beautiful, his-toric 40 acres remaining in Georgetown.

Jean Smith also sold 2910 Woodland Drive in Spring Valley to purchasers Kathy and Ron Hodge for $1,595,000. Peter Clute and Page Thomas of Pardoe ERA represented the estate of Lucy Webb, as the seller.

In McLean, Virginia, Caroline Rocco listed a grand custom-built home at 6520 Ridge Street in prestigious Langley Farms. The David Decker-built residence was owned by Ann Sommer and sold by Mary Henderson of Long and Foster for $1,625,000 to a well-known buyer who prefers to remain anony-mous. Other famous neighbors include Ethel Kennedy, who has entertained a few famous people herself!

Margot Wilson, of Arnold, Bradley, Davy, Sargent, and Chew, listed the Longden House at 1555 35th Street in Georgetown. The restored 6,000 sq. ft. frame and brick antebellum residence was purchased for $2,000,000 by Kay Giddens Glenday, who was already a neighbor on 33rd Street. She was represented by Carol Chapin and

Margot Wilson also represented Eugene and Carol Ludwig in their purchase of a (rarely-available) parcel of land at 2620 Foxhall Road. The 2.9 acres sold for $3,500,000. Virginia Chew was the broker who represented the trustee, Ellen Harrison in the transaction.

Land is becoming a rare commodity these days, and it was top producers Marc Fleisher, of Long and Foster, and Terri Robinson, of AGS Realty, Inc., who consummated the sale of 6524 Pembroke Lane in Bethesda for $2,250,000. Purchaser H. Jason Harrison intends to have Jim Gibson Builders create his dream home, which will include a swim-ming pool and tennis court.

Another famous estate on over three acres in Bethesda located at 58l3 Grosvenor Lane has been subdivided into three properties, which have recently been sold. The first sold was a Victorian home which was purchased by Mr. and Mrs. J. Woytash. Sitting on a half acre, it was sold for the asking price of $500,000 by Zelda Heller of Long and Foster.

Earlier this year, Zelda Heller moved into her own $800,000 Parc Somerset apartment with her husband, jeweler Ziggy Heller.

Allison LaLand and Hugh Oates of Pardoe ERA listed and sold 9109 Clewerwall Drive in Bethesda for $4,800,000. This sumptuous neoclassical home is an extraordinary brick and limestone mansion, with pool, on 4.8 acres. With 11,000 sq. ft. of living space, it also has an appealing circular driveway, and beautiful courtyard. Located near the Congressional Country Club, the new buyer is guaranteed to enjoy this gem of a property.

While many of us are befuddled by the speed of the Information Superhighway, it appears that David and Jeremy Wu of Shanghai, China are not!!! Locating their dream home on the Internet, they quickly e-mailed, called, and then purchased their beautiful Colonial home at 1200 Windrock Drive on 1.2 acres in McLean for $936,250 from Jaleelah Alharithy. The lucky listing and selling agent was Gloria Adams of Long and Foster, who probably will never neglect her computer again! A good idea.

Deborah Larson, also of Long and Foster, recently sold her five bedroom, five bath listing on two acres located at 10504 Patrician Woods Court in Great Falls to Jerome and Sue Leiinhard of Huntington Beach, California for $1,300,000.

Also in Great Falls, Penny Yerks of Weichert Realtors in McLean recently listed 50 Warwickstone Way for $2,300,000. Purchased by AOL exec Terrance Laber and his wife Martha, the exquisite mansion features a handmade oversized brick exterior with a cedar-shake roof. The interior consists of four bedrooms, three home offices, six full baths, and a main floor powderroom. Highlights include seven beautiful fireplaces, three custom decks, wood panel-ing and oak hardwood flooring, and fabulous high ceilings. The seller was Brown Custom Homes, Inc.

Another of Bethesda's finest properties recently changed hands. Located at 15 Burning Tree Court, the property was sold for the full price of $2,900,000. Ted Beverly, of Evers & Co., listed the property, and Brad Rozansky, of Long and Foster, represented the buyer.

In nearby Avenel, on Eagle Ridge Road, Ilse Keel and Traudel Lang of Long and Foster, listed the home of Drs. Said and Jaleh Daee. This gorgeous Colonial with a two-story foyer and balconies off six bedrooms, offers three lev-els of exquisite living space with stunning, cus-tom details throughout. It was sold by Elizabeth Cadell of Pardoe ERA for $1,725,000.

Nancy Taylor, of Taylor Real Estate, listed an enchanting white-frame Victorian with a wide romantic wraparound porch. It was quickly snatched up and purchased for $305,000 by Jill Gimmel, who is Finance Director of Senator Edward M. Kennedy's re-election campaign, and her fiance, Nathan Daschle, son of Senate Minority Leader, Tom Daschle. The couple plan to wed in July. The selling agent was Terri Robinson of AGS Realty, Inc. of Georgetown.


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